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History of Naperville, Illinois

In 1831, Joseph Naper founded Naperville along the DuPage River. Over the next decade, he drew the first plat of land and the village attracted settlers from the Northeast, Germany, England, and Scotland. Naperville became an important stop on the intersecting stage routes between Chicago, Galena, and Ottawa, making it an early center of industry and commerce.

The city grew prosperous over the next century —largely thanks to its connection to the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad — and became home to North Central College, flourishing stone quarries, and some of the nation’s most successful manufacturers. Through the 1950s and 60s, the city became a hub for research and developmental enterprises. Naperville’s easy access to Chicago and booming residential, industrial, retail, and service industries catalyzed the community’s growth and the city reached a population exceeding 128,000 by the year 2000.


What’s There to Do in Naperville, Illinois?

Naperville is renowned for its seemingly endless list of spots to shop, eat, visit, and play.

The city’s historic Riverwalk moves through charming parks, the Century Walk public art displays, the Moser Tower and Millennium Carillon, the Paddleboat Quarry, and the Naperville Municipal Center. Naperville is home to more than 300 restaurants ranging from fine-dining to family-friendly and has a unique mix of locally-owned retailers and nationally recognized chains.

For more information about attractions, destinations, shopping, and restaurants in Naperville, visit the Naperville Convention & Visitors Bureau website.


Who is TorHoerman Law, Naperville Personal Injury Law Firm?

TorHoerman Law is a team of accomplished, experienced attorneys who handle personal injury cases in Naperville and the greater Chicago area. With over $3 billion in verdicts and negotiated settlements, TorHoerman Law has earned a reputation for successfully fighting for the rights of those injured through no fault of their own.

Visit the TorHoerman Law website to learn more.


What is a Personal Injury?

As defined by the Nolo Plain-English Law Dictionary, personal injury is:

“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 many different situations. These could be injuries from another person’s negligence (a car accident, for example), medical malpractice, premise liability claims, product liability, and even assault and battery cases. For a comprehensive list of potential personal injury lawsuits, visit the TorHoerman Personal Injury Page.


How Common are Personal Injury Cases in Naperville?

Personal injury cases are routine in Naperville, Dupage County, the greater Chicago area, and Illinois.

The following U.S. and Illinois personal injury statistics outline the frequency of these cases:

  • Illinois had 914 fatal motor vehicle accidents on public roadways in 2015 that resulted in 998 deaths.
  • The total number of car accidents in Illinois increased by 5.5 percent in 2015. Total car accident injuries increased by 7.6 percent.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 163 fatal work injuries in Illinois in 2017.
  • The most common reasons for medical malpractice lawsuits in the United States are failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, and complications from surgery or treatment.
  • In the U.S, 9.2 million people were treated for fall-related injuries in nursing homes in 2016.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 39.5 million physician office visits and 29.2 million emergency department visits in the U.S. every year because of unintentional injuries.


How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help?

Hiring a personal injury attorney can have a significant positive impact on your mental, physical, and financial well being. A successful personal injury lawsuit will help you recover maximum compensation for the damages you suffered from your injuries. Damages can include:

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

While personal injury lawsuits can feel complex and time-consuming, an experienced personal injury lawyer will ensure your case is as strong as possible. At TorHoerman Law, our accomplished personal injury team will help you navigate the legal system so you can focus on recovering from your injury. In personal injury cases, you can expect your legal team to:

  • Assist in finding the best medical professionals to diagnose and treat your injuries
  • Thoroughly investigate your case and obtain all necessary photos, documents, witness accounts, and records
  • Alleviate your stress
  • Identify all incurred damages to guarantee full compensation
  • Coordinate and negotiate with involved insurance companies
  • If possible, negotiate an appropriate settlement
  • Help you prepare for trial if the case reaches court
  • Provide legal advice and guidance through the entire process


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

If you suffered from an accident or personal injury, it’s crucial you contact the appropriate emergency services department and seek quality medical treatment and care.

For appropriate steps on what to do in specific cases of personal injuries, visit our personal injury page.

Naperville Emergency & Non-Emergency Services:

  • All Naperville Emergencies & Ambulances — 911
    DuPage County Sheriff —630-682-7256
  • Naperville Police Department (non-emergency) — 630-420-6666
  • Naperville Fire Department Fire (non-emergency) — 630-420-6142
  • IDOT Roadside Emergencies –*999
  • Hospitals in Naperville
  • Edward Hospital & Health Services  Naperville, Illinois, 60540 — 630-527-3000
  • University of Chicago Hospital — Naperville, Illinois, 60563 — 844-826-5437
    Advocate Health Care — Naperville, Illinois, 60540 — 630-275-2600
  • Edward-Elmhurst Health Center — Naperville, Illinois, 60563 — 630-527-3200


What to Expect When You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you suffered from a personal injury — any injury, damage, 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 case by case, but there are certain things you can expect.

Finding an Attorney
Keep in mind the State of Illinois Statute of Limitations. This means you have a two-year window to file your injury or accident claim before it expires. Seek out an attorney who is experienced in personal injury cases with a successful record. Not every attorney will accept your case, so take the time to research and ask questions.

Litigation Discovery

Once you have an attorney working for you, the litigation discovery process begins. Your lawyer will work with you to assess damages and collect all relevant documents, evidence, and witness testimonies. This will be used to prove liability.

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

For a more in-depth explanation, visit our Civil Lawsuit Process page.


Experienced in All Types of Personal Injury Cases

At TorHoerman Law, we handle a wide variety of personal injury cases.

Whether you were hurt on the job, in an accident, by negligence, or from a drug or medical device, we will fight for you. We have experience with a wide range of personal injury cases.


Hiring a Naperville Personal Injury Lawyer

We understand that dealing with a personal injury lawsuit can be stressful and overwhelming.

If you or a loved one was injured and it was not your fault, you could be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit. Hiring the right Naperville personal injury attorney will help ensure your family receives the greatest compensation for your pain and suffering.

Contact a Naperville Personal Injury Lawyer at TorHoerman Law today for a free consultation and to learn more about your personal injury claim options.



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