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Overview of Cicero, Illinois

Cicero, Illinois, is a unique, diverse community and one of the state’s largest and oldest municipalities. With a population exceeding 80,000, Cicero sits just 7 miles west of the Chicago Loop. Located in Cook County, Cicero is home to international shops and restaurants, local retailers, and large-scale manufacturers. With so many residents, visitors, and worksites, accidents in Cicero are unfortunately common.

If you or a loved one were injured in Cicero, TorHoerman Law is here to help.

 

Who is TorHoerman Law, Cicero Personal Injury Law Firm?

TorHoerman Law is a group of experienced personal injury attorneys serving Cicero, IL, and the greater Chicago area. With over $4 billion in successful settlements and verdicts, TorHoerman Law has a reputation for fighting for the rights of those injured by no fault of their own.

Visit our website at TorHoerman Law to learn more about our law offices, legal services, and office locations.

 

What is Personal Injury?

The Nolo Plain-English Law Dictionary defines personal injury as:

“An injury not to property, but 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 variety of legal scenarios. This includes injuries sustained by negligence (for example, car accidents and truck accidents), assault and battery, medical malpractice, premise liability, and product liability. For a comprehensive list of potential personal injury situations and cases, visit the TorHoerman Personal Injury Page.

 

How Common are Personal Injury Cases in Cicero?

Personal injury cases are common in Cicero, Cook County, the greater Chicago area, and Illinois.

  • There were 914 fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2015 on Illinois public roadways. These accidents lead to 998 deaths.
  •  The total number of automobile accidents went up by 5.5 percent in Illinois in 2015. Overall vehicle accident injuries increased by 7.6 percent.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017 there were 163 fatal work injuries in Illinois.
  • The most common cases of United States medical malpractice lawsuits are complications from surgeries or treatments, delayed diagnosis, and failure to diagnose.
  • 9.2 million people received treatment for fall-related injuries in U.S. nursing homes in 2016.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year in the United States there are approximately 39.5 million physician office visits and 29.2 million emergency department visits due to unintentional injuries.

 

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help?

Working with a successful personal injury attorney can have a positive impact on your financial, mental, and physical well-being.

An experienced personal injury lawyer will work with you and your insurance company to ensure that you gain full compensation for all damages you suffered from your injuries. Damages can cover:

  • Reduced or lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Repair costs (for example, bills for damages in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident)
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental and/or emotional distress

 

Who Should I Call After an Accident in Cicero, IL?

If you were in an accident and suffered from a personal injury in Cicero, it’s important to contact the appropriate emergency services department and to seek out quality medical treatment and care. For steps on what to do in specific personal injury cases, visit TorHoerman’s Personal Injury Page.

 

Cicero Emergency & Non-Emergency Services

All Cicero Emergencies & Ambulances — 911

Cook County Sheriff — 312-603-6444

Cicero Police Department (non-emergency) — 708-652-2130

Cicero Fire Department Fire (non-emergency) — 708-652-0174

IDOT Roadside Emergencies –*999

 

Hospitals near Cicero, Illinois

UI Health —  Cicero, Illinois, 60804— 708-656-4766

MacNeal Hospital —  Berwyn Heights, Illinois, 60402 — 708-783-9100

Loretto Hospital  —  Chicago, Illinois, 60644 — 773-626-4300

Grupo Reencuentro—  Cicero, Illinois, 60804 — 773-698-5538

West Suburban Medical Center —  Oak Park, Illinois, 60302 — 708-383-6200

 

What to Expect When You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you suffered from an injury, damages, or loss of well-being due to no fault of your own, you could be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury lawsuits vary from case to case, but you can expect to take the following steps:

Finding a Personal Injury Attorney

Be mindful of the Illinois Statute of Limitations. The SOL gives you a two-year window to file your accident or injury claim before it expires. Find an attorney with years of experience in personal injury lawsuits and a successful record. You cannot expect every lawyer to accept your case, so give yourself plenty of time for questions and research.

Litigation Discovery

Once you have a personal injury lawyer for your case, the litigation discovery process will begin. Your lawyer will help you assess damages and collect all relevant evidence, documents, and witness testimonies. These will be used in proving liability.

Resolving the Case

After reviewing your case and gathering evidence, your lawyer will decide whether or not to move forward with your suit. Your injury or accident attorney will determine if there is potential for settlement and if there are compensatory or punitive damages. Some personal injury cases can be solved outside of the court when both parties can agree on a settlement. If a settlement is not agreed upon, your case could go to trial.

 

Visit TorHoerman’s Civil Lawsuit Process Page for an in-depth explanation.

 

Hiring a Cicero, Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer

At TorHoerman Law, we know that dealing with a personal injury can feel frustrating and overwhelming. If you were injured and it was not your fault, you could be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney will help ensure you gain full compensation for your pain and suffering.

Contact a Cicero Personal Injury Lawyer at TorHoerman Law today for a free consultation, legal advice, and to learn more about your potential personal injury claim options.

 

 

“About Cicero, Illinois.” Town of Cicero, IL, thetownofcicero.com/about-cicero-illinois/.

“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.

Ruzich, Joseph. “Cicero’s Roots Entwined in Restaurant.” Chicagotribune.com, 24 Aug. 2018, www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2008-02-27-0802260635-story.html.

More than $4 Billion Awarded in verdicts & negotiated settlements

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$1.5
MILLION

CAR ACCIDENT

PERSONAL INJURY

$650
MILLION

PRADAXA INJURY LAWSUIT

PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$4
MILLION

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AT DAYCARE

PERSONAL INJURY

$2.4
BILLION

ACTOS INJURY LAWSUIT

PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$300
THOUSAND

SLIP AND FALL

PERSONAL INJURY

$1.5
BILLION

SYNGENTA CORN LAWSUIT

CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$20
MILLION

TOXIC TORT INJURY

CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$103.8
MILLION

COX-2 INHIBITORS INJURY

PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

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When I wanted to join the Xarelto class action lawsuit, I chose TorrHoerman Law from a search of a dozen or so law firm websites. I was impressed with the clarity of the information they presented. I gave them a call, and was again impressed, this time with the quality of our interactions.

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