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Calumet City Personal Injury Lawyers

When a person is hurt in an accident that could have been avoided if another participant had exercised better caution, the victim can file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for his or her damages.

It can be easier to understand a Calumet City personal injury claim by viewing examples of this type of claim. When a driver texts messages while driving and collides with another vehicle, the injured driver of the other vehicle may file a personal injury claim alleging that the texting driver caused the accident and that he or she is liable for all resulting damages.

Elements of a Personal Injury Claim

A few key terms to understand about personal injury claims include:

  • Damages. The harm a victim suffers in an accident is known as his or her damages. The term “damages” can also refer to the compensation the victim recovers related to this harm;
  • Negligence. The failure to act in a manner to prevent an accident is negligence. A negligent act could be text messaging while driving, driving drunk, failing to remove hazards from one’s property, or any other action that could reasonably be expected; and
  • Liability. When a party is negligent, he or she is responsible to reimburse the victim for any damages related to the accident. This responsibility is known as liability.

Types of Personal Injury Claim

An injured victim can file a personal injury claim after being injured in nearly any type of accident. A few examples of personal injury claim types our firm handles include:

  • Truck accidents;
  • Slip and fall accidents;
  • Dog bites;
  • Construction accidents;
  • Car accidents;
  • Medical malpractice cases; and
  • Motorcycle accidents.

A victim can suffer many different types of injury in an accident, like broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and soft tissue injuries. When an individual dies at the scene of his or her accident or later as the result of injuries sustained in the accident, his or her loved ones can file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for the damages related to the death.

Seeking Compensation for your Personal Injury Damages

If you are injured in an accident, you generally have two years to file a personal injury claim. In Illinois, this is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims. If your accident was a medical malpractice case, you have two years to file your claim.

You must provide sufficient evidence to show that your injury and financial damages were the direct results of the negligent party’s breach of his or her duty to others. This evidence can include:

  • Testimonies from witnesses to the accident;
  • Expert testimonies;
  • Photographs of the accident;
  • Your medical bills; and
  • Documentation of your lost wages.

Work with Experienced Calumet City Personal Injury Lawyers

If you are facing significant financial damages because of your preventable injury, schedule your free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Horwitz Law Office today. Our team is here to help you understand the personal injury claim process and your rights as an injured claimant so you are empowered to make productive choices about moving forward with your claim.

Case Results


for a young lady who was run over by a private waste hauling company while crossing the street.


for a client injured in a 2005 Metra train derailment case.


for a client whose family was killed by a street sweeper that ran a red light.


for a premises liability accident resulting in below the knee amputation.


for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.


for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.


for a client who was crushed between two cars nearly severing off her leg.


for a client whose son was accidentally run over by her husband as he backed out of their driveway.

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