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Peter C. Wachowski

Peter C. Wachowski

Bellas & Wachowski Attorneys at Law
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Products Liability...
  • Illinois
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Legal Analysis
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Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
4.8/5.0
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
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Summary

Peter Wachowski is a well-rounded lawyer who takes great pride in his work and has a passion for helping people in need. He is constantly looking for ways to improve, and won’t stand for complacency. Peter is well educated and versed in his field, and as a result, he is able to help a wide array of clients with varying needs. He is very hard working, and is always going the extra mile to get the absolute best result for the client, even if that means investing more time and money into a case. He works to have satisfied clients, and a better community as a result. Peter is a tremendous lawyer whose accomplishments speak for themselves. He has received many awards in his field, as well as settled many large multi-million dollar cases. Peter is the great lawyer you need to get you the justice you deserve.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Claims
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • DUI & DWI
  • Employment Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Probate
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    15 Minute Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    20%-33%
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Federal Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Polish
Professional Experience
Education
The John Marshall Law School
J.D. | Law
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Loyola University Chicago
B.S.
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Awards
Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Lifetime Membership
The National Registry of Who's Who
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
Member
Current
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Federal Trial Bar
Member
Current
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Trial lawyers association
Member
Current
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ZAP Chicago
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Chicago Bar Association
Member
Current
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Advocates Society
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
JOLT Act-Visa Abolition Program
LinkedIn
Numerous Personal Injury Brochures
Pamphlets and Handouts
Speaking Engagements
Legal Subjects, Advocates Society, Chicago
Advocates Society
The Future of the Practice of Law, Membership Meeting
Certifications
Certificate of Appreciation
Maine Township High Schools Cooperative Education Program
Certified Arbitrator
Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
Websites & Blogs
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Peter C. Wachowski's Website Profile
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Blog
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. I fell about a year ago in a McDonalds. I still have pain but never pursued further. Is it too late?
A: Depending on the statute of limitations of what state this accident occurred in you may have time, in theory, to file a claim. In the state of Indiana you would have a two-year period from the date of accident to file a claim. I will answer this question based on the state of Indiana statute of limitations: Theoretically, you would still have a cause of action because the accident happened less than two years ago, according to the example. All sorts of problems arise with regard to this type of case. First of all it is a slip and fall case. These are viewed very negatively by people. The reason why is we have all been conditioned since childhood by our parents. Our parents would tell us to be careful and stop running because we will fall and hurt ourselves and then when we fall and hurt ourselves our parents first reaction is to say remember what I told you. People have the presumption that when someone falls it is because they were not careful. Also I will presume from the question asked that in fact no medical treatment was sought. If someone doesn’t treat for an accident immediately it is highly suspect that they were injured. The longer it takes to go get treatment the more likely it is that a jury will decide that they weren’t injured at all. In this case it seems like no treatment was received for one year. That is why I answered in theory you can still pursue this case. In reality this really is not a good case and I would imagine that 99 out of 100 attorneys would reject this case based on the length of time it took to treat and because it is a slip and fall case. However, if you’ve been injured you should talk to an attorney and run the facts past an attorney and see what they have to say. Every case is like an onion, you start stripping away layers, and you learn more and more. There may be something that the attorney notices that makes it a good case. And then when you’re done with that attorney you might want to run it by another attorney for a second opinion to see what yet another second set of eyes has to say. Good luck.
Q. Is there a time limit in Illinois to seek medical aid with a on the job injury?
A: No. As long as the accident is reported within 45 days you have three years to file a claim from the date of accident. It is OK if it took seven months to treat, in theory, but it would be slightly suspect. I recommend contacting an attorney.
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Contact & Map
Bellas & Wachowski Attorneys at Law
Park Ridge Office
15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 825-9260
Telephone: (847) 823-9030 Ext. 214
Fax: (847) 823-9393