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Ozmon Law and Personal Injury

Ozmon Law has been dedicated to the representation of seriously and catastrophically injured victims and their families involving personal injury law for over 30 years. With a track record of high dollar verdicts and settlements in personal injury cases in the greater Chicagoland area as well as around the country. Laird Ozmon has proven he can recover the maximum award of damages.

Personal Injury involves obtaining fair compensation in many different types of cases including: Negligence, Professional Negligence (Medical Malpractice/Birth-Related Injuries) Wrongful Death and Product Liability. There are many different subsets in these areas dependent on your type of case.

If you feel you may have a Personal Injury case contact Ozmon Law today for a FREE no obligation consultation at 815.727.7700

Answers To Key Questions About Personal Injury & Ozmon Law


Negligence is defined as doing something a reasonably careful person would not do or failing to do something that a reasonably careful person would do under the circumstances, which proximately results in damages to a person. These damages usually include pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, medical expenses and wage loss.

If a negotiated settlement cannot be achieved a lawsuit may be filed, and if the matter is still un-resolved it will be set for trial where liability and damages are ultimately determined by a jury.

  1. Seek Medical Attention
    Seek medical treatment for your injuries as quickly as possible. This will also be important documentation of your injuries when it comes time to present your case to the insurance company or eventually a jury. After seeking initial treatment, contact Ozmon Law Personal Injury before speaking with insurance companies. Do not give a recorded statement to a wrongdoers insurance company.
  2. Preserve Evidence, Gather Facts and Documentation
    Preserve all evidence from the accident that you can. Take Photographs of any serious injury or damage. Write down a summary of facts of the accident how and when it occurred, the time, type of injury, insurance information, and expenses lost and medical costs. Were there any witnesses to the accident? Request a copy of the police report if applicable. This will all aid Laird Ozmon in building your case.
  3. Contact Personal Injury Lawyer Laird Ozmon
    A retained lawyer ultimately refers many serious personal injury cases to another law firm because that lawyer or firm doesn’t have the experience to properly handle that case. Ozmon Law has been dedicated solely to the representation of seriously and catastrophically injured victims and their families for over 30 years. Laird Ozmon personally handles and or manages every aspect of your case and will fight to obtain fair compensation. If a negotiated settlement cannot be achieved, Laird is a top trial lawyer and has experience to take your case to trial and fight to establish liability and recover the maximum award of damages from the jury.

Laird Ozmon believes that “wrongful Conduct Deserves Rightful Compensation”. Get the compensation you deserve by retaining Ozmon Law.


Each case is different and compensation will depend on your type of injury, the negligence of the others involved and the impact it will have on your future ability to work or your quality of life. Depending on the case criteria you may be able to receive compensation for the following.

  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Medical expenses
  • Disability/Loss of a normal life
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost past and future wages
  • Property damage

Ozmon Law has over 30 years of extensive experience as a Personal Injury Trial Lawyer, having handled serious cases in State and Federal Courts in Illinois and the U.S. Laird Ozmon can see that your case is prosecuted anywhere in the U.S.

Illinois Jurisdictions:

  • Will County: Joliet, Plainfield, Romeoville, Lockport, Crest Hill. Shorewood, Minooka, Channahon, Elwood, Manhattan, New Lenox, Mokena, Frankfort, Peotone, Manhattan and Braidwood.
  • Grundy County: Coal City, Morris, Mazon, Verona, Gardner and Kinsman.
  • Cook County: Chicago, Cicero, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Blue Island, Harvey, Calumet, Countryside, Bridgeview, Matteson, Chicago Heights, Calumet, Evanston, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Glenview, Northbrook, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village and Rosemont.
  • DuPage County: Naperville, Wheaton, Lisle, Warrenville, Glen Ellyn, Oakbrook, Downers Grove, Westmont, Hindsdale, Darien, Woodridge, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, Addison, Wood Dale, Itasca, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, West Chicago, Roselle, Wayne, Winfield, Warrenville, Eola and Bensenville.

Ozmon Law represents seriously or catastrophic patients that are victims to the following negligence.

  • Auto Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Train Accidents
  • Boating or Recreational Accidents
  • Slip and fall Accidents
  • Dog Bite Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Work-Related Accidents
  • Do NOT Delay medical treatment. If your injuries are not serious enough to see a doctor then your injuries will not appear to deserve serious compensation.
  • Do NOT exaggerate facts about your accident or your injuries, if your doctors reports don’t match your accident report or your type of injuries it will cast doubt on you and your case.
  • Do NOT ignore your medical treatments or doctor’s visits. Follow the treatment and medication plan given. Otherwise it may appear that your condition is due in part to your failure to follow medical advice. This can negatively impact your recovery.
  • Do NOT give any recorded or written statements without the consent or presence of your personal Injury lawyer to the negligent parties insurance company.  However, you are obligated to communicate and give statement to your insurance company about the accident.
  • Do NOT sign any legal and or medical documents prepared by the insurance company without the consent or presence of a lawyer.
  • Do NOT discuss the accident or any details of it with the negligent parties lawyer, insurance company, adjusters, or investigators.
  • Do NOT post images or discuss your accident or the case on social media. Any posts and or images can be requested by the negligent parties lawyer and be used against you in the case.
  • Do NOT try to negotiate a settlement with an insurance company or the negligent party in any serious injury case.

Experience, Trust and Compassion are Ozmon Law principles. Laird Ozmon has a proven track record of obtaining high dollar value settlements and jury verdicts involving personal injury law cases. While Ozmon Law is handling your case, Laird will always try to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. However, if a fair settlement cannot be negotiated, Laird’s 30 years of trial experience will work for you in attempting to recover maximum compensation from the jury.

Contact Ozmon Law Today for a FREE Consultation at 815-727-7700

Illinois Supreme Court AFFIRMS Will County Ruling Which Struck Down Fees on Foreclosures Filings

On June 17, 2021, the state high court declared unconstitutional sections of two laws, a revision of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure, which governs operations of Illinois state courts, and sections of the Illinois Housing Development Act. (Reuben D. Walker, et al v. Andrea Lynn Chasteen, et al. Will County Case No. 12 CH 05275)  

$9.2 Million Dollars – Awarded the highest settled Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in the history of Will County

Medical Malpractice Case Will County, Joliet IL Recently awarded the highest settled Medical Malpractice suit in the history of Will County for 9.2 million. Will County, Il.(a suburb of Chicago) - On January 15, 2015, a Will County woman and her husband settled a...

Ozmon Law Client Awarded $12,000,000.00 by a Federal Jury Against Black and Decker in a Product Liability Case

Plaintiff, a bricklayer-carpenter, age 42, sustained a nearly complete amputation of his left hand, while using a power miter saw found to be unreasonably dangerous due to a lack of a right side lower blade guard. Plaintiff's expert was the invertor and designer of...

Ozmon Law Settles Landmark $8,000,000.00 Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AD, AATD) Case

Laird Ozmon from Ozmon Law settled an $8,000,000.00 dollar Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD, A1AD) case for client Scott S. Scott was misdiagnosed with COPD for years when he actually had the rare Alpha-1 protein deficiency. Beginning in 1991, defts misdiagnosed...

$2,009,000.00 Awarded to Plaintiff in Product Liability Mitre Saw Case

Age 49, a carpenter, was using a 10-inch Black and Decker miter box saw when an unguarded blade on the right side struck his left hand, amputating one-third around the thumb. Thumb was sewn back on and palm repaired, but a year later index finger had to be removed and...

Ozmon Law Client Awarded $2,000.000.00 in Medical Malpractice Case

December 1, 2003, pltf M-16 presented to the emergency room of Deft Hospital with a two-day history of abdominal pain and diarrhea. He had a fever and was tachycardic. His CBC blood test revealed that his white blood count was elevated with marked shift to the left. A...

$1,950,000.00 Awarded in Medical Malpractice Case with a Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer

Male 44 yr old cabinet maker’s August 1996 chest x-ray was misread and defendants failed to diagnose his lung cancer until May, 1997, when it was Stage III and had metastasized to his brain. He died in Sept. 1997 (survived by wife and 3 grown children)

$1,860,000.00 Awarded to Ozmon Law Construction Accident Client

A male 37 year old tripped over a nail protruding from concrete on a top step at a Chicago construction project and fell down a stairway sustaining a L4-L5 herniation requiring decompressive laminectomy and fusion. Plaintiff could not return to work as a carpet...

$1,400,000.00 Awarded in Negligence Case

A male, 35 years old, was entering a fast food establishment carrying his child and was injured when a mat in the entranceway slipped due to an accumulation of water and/or other substances on the underlying floor causing him to violently twist in an attempt to avoid...

$1.8 Million Awarded to Client in Wrongful Death Case Involving a Suburban Bus Company

Student, M-12 was struck and killed at a Joliet corner because a Suburban Bus did not employ safety procedures or equipment such as a "stop arm" in violation of federal school bus regulations. The suburban bus route had been created specifically to take children to...

$990,000.00 Awarded in Wrongful Death Case Involving the Death of a Child in Apartment Complex Swimming Pool

Plaintiff's decedent, M age 6, was playing with his siblings and a 5 year-old girl outside the front of the apartment his mother and stepfather had leased from Defendant, two weeks earlier. Although the children were instructed by their mother to stay in front of the...

$875,000.00 Awarded to Client Due to Birth-Related Injury

Defendant doctor used vacuum-assisted delivery of newborn when it was not indicated. Defendants actions caused newborn to sustain multiple intracranial hemorrhages and mild cognitve deficits.

$750,000.00 Awarded to Family in Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death

Plaintiff with a family history of heart disease was brought to the E/R, complaining of bilateral arm pain, nausea, and light-headedness - but was sent home. He returned via ambulance 4 hours later, in full cardiopulmonary arrest, and died shortly thereafter. Autopsy...

$525,000.00 Settlement in Personal Injury Case Involving Southwest Airlines

Female passenger sustained TMJ symdrome when struck by an attache case when a flight attendant opened an overhead luggage compartment on Southwest Airlines flight.

$500,000.00 Awarded to Ozmon Law Client in Personal Injury Construction Negligence

Plaintiff was working inside a coal chute. His job was to change the shafts & gears. Plaintiff was working on a ladder (using it as a platform) propped at an angle to keep chute door open. While moving down the ladder to view another area, the ladder gave way. The...

Joliet Automobile Accident Client Awarded $502,132.00

Plaintiff, age 43, was stopped at a stoplight northbound on Rte. 59 in Joliet, IL, when she was rear-ended by a vehicle which had also been rear-ended. Plaintiff suffered a low-back and neck injury which progressed into a myofascial pain syndrome/fibromyalgia.

$500,000.00 Awarded to Client In a Medical Malpractice Case

$500,000.00 Plaintiff's husband, age 65, underwent a mitral valve repair and was scheduled to be discharged. On the morning he was to be discharged, he began experiencing abdominal pain and was transferred back to the ICU where he died approximately 8 hours later....

$490,000.00 Awarded in Automobile Accident When Defendant Failed to Yield the Right of Way

Plaintiff, (F-42), was driving a Ford E-150 van, headed east on Black Road at or near its intersection with Frontage Road in Joliet when Defendant, who was headed west on Black Road, failed to yield the right of way to Plaintiff and turned left in front of her. After...

$485,000.00 Awarded in Truck and Car Accident Case

M-Pltf was driving car northbound Rte. 41. Dft was driving semi dump truck Southbound on Rte. 41. Dft made a left hand turn in front of Pltf blocking the road. Pltf struck Df at rear tires. Plft suffered head injuries, back and neck pain and shattered left knee cap...

Auto Accident Personal Injury Case Awarded $315,000.00 for Ozmon Law Client

Plaintiff (F-40 yrs) was traveling northbound on Elizabeth St, in Crete, IL. Defendant was traveling eastbound on Division St and failed to stop at the stop sign and struck the Plaintiff's vehicle causing it to spin around to face south on Elizabeth St. Plaintiff...

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