Personal injuries are harm caused to any individual, whether it is physical or emotional. This can include broken bones and catastrophic injuries, damage to your property or your reputation, and the resulting consequences.
At Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd., our talented and compassionate Chicago personal injury lawyers have more than 75 years of experience fighting for the rights of personal injury victims. We are dedicated to winning you compensation for your injuries as quickly as possible.
Who Can Cause a Personal Injury?
Personal injury claims must result from negligence, malpractice or unreasonably safe conditions. These can be caused by a number of parties, such as:
- Doctors, nurses and hospital staff
- Drug or product manufacturers
- Business owners
- Any person or organization that owes you the responsibility of regular care (such as nursing home employees, etc.)
Common Reasons for Personal Injuries
Every year in the United States, millions of people suffer serious personal injuries, often as the result of another person's negligence or misconduct. There are a number of accidents that can result in a personal injury, including:
- Automobile accidents
- Truck accidents
- Defective products
- Dangerous pharmaceuticals
- Slip and fall accidents
- Animal bites
- Workplace accidents
- Medical mistakes and malpractice
- Bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
If you have suffered a personal injury, aside from your physical pain, you are probably feeling the financial stress associated with medical bills, missed time from work and emotional grief.
Statute of Limitations
In Illinois, the statute of limitations is two years. This means that you have two years from the date of your injury (or in some cases two years from when you first became aware of your injury) to file your claim. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to wait too long after your injury to file your claim. This is one reason that you should speak to one of our Chicago personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
If you have been hurt and you believe another person is at fault, you may have a personal injury claim. An experienced personal injury lawyer, like those at Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. can review your case and determine whether you have a valid claim.
Compensation You May Be Entitled To
The amount of money you may collect for your injuries will vary by case, but can include:
- Medical expenses (including hospital bills and rehabilitation therapy)
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and future wages
- Emotional trauma
- Mental anguish
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
If you were injured in the Chicago area, please call or email the Chicago personal injury lawyers at Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. We offer free consultations and charge no fee unless we collect money for you.
If you or a loved one has been hurt, and you need help, please call or email us today or text "Walnerlaw" to 41513 for a FREE consultation.