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At The Law Offices of Richard S. Kopsick, we provide legal assistance for all kinds of cases. Allow our full-service law firm to help you with your case, whatever it may be.

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Personal Injury

Personal injury law protects those who have suffered severe bodily injury as a result of another's carelessness or negligence. Personal injury victims may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenditures. Our personal injury lawyers have experience helping injury victims get the compensation they deserve in a number of personal injury cases, including auto accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, and more. Personal Injury

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Wrongful Death

Surviving family members may launch a wrongful death case against the entity or individual whose acts resulted in the death of a loved one due to wrongdoing, carelessness, or default. Medical errors, automobile accidents, and defective goods are all common causes of wrongful death. The assistance of a wrongful death lawyer is critical not only for your peace of mind during this difficult time, but also to help guarantee that you receive just compensation for your tragic loss. Wrongful Death

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Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice occurs when a nurse, doctor, or surgeon, by negligence or wrongdoing, induces medical injury or death upon a patient. Our Lake County medical malpractice attorneys handle all cases of medical negligence, including birth injuries, medication mistakes, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, and failure to treat a patient. Medical Negligence

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Traffic Violations

Failure to drive safely can end in traffic citations, fines, jail time, and/or the loss of your driver's license. Speeding, reckless or distracted driving, driving without a driver's license, skipping a red light or stop sign, dangerous lane changes, not stopping for school buses, and other hazardous driving habits are examples of irresponsible driving behaviors that may lead to a traffic violation and require the help a defense attorney. Traffic Violations

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Workers’ Compensation

If you have been injured while performing your work-related duties, you have the ability to file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer. If your claim is denied, or if you simply need advice and advocacy, a skilled workers’ compensation attorney like Richard Kopsick can help ensure you receive all of the benefits you are entitled to. Workers’ Compensation

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Criminal Cases

If you've been charged with a crime in Lake County, it is critical that you retain the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can effectively represent you in even the most serious criminal cases. At The Law Offices of Richard S. Kopsick, we handle the defense of clients in civil and criminal cases as well as those facing both misdemeanor and felony charges. Criminal Cases

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DUI Defense

Any driving offense involving drugs or alcohol is considered a DUI in Illinois. The severity of Illinois DUI charges is determined by the status of the offense, the duration between convictions, the class, and the finding of aggravation. However, a conviction often results in license suspension or revocation, fines, community service, the installation of an automobile interlock device, probation, and/or jail time. Fight against your charge with the help of a top Illinois DUI defense lawyer like Richard Kopsick. DUI Defense

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Juvenile Court

The criminal justice system recognizes that children's developing minds are not capable of grasping the gravity of their actions and understanding their consequences in the same way that adults can. As such, juvenile offenders require a unique legal approach that emphasizes rehabilitation rather than punishment. Richard Kopsick knows what it takes to defend a minor in Illinois against all types of criminal charges. Juvenile Court

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DCFS Cases

DCFS must investigate any claims of neglect or abuse and, if required, take action. DCFS has two options: perform a family evaluation or launch an investigation. While not all investigations lead to criminal charges, it is prudent to seek the advice of a family law expert to safeguard your parental rights. During child neglect, abuse, or dependence cases, our sympathetic and caring Lake County, Illinois DCFS attorneys will fight to preserve your rights at all costs. DCFS Cases