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Benefits of Hiring an Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer

Accidents and injuries often leave the victim broken, financially struggling, and at a loss. While the IL court system does offer a solution to regain financial stability, it is a complex system that is difficult to navigate for on one’s own.

Oftentimes, victims, in an attempt to avoid the court system, accept financial settlements from insurers that greatly undervalue their losses. It is only later on that they learn that the coverage they received falls short of adequate, especially when considering the vast array of costs not immediately apparent after an injury.

By hiring an Illinois personal injury lawyer, you are guaranteeing that your value is not underestimated. An experienced attorney knows how to properly assess all current and future costs of personal injuries. They can navigate the legal system and negotiate a settlement the covers the total value of these costs. They will fight for your best interests and use their skills and experience to ensure that you fully recover from the incident.

So, let us handle the legal end of your personal injury so that you can focus on the most important thing – recovery.


What Does an Illinois Injury Attorney Do?

When you get into an accident, the insurance company likely will not cover all the damages associated with the incident. Whether it’s emotional damage, lost earnings, future costs, or other costs that are hard to calculate, insurers will generally write them off.

In the long run, you will end up paying for things that you wouldn’t have otherwise had to pay for.

This is when an Illinois personal injury lawyer comes into play. Their job is to assess your situation and, if possible, reach a negotiated settlement or verdict that includes all of these losses. If they cannot settle out-of-court, then they will work to gain you compensation through an Illinois personal injury lawsuit. Your attorney will build your case and argument to ensure you the most financial recovery from your case.

A few jobs that your Illinois personal injury lawyer will do include:

  • Gathering Evidence
  • Assessing Damages
  • Proving Liability

These are all important steps in the civil litigation process that helps to ensure that you are compensated fully for your losses.

Gathering Evidence

 Gathering and preserving personal injury evidence helps to strengthen your case. It provides concrete proof to support your claim, including the events that occurred and the results of that event.

You can assist your Illinois injury attorney in this process by gathering as much as evidence as you can from the event. Some evidence you can begin gathering right away include:

  • Your written testimony of the event itself and the timeline of the incident
  • Contact information for witnesses, others involved, and responding authorities
  • Photos and videos of the scene of the accident or incident
  • Progressive photos and videos documenting your injuries
  • Medical bills, bills for property damage, and other bills associated with the accident
  • Work records, such as timesheets

If you are unable to obtain these pieces of evidence, it is okay. Your Illinois personal injury lawyer will be able to assist you in this process.

Be sure to properly document and preserve all evidence with dates and organization tools.

Assessing Damages

 Your Illinois personal injury lawyer will also help you to determine the total losses and costs associated with your accident or injury. This will help you to determine how much compensation to request during arbitration or during a trial.

Damages can include, but are not limited to:

  • Costs of property damage
  • Costs associated with physical or emotional injuries
  • Costs associated with future losses from physical or emotional injuries
  • Non-economic costs, such as loss of enjoyment of life

There are many potential damages and each type of personal injury has specific damages unique to it. Your attorney will be able to assess all of your losses and costs.

Your attorney may decide to demand both compensatory damages and punitive damages against the party that caused your accident or injury.

Determining Liability

The person or party(s) that caused your accident or injury are liable for the damages you incurred and will be held responsible in the lawsuit. Your Illinois injury lawyer will be able to determine liability for your losses.

In some cases, multiple parties can be held liable. Even you, the injured party, can be held partially liable for the incident. This is called “shared liability”. Even if you share some of the liability, you can still pursue compensation from other liable parties.


Should I Hire an Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury in Illinois and another party holds at least some liability, you should consider hiring an Illinois personal injury lawyer.

The Illinois Statute of Limitations generally limits individuals from taking legal action if the incident has not taken place in the last two years, so you should not hesitate to take the initial step and contact an Illinois injury attorney.

You may be hesitant to hire an attorney – we understand. That is why we offer free no-obligation case consultations for all potential clients. After talking with an Illinois personal injury attorney from TorHoerman Law, we are sure that you will feel at ease and ready to take the next step. If not, that is fine. Our consultations are non-binding and completely confidential.

If you want to ensure that you are getting the best representation possible and the most compensation for your accident or injuries, contact an Illinois personal injury lawyer from TorHoerman Law today.


Filing an Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit in Illinois, the first thing that you should do is mitigate your injuries and damages. You also need to select an attorney to act as your Illinois injury lawyer. These are two crucial steps to building a strong case and getting fully compensated for your injuries.


Mitigation is the process of minimizing the financial, physical, and emotional impact of an accident or injury.

In order to properly mitigate you physical injuries, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible after your accident. Follow the doctor’s orders and do not do anything to further injure yourself or worsen your injuries.

To avoid increased financial costs, get an assessment of all property damage right away. If you have to use that property (example: your car), then get it fixed before using it again after the accident or injury.

For emotional mitigation, seek professional help if the emotional impact from the event is overwhelming. Do not let your emotional state deteriorate.

Find an Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer

The choice of an attorney is an important one and should be taken with a great deal of thought.

Be sure to find an Illinois injury lawyer who:

  • Has experience in personal injury litigation
  • Has the resources necessary to litigate your case
  • Has winning history
  • Is committed to you and your interests

You should feel comfortable asking as many questions as you deem necessary before making choosing your Illinois injury attorney. We recommend talking to your potential attorney about their qualifications before hiring them.


TorHoerman Law, The Best Illinois Personal Injury Law Firm

At TorHoerman Law, our team of Illinois personal injury lawyers and staff are experienced and capable to handle all types of personal injury litigations.

Our injury team consists of award-winning attorneys, including attorneys who have been named the top 100 attorneys in Illinois by their peers.

Our firm has the resources and capabilities to represent clients across IL.

With more than $5 billion in verdicts and negotiated settlements for our clients, our winning history speaks for itself.


How Much Does an Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

 At TorHoerman Law, there are no up-front legal fees for our services. We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means our clients do not pay legal fees until after they have been awarded compensation for their injuries and other damages. No compensation? No fees. If you do not receive money as a result of our services, we will foot the bill for all legal costs. That is our guarantee of commitment to your case.

We will work to see that our legal fees are added into your negotiated settlement or verdict, so you are fully compensated for the costs of your accident or injury.


Contact an Illinois Injury Law Firm Now

 So, contact TorHoerman Law today for a free, no-obligation case consultation with an Illinois injury lawyer. Or use our chatbot below for a free instant online case evaluation from Illinois’ most trusted personal injury law firm.



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