Chicago Personal Injury Attorney
Injuries happen unexpectedly, and they can cause significant setbacks for victims and their families. If someone is injured In Chicago by the careless or negligent actions of another person, they should be able to secure compensation for their losses. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we are here to help when you need a Chicago personal injury attorney by your side. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will conduct a thorough investigation into your claim so we can secure compensation for any losses caused by your injuries.
Why Choose Horwitz Horwitz & Associates to Fight For You
After sustaining an injury caused by the negligence actions of another person, company, or entity, you need help from an attorney with vast experience handling these cases. Let Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates get to work on your case today.
- We have served the Chicago area since 1924 and have always worked to protect individuals against those who have caused them harm, including companies and insurance carriers.
- Our attorneys have an extensive track record of success, and we have secured more than $1 billion dollars on behalf of our clients.
- Our attorneys have repeatedly secured record-setting victories in Illinois
- Our Attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates have been recognized by the American Association of Justice, Illinois Super Lawyers, the National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Top 40 Under 40, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and two attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 for workers compensation.
- We ensure that every client receives personalized attention for their case because we know that the best path to success is understanding your goals.
Our office is conveniently located a block away from Millennium Park, in the Chicago Loop neighborhood. Whether you were injured in Uptown, Logan Square, or South Chicago, our attorneys will be able to help. We also represent clients who reside in surrounding cities such as Evanston, Oak Park, Orland Park, Cicero, Forest Park, and Lincolnwood.
What Our Clients Say About Us
Rather than tell you how successful our Chicago personal injury attorneys are, we like to let our clients speak for themselves. Here is a random sampling of testimonials from clients we have been able to help.
“I will recommend Horwitz & Horwitz to anyone I can. My son is an attorney (works for the government) and he also has been impressed with Horwitz & Horwitz. It is always nice to know when you refer someone in need that they will be well cared for.” – Anonymous Client
“My mother was supposed to be in the nursing home for only a short stay for rehabilitation after a stroke. But instead, she was ignored and neglected. Not only did she not get the rehabilitation she needed, but she also developed bedsores, which were left untreated and caused her to die of septic shock. She was my mother. I loved her. And they let her die. The lawyers at Horwitz and Horwitz listened to me, comforted me and helped me get the justice my mother deserved. I hope it will prevent this from happening to other families in the future.” – Anonymous Client
“Mitchell Horwitz represented my brother in his workers’ comp case. My brother was injured on the job in July of 2004 and after years of physical therapy and other forms of medical treatment, including major surgery, Mitch was able to bring his case to final resolution in late February of this year… We all are very pleased with the final resolution reached in the case and attribute this outcome to the organization skills, preparation, and outstanding representation of Attorney Mitchell Horwitz.” – Anonymous Union Laborer
When To Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
The best time to hire a personal injury attorney is as soon as you realize you have sustained an injury caused by another person. For example, if you sustain a spinal cord injury in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you want an attorney on your case as soon as possible so they can begin collecting evidence before the evidence disappears. The same can be said for any kind of injury case. Contact us as soon as possible after sustaining an injury so we can have the best chance of success for maximum compensation.
However, it is never too late to hire an attorney for your claim if you have not settled with the other party. Sometimes, a personal injury victim works to handle the claim themselves but then realizes they are in over their head. That is okay. These cases can become complicated. At any time during your discussions with insurance carriers or at-fault parties, you can call our Chicago personal injury attorneys for a free consultation of your case. Even if an insurance carrier denies your Chicago personal injury claim, that does not have to be the end of the process. Our team can help you with an insurance claim denial.
Cases We Handle
Personal injury cases arise in many different ways in the Chicago area. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we have extensive experience helping clients who have been harmed by the negligence of others. Some are the most common cases that we handle include:
- Car accidents
- Semi-truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Electric scooter accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Unsafe premises accidents
- Dog bites
- Defective products
- Airplane and aviation accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Railroad injuries
- Construction accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Daycare injuries and other child injuries
- Class action cases
This is not an all-inclusive list. If you do not see the mechanism of your injury here, please contact our personal injury lawyers in Chicago for a free consultation of your case. If someone else has caused you harm, we can help you get through this process.
Common Injuries in Personal Injury Cases
At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we have experience helping clients who have sustained a range of injuries. This could include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Crush injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Significant scarring and disfigurement
- Severe emotional and psychological trauma
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of somebody else, our Chicago wrongful death attorneys will be ready to help you secure the closure and compensation that your family needs.
How To Choose the Right Personal Injury Attorney
Choosing a personal injury attorney in Chicago can seem like an overwhelming task. You may have started your search for an attorney on an internet search engine, but this probably pulled up hundreds of attorneys. First, you need to know that not all attorneys focus on personal injury law. You do not want a real estate attorney handling your personal injury claim. Narrow your search down to strictly personal injury attorneys in this area. Some of the key factors that you need to look at when narrowing your choice down are:
- Is it a personal injury lawyer?
- Does the attorney have extensive experience handling your type of case?
- Does the attorney have a track record of results that you can refer to?
- What are the reviews for the attorney?
The key factors in making your choice needs to be experience and results. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we have been helping injured clients in this area for nearly 100 years. Importantly, you need a personal injury attorney that you can trust both personally and professionally. You need to be comfortable with the attorney that you choose because this person is going to become a part of your life and get to know you while they fight to secure the compensation you deserve.
Personal Injury FAQs
How Much Will Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney Cost?
At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we understand that victims who have been injured due to the negligence of others are often placed into precarious financial situations. This is particularly true if an injury victim has lost their job and cannot work while they recover. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys take these cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will not charge any upfront or out-of-pocket costs related to your case. We only collect legal fees after we secure the compensation our clients deserve through a favorable settlement or verdict. If we do not win, you do not pay. It is as simple as that.
What Is Personal Injury Law? Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury law covers a wide scope of injuries and accidents. Under the Illinois Statute Section 705 ILCS 505, a civil lawsuit can be brought against a negligent party to seek to recover damages.
This section of the law is termed “tort law.” A tort is a wrongful act that has harmed another party for which that party holds civil liability. Personal injury cases are typically settled outside of court or decided by a jury in civil court.
This is a common question that we are asked, and the easiest way to answer is – call Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates for a free consultation. Our personal injury lawyers in Chicago have a deep understanding of these cases, and we will be able to help guide you with this process. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Did you sustain an injury caused by the negligence of somebody else?
- Did this injury cause you to incur medical expenses?
- Has your injury caused any physical or psychological pain and suffering?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, there is a good chance that you have a personal injury case. Our team has vast experience helping clients who have sustained injuries in a wide variety of ways, and we are ready to help you through this.
Our team of Illinois personal injury attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates can advise you on how to best proceed with your injury case. We protect the rights of the injured and seek the maximum compensation possible in every case – and will take the case to trial if a fair settlement is not offered in a timely manner.
How Much is My Case Worth?
Understanding how much a personal injury case is worth can be difficult. There is no set amount of money that is awarded in a personal injury case. Every case is different, and the total amount awarded to a personal injury victim will vary depending on the facts related to each particular situation.
However, the team at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates has an extensive track record of success. We have regularly been able to secure much more for our clients’ injuries than what insurance carriers or at-fault parties are offering. Our goal is to secure full compensation for our clients, including the following:
- Coverage of all medical bills related to their injuries
- Coverage of any necessary long term or in-home care
- Lost income and benefits if a victim cannot work
- Loss of future earnings or earning potential caused by a disability
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment images
- Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent party
How Long Will My Case Take To Settle?
One of the first questions that we often get from people who have sustained a personal injury in Chicago is – How long will it take for me to get the compensation I need?
This is an excellent question because we know that injury victims often have tremendous expenses building up. Unfortunately, there is no exact timeline in place for personal injury claims. Most cases are settled before a lawsuit is even filed through insurance carriers. When the case is settled through insurance carriers, it may take a time frame of a few weeks to a few months to settle. However, if a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party is necessary, the case could take much longer.
Even when a lawsuit is filed, the case is still usually settled before the matter goes to trial. Lawyers for both sides will continue negotiations and hopefully reach a fair settlement. However, if the two sides cannot reach an agreement, it will be necessary to hear the case. Personal injury lawsuits can take anywhere for months to well over a year to reach a conclusion.
How Can I Claim Damages for Pain and Suffering?
When we discussed types of compensation that we seek to secure for our clients, we mentioned pain and suffering damages. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, our Chicago personal injury lawyers understand that these damages are calculated a bit differently and other types of damages. Pain and suffering damages are considered non-economic or “general damages,” and they are not as easy to calculate as economic damages (medical bills, lost wages, etc.).
Non-economic damages revolve around the unseen damages that do not come with receipts or bills. This includes the physical and emotional pain and suffering that an injury victim experiences as a result of what has happened to them. This can include feelings of depression, anxiety, fear, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These damages seek to encapsulate the physical and mental anguish that a personal injury victim experiences.
Most personal injury victims will be able to seek pain and suffering damages when they file a lawsuit. It is recommended that the injury victim keep a daily journal that details how their injuries have affected their daily life, including their ability to participate in their usual activities as well as their emotional state. A personal injury attorney in Chicago may call upon friends and family to testify about any changes in your personality.
Contact Our Experienced Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or somebody you love has sustained an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, our skilled and experienced team is ready to conduct a full investigation into your case. We are not afraid to go up against aggressive insurance carriers and at-fault parties. When you need a Chicago personal injury attorney, please call our Chicago office at (312) 372-8822 or our Joliet office at (815) 723-8822. You can also call our toll free number at (800)-985-1819.