Personal Injury Lawyer in Chicago, IL
No matter how carefully we all go through life, the risk is ever-present. Eating right, getting enough exercise, and wearing your seatbelt are all actions that can minimize the prospect of serious injury but never eliminate it. If you’re unlucky and another person seriously injures you through acts that the law considers to be reckless, negligent, or intentional misconduct, you may be able to obtain compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
Personal injury law in Illinois, Indiana, and other states holds individuals accountable for their actions through payment of monetary damages for the injuries they cause. Due to their complexity, however, personal injury cases can require the knowledge and expertise of personal injury lawyers, such as those at Alvarez Law Office in Chicago. Our personal injury lawyers will work with you to understand the circumstances of your injuries, guide you in gathering evidence, and explain the law in developing a strategy for your case.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Chicago
With more than 60 years of combined experience in the practice of personal injury law, our attorneys at Alvarez Law in Chicago have the legal knowledge and professionalism you need on your side in your claim for just compensation for your injuries. You may be able to recover for medical expenses, lost earnings and diminished future earning potential, assistive devices, household help, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, and other damages related to the accident.
Call us today for a free consultation without obligation. We accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee arrangement, which allows you to hire our firm without paying a dime — unless we win money for you. We fight for justice for the injured in Northwestern Indiana, including Crown Point, Merrillville, Hammond, Gary, Dyer, St. John, Griffith, East Chicago, Munster, Schererville, Valparaiso, Knox, Portage, Newton, Culver, and the entire Chicagoland area.
$8.5 Million Semi-Truck Accident
$4 Million Steel Mill Explosion
$3.55 Million Injured Tradesmen/Steelworker
$3 Million Prescription Medical Defect
$2.5 Million Amputation in Illinois
$2,028,000 Trucking Settlement
What Is Personal Injury
Personal injury cases cover physical damages to someone’s body, such as broken bones or internal injuries. This area of law also covers non-physical injuries, such as pain and suffering and damages to a person’s reputation. Premises liability and property damage cases fall under different categories of law.
Typically, personal injuries require plaintiffs to establish liability under one or more of three grounds:
- Negligence, which requires showing that the defendant failed to act with reasonable and sensible care expected of people in similar situations.
- Intentional wrongs, where evidence suggests that a person deliberately caused harm, such as a perpetrator of a crime.
- Strict liability, which holds that someone can be held accountable regardless of their intent, such as a company that manufactures a defective product.
How Do You Prove Personal Injury Liability?
Showing you sustained injuries isn’t enough to win a personal injury lawsuit. You, as the plaintiff, must establish these four elements to win damages in your case:
- The accident resulted from the other person’s wrongful or negligent act.
- The accident caused the victim’s injuries.
- The victim suffered demonstrable losses as a result of the accident.
- The person responsible for the victim’s losses has assets, such as insurance or personal money to provide compensation.
Successfully establishing these elements requires skilled and experienced counsel. The team at Alvarez Law understands personal injury statutes and case law in Indiana and Illinois and can help guide you in developing a legal strategy that puts you in the best possible position to obtain compensation.
The office staff was always polite answering the phones. The paralegals are always there to answer my questions through email or by phone calls it may have taken time to get back to me but just had to be patient. The legal secretary called to go over and make sure I understood what and how it was going to be finalized. Attorney Steve Alvarez not settling and making sure he went the extra mile for me.- Brandy F.
I was in an awful wreck in January and I contacted Mr. Alvarez. He has been such a great attorney but an even better friend! From checking up on me and making time for calls with both of our busy schedules. I can honestly say in an awful circumstance Steve Alvarez did his absolute best at all times. I Highly recommend this attorney to anyone!!! Thank you- Collin S.
This is a firm you want on your side. They did an amazing job on my car accident case. They really are 24-7. Brandon answered all my questions promptly even on the weekends. Steven got me an amazing settlement. He is the man! He even got my medicals lowered. This is a powerhouse lawyer you want on your side.- Moses V.
Very pleased with this law firm Brandon has kept me updated throughout my case. Brandon and Nicole are Rock Star's. I would definitely encourage anyone to use this law firm. If you want a Rock Star lawyer then Brandon Morford at Alvarez Law that's the guy you need.- James C.
The Alvarez Law Office helped me settle a workers compensation case. I am very pleased with the results thus far! Brandon along with the paralegal staff have been very professional and friendly. If you are in need of legal representation, consider Alvarez Law Office. Thank you so much!- Laura J.
- Hailey S.
Brandon was great at getting back to me and answering all of my questions. It was nice having someone that would answer 24-7 and Attorney Alvarez got me a great resolution on my case.
Got me more money back than I expected for my injuries! Thanks Alvarez law firm. You guys are awesome!!!- Jerry G.
My experience with the Alvarez Law office was outstanding. They took my case and completed it in a timely manner. Ms. Theresa was outstanding with my case and made sure that I had everything I needed. If anyone needs a law firm that would fight for you like no other this is the Law firm for you. Thank you Anna Gallo- Anna G.
The whole entire staff IS GREAT from the front desk to the top. Very nice very friendly honest and reliable!- Joseph L.
Everyone that I have spoken with at Alvarez has been polite, positive, & professional. These interactions have inspired my confidence in this firm. It’s reassuring when you’re not well to have a team like this on your side. My attorney, Steven Alvarez a great communicator, very helpful, and kind. He has already been a huge help. I’m grateful I have Alvarez Law working on my behalf.- Lilly P.
The Alvarez Law Office helped me with a personal injury case and did a superb job. Everyone from the office staff to Walter Alvarez are very personable and friendly. My experience was great. Shout out to Steven Alvarez for a great job! Thank you so much!- Marci W.
I recommend the Alvarez Law Office; Friendly, helpful, and needful advice and also very knowledgeable regarding workman's comp claims. I appreciated their professional representation and skill.- Faith F.
Common Personal Injury Lawsuits
The law does not specify the incidents that can lead to personal injury lawsuits. Two of the most common scenarios for personal injury cases are auto accidents that cause injuries or death and workplace accidents.
Criminal cases, such as murder, assault, and rape, can also result in personal injury lawsuits in addition to criminal prosecution. Defendants in those cases may include others in addition to the perpetrator of the crime.
Other common scenarios include:
- Medical malpractice.
- Nursing home abuse.
- Toxic torts.
- False arrest.
- Malicious prosecution.
- Invasion of privacy.
Our attorneys at Alvarez Law have extensive experience in personal injury cases. This includes injuries and wrongful death caused by motor vehicle crashes; slip, trip, and fall accidents; medical malpractice; construction accidents; defective products; dog attacks; and more.
Personal Injury Compensation
You may wonder what compensation you can obtain with a personal injury lawsuit. Every case is different and based on the specific facts involved. Categories of damages in personal injury cases generally involve:
- Medical costs of treatment directly resulting from the acts that resulted in your injuries.
- Ongoing medical costs for follow-up care, such as physical therapy or emotional counseling.
- Transportation costs involved in getting to doctors and hospitals for treatment.
- Pain and suffering as a result of the injuries.
- Lost wages, covering time missed from work.
- Loss of earnings capabilities in the future.
Reckless acts can also result in death. In that case, survivors may be able to file wrongful death cases using some of the same theories involved in personal injury law. An additional category of damages in wrongful death cases is loss of consortium, which occurs from not having a loved one around in your life.
Reach Out to Alvarez Law Today
A conviction can change the course of your life in an instant. A criminal record can make it harder to find a job or find a place to live in the future, depending on your charges. Whether you’re being investigated or have already been arrested, you should contact a lawyer first thing.
If you need a criminal defense attorney, reach out to the team at Alvarez Law today. One of our experienced attorneys will be glad to discuss your case and see what we can do for you. We have several convenient locations to better serve our clients throughout Indiana and Illinois. Our team looks forward to working with you and providing you with the representation that you deserve.