What Is a Personal Injury?

Understanding Personal Injury

Put most simply, personal injury is a term used when someone's negligence, error or wrongdoing causes physical harm to another person. A personal injury can occur anywhere to anyone, and can be anything from a broken nose to a permanent spinal injury.

In an ideal world, those responsible for causing injury and their insurance companies would live up to their compensation obligations, but the reality is that getting the right compensation requires the attention of an experienced and effective lawyer. At the Lake County law offices of Salvi & Maher, L.L.C., our attorneys represent Illinois clients who have suffered a personal injury in getting the financial compensation they need.

The Ways a Personal Injury Can Occur

The vast majority of personal injury claims are a result of some kind of motor vehicle accident, but not all accident injury victims are the driver of a car. For example many accident cases involve passengers in a car, riders on a bus, pedestrians, bicyclists and even train commuters.

Though car accidents are highly common, a personal injury can happen almost anywhere. Our firm takes on a diverse range of personal injury cases, including those involving:

Our justice system provides clear protections for the victims of a personal injury, and our job as your lawyer and advocate is to make sure you have full and fair access to the compensation you will need to pay for present and future damages such as lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering.

Get More Information or a Free Case Review

We are committed to providing fast, effective information as well as dependable guidance in and out of court. To find out more about our practice or to have us review your personal injury case, call 847-662-3303 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at one of our three convenient locations in Wheaton, Waukegan and Richmond.

"... through your conscientious hard work and tenacity we obtained a much better settlement than we anticipated. Definitely, the best legal representation available." - Karen S.
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