Were you recently injured in a vehicle collision in Chicago Heights? Was your child injured after sustaining a dog bite injury? Has someone you love been hurt in a slip and fall accident? These are all examples of the types of accidents and injuries that can result in successful personal injury lawsuits. Personal injury law can be complex and encompasses many different types of accidents and injuries, from motor vehicle collisions to medical malpractice. Personal injury law recognizes that an injury victim should be eligible to receive compensation after getting hurt when those injuries are the result of another party’s negligence or careless behavior.
At The Horwitz Law Group, we handle many different types of personal injury cases for clients throughout the Chicago area, and a Chicago Heights personal injury lawyer at our firm can speak with you today about your case.
At The Horwitz Law Group, we handle many different types of personal injury cases, including but not limited to the following:
You may be eligible to receive financial compensation for the losses you’ve suffered, but this will depend upon the circumstances of the accident and the type of injuries you sustained. Financial compensation can include both economic damages (like hospital bills, follow-up visits to the doctor’s office, and lost wages due to your inability to work), and non-economic damages (compensation for losses that are not of a financial nature, such as pain and suffering or the loss of enjoyment of life as a result of the injuries).
How long do you have to file your Chicago Heights personal injury lawsuit? The time window on personal injury claims is known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations specifies the precise amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations normally begins “running” on the date you sustained the injury.
Under Illinois law (735 ILCS 5/13-202), the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is two years from the date the injury was sustained. In other words, you must file your lawsuit within two years from that date, or else you are barred from filing your claim and obtaining compensation. While you might think two years is a long time, this amount of time can go quickly. In addition, it is typically easiest to gather helpful evidence in your case as soon as possible after your injury. As such, you should speak with a Chicago Heights personal injury lawyer as soon as you can.
Were you recently injured in an accident as a result of another person’s negligent or careless actions? You may be able to file a claim for financial compensation. An experienced Chicago Heights personal injury attorney can help with your case. Contact The Horwitz Law Group to learn more about the services we provide to clients in Chicago, Illinois.
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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