Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Illinois
At Anesi Ozmon, our Chicago personal injury lawyers fight for the rights of injured individuals and their families throughout Illinois. Since 1955, we have been dedicated to holding negligent people and parties accountable, as well as securing maximum compensation for our clients. If you or someone you love was injured due to the carelessness, recklessness, or wrongful conduct of another, reach out to our team today to learn how we can help you seek the justice you deserve.
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.
At Anesi Ozmon, 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 property, our team is here to help you fight for the fair compensation you are owed.
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.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Clients come to us when they have experienced a life-changing event, such as a catastrophic injury or the tragic loss of a loved one. We have a proven record of success in these types of cases and are prepared to fight for your maximum recovery.
Our firm handles the following types of personal injury cases:
- Car accidents
- CTA/Metra/mass transit accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Child injuries
- Nursing home abuse
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Truck accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Wrongful death
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.
We recognize that every injury is unique, and no two personal injury cases are exactly alike. Our attorneys take the time to get to know you—your story, your concerns, and your goals. We collaborate with our clients and develop personalized legal strategies aimed at achieving the best possible results for each individual case.
Clients appreciate and recognize our responsiveness, clear strategies, and proven results. Our approach to client service in the practice of personal injury and workers’ compensation law has resulted in many successful settlements and verdicts. We start by listening to our clients and creating a unique legal strategy based on their goals and the facts of their case.
If you have been injured in a serious accident, or if your loved one tragically passed away due to the careless or reckless conduct of another, turn to the team at Anesi Ozmon. We are fast to respond to all calls and will get back to you within 24 hours. We provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses when you hire our firm. Instead, we only collect legal fees if/when we recover compensation for you.