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Giacoletto Law Firm

When Someone Else’s Negligence or Mistakes Have Injured you, an Illinois Lawyer May Be Your Answer

Other people's negligence and mistakes can change your life forever. If you have been the victim of an auto or truck accident, had your civil rights violated or if you have been accused of a crime, you have rights and remedies under the law! Get the help and guidance you deserve from an Illinois attorney at the Giacoletto Law Firm.

Will your lawyer be there for you every step of the way? When you come to the Giacoletto Law Firm in Collinsville, the answer will be "Yes." Your case will not be passed on to an inexperienced associate or paralegal. Handling your case from start to finish, attorney Steve Giacoletto will be there for you for the entirety of your case. With more than two decades of trial experience, we have the resources to protect your rights and your interests.

Personal Injury

With serious concerns about your immediate and long-term future, you want to make sure you do everything you can to get the medical care you need and financial compensation you deserve. We handle:

  • Car accidents
  • Semi truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Slip-and-falls
  • Dog bites and attacks

In addition to representing catastrophic injury victims, we handle wrongful death claims.

Civil Rights Violations​

Police officers have a very difficult job, but it's important for everyone that they still follow the law when interacting with either a criminal suspect or the general public. We focus our attention on civil and criminal litigation. Our knowledge of law enforcement and the criminal justice system is an advantage in civil rights cases involving:

  • police misconduct
  • excessive force
  • false arrest and imprisonment
  • sexual harassment, and
  • other violations by law enforcement officials.

Workers' Compensation

We represent employees who have been injured in any line of work, assisting with obtaining worker's compensation benefits and filing personal injury claims when necessary.

Appeals

When you step into court, you are not always going to get the best possible results, but you always have options. Our firm handles both civil and criminal appeals.

Contact Us for a Free Initial Phone Consultation

Located in Collinsville, Illinois, our office is between the Madison County Courthouse and the St. Clair County Courthouse. Open during weekly business hours, we offer evening, weekend and off-site appointments as well. Contact us today for a free initial phone consultation with a Collinsville lawyer.

Criminal Defense

We will handle all aspects of your criminal defense so that you can put your worries to rest. We handle a wide range of felonies and misdemeanors in the state courts of Illinois, including:

  • Traffic offenses, such as DUI
  • Drug crimes
  • Theft crimes
  • Domestic battery
  • Aggravated battery

We can also help you with getting your criminal record sealed or even completely expunged.

Auto Accidents and Personal InjuriesAuto Accidents and Personal Injuries

Being injured in any kind of accident is a jolting and unwelcome experience. The negligence and carelessness of someone else can leave you to face serious and life-altering consequences. After an Illinois injury, lawyers at the Giacoletto Law Firm understand your struggle. With their experience, you can put a strong advocate on your side to fight back on your behalf.

Semi Truck AccidentsSemi Truck Accidents

http://www.scglawoffice.com/reports/the-illinois-guide-book-to-semi-truck-accidents-and-injuries.cfmSemi trucks are large, powerful commercial vehicles that weigh several time more than a person's private car. When a big truck collides with a smaller vehicle, the results can be catastrophic. Broken bones, head trauma, and more can plague Illinois truck accident victims for weeks, months, and years to come. Fatalities are common in semi truck accidents. If this happens to you or a loved one, get the help you deserve from a Collinsville truck accident attorney.

Civil Rights Violations and Police Misconduct

The United States Constitution prohibits police officers from using unreasonable or excessive force against individuals. Law enforcement officers in Illinois use many different types of force in the performance of their duties, including, handcuffs, Tasers, pepper spray, batons and firearms. However, previous civil rights cases from Illinois and all over the country have determined that police officers may only use the type and amount of force that is reasonable based on the circumstances known to them at the time of the incident.

In Illinois, the State and United States Constitution prohibit use of force that is excessive or unreasonable under the circumstances. In general, police officers in Illinois can only use deadly force if they have probable cause to believe that the suspect poses an immediate threat of death or serious bodily injury to the officers or others. The Illinois civil rights attorney at the Giacoletto Law Firm will defend an individual against these types of civil rights violations.

Workers CompensationWorker's Compensation

When you are injured at work, you may suddenly find that you are faced with serious life changes that threaten your health and the long-term well being of your family. You are in pain and can no longer do the job you once relied on to support your family financially. Fighting for your rights and your compensation after a work injury can be difficult and adversarial. Having help from an Illinois worker's compensation attorney can get your protection for the future of your family.

Criminal and TrafficCriminal and Traffic

Being accused of a crime in Madison County is scary. You worry about the impact a conviction could have on your future, your family, and your career. Even minor offenses can put you at risk for years to come. Protect your family and future with help from an Illinois criminal defense attorney at the Giacoletto Law Firm.