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Chicago Injury Lawyer


If you've been injured, we can help.

How Common are Accidents and Injuries in Chicago?

Unfortunately, accidents are common in Chicago and the surrounding areas. The Illinois Department of Transporation reported that in 2015, Illinois experienced 914 fatal crashes on public roadways that resulted in 998 deaths. And, that statistic only applies to car accidents - let alone the other types of personal injury claims that result from harmful incidents. Depending on the type and severity of the incident, the individual injured may suffer from physical, emotional, and financial challenges for months to come.

The Chicago attorneys at TorHoerman Law are dedicated to providing the assistance needed to help individuals recover the compensation they deserve.

What is a Personal Injury?

Nolo's 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 the 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 law encompasses many different types of situations - injuries caused by the negligence of another such as in car accidents, construction accidents at construction sites, medical malpractice or a birth injury, injuries at a school or daycare, premises liability claims like slip and falls, product liability cases such as a defective medical device or dangerous pharmaceutical drug, or even assault and battery.

If you have been injured by another person or company, our lawyers may be able to help you.

 

How Common are Personal Injury Cases in Chicago?

The City of Chicago and surrounding areas are not immune to incidents involving personal injuries.

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation reported that large truck and bus accidents accounted for 4,889 fatal crashes.
  • A crash with a semi-truck is more likely to result in an incapacitating injury than an accident with a small motor vehicle.
  • In 2017, there were 73 school buses and 13 intercity buses involved in fatal crashes.
  • In 2015, Illinois experienced 914 fatal crashes on public roadways that resulted in 998 deaths.
  • The number of total crashes in Illinois increased by 5.5 percent in 2015. Total injuries increased by 7.6 percent.
  • Fatal work injuries totaled 163 in 2017 for Illinois according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The Injury Free Coalition for Kids reported that of the 13 million children placed in daycare in 1997, 31,000 children visited the emergency room due to injuries suffered at those daycares.
  • The top reasons for a medical malpractice lawsuit is a failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis and complications from treatment or surgery.
  • 9.2 million people were treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries in 2016.

The statistics do not lie - injuries resulting from the negligence or carelessness of another are common in Illinois.

 

Experienced in All Types of Chicago Personal Injury Cases

With years of experience, you can count on the lawyers and legal staff of TorHoerman Law to fight for you. Personal injury cases serve two purposes:

  • To ensure the accident victim receives compensation for the injuries received, and;
  • To initiate change so it could prevent future accidents and/or injuries from occurring again.

Injuries, or even deaths, as a result of negligent, careless, or wrongful acts of another, can take a toll on the individual or family member. But, you should not and do not have to face the situation alone.

The experience and knowledge our staff has gained throughout the years have positioned us to be the best personal injury law firm in the area. Whether you simply need a question answered or are looking to pursue a case, you can count on our team to be there for you.

 

How Can Personal Injury Attorneys Help?

Hiring an attorney can be an intimidating and overwhelming process, but the law offices of TorHoerman Law will be here to help you at every step of the way. The goal is to alleviate the stress of a personal injury lawsuit to allow you the time and energy to fully recover from your injury.

A lawyer can help you recover maximum compensation for the economic and non-economic loss you suffered as a result of injuries. To determine the amount of compensation you are entitled to, your legal team will first need to determine the damages suffered. For example, damages can include:

  • Lost wages during recovery
  • Medical bills
  • Repair bills, such as the cost to repair a vehicle after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages which are meant to punish the at-fault party in the case of extreme misconduct

A lawsuit is a multi-faceted process, one that requires a substantial amount of attention and focus. When you work with TorHoerman Law, our skilled, accomplished team of attorneys and staff will navigate the legal process for you. You may be wondering, "What do personal injury cases involve?"

Well, you can expect your legal team to:

  • Assist you in selecting a reputable doctor to diagnose and treat your injuries
  • Conduct a thorough investigation into your case, including obtaining all relevant medical records, pictures, and documents
  • Identify all damages suffered to ensure maximum compensation
  • Coordinate and negotiate with the insurance companies involved
  • Negotiate a settlement, if possible
  • Prepare for trial, if the involved parties do not come to a settlement agreement
  • Help take the stress out of the situation
  • Provide advice and guidance throughout the legal process

The TorHoerman Law firm was founded with the intent of helping the residents of Chicago and surrounding communities. When you choose our firm, you can count on our lawyers to fight for your rights to compensation.

Why Should I Choose TorHoerman Law?

  1. Top rated injury lawyers with years of experience, including a Top 100 in Illinois SuperLawyer's nomination
  2. Exceptional track record of success with more than $3 billion in verdicts and negotiated settlements
  3. A highly-rated firm with a 5.0-star rating on Google
  4. Contingency agreement meaning there is no fee unless we win
  5. Free consultations to answer any questions you may have

 

Chicago Injury Lawyer

It is important to be familiar with both personal injury law and the firms that can help if you or a loved one is ever faced with a life-altering, or even life-ending, injury. If you or a loved one has been injured, contacting our firm is a great first step. A personal injury lawyer can help you through a difficult time by determining if you have a case and if so, what the next steps should be. We are more than a law firm, we are a family that cares for all.

While we are based in Chicago, we help people throughout the State of Illinois and surrounding areas. We offer free, no-obligation consultations and work on a contingency basis. You will not owe us anything unless we successfully recover compensation for you.

If you have a question about pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, our law firm is here to help. Call us at 312-313-2273 or toll-free at 1-888-508-6752.

References

"2015 Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics." Illinois Department of Transportation, Office of Planning & Programming, Bureau of Data Collection, May 2017, www.idot.illinois.gov/Assets/uploads/files/Transportation-System/Resources/Safety/Crash-Reports/crash-facts/2015%20Crash%20Facts%20with%20cover.pdf

"Fatal Work Injuries in Illinois - 2017." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, 13 Feb. 2019, www.bls.gov/regions/midwest/news-release/fatalworkinjuries_illinois.htm

"Injury Prevention Topics of Interest Daycare Safety and Injury Prevention." Injury Free Coalition for Kids, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, www.injuryfree.org/safetytpc_display.cfm?PermanentId=89A1F820-7831-400C-884171EF38A74C2A

"Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2017." Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Mar. 2019, www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/safety/data-and-statistics/452366/ltcbf-2017-early-release-3-13-2019.pdf

Levy, Sandra, and Leslie Kane. "Medscape Malpractice Report 2017." Medscape, Medscape, 15 Nov. 2017, www.medscape.com/slideshow/2017-malpractice-report-6009206#7

"Slip and Fall Quick Facts." National Floor Safety Institute, nfsi.org/nfsi-research/quick-facts/

Location

 

Cities We Serve: Chicago, Hinsdale, Glencoe, Northbrook, Wilmette, Aurora, Elgin, Joliet, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Bolingbrook, Cicero, Des Plaines, Evanston, Mount Prospect, Naperville, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Orland Park, Palatine, Schaumburg, Skokie, Tinley Park, Waukegan, Wheaton, DeKalb, Bradley, Bourbonnais, Sycamore, Woodstock

Counties We Serve: Cook, Will, DuPage, Lake, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, Will, Kankakee