The Trusted Name In Personal Injury Representation Since 1955
At Anesi Ozmon, LTD, we help individuals who have suffered all types of devastating, life-altering injuries, including but not limited to:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
- Burn injuries
- Orthopedic and neurological injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Workplace injuries
- Construction injuries
Whether you were involved in a serious motor vehicle accident or slipped and fell on someone else’s dangerous property, our team is here to help you fight for the fair compensation you are owed. Our 11 attorneys have more than 200 years of combined legal experience, and our Chicago-based firm has been a trusted legal resource since we opened our doors in 1955.
When To File A Personal Injury Claim
If you were injured and you believe someone else was at fault, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim or lawsuit. In Illinois, you must file your personal injury lawsuit within two years of the date of your injury (with some exceptions). If the two-year statute of limitations expires, you will almost certainly be unable to sue the liable party for damages.
What Damages Are Available In A Personal Injury Claim?
The exact damages that may be available in your claim – as well as the potential value of your case – depend on numerous factors, including the severity of your injuries, the cost of your medical care and more. That being said, many people are able to recover compensation for specific damages after a serious accident or injury.
Our Chicago personal injury lawyers can help you seek the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical care costs
- Lost income/wages
- Lost employment benefits
- Loss of future earnings
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma and distress
- Lost quality of life
- Home modification costs
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses
In some cases, we may even be able to seek punitive damages, which are meant to punish the at-fault party for their wrongdoing.
What Evidence Is Important In A Personal Injury Claim?
Even if you are sure that someone else’s negligence caused your injuries, that alone isn’t enough to win a case. Sufficient evidence is often the difference between maximum compensation and no compensation.
Here are some of the types of evidence that you will want to gather (if possible) and avoid discarding:
- Photos of the accident scene
- Medical documents related to the accident and your injuries
- Photos of property damage
- Photos of your injuries
- Contact information of eyewitnesses to the accident
- Records of lost wages due to time spent unable to work
As a general rule, the more information you are able to give to your attorney, the stronger your case will be.
Will Your Personal Injury Claim Go To Trial?
You might have an image in your mind of sitting in a courtroom while a jury hears your story and decides whether the defendant was at fault. Statistically speaking, however, chances are very good that your claim will settle because the vast majority of personal injury claims are resolved this way.
Our attorneys typically seek an out-of-court resolution first. A settlement often means a quicker resolution/payout and less stress for you as the client. However, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial if the other party does not make a reasonable offer or if going to court is likely to produce the best outcome for you.
Contact Us Today For A Free Consultation
Based in Chicago, Anesi Ozmon, LTD, serves clients throughout Illinois. If another person, a large corporate entity or any other party was responsible for the incident that caused your injuries, we can help you seek the justice you are owed. To discuss your options in a free initial consultation, contact us online or call 312-997-5784.