A personal injury is a legal term to describe an injury resulting from the negligent actions of another party. They can arise from numerous circumstances, including motor vehicle accidents, boating accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, defective products, and medical malpractice. Those who think they might have suffered a personal injury should reach out to knowledgeable personal injury lawyers in Chicago for help. They could be owed compensation to pay for their damages.
Negligence is a critical part of every personal injury claim. A good portion of the energy is spent establishing that the at-fault party was negligent in causing the victim’s injuries. If that party wasn’t negligent, there is no claim. Legal negligence is defined as the failure to use care toward others that a reasonable or prudent person would use in the same or similar circumstances. Some examples of negligence include:
Personal injury cases are time-barred. In Illinois, injured party’s only have two years from the date of their injury or when their injury should have reasonably been discovered to file a legal claim. If they miss this deadline, they no longer have a legal standing to pursue compensation for their injuries.
It’s essential to note that some injury claims may have different statutes of limitations. For example, claims against the government typically have a shorter statute of limitations. Claims involving minor children who are injured can have a longer statute of limitations. To ensure that you don’t miss the statute that applies to your specific claim, contact experienced personal injury attorneys in Chicago as soon as possible after your injury.
A personal injury lawyer can be an invaluable asset to your claim. Not only do they provide guidance, direction, and peace of mind, they also:
Getting an attorney on your side can allow you the time and space you need to recover physically and emotionally from your injuries.
If you or someone you love sustained a personal injury, you can rely on The Horwitz Law Group for legal assistance. Our attorneys know what it takes to get full and fair compensation for your claim. We go to great lengths to ensure our clients are treated the way they should be and receive the best outcome possible for their injury claim. Contact us today to receive a free consultation with skilled personal injury attorneys in Chicago. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can get started helping you recover financially from your personal injury.
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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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