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