What Separates Ankin Law from Other Personal Injury Law Firms in Chicago?

  • You’ll Be Treated Like Family
  • Hundreds of Millions Recovered
  • Earned Reputation for Winning
  • Over 20,000 Satisfied Clients
  • $0 Upfront Fees
  • Committed to Our Community
  • 24/7 Availability
  • We Don’t Back Down

When Should You Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Victims of personal injury accidents should hire an attorney as soon as possible after the incident occurs to ensure their rights are protected. Without a Chicago personal injury attorney, claimants are left to face insurance companies and their lawyers alone. These parties do not have the victim’s best interests at heart. An injury lawyer with Ankin Law will work with medical experts, investigators, and accident reconstruction specialists to help you recover maximum compensation. 

Our Personal Injury Law Firm Has Recovered Hundreds of Millions of Dollars on Behalf of Our Clients

Our Chicago personal injury attorneys have earned a reputation among our clients and peers for winning some of the most complicated cases in Illinois. Ankin Law has recovered hundreds of millions on behalf of our clients. 

  • $4.2 Million recovered for the client in a defective machine products liability case
  • $2.75 Million for a 64-year-old male who was struck by a truck while riding his bicycle 
  • $2.65 Million for a 10-year-old who suffered head injuries in a car crash
  • $1.8 Million recovered on behalf of the client in a defective machine products liability case


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How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help Your Case

The Chicago injury lawyers at Ankin Law will substantially increase your chances of obtaining the best outcome in your personal injury case. Our law firm will do this by:

  • Providing you with a FREE consultation to evaluate the strength of your claim and start you off on the right track.
  • Calculating the value of your injury claim by digging through all the financial and emotional costs you incurred as a result of the accident.
  • Negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf using curated strategies gained through decades of experience protecting injured victims.
  • Aggressively representing you at trial when the at-fault party refuses to take accountability for his or her actions.

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Determining Liability in a Personal Injury Case

What Is Negligence in a Personal Injury Case?

Negligence is the primary element in personal injury law that empowers victims to prove fault and recover compensation. There are a few key elements that must be present to prove negligence in your injury case:

The Defendant Owed You a Duty of Care.

Generally, people owe a duty to one another to refrain from causing harm. This duty applies to the average person, as well as medical care professionals, landlords, business and property owners, and other individuals. The duty of care is identified by considering how a reasonable person or professional would have acted under the same or similar circumstances.

The Defendant Violated the Duty of Care Owed.

When a person or professional fails to act in a way that aligns with the expected standard of care, this is considered a breach of the duty of care. These violations can occur through action or inaction, and usually involve negligent behavior. Violating the duty of care can occur through a variety of acts, such as intoxicated, reckless, or distracted driving, causing avoidable harm to a patient during a medical procedure, or failing to remove hazards from a business’s property.

The Breach of the Duty of Care Was the Proximate Cause of Your Injuries.

It is not enough to simply prove that a duty of care existed, or that a defendant violated this duty through action or inaction. Instead, a plaintiff must also demonstrate that he or she suffered harm as a result of the violation of the standard of care. Typically, this harm is represented by injuries.

You Suffered Damages as a Result of the Negligent Party’s Actions

Though establishing that a victim suffered injuries due to a negligent party’s action or inaction helps provide grounds for a personal injury lawsuit, accident victims need to take things a step further if they want to recover fair compensation. Plaintiffs need to show that they suffered damages as a direct result of the injuries caused by the accident. Damages include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.