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Have you been injured in an accident? Do you need to file a claim to recover the compensation you deserve? Are you confused by the legal system and unsure of where to turn? If any of the above is true, you need to call an injury attorney near you at your earliest convenience. An injury attorney will competently guide you through the personal injury claims process and help you understand your options when you are seriously injured.

When Can I File an Injury Claim?

In Illinois, you may file an injury claim in the event that your injuries would not have been sustained but for the negligence of another party. Your injuries may be the result of the following accident types: 

  • Motor vehicle crash;
  • Pedestrian, bicycle, or motorcycle crash;
  • Dog bite or attack;
  • Slip and fall accident;
  • Nursing home abuse case;
  • Trucking accident; or 
  • Birth injury. 

In order to succeed in your claim, you will need to prove that the other party acted with negligence, that the negligence was the proximate cause of your accident/injuries, and that the negligence led to actual damages, such as lost wages or pain and suffering. 

Time Limits for Filing a Personal Injury Claim

If you are injured by the fault of another, you must file your claim for damages within two years from the date of your accident, as required by Illinois’ statute of limitations. If you wait longer than two years to file your claim, it is unlikely that your case will be processed, and you may be permanently barred from recovering damages at all. 

Damages Recoverable in a Personal Injury Claim

Before you file your Chicago injury case, you surely want to know how much your case is worth and what types of damages you may be able to recover. While knowing how much your case is worth is impossible before consulting with an attorney, the types of damages that are potentially recoverable include compensation for:

  • Medical expenses;
  • Lost wages; 
  • Loss of earning capacity;
  • Disability and disfigurement;
  • Pain and suffering; and
  • Emotional distress. 

Punitive damages, which are designed to punish the defendant rather than compensate the victim, may also be recoverable if your injuries were caused as a result of the defendant’s gross negligence, deliberate violence, or malice. 

Contact The Horwitz Law Group Today

It is important to meet with an attorney as soon as possible after being seriously injured to ensure that evidence relevant to your case is preserved and that your claim is filed within the statute of limitations. If you are harmed, begin the process with a free consultation with our experienced Illinois injury lawyer at The Horwitz Law GroupContact us today to schedule your consultation at a time that works for you. 


Case Results


for a motor vehicle wrongful death case.


for a 75-year-old woman who suffered an above the knee amputation due to being run over by a private school bus.


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


for a trucking accident resulting in the death of the driver.


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


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


for a minor rear-ended on an expressway in Kankakee.


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 bicyclist hit by a car.


for a passenger injured in a rideshare rollover accident.


for a rideshare accident injury.


for a low-speed rear-end accident.


for injuries in a van accident pulling a trailer.


for a minor injured in a ride-share accident.


for a pedestrian injured due to a sidewalk defect.


for a passenger injured in a rideshare rollover accident.


for a driver injured in an auto accident.


for injuries from a right-turning truck.


for a family injured in an auto accident.


for a law enforcement officer rear-ended by a truck.


for a motorcyclist rear-ended.


for an individual injured by a dog.


for a bicyclist hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a driver rear-ended on the expressway.


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

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