Aurora is Illinois’ second-largest city with a diverse, civic-minded culture. With a population of over 200,000 residents, Aurora sits 37 miles west of Chicago yet maintains its own individual identity, community, and economy. Aurora has historically played a role in some of the nation’s most significant social and economic shifts, and the city continues to enjoy dynamic cultural and commercial prosperity.
Aurora geographically extends across four counties: DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will. Residents and visitors enjoy the city’s extensive outdoors, arts and entertainment, intellectual, shopping, and dining opportunities. With so many people coming in and out of Aurora every day, accidents are unfortunately common. If you were injured in Aurora, Illinois, TorHoerman Law is here to help.
Aurora has a dynamic political, economic, and social history. Since its early inception, the city has served as the Fox River Valley’s financial anchor. Joseph and Samuel McCarty came from New York looking for a strategic river location to build a mill, and they settled the area in 1834. By the 1850s, the town was home to numerous factories, textile mills, gristmills, merchandisers, and most notably the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad who opened its construction and repair shops in Aurora. These businesses provided labor opportunities for four generations of European immigrants and brought in affluent northeastern transplants for managerial positions. Aurora established an early culture of tolerance, inclusivity, and progressive attitudes towards education, religion, welfare, and women’s rights.
Local government openly supported abolitionist activity prior to the Civil War, welcomed a variety of European and Mexican immigrants, and supported liberal social reforms. Aurora established the state’s first public school district, the first high school for girls, and a YWCA. Combined with its strong transportation options and favorable location, Aurora’s culture and diverse workforce made it a popular place for new businesses and residents. While Aurora was hit by manufacturing declines in the mid-20th century, the city bounced back through government redevelopment, investment, and border annexation initiatives. Aurora remains one of the Midwest’s most diverse and continuously evolving cities.
Aurora is home to many great museums, restaurants, entertainment venues, and outdoor spaces. Nestled along the Fox River, Aurora visitors can kayak the water, hike nearby trails, and visit the Red Oak Nature Center. Branch Gardens and The Growing Place also both host public events and natural scenery walks. Families have extensive options and can spend weeks visiting the Philips Park Zoo, BlackBerry Farm, The Kiddy Club, and the Aurora Skate Center. Art, history, and science buffs will love the Paramount Theatre (home of a prominent Midwest Broadway Series), the Schingoethe Center, the Aurora Historical Society, the SciTech Museum, and the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall Post 20. For an extensive list of Aurora attractions, shops, restaurants, and entertainment, visit Enjoy Aurora.
TorHoerman is a group of experienced personal injury attorneys serving Aurora and the Chicagoland area. With over $3 billion in verdicts and negotiated settlements, TorHoerman has a reputation for standing up for the rights of those injured to no fault of their own. Visit TorHoerman Law to learn more about our law offices and practice areas.
The Nolo Plain-English Law Dictionary defines personal injury as:
“An injury not to property, but to the body, mind, or emotions. For example, if you slip and fall on a banana peel in a grocery store, personal injury covers any actual physical harm (broken leg and bruises) you suffered in the fall as well as the humiliation of falling in public, but not the harm of shattering your watch.”
Personal injury covers a range of legal cases. This includes injuries due to medical malpractice, another person’s negligence (a car accident, for example), premise and product liability, and even assault and battery. For a list of potential personal injury cases, visit the TorHoerman Personal Injury Page.
Personal injury cases are common in Aurora, DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County, Will County, and the state of Illinois.
Hiring an experienced, successful personal injury lawyer can make a huge difference after your injury. They will work to ensure your case is as strong as possible so you can focus on your physical and mental recovery. Damages they will help recover include:
If you are injured, it’s important you contact emergency services and access quality medical care and treatment. For specific steps on how to handle individual personal injury cases, visit TorHoerman’s Personal Injury Page.
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Personal injury lawsuits vary on a case by case basis. Claims can cover negligence, intentional wrongs, or strict liability. While every case is unique, there are certain steps injury and accident victims can expect to take for any personal injury lawsuit.
Finding a Personal Injury Lawyer
Seek out a personal injury attorney who is experienced and has a successful case record. Do not expect that every attorney will accept your case, so give yourself time for research and questions. Know that Illinois’ Statute of Limitations gives you a two-year window to file personal injury claims before they expire.
After you have a personal injury attorney working for you, the process of litigation discovery will begin. Your attorney will work to assess damages and collect all relevant evidence, documents, and witness testimonies. These will all be used to help prove liability.
Resolving Your Case
After reviewing your case and collecting sufficient evidence, your lawyer will decide whether or not to pursue a lawsuit. Your attorney will determine if there is potential for settlement and if the case involves compensatory or punitive damages. Some cases are solved outside of court when all parties agree upon a settlement. If a settlement is not agreed upon, the case could go to trial.
Visit the TorHoerman Civil Lawsuit Process Page for an in-depth explanation.
TorHoerman Law has successfully pursued a variety of personal injury cases. We will fight for you whether you were injured in an accident, on the job, from a drug or medical device, or due to another person’s negligence. We have years of experience with personal injury lawsuits including:
At TorHoerman, we understand that suffering from a personal injury can be distressing. Finding legal justice shouldn’t be. If you suffered damages and injuries that were not your fault, you could be eligible for a personal injury case. Contact an Aurora Personal Injury Lawyer at TorHoerman to learn more about your personal injury options with a free consultation.
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Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “2019 Aurora Area Go Guide.” Issuu, 9 May 2019, issuu.com/enjoyaurora/docs/2019_aurora_area_go_guide_reader_9b6af9f3bce8a2
“FastStats - Accidents or Unintentional Injuries.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 Jan. 2017, www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/accidental-injury.htm
“Gallium Facts.” Math, SoftSchools, 2020, www.softschools.com/facts/periodic_table/gallium_facts/207/
Torp, Kimberly. “History of Aurora, Illinois.” Genealogy Trails, 2019, genealogytrails.com/ill/kane/aurora.html
United States Census Bureau. “U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Aurora City, Illinois.” Census.gov, 1 July 2019, www.census.gov/quickfacts/auroracityillinois
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