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.
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.
The City of Chicago and surrounding areas are not immune to incidents involving personal injuries.
The statistics do not lie - injuries resulting from the negligence or carelessness of another are common in Illinois.
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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