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​​​​​ "Personal Injury" is a legal term for physical, mental or emotional injury that has been caused by the negligence of another.  Many personal injury claims arise from Car / Trucking Accidents, Medical / Nursing Home Negligence or other accidents that may result in injury or death.  A death caused by the negligence of another is called a Wrongful Death.  In most states, surviving family members have the right to financial compensation for the wrongful death of a relative.

If the party making the claim (Plaintiff) can prove that his or her injuries or the death of a relative was caused by someone else's negligence, then he or she may be able to recover money for losses sustained.  Among other things, the injured person or the relative of the deceased person may recover money for lost wages, medical bills, loss of normal life, loss of society and loss of consortium.  Specifically, in Wrongful Death Cases the amount of the settlement or verdict depends upon a variety of factors.  The prior income of the deceased person and the surviving family members dependent upon that income play a major role.  In addition, the loss of companionship, love, and affection to the spouse and children of the deceased is considered.

Statutes of limitation provide a cut-off date by which these types of lawsuits must be filed.  You may waive your right to prosecute a matter if your lawsuit is not filed in a timely manner. 

At the Harris Law Firm, we strive to obtain the highest possible compensation for those who have been injury or have lost a loved one.  Call the Harris Law Firm if you have been injured, or if a friend or family member is a victim of negligence that causes death.  The initial consultation is free.  If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis.  That means we get paid for our services only if we recover money for you.

 Call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to compensation.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule a consultation with Jesse Harris, please call (773) 221-4388.  Also, you can email Mr. Harris at