Personal Injury

At TorHoerman Law, personal injury is what we do.

You can count on a TorHoerman Law personal injury lawyer to provide exceptional legal services for you throughout your personal injury lawsuit.

Whether you have been hurt:

  • On the job
  • In an accident
  • By a drug or medical device you used
  • Or from some other type of negligence

TorHoerman Law is a personal injury law firm comprised of individuals who are experienced and dedicated to representing plaintiffs in injury litigation.

Contact TorHoerman Law today to get a free, no-obligation case consultation from an experienced personal injury lawyer or use our chatbot below to get an instant online evaluation.

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What is Negligence?

Negligence means that a person acted in a way that puts others in harm’s way.

In the case of a personal injury lawsuit, the defendant failed to behave with the level of care that any person of good judgment would exercise in the same situation.

While negligence usually translates to actions that the defendant committed, a defendant can also be accused of negligence by omission.

Omission occurs when a person has a duty to act but fails to do so.

How Do I Pursue a Personal Injury Claim?

The process of filing a personal injury case can be both overwhelming and time-consuming.

If you suffered an injury due to the negligence of another party, contact a personal injury lawyer immediately.

A personal injury lawyer is trained and experienced in building a strong plaintiff’s case so that the injured party receives the full level of compensation that they deserve.

They will help guide you through the following necessary steps:

  • Compiling and organizing evidence
  • Determining liability
  • Drafting demands for damages – both compensatory damages and punitive damages
  • Conducting interviews with witnesses
  • Obtaining legal documents to support your case
  • Finding experts to testify
  • Communicating with lawyers and, if relevant, an insurance company
  • Arbitrating settlements and possibly representing you in a trial
  • Winning compensation for your losses

However, it is important to note that most personal injury cases result in a settlement prior to trial.

Our personal injury lawsuit legal team will make sure that you are not burdened with the tedious tasks involved in filing a case.

This includes ensuring that your case is filed within the statute of limitations determined by each state.

What are the Next Steps in Filing a Lawsuit?

After contacting our firm, you will schedule a time to speak with one of our investigators so we can gather initial information about your case.

That information, along with records we’ve gathered, will then be reviewed by an attorney to make a determination in your case.

Once the attorney makes a determination to move forward with the case, we will work with you to get a complaint filed.

We take our relationships with our clients very seriously.

We encourage participation and communication.

We view a lawsuit as a mutual effort by both our office and the client.

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

Personal injury lawyers handle an array of different legal processes ranging from:

  • Filing paperwork & discovery
  • Dealing with preliminary motions & hearings
  • Assessing damages
  • Gathering evidence
  • Negotiating pretrial settlements
  • Formulating legal arguments
  • Preparing for trial
  • Selecting jurors
  • Arguing in court
  • Appealing decisions (if necessary)

The job of a personal injury lawyer and the scope of their duties are wide-ranging and depend greatly on they type of lawsuit they are litigating.

TorHoerman Law - Experienced Personal Injury Law Firm

TorHoerman Law is a national law firm, which focuses primarily on personal injury cases.

We operate out of our offices in Chicago, St. Louis, and Edwardsville, IL.

Since our inception, our office has negotiated more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements in a variety of practice areas for people like you – injured through no fault of their own.

If you have any questions or were injured in an accident, contact our team of experienced personal injury attorneys for a free consultation.

We are here to help!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What percentage does a personal injury lawyer take from settlement?

    Generally, a personal attorney’s fee will range anywhere from 33 percent to 40 percent of the settlement.

    The exact fee depends on a number of factors, including:

    • The type of case
    • The specific details of the case
    • Whether the case goes to trial or settles pretrial

  • What is a contingency fee?

    We work on contingency, which means that our legal team will not charge our clients until our clients have been compensated for their injuries.

    If you don’t win, we don’t win.

    We will only send you a bill for services after we have reached a conclusion that covers your damages.

  • How do I pay my personal injury lawyer?

    At TorHoerman Law, we work on contingency, so we are just as committed to winning as our clients.

    This means, you do not pay legal fees until after you have been awarded a settlement or verdict for you damages.

    No award? No fees.

    If you do not receive compensation, then our firm will foot the bill for you lawsuit.

  • What percentage of personal injury cases go to trial?

    Only around 4 percent to 5 percent of personal injury cases go to trial.

    Almost all personal injury lawsuits are handled outside of the courtroom during the pretrial period.

    Many are settled.

  • Do you have to pay taxes on a settlement from a personal injury lawsuit?

    No.

    You do not have to pay taxes of any type for a personal injury lawsuit settlement.

    Neither your state government nor the federal government can tax you for a settlement.

  • What is the average settlement for a personal injury lawsuit?

    Personal injury settlements range greatly, depending on the specifics of each case, including:

    • The type of personal injury
    • The severity of injury and losses
    • Other damages involved
    • Damage caps
    • State laws
    • The defendant’s ability to cover damages

  • What is considered a personal injury?

    A personal injury is defined as:

    Any injury to the body, mind, or emotional state of a person, inflicted in whole or in part by another party(s).

Written By:
Tor Hoerman

Tor Hoerman

Owner & Attorney - TorHoerman Law

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