Personal Injury

People who suffer serious injuries as the result of another party's negligence frequently have their entire lives turned upside-down. In addition to an overwhelming amount of medical expenses, injury victims often struggle to pay their bills because of the amount of time that they were kept out of work—assuming that they are even able to maintain employment again.

Following many types of accidents, the insurer for the negligent party will attempt to contact the victim and possibly offer a proposed settlement. While such settlement offers can occasionally sound rather generous to some victims, insurance companies frequently fail to account for the full lifetime of costs that are involved in treating severe injuries.

Susan E. Loggans & Associates | Personal Injury Lawyer in Chicago, IL

If you sustained a catastrophic injury or your loved one was killed in any kind of accident in the Chicagoland area caused by another party's negligence, it is in your best interest to not say anything about the incident to anybody until you have legal representation. Susan E. Loggans & Associates represents all kinds of accident victims in communities throughout Cook County, such as Burbank, Calumet City, Chicago, Des Plaines, Berwyn, and many others.

Chicago personal injury attorney Susan E. Loggans fights to get accident victims maximum compensation for their injuries. You can have her provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case as soon as you call (302) 201-8600 to take advantage of a free initial consultation. Susan E. Loggans & Associates represents clients on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us nothing unless you receive a monetary award.


Cook County Personal Injury Information Center


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Types of Personal Injury Cases in Illinois

Susan E. Loggans & Associates handles a wide variety of personal injury cases. Some of the most common claims include, but are not limited to:


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Chicago Personal Injury Damages

Whereas alleged offenders who are charged with criminal offenses are tried in criminal courts, personal injury claims are civil matters. Any money that is awarded in a personal injury case is referred to as "damages."

Compensatory damages are intended to make victims "whole again," or compensate them for what was lost. Essentially, there are two types of compensatory damages victims can be awarded, depending on the nature of the injury and other factors:

  • Economic Damages — Quantifiable financial losses such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and any other out-of-pocket expenses; and
  • Noneconomic Damages — Damages for harm that is much more subjective and difficult to quantify, such as pain and suffering, disability or disfigurement, loss of consortium, and mental anguish or emotional distress.

Some juries may be able to award punitive damages to punish a defendant and discourage it, him, or her and others from similar conduct if the jury finds that a defendant’s conduct was fraudulent, intentional, willful and wanton and proximately caused injury or damage to the plaintiff and believes that justice and the public good require it.


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Cook County Personal Injury Resources

Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County — Most civil lawsuits in Chicago are filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Visit this website to read recent news, watch self-help videos, and access court records, fees, and forms. The Circuit Court has numerous locations in the Chicagoland area, including the following downtown location:

Richard J. Daley Center
50 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-3054

Northern District of Illinois | United States District Court — Certain cases involving parties from other states or larger amounts of money may have to be filed in federal court. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has a Western Division in Rockford and an Eastern Division in Chicago. On this website, you can learn more about judges, rules, and forms.

Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse
219 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 435-5670


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Susan E. Loggans & Associates | Chicago Personal Injury Attorney

Did you suffer serious injuries or was your loved one killed in northern Illinois as the result of another party's negligence? Do not make any kind of statement to an insurance company until you retain legal counsel. Contact Susan E. Loggans & Associates as soon as possible.

Susan E. Loggans is an experienced personal injury lawyer in Chicago who helps residents and visitors in Park Ridge, Elgin, Elmhurst, Evanston, Oak Forest, and several other nearby communities in Cook County. Call (302) 201-8600 or complete an online contact form to have our attorney review your case and answer all of your legal question during a free, no-obligation consultation.


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