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Accidents happen. When an accident happens because somebody did not take the care he or she could have taken to prevent it from happening, the injured victim can file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for his or her damages. Damages in a Lansing personal injury claim can include medical bills, lost wages, and any other financial hardships related to the victim’s injury.

Negligence and Liability: The Two Key Ingredients to a Personal Injury Claim

There are a few important terms you need to understand in order to understand your personal injury case. They are:

  • Negligence. An individual or group’s failure to take a reasonable level of care to prevent an accident;
  • Liability. A negligent party’s responsibility to compensate the victims of the accidents caused by his or her negligence; and
  • Damages. The harm a victim suffers in an accident. This term can also mean the money paid to compensate a victim for that harm.

Examples of Personal Injury Claims

Many different types of accidents can stem from an individual or group’s negligence. Examples of accidents that can be cited in personal injury claims include:

  • Slip and fall accidents;
  • Car accidents;
  • Truck accidents;
  • Dog bites;
  • Medical malpractice;
  • Construction accidents;
  • Drownings, burns, electrical injuries, and all other accidents related to unsafe conditions on private premises; and
  • Motorcycle accidents.

A victim can suffer a variety of injuries in an accident. Some of these injuries, like sprains and minor cuts, can heal fairly quickly and easily. Others, like traumatic brain injuries and severe burns, can have a permanent impact on the victim’s life. In some cases, victims die as a result of their injuries. In these cases, the victim’s loved ones can seek compensation for their damages through a wrongful death claim.

Seeking Compensation for Your Damages Through a Personal Injury Claim

In Illinois, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident in most cases. For medical malpractice claims, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. Once the statute of limitations expires, the victim cannot recover compensation for his or her damages.

The claimant must provide evidence that shows how the negligent party’s actions directly caused his or her injury and resulting financial damages with his or her personal injury claim. This evidence can include the following:

  • Medical bills;
  • Documentation of lost wages;
  • Photographs of the accident; and
  • Testimonies from witnesses of the accident.

The more evidence a claimant can provide, the better his or her chance of recovering compensation for his or her damages.

Work with an Experienced Lansing Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. To learn more about this process, contact our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group today to schedule your free legal consultation with us.

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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