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Elgin Personal Injury Lawyer: Your Guide to Elgin Injury Lawsuits

Elgin, Illinois, is a unique community sitting on the banks of the Fox River 35 miles northwest of Chicago. The city is home to over 112,000 residents and is one of Illinois’ largest and fastest-growing cities. Elgin is bustling with activity, so it’s not surprising that accidents and injuries do happen. Personal injuries are often unexpected and leave those involved caught off guard.

If you sustained any personal injuries in Elgin, Illinois, TorHoerman Law is here to help.

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What is a Personal Injury?

The Nolo Plain-English Law Dictionary defines personal injury as:

“An injury not to property, but to the body, mind, or emotions. For example, if you slip and fall on a banana peel in a grocery store, personal injury covers any actual physical harm (broken leg and bruises) you suffered in the fall as well as the humiliation of falling in public, but not the harm of shattering your watch.”

Personal injury law covers a variety of situations. This includes injuries from medical malpractice, another person’s negligence (for example, an auto accident), product liability claims, premise liability, and even assault and battery injuries. For a comprehensive list of personal injury potential lawsuits, visit the TorHoerman Personal Injury Page.

 

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help?

Finding an experienced personal injury lawyer can have a positive impact on your financial, mental, and physical well-being.

A successful personal injury lawyer will work with you and your insurance company to ensure you receive full compensation for the damages you suffered from your injuries. Damages can include:

  • Lost or reduced wages
  • Medical bills
  • Repair costs (for example, bills for damages from a car, truck, or motorcycle accident)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental and/or emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages
 

Who Should I Call After an Accident in Elgin, IL?

If you were in an accident and suffered a personal injury, it’s important to contact the appropriate emergency services department and to find quality medical care and treatment. For the steps on what to do in specific personal injury cases, visit our Personal Injury Page.

Elgin Emergency & Non-Emergency Services

  • All Elgin Emergencies & Ambulances — 911
  • Kane County Sheriff — 630-232-6840
  • Cook County Sheriff — 312-603-6444
  • Elgin Police Department (non-emergency) — 847-289-2700
  • Elgin Fire Department Fire (non-emergency) — 847-289-2700
  • Elgin Personal Injury Lawyer 1-888-508-6752
  • IDOT Roadside Emergencies –*999
  • AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital —  Elgin, Illinois, 60123 — 847-695-3200
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital —  Elgin, Illinois, 60123 — 847-742-9800 
  • Presence Health —  Elgin, Illinois, 60123 — 847-695-3168
  • Summit Health Center —  Elgin, Illinois, 60120 — 847-608-1344
  • Rush Children’s Hospital —  Hoffman Estates, Illinois, 60192 — 312-942-3034
 

Experienced in All Types of Personal Injury Cases

TorHoerman Law handles a wide variety of personal injury cases. Whether you were hurt in an accident, on the job, by negligence, or from a drug or medical device, our team will fight for you.  

Hiring an Elgin Personal Injury Lawyer

At TorHoerman, our law offices understand that dealing with a personal injury can feel stressful and overwhelming. If you were injured and it was not your fault, you could be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney will help ensure you and your family receive full compensation for your pain and suffering.

Contact an Elgin Personal Injury Lawyer at TorHoerman Law today for a free consultation, legal advice, and to learn more about your potential personal injury lawsuit options.

   

Who is TorHoerman Law, Elgin Personal Injury Law Firm?

TorHoerman Law is an experienced, accomplished group of personal injury attorneys serving Elgin and the greater Chicago area. With over $3 billion in successful verdicts and settlements, TorHoerman has a reputation for successfully fighting for the rights of those who were injured through no fault of their own.

Visit the TorHoerman Law website to learn more.

 

How Common are Personal Injury Cases in Elgin?

Personal injury cases are common in Elgin, Cook County, Kane County, the Chicago metro, and Illinois.

  • There were 914 fatal motor vehicle accidents on public roadways in Illinois in 2015. The accidents caused 998 deaths.
  • The total number of Illinois vehicle accidents went up 5.5 percent in 2015.  Overall vehicle accident injuries increased by 7.6 percent.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Illinois had 163 fatal work injuries in 2017.
  • The most common cases for United States medical malpractice lawsuits are failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, and complications from surgeries or treatments.
  • In the United States, 9.2 million people received treatment for fall-related injuries in nursing homes in 2016. An Elgin personal injury lawyer can help you with a nursing home lawsuit.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year in the United States there are approximately 39.5 million physician office visits and 29.2 million emergency department visits due to of unintentional injuries.
 

What to Expect When You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you experienced an injury, damage, or loss of well-being due to no fault of your own, you might be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit.

Personal injury lawsuits vary case by case, but you can expect the following steps:

  • Seeking out an Attorney. Be mindful of Illinois’ Statute of Limitations. This gives you a two-year window to file your accident or injury claim before it expires. Find an attorney experienced in personal injury lawsuits with a successful record. Don’t expect every attorney to accept your case, so give yourself plenty of time for research and questions.
  • Litigation Discovery. Once you have a personal injury lawyer for your case, the process of litigation discovery begins. Your attorney will help you assess damages and collect all relevant evidence, documents, and witness testimonies. This will be used to prove liability.
  • Resolving the Case. After reviewing your case and gathering evidence, your lawyer will determine whether or not to move forward with the suit. Your attorney will decide if there is potential for settlement and if there are compensatory or punitive damages. Some cases are solved outside of court if both parties agree on a settlement. If a settlement is not agreed upon, your case could go to trial.

Visit our Civil Lawsuit Process Page for an in-depth explanation.

 

“About Elgin.” City of Elgin, Illinois, www.cityofelgin.org/2139/About-Elgin

“Elgin, Illinois.” The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago , Chicago Historical Society, www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/420.html

“FastStats – Accidents or Unintentional Injuries.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 Jan. 2017, www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/accidental-injury.htm

“Gallium Facts.” Math, SoftSchools, 2020, www.softschools.com/facts/periodic_table/gallium_facts/207/

“Personal Injury & Accident Law | Nolo.” Www.nolo.com, www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/accident-law

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RESULTS

MORE THAN $4 BILLION AWARDED
IN VERDICTS & NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENTS

$2.4
BILLION

ACTOS INJURY LAWSUIT
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$1.5
BILLION

SYNGENTA CORN LAWSUIT
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$650
MILLION

PRADAXA INJURY LAWSUIT
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$103.8
MILLION

COX-2 INHIBITORS INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$20
MILLION

TOXIC TORT INJURY
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$16.05
MILLION

ANTIDEPRESSANT INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$14.8
MILLION

ANTY-PSYCHOTIC DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$12.4
MILLION

BIRTH CONTROL BLOOD CLOT
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$11.9
MILLION

HORMONE REPLACEMENT INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$8
MILLION

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$4.6
MILLION

BLOATING DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$4
MILLION

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AT DAYCARE
PERSONAL INJURY

$3.4
MILLION

HEART SURGERY DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$2.9
MILLION

SGLT-2 INHIBITOR INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$2.8
MILLION

DEFECTIVE HEART DEVICE INJURY
MEDICAL DEVICE

$2.6
MILLION

POPCORN LUNG INJURY
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$1.9
MILLION

TYPE 2 DIABETES DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$1.65
MILLION

POWER MORCELLATORS INJURY
MEDICAL DEVICE

$1.5
MILLION

CAR ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

$900
THOUSAND

DEFECTIVE HIP REPLACEMENT
MEDICAL DEVICE

$800
THOUSAND

DAYCARE INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$403
THOUSAND

FLUOROQUINOLONES TENDON RUPTURE
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$300
THOUSAND

SLIP AND FALL
PERSONAL INJURY

$200
THOUSAND

DEFECTIVE HIP LAWSUIT
MEDICAL DEVICE

$150
THOUSAND

PHARMACEUTICAL MALPRACTICE INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

ACCIDENT RESULTING IN SHOULDER INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

AUTO ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

DOG BITE INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$60
THOUSAND

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

CLIENT REVIEWS

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Tom Lewis

TorHoerman Law was responsible for handling a medical case for our family. I was extremely impressed with their professionalism and ability to react quickly. They also did a nice job keeping us updated with the case throughout the process. This was the first time experiencing a situation like this and Tor Hoerman law did an excellent job from start to finish.

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Jordan Terry

TorHoerman Law is an extraordinary law firm – a firm that truly makes the client’s best interests the primary concern. Their team of personal injury lawyers are experienced, personable, and well versed in a range of litigation areas. They are supported by a dedicated team of staff that are as equally friendly and helpful. I would recommend TorHoerman Law for any personal injury litigation needs.

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Dave Woodley

All of my questions were answered quickly and in a way I could understand. Steve and the entire staff were friendly and professional.

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Paul Graegin

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Carie Terry

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