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210 N Hammes Ave Unit 205 C
Joliet, IL 6043

Midwest Injury Lawyers is dedicated to helping victims of accidents and injuries in our local community. We’ve been holding negligent, harmful parties accountable for years, and we’ll continue to do so for all Joliet residents.

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Decades of Experience Handling Personal Injury Cases

The heart of Joliet’s downtown district beats with casino gaming, Frontier League professional baseball, and live music, but most Jolietans prefer to live on the west side of town.

Despite a reputation as one of the top 10 safest cities in the country, accidents can happen and people get hurt. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a car accident, truck accident, or slip and fall incident in Joliet due to another person or party’s negligence, you may seek compensation for your injuries through a personal injury claim. Contact a Joliet personal injury lawyer from Midwest Injury Lawyers today for your free consultation and to hear your legal options.

Why Choose Midwest Injury Lawyers for Your Joliet Personal Injury Claim?

Chester (Chet) Cameron, Jr., and Samuel (Sam) Carl established Midwest Injury Lawyers on the principle that everyone deserves access to skilled and aggressive legal representation. Through the years, they have built a strong reputation in the legal community by continuously going the extra mile to help accident victims seek justice against those who harmed them.

Chet and Sam have recovered over $55 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. And they can help you, too. Contact the Joliet personal injury attorneys at Midwest Injury Law to discuss your case and to hear your legal options.

Many accidents quickly overwhelm victims and their families with the physical, emotional, and financial fallout of their injuries.

You don’t have to carry this burden on your own.

The legal team at Midwest Injury Lawyers understands how an accident can affect the lives of accident victims and their families. Our Joliet personal injury attorneys want to seek justice from those who harmed you and compensation to help you get back on track. Contact us today at 312-786-5881 or through our online form for your free consultation, and let us explain how we can help you.

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Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Joliet

A personal injury refers to any physical or psychological harm or damage inflicted on an individual due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another party. Personal injury victims may have grounds to hold the negligent party responsible for their injuries and related damages through a personal injury lawsuit.

Here are some of the different types of personal injury cases Midwest Injury Lawyers handle:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Whether you travel the Joliet roadways in a car, catch a ride in an Uber or Lyft, cruise on a motorcycle, commute on a bicycle or public transportation, or simply walk along the city streets, a motor vehicle accident can injure you.

Our Joliet motor vehicle lawyers have years of experience handling motor vehicle accidents, including:

Car accidents
Truck accidents
Motorcycle accidents
Truck accidents
Rideshare accidents
Pedestrian accidents
Bicycle accidents

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, surgeon, or other healthcare professional provides medical care that deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community, and this deviation results in harm, injury, or death to a patient. Medical malpractice can include misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, medication errors, and failure to obtain informed consent.

Medical malpractice cases often require expert medical testimony to establish the healthcare provider’s standard of care and their departure from that standard. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice in Joliet, our medical malpractice lawyers can seek justice for the harm you suffered.

Premises Liability/Slip and Fall

Premises liability arises when unsafe or hazardous conditions injure or harm someone while on another person's or entity's property. These claims can apply to private residences, commercial establishments, public spaces, and government-owned properties. They can encompass many situations, including slip and fall accidents and negligent security.

For a valid premises liability claim, you must demonstrate that unsafe or hazardous conditions existed on the property, such as wet floors, broken handrails, or inadequate lighting. You must also prove that the property owner or occupier knew or should have known about the unsafe condition and failed to take necessary steps to address or warn others about it.

Our premises liability lawyers in Joliet understand the laws that govern these cases and can hold the property owner accountable if their negligence injures you.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death refers to a legal claim or lawsuit filed by the surviving family members or beneficiaries of a person who died due to another party's negligent, reckless, intentional, or wrongful actions. This civil lawsuit seeks compensation for the death of a loved one caused by someone else's wrongdoing or negligence. Wrongful death claims provide financial relief to the deceased person's family to compensate for their losses due to the death.

Wrongful death lawsuits are complex legal actions. If you believe that a loved one's death resulted from another party's wrongful actions or negligence, consult one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys in Joliet. We can explain your rights, gather evidence, and navigate the legal process to seek compensation for your losses.

Joliet Personal Injury FAQs

What Should I Do if the Insurance Company Offers Me a Settlement?

If you or a family member suffered injuries in an accident, you are probably facing a long road to recovery paved with mounting medical bills and other expenses. If the negligence or carelessness of another person or party caused your accident, the insurance company may offer you compensation to settle your claim quickly.

This money may seem like a godsend, especially if you cannot work due to your injuries. However, you shouldn’t accept an insurance company’s offer without first talking with a personal injury lawyer to understand how much your claim is really worth.

Insurance companies are more interested in their profits than in compensating you for all of your damages. If you accept their payment, you may waive your right to ask for more money if your injuries require more medical care than anticipated.

A personal injury attorney from Midwest Injury Lawyers can investigate your accident, assess your injuries, and determine a more accurate value for your personal injury claim. If you retain our services, we will go head-to-head with the at-fault party and their insurance company to get the maximum compensation you deserve.

What Types of Compensation Can I Receive in a Personal Injury Claim?

In Illinois, a personal injury lawsuit may recover compensation, often referred to as damages. The specific compensation available can vary depending on the circumstances of the case and the extent of the injuries or losses suffered by the plaintiff.

Here are some common types of compensation available in a personal injury lawsuit in Illinois:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes compensation for past and future medical bills related to the injury, such as hospitalization, surgeries, doctor visits, prescription medications, physical therapy, and rehabilitation.
  • Lost Wages: If the injury leads to missed work days or affects the plaintiff’s ability to earn a living, they may recover compensation for lost wages and reduced earning capacity.
  • Pain and Suffering: This subjective category encompasses compensation for physical pain, emotional distress, and the overall suffering experienced because of the injury. Pain and suffering damages can vary from case to case.
  • Property Damage: In cases involving vehicle accidents or property damage, the plaintiff may seek compensation for repair or replacement of damaged property, such as vehicles or personal belongings.
  • Loss of Consortium: This pertains to damages claimed by a spouse or family member of the injured party for the loss of companionship, affection, and support due to the injury.
  • Disability and Disfigurement: Compensation can pay for a long-term or permanent disability or significant disfigurement, affecting the plaintiff’s quality of life.
  • Wrongful Death Damages: If the injury leads to the death of the victim, the surviving family members may pursue wrongful death damages, which can include funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and loss of companionship.
How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?

To succeed in a personal injury case, you must establish negligence. Negligence is a legal concept used to establish liability for harm caused by someone’s failure to exercise reasonable care.

To prove negligence in a personal injury case, you must demonstrate:

  1. Duty of Care: The first element involves establishing that the defendant owed a duty of care to the injured party. This duty of care is a legal obligation to act reasonably and avoid harming others. The specific duty owed can vary depending on the circumstances and the relationship between the parties. For example, a driver has a duty to operate their vehicle safely to avoid causing harm to others on the road.
  2. Breach of Duty: The second element requires showing that the defendant breached, or failed to meet, the duty of care owed to the plaintiff. This means the defendant’s actions or inactions fell short of what a reasonable person would have done under similar circumstances. For example, a driver who drives recklessly breaches their duty of care to others.
  3. Causation: To succeed in a negligence claim, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant’s breach of duty caused the injuries or harm suffered. This involves demonstrating that, but for the defendant’s actions or negligence, the harm would not have occurred. Additionally, the defendant must have foreseen the harm resulting from their actions. So, in the case of the motorist breaching their care of duty by driving recklessly, you must show that this action caused the accident that caused your injuries.
  4. Damages: The final element of a negligence claim requires the plaintiff to prove that they suffered actual damages because of the defendant’s negligence. Damages can include physical injuries, emotional distress, property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and other quantifiable losses.
What if I’m Partly to Blame for My Injuries?

Comparative negligence allocates fault and determines how much compensation an injured party can recover. It allows for a fair distribution of responsibility when both the plaintiff (injured party) and the defendant (alleged wrongdoer) share some degree of negligence for the accident or injury.

In some states, comparative negligence operates under a pure system, where an injured party can recover damages even if they were mostly responsible for the accident. The compensation awarded decreases by the percentage of their own fault. For example, if the plaintiff is found to be 80 percent at fault for an accident, they can still recover 20 percent of the damages from the defendant.

In Illinois and several other states, the law follows a modified comparative negligence rule with a 50 percent threshold. Under this rule, if the plaintiff’s negligence is equal to or less than 50 percent (or not greater than the defendant’s), they can recover damages from the defendant proportionate to the defendant’s share of fault. If the plaintiff’s negligence exceeds 50 percent, they cannot recover any damages from the defendant.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Joliet?

Every state has a deadline for filing personal injury lawsuits based on negligence. The statute of limitations in Illinois is generally two years from the injury. However, some exceptions may shorten or lengthen this timeframe.

If you wish to pursue compensation for your injuries through a personal injury claim, do not delay contacting a personal injury attorney. If you miss the specific deadline for your case, you cannot pursue compensation through the court system.

Proving Negligence in a Personal Injury Case

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Joliet Personal Injury Lawyer
Joliet Personal Injury Lawyer, Chet Cameron, Jr.

Many accidents quickly overwhelm victims and their families with the physical, emotional, and financial fallout of their injuries.

You don’t have to carry this burden on your own.

The legal team at Midwest Injury Lawyers understands how an accident can affect the lives of accident victims and their families. Our Joliet personal injury attorneys want to seek justice from those who harmed you and compensation to help you get back on track. Contact us today at 312-786-5881 or through our online form for your free consultation, and let us explain how we can help you.

Joliet Office

210 N Hammes Ave
Unit 205 C
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 714-6131

What Our Clients in Joliet, IN Have to Say

We’ve worked with clients throughout the Joliet area, and many have shared their successful experiences with our team. Don’t just take our word for our legal prowess - learn about us from real people.

Mr.Cameron proves to be professional, hardworking, compassionate all while yielding results. After consultation with a couple of other firms, we decided to go with Chet. Upon our initial meeting, he assured us that he would do his best, and I believe he gave us that and more.


Atty Cameron was great with everything. He explained everything well. He also did everything in a timely manner. He was excellent.

Mrs. Waters

Shining star. When my husband was injured on a job site, we felt as if our world came to a screeching halt. Hiring Chester was the best thing we could have done. He has the type of personality that puts you at ease immediately- Chet is personable, he listens, and he thoroughly understands all the


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