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Empowering Recovery with Chicago's Personal Injury Advocates

A Chicago personal injury lawyer provides vital services to those trying to recover a sense of stability after a serious injury or loss has occurred. This service is more than legal counsel; it is the feeling of calm that results from knowing that a powerful team of advocates is completely focused on making those responsible pay for their errors.

Representing injured clients across the United States

Meyers & Flowers, headquartered in Chicago, has built a nationwide legal advocacy practice on the foundation of seeing that our clients obtain full financial compensation for many classes of preventable injuries. 

Our Chicago personal injury lawyers have a formidable reputation for taking on huge multinational corporations, insurance companies and employers. 

We have won large settlements and trial awards that not only benefit individuals, but often result in wide sweeping improvements in safety procedures connected with the defendant industry.

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Removing the Stress of Seeking Compensation

We are proud of our record of wins for our clients. Many of them come to us feeling hopeless at the thought of confronting a team of hard core opposition attorneys, thinking they are on their own after an injury has completely changed their lives. Our clients are relieved to learn they have a world class personal injury law firm backing their claim.

$24 Million

Largest verdict in Kane County on behalf of the family of a woman who suffered pulmonary arrest and permanent brain damage as a result of medical negligence

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DuPage county settlement with Carol Stream beauty school for scalp burn

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$200 Million

Settlement on behalf of 40 people killed in a train explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Canada

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$12 Million

Medical malpractice settlement for a 7-year-old boy after his physicians negligently failed to diagnose and stop his seizures.

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$1.58 Million

Recovery for injured construction worker

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$7 Million

Resolution for Six-Year-Old Boy Hit by Negligent Semi-Truck Driver

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$3.5 Million

Awarded to 25-year-old man injured in a semi-truck collision

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$5 Million

Chicago firefighter killed in line of duty

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$1 Million

Settlement for Aurora Man Injured by Negligent Truck Driver

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How Do You Decide Whether or Not a Case Goes to Court?

At Meyers & Flowers, we have deep trial experience, and in negotiating settlements with the opposing party’s defense lawyers. You can be completely confident that your rights and interests will be protected. With the assistance of our litigation team at Meyers & Flowers, the value of your claim will be carefully and thoroughly evaluated to determine the actual value, including:

  • Economic Damages: Financial losses associated with the injury, including medical costs, rehabilitation, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and other losses.
  • Non-Economic Damages: These damages are typically the largest portion of a personal injury claim, and relate to pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, emotional anguish, etc.
  • Punitive Damages: In some cases, the actions of the responsible party were so outrageously reckless, lacking any regard for the safety of others, that compensatory damages can be pursued as punishment for those actions.
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The Fundamentals of a Personal Injury Case

Personal injury covers a wide range of injuries including physical damage and emotional stress. This body of the law allows individuals to seek financial compensation for damages caused by intentional or unintentional negligence.

The basic premise is that individuals, corporations, medical personnel and many others have an acknowledged duty to provide a safe environment or to provide services that cause no harm.

While money alone cannot fully compensate for pain, emotional stress, loss of a loved one, or an altered lifestyle, it can help to get one’s life back on track.

A Look at the Personal Injury Process

When you’re seeking justice in a personal injury case, you deserve to trust that you’re in the right hands. At Meyers & Flowers, we have extensive experience with personal injury suits, having successfully argued hundreds of cases. We’ll walk you through every step of the process:

Your Consultation

This is our first meeting, during which we’ll get to know the details of your case and begin to formulate a specific plan for moving forward. We’ll help you figure out what types of compensation you might be entitled to, and get you started down the road to justice.

Document Filing

Filing all of the necessary documents is the first proper step in the suit process, which we’ll take care of on your behalf.


This is the part of the process during which the plaintiff (you) and the defendant (the other party) will formally exchange evidence. We’ll send the other party a list of questions, requests for documents, and so forth. This helps us build our case.

Motions and Hearings

Before the trial properly starts, both sides have a chance to file for motions and hearings that might impact the outcome of the trial, or the process by which it proceeds altogether. An example of this might be one side arguing that certain evidence be deemed inadmissible, or arguing that there’s not enough evidence to bring the case to trial altogether.


In most cases, attorneys will attempt at reaching a settlement before the trial actually begins. If both parties can come to an agreement, the trial can potentially be avoided. If not, the trial proceeds.


During your trial, we’ll argue your case compellingly, doing our best to convince a jury that the defendant is liable for the damages and owe you the compensation we’re demanding.

Collections and Appeals

When a settlement or verdict is reached, your attorneys will then set about collecting and distributing the compensation from the defendant. In some cases, the defendant can also file post-trial motions, or appeals, each of which can potentially change the outcome of the trial after the fact.

Tireless representation for every client

Meyers & Flowers is serious about obtaining fair and meaningful financial compensation and aggressively prosecutes each personal injury case to a satisfactory conclusion. Many cases are settled out of court particularly when it is clear that the defendant was negligent. Our Chicago case preparation team is considered among the best in the preliminary steps leading up to trial. While we try to avoid expensive trial costs, we are always fully prepared and willing to escalate to trial. A Meyers & Flowers Chicago personal injury lawyer is fully equipped to confront an opponent of any size including managing large class action and mass tort actions from our Chicago base, representing thousands of clients across the United States.

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Personal injury cases

Every personal injury case arriving at our office is unique and our personal injury attorneys in Chicago are fully versed in all aspects of the laws governing these types of cases. We routinely represent clients, individually and also through large group legal suits for injuries arising from:

Defective Medical Products

  • Hip replacement devices
  • Knee replacement devices

Every year, thousands of people are injured by defective medical devices and products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posts yearly lists and summaries of the most serious recalls of defective medical products with a reasonable chance of causing serious health problems or death. Consumers who have been injured by defective medical products may be eligible to recover compensation for their losses.

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Defective Prescription Drugs

A defective prescription drug is one that causes physical, psychological, or emotional harm. Drugs can be defective due to improper labeling, insufficient warning, or a defect in the drug itself. Unfortunately, it can take years to discover that a drug is dangerous, at which point many people have already suffered harm.

Auto and Truck Accidents

  • Often requires identification of multiple defendants

When a large commercial truck collides with a much smaller passenger vehicle, it can cause serious or fatal injuries for the passenger vehicle occupants. Truck accidents are complex cases involving federal regulations and multiple potentially responsible parties, which may include the truck driver, the trucking company, a truck parts manufacturer, or a company responsible for maintenance of the truck. Learn more about truck accident legal coverage or car accident legal coverage.

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Aviation Accidents

Aviation accidents occur much less frequently than auto accidents. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports a total of only 808 aviation accidents nationwide in 2016. When they occur, however, plane crashes can cause serious or fatal injuries. After a tragic aviation accident, it is important to have an attorney with experience representing your interests. Airlines and their insurance companies have their own best interests at heart.

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Workplace Injuries

If you are covered by workers’ compensation (as most workers are), you should receive benefits for a work-related injury, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. If should be a simple matter to receive your benefits after an on-the-job injury, but, unfortunately, this is not always the case.

Our dedicated legal team has years of experience and a successful track record handling workers’ comp cases. You can rely on us for assistance if things don’t go smoothly with your workers’ compensation claim.

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Sexual Abuse

  • Employer or co-worker abuse
  • Teacher abuse
  • Clergy abuse

Sexual abuse is becoming an increasingly serious problem. The Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN) reports that someone in America is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. An average of 321,500 people age 12 and older become victims of sexual assault or rape every year. Sexual abuse victims have a right to seek compensation in a court of law, even if they were too afraid to report the abuse when it occurred. Learn about sexual abuse legal coverage here.

Train and Cruise Ship Accidents

  • Collisions
  • Food poisoning
  • Assault

Hard-working people go on cruises and travel to relax, unwind, and get away from it all. Unfortunately, accidents and injuries often occur on cruise ships and trains. Train accidents are caused by human factors, track defects, equipment defects, and signal defects. As trains are powerful machines with tons of fast-moving iron and steel, collisions can have devastating consequences.

Personal injury on a cruise ship can result from loss of power, fires, food-borne illnesses, slip and fall accidents, crime and assault, or full or partial sinking of the ship. Cruise ship accidents and injuries are complex cases governed by maritime law, which includes federal regulations, international treaties, and case law.

If you have been hurt on the job or suffered injury caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, Meyers & Flowers is here to help. Our team of seasoned trial lawyers has a history of success recovering substantial awards and settlements for our clients.

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

What should I do after an accident?

The first and most important action after an injury accident is to get medical attention and follow the prescribed therapy. The second action is to engage the services of a qualified personal injury attorney. Do not provide a statement to an insurance company, lawyer, or party representing the at-fault party as you may damage your case.

Why should I choose Meyers & Flowers?

Our litigation team represents the injured in a wide range of injury cases, including vehicle accidents, defective product cases, malpractice, abuse, workers’ compensation, consumer fraud, and others. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, or if a family member passed away due to the negligent or reckless actions of another party, you can trust our Chicago personal injury lawyers to pursue justice and full compensation for you.

What is personal injury?

Personal injury is defined as any physical or emotional injury sustained by an individual through the negligent or reckless act of another party. The bottom line for personal injury is that individuals, employees, businesses, governments and other entities have a legal role to ensure an environment under their control is reasonably safe, or the products they manufacture are safe for consumers. Meyers & Flowers has the experienced Chicago personal injury lawyers and resources to aggressively investigate the details of every case and pursue just compensation for our clients, no matter what it takes.

How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?

Clients likely have valid personal injury claims if they were harmed due to another person's negligence or intentional actions.

What is negligence, and how does it relate to personal injury cases?

Negligence is the failure to act reasonably, and it's crucial in personal injury cases because it establishes fault for causing harm.

How is compensation determined in personal injury cases?

Compensation in personal injury cases is determined based on factors like the extent of your injuries, medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

Do I need an attorney for my personal injury case?

While not mandatory, having an attorney is highly recommended for your personal injury case to protect your rights and negotiate fair compensation.

How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

The time to file a personal injury lawsuit varies by state, typically ranging from one to six years. As such, clients should consult with an attorney to ensure that they meet the deadline.

Can I pursue a personal injury claim even if I was partially at fault for the accident?

In most cases, clients can still pursue a personal injury claim even if they are partially at fault. Many states allow for proportionate compensation based on comparative negligence laws.

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Airplane Accidents

Whether your plane crash occurred within the United States or abroad, our attorneys will pursue justice for you and your family.

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Car Accident Lawyers in Chicago

If there's an accident, an experienced car accident lawyer will make sure that you are protected.

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Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic injuries occur suddenly and can change your life within a matter of seconds.

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Chemtool Fire Lawsuit

On Monday, June 14, 2021, a “cataclysmic explosion” rocked a chemical manufacturing plant located in the Rockton village of Winnebago County, Illinois.

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Childbirth Injury

We are well versed in the complicated childbirth injury laws and can help you with your case.

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Medical Malpractice

Malpractice occurs when a medical professional's act or omission results in a patient’s injury or death.

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Nursing Home Abuse

Our attorneys are very experienced in Elder Law, and will help if there has been abuse.

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Camp Lejune Water Contamination

From 1953 to 1987, at least one million enlisted servicemen and women, their families, and civilian staff were poisoned by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune military base in North Carolina.

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Premises Liability

Every year, thousands of people are injured due to unsafe property conditions or inadequate security. Call us for help.

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Public Safety Disability Pension

Each day, public safety employees leave their families and go to work to protect ours. Call us for help.

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Sexual Abuse

If you or a loved one has been abused sexually, you have a remedy. Call us for help.

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Train Accidents

Mass transit accidents are far less common in frequency but nevertheless can be tragic.

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Truck Accident Lawyers in Chicago

When an 18-wheeler collides with another vehicle at high speed the resulting damage and personal injury is invariably catastrophic.

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Uber and Lyft Accidents

Rideshare accidents have been increasing with the popularity of the services. If you have been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, call us today.

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Uber and Lyft Sexual Assult

We've seen hundreds of victims have come forward after being sexually assaulted by their Uber and Lyft drivers. 

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Workers' Compensation

Workers’ compensation laws exist to compensate employees in the event that they are unable to work as a result of a work-related accident or illness.

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Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Chicago

Every year, there are roughly 90,000 motorcycle accidents in the USA that result in either serious injuries or death.

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Wrongful Death

Nothing can truly replace a loved one lost, but compensation can help the family recover.

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