Joliet Injury Lawyer

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Joliet Personal Injury Lawyer

Nicknamed “The Crossroads of Mid-America,” Joliet, Illinois is a diverse, vibrant city located 40 miles southwest of Chicago.

Joliet is the state’s third-largest city and boasts world-class entertainment, a thriving business community, and a long list of historical and modern attractions. Joliet is a tight-knit community with a deep history of civic involvement and city pride.

Joliet’s unique opportunities make it a popular destination for visitors and new residents. With a population exceeding 148,000, Joliet is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city. The city is the county seat of Will County and also extends into Kendall County. Joliet remains a transportation hub with two major interstate highways, an Amtrak line, two Metra commuter lines, and North America’s largest inland train port close to the city. Joliet is bustling with activity, so accidents and injuries are unfortunately common.

If you were injured in Joliet, Illinois, TorHoerman Law is here to help.

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What’s There to Do in Joliet, Illinois?

Joliet offers world-class entertainment and is fast becoming a major Midwest destination for cultural and sporting activities.

Joliet is home to a long list of entertainment and cultural spaces including Rialto Square Theatre, the Joliet Historical Museum, the Route 66 Visitors Center, the Old Joliet Prison, and the scenic Billie LiMacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre. Sporting enthusiasts can catch a Joliet Slammers baseball game at Silver Cross Field or check out the races at Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway.

To learn more about Joliet’s entertainment, sporting, dining, and other exciting opportunities, visit the City of Joliet Visitor’s Page.

 

Who is TorHoerman Law, Joliet Personal Injury Law Firm?

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

Visit our website at TorHoerman Law  to learn more about our law offices and legal services.

What is Personal Injury?

Personal injury, as defined by the Nolo Plain-English Law Dictionary, is: 

“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 covers a variety of legal cases. This includes injuries sustained from medical malpractice, someone else’s negligence (for example, a car accident), product liability, premise liability, and assault and battery. For a comprehensive list of potential personal injury cases, visit the TorHoerman Personal Injury Page.

How Common are Personal Injuries in Joliet?

Personal injury cases are common in Joliet, Will County, Kendall County, the Chicago area, and Illinois. 

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

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help?

Finding an experienced personal injury lawyer can improve your financial, mental, and physical health. A successful personal injury lawyer will help ensure you receive full compensation for your injuries and damages. 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
 

What to Expect When You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you were injured due to no fault of your own, you could be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury cases vary depending on specific circumstances, but you can expect the following: 

  • Seeking out an Attorney. Be mindful that Illinois’ Statute of Limitations gives a two-year window to file your personal injury claim before it expires. Find an experienced personal injury attorney who has a successful track record. You cannot expect every attorney to accept your case, so be sure to give yourself time for questions and research.
  • Litigation Discovery. After you have hired a personal injury attorney for your case, the litigation discovery process will begin. Your lawyer will help you assess damages and collect all relevant documents, evidence, and witness testimonies. These will be used to prove liability.
  • Resolving the Case. After gathering sufficient evidence and reviewing your case, your attorney will decide whether or not to process a lawsuit. Your lawyer will decide if there is settlement potential and if there are compensatory or punitive damages. Some cases can be solved outside of court if all parties agree on a settlement. If no settlement is agreed upon, the case could go to trial.

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

Experienced in All Types of Personal Injury Cases

TorHoerman Law is experienced in an extensive variety of personal injury cases.

Whether you were injured in an accident, on the job, due to negligence, or from a drug or medical device, TorHoerman will fight for you. We have years of experience in personal injury cases including car accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall, medical malpractice, and more.

Hiring a Joliet Personal Injury Lawyer

At TorHoerman Law, we understand that dealing with a personal injury can be stressful. Finding exceptional legal representation doesn’t have to be. If you suffered from an injury that was not your fault, you might be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney at TorHoerman Law today for a zero-obligation, free consultation and to learn more about your personal injury options.

   

History of Joliet, Illinois

In 1673, Louis Jolliet and Father Jacques Marquette camped along the Des Plaines River in present-day Joliet. Development was relatively idle until 1833 when Charles Reed became the first town settler. A year later, James B. Campbell laid out plans for “Juliet,” and in 1836 it became the county seat of Will County. By the 1850s Joliet had a new name and became a major hub for business. Through the remainder of the century, Joliet flourished because of its abundance of limestone quarries and early steel mill developments. This brought in thousands of Irish and southeastern European immigrants.

 

Joliet’s mills and large labor force made it a hotbed of industry into the 20th century. Established businesses opened up downtown while the city saw growth in manufacturing industries including bridge builders, stove companies, machine manufacturers, and many more. Joliet also became home to the nation’s oldest public community college, Joliet Junior College. Joliet was hit hard by declines in American manufacturing through the 70s and 80s and had unemployment rates up to 26 percent. The city bounced back in the 90s and is now seeing rapid residential and commercial growth.

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

If you experience a personal injury, it’s crucial to contact the right emergency services department and to access quality medical treatment and care.

For steps on how to handle specific personal injury cases, visit our Personal Injury Page.

  • Joliet Emergency & Non-Emergency Services
  • All Joliet Emergencies & Ambulances — 911
  • Will County Sheriff — 815-727-8575
  • Kendall County Sheriff — 630-553-7500
  • Joliet Police Department (non-emergency) — 815-726-2491
  • Joliet Fire Department Fire (non-emergency) — 815-724-3500
  • IDOT Roadside Emergencies –*999
  • Joliet Personal Injury Lawyer —  1-888-508-6752
  • AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center  —  Joliet, Illinois, 60435 — 815-725-7133
  • Silver Cross Hospital  —  New Lenox, Illinois, 60451 — 815-300-1100 
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center  —  New Lenox, Illinois, 60451 — 312-227-3620
  • Presence Saint Joseph Medical Children’s Emergency Department  —  Joliet, Illinois, 60435— 815-725-7133
  • Silver Cross Urgent Care  —  Joliet, Illinois, 60435 — 815-300-2273
 

 “City of Joliet, IL.” Visitors | City of Joliet, IL, www.joliet.gov/visitors.

“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/

Joliet, IL History. Chicago Historical Society, www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/676.html

 “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

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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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