An injury sustained because of someone else’s carelessness is the basis of a personal injury claim. In legal terms, the carelessness that caused your injury is called “negligence.” Someone’s act of negligence can be devastating to the life of you and your family.
Elements that must be present in a personal injury claim include:
- You suffered an injury.
- Someone else’s negligence caused your injury.
- Your injury caused you harm or certain losses.
An injury alone is not enough to show personal injury; you must have suffered some sort of loss or harm from your injuries. The compensation awarded for these losses is called “damages.” These losses usually include:
- Lost income
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of normal life
If you think you may have a personal injury claim, the next step is to contact the Illinois personal injury attorneys at Harvey L. Walner & Associates to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, we will listen to the details of your case and determine whether you should move forward with a personal injury claim. This consultation is free of charge; in fact, we do not get paid until you get paid.
To find out if you have a personal injury claim in Illinois, please contact the experienced Chicago personal injury lawyers at Harvey L. Walner & Associates to schedule a consultation.