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Personal Injury

Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Injured? Call (312) 313-2888 Now

If you become injured in an accident, you will want to pursue compensation from the liable party. You will also want to choose a personal injury attorney who is dedicated to your case, knows how to get you the damages you deserve, and will make the entire process simpler for you. Of course, your lawyer should also treat you with sincerity and compassion, as you and your family are going through a difficult time, financially and emotionally, already.

At Walner Law®, we are known as a Chicago law firm that genuinely cares about the future and wellbeing of our clients. We have been active in our communities since 1961. With our extensive experience and a long history of obtaining large settlements and verdicts for our clients, you can trust our legal abilities when it counts the most. No matter what the defending insurance company tries to do during your case to shrug liability, we will be ready to react, counter, and persevere on your behalf.

You deserve to be happy and healthy again after an accident. With our large legal team in your corner and our network of experts like local doctors and therapists, you can give your case a strong chance of success. We are here to give you legal counsel and moral support.

Get the Support You Need to Stay Strong from Our Team

Our Chicago attorneys will work with you on an individual basis, treating you like a close friend, not just another case number. Listening closely to your concerns and paying attention to how your accident has impacted every area of your life, we will do whatever it takes to help ensure you are provided with compensation for all of your damages. By the time your case closes, we hope you will be able to see that a brighter tomorrow is possible for you.

Dial (312) 313-2888 or contact us online now to request your free consultation.

During Your Free Initial Consultation

To make your experience as stress-free as possible, we offer free initial consultations to inquiring clients who have potential personal injury claims of all types. You do not need to pay us anything to start speaking with a supportive and knowledgeable member of our law firm.

During your consultation, we encourage you to bring any documents you have to support your claim, such as medical records, police reports, paystubs that show your income loss, and correspondences with insurance companies. Having this information upfront will allow your potential lawyer to get a clearer idea of the whole situation to make an accurate assessment.

As an honest and open team, we also encourage you to ask as much as you want about our services. We can happily tell you about ourselves, how long we have been practicing, what we do to stay atop changing personal injury laws, and so forth. When we represent you, we become a team, so we are always sincere with you from the start of your case to its conclusion.



When Your Recovery Is on the Line, Winning Matters

  • Loss of Legs in a Conveyor Belt Accident $23.5 Million
  • Permanent Spinal Cord Injury from Auto Accident $21 Million
  • Wrongful Death of a Mom with 4-Year-Old Child $11 Million
  • Loss of Foot After Cement Truck Accident $10 Million
  • Wrongful Death from a Motor Vehicle Accident $1.9 Million

    Our client was T-boned by a driver who failed to stop at a stop sign. Our client suffered severe injuries from the accident and sadly lost the life of their spouse.

  • Severe Brain Injury from Unmarked Dump Truck 7 Figures

    Verdict against a utility company and a municipality for leaving a dumpster on the street without any reflectors or lights, causing the client’s vehicle to strike the dumpster and our client to sustain a severe brain injury.

  • Wrongful Death in Swimming Pool Accident 7 Figures

    Swimming pool accident causing the death of a 12-year-old child.

  • Mass Tort Against Municipality & Chemical Company 7 Figures

    Lead counsel in a mass tort action against a municipality and a chemical company.


Personal Injury FAQs

Let Your Questions Be Ours to Answer
  • How is fault divided in a personal injury claim?

    Illinois uses a comparative fault system for personal injury claims, which basically means each person in an accident will be assigned a percentage of liability. Based on what happened, your liability can be anywhere between 0% and 100%. Any compensation you recover from the other parties will be reduced by your own liability percentage. For example, if you were 25% liable for your injuries, then you can receive 75% of the damages demanded in your claim.

  • Is personal injury defined as physical injury?

    No, personal injuries can be psychological and even emotional. For example, if you are paralyzed in a car accident, then you will undoubtedly experience extreme psychological duress due to your new limitations. In your claim, you can cite your psychological harm as a damage.

  • What types of recoverable damages are there?

    You can typically demand damages in your personal injury claim that include lost wages, diminished earning capacity, medical bills, disability accommodations, lowered quality of life, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship if you are filing a wrongful death claim.

  • What does “emotional pain & suffering” mean?

    Anxiety, depression, fear or paranoia, insecurity, and embarrassment are all examples of emotional pains that can trigger after a violent accident. Suffering can be defined as any sort of pain you feel due to your physical injuries, including pain in the moment of the accident and pain that lingers for days, weeks, months, or years. Essentially, if you are feeling hurt or frustrated because of the consequences of an accident you did not cause, then you are experiencing emotional pain and suffering that can be included in your damages.

  • When should you contact an injury lawyer?

    After an accident that causes you or a loved one to suffer a serious injury, you should call an attorney. The same is true for any accident that causes significant property loss. Please keep in mind that our initial consultations are free, so you can request one without paying anything out of your pocket.

  • Should you take the first settlement offer?

    Insurance companies like to throw lowball settlement offers at claimants to try to quickly close cases and protect their finances. With this in mind, you should never accept a settlement offer without first allowing your lawyer to review it.

  • Are your injuries covered by insurance?

    Insurance policies are written to be difficult to understand, so you might not know if your injuries are covered by anyone’s insurance after your accident. Allowing an attorney to review your policy can help sort through the fine details.

Client testimonials

Real Stories From Real People
  • “Mr. Walner I am so grateful for your passion dedication and professionalism.”

    - Herbert
  • “Kristin was so knowledgeable and guided me step by step about my options and kept me in the loop about my case.”

    - Monica
  • “I chose Walner Law because they made me feel like a very important client and took consideration of my medical injury at the time.”

    - Denise
  • “This law firm was very responsive to my needs and very empathetic about my injury.”

    - Kyle
  • “They seemed to really care about everyone. Jon Walner is just the best person and family-oriented. I felt completely taken care of.”

    - Ray

Why Hire Walner Law?

  • Experience on Your Side

    Our family-run law firm has more than 75 years of experience standing up for the rights of injured people and families across Chicago.

  • Thousands of Clients Helped

    Our firm has helped over 10,000 clients get the justice they deserve since we opened our doors in 1961.

  • A Proven Record of Results

    Our firm has recovered over $500 million for our clients and is committed to maximizing your recovery.

  • Client-Focused Approach

    We are committed to treating all clients with the dignity and respect they deserve, regardless of their potential case value.

  • An Extensive Network of Support

    Our team of more than 45 legal and medical professionals are dedicated to providing our clients with access to medical experts, treatment, and financial assistance.

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