Accidents and injuries are an inherent part of life. Some, however, could be avoided if it weren’t for the negligence of another person or entity. If you suffered from an injury that arose from the negligence of someone else, it’s time to schedule a consultation with experienced Chicago personal injury lawyers from The Horwitz Law Group. We can help you pursue compensation for a variety of different personal injuries.
A personal injury refers to an injury to your body or mind that was caused by someone else. Personal injuries encompass many different situations. Most are based on the negligence of the defendant. To be successful, a personal injury case must show that the defendant owed and breached a duty of care to the plaintiff and that the breach caused their injuries and damages.
Damages are the losses or inconveniences you suffered as a result of your accident. They can be economic, such as lost wages or medical bills, or non-economic, such as pain and suffering or loss of consortium. Economic damages have a predetermined value, whereas non-economic damages do not. Because their value is subjective, non-economic damages are sometimes challenging to prove, but with the assistance of a well-versed attorney, you can pursue fair compensation.
Our Chicago personal injury attorneys can represent clients who experienced any of the following:
If you suffer a personal injury and want to pursue your claim in civil court, your case is subject to the statute of limitations, which is the legal amount of time you have to file your lawsuit. As per Illinois Compiled Statutes 735 §5/13-202, most personal injury cases in this state must be filed within two years of the date of the injury to be valid. If your claim is against a city or a county, the statute of limitations is reduced to one year from the date of your injury. Although, if your injuries were not discovered until after the date of the event that caused your injuries, the statute of limitations may run from the day you discovered them or should have reasonably discovered them.
While you can still file a case after the statute of limitations expires, the defendant will have an easy defense, and your case will more than likely be dismissed. Not filing within the legal time frame will cause you to lose your legal rights to pursue compensation. You can avoid this by contacting a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident.
Just as you get help from a medical professional to recover from your physical injuries, you likely need help from a law firm to recover from your financial losses. No matter the type of personal injury you might have sustained, our personal injury lawyers in Chicago can help.
Get started by contacting The Horwitz Law Group today to schedule your case consultation.
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for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.
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