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Who is TorHoerman Law, Elgin Personal Injury Law Firm?

TorHoerman Law is an experienced, accomplished group of personal injury attorneys serving Elgin and the greater Chicago area. With over $3 billion in successful verdicts and settlements, TorHoerman has a reputation for successfully fighting for the rights of those who were injured through no fault of their own.

Visit the TorHoerman Law website to learn more.


What is a Personal Injury?

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 law covers a variety of situations. This includes injuries from medical malpractice, another person’s negligence (for example, an auto accident), product liability claims, premise liability, and even assault and battery injuries. For a comprehensive list of personal injury potential lawsuits, visit the TorHoerman Personal Injury Page.


How Common are Personal Injury Cases in Elgin?

Personal injury cases are common in Elgin, Cook County, Kane County, the Chicago metro, and Illinois.

  • There were 914 fatal motor vehicle accidents on public roadways in Illinois in 2015. The accidents caused 998 deaths.
  • The total number of Illinois vehicle accidents went up 5.5 percent in 2015.  Overall vehicle accident injuries increased by 7.6 percent.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Illinois had 163 fatal work injuries in 2017.
  • The most common cases for United States medical malpractice lawsuits are failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, and complications from surgeries or treatments.
  • In the United States, 9.2 million people received treatment for fall-related injuries in nursing homes in 2016. An Elgin personal injury lawyer can help you with a nursing home lawsuit.
  • 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 of unintentional injuries.


How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help?

Finding an experienced personal injury lawyer can have a positive impact on your financial, mental, and physical well-being.

A successful personal injury lawyer will work with you and your insurance company to ensure you receive full compensation for the damages you suffered from your injuries. Damages can include:

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


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

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

Elgin Emergency & Non-Emergency Services

  • All Elgin Emergencies & Ambulances — 911
  • Kane County Sheriff — 630-232-6840
  • Cook County Sheriff — 312-603-6444
  • Elgin Police Department (non-emergency) — 847-289-2700
  • Elgin Fire Department Fire (non-emergency) — 847-289-2700
  • Elgin Personal Injury Lawyer 1-888-508-6752
  • IDOT Roadside Emergencies –*999
  • AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital   Elgin, Illinois, 60123 — 847-695-3200
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital   Elgin, Illinois, 60123 — 847-742-9800 
  • Presence Health   Elgin, Illinois, 60123 — 847-695-3168
  • Summit Health Center   Elgin, Illinois, 60120 — 847-608-1344
  • Rush Children’s Hospital   Hoffman Estates, Illinois, 60192 — 312-942-3034


What to Expect When You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you experienced an injury, damage, or loss of well-being due to no fault of your own, you might be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit.

Personal injury lawsuits vary case by case, but you can expect the following steps:

  • Seeking out an Attorney. Be mindful of Illinois’ Statute of Limitations. This gives you a two-year window to file your accident or injury claim before it expires. Find an attorney experienced in personal injury lawsuits with a successful record. Don’t expect every attorney to accept your case, so give yourself plenty of time for research and questions.
  • Litigation Discovery. Once you have a personal injury lawyer for your case, the process of litigation discovery begins. Your attorney will help you assess damages and collect all relevant evidence, documents, and witness testimonies. This will be used to prove liability.
  • Resolving the Case. After reviewing your case and gathering evidence, your lawyer will determine whether or not to move forward with the suit. Your attorney will decide if there is potential for settlement and if there are compensatory or punitive damages. Some cases are solved outside of court if both parties agree on a settlement. If a settlement is not agreed upon, your case could go to trial.

Visit our Civil Lawsuit Process Page for an in-depth explanation.


Experienced in All Types of Personal Injury Cases

TorHoerman Law handles a wide variety of personal injury cases. Whether you were hurt in an accident, on the job, by negligence, or from a drug or medical device, our team will fight for you.


Hiring an Elgin Personal Injury Lawyer

At TorHoerman, our law offices understand that dealing with a personal injury can feel stressful and overwhelming. If you were injured and it was not your fault, you could be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney will help ensure you and your family receive full compensation for your pain and suffering.

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



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Elgin, IL
(312) 313-2273
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

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TorHoerman Law is an awesome firm to represent anyone that has been involved in a case that someone has stated that it's too difficult to win. The entire firm makes you feel like you’re part of the family, Tor, Eric, Jake, Kristie, Chad, Tyler, Kathy and Steven are the best at what they do.

They helped my elderly uncle receive compensation for the loss of his wife who was administered a dangerous drug. He consulted with this firm because of my personal recommendation and was very pleased with the compassion, attention to detail and response he received. Definitely recommend this firm for their 5 star service.

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