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When your life has been impacted by the negligence of another, it can be hard to know where to turn. Whether you or a loved one was harmed due to an accident, by a medical provider or in an at-work mishap, you’re likely concerned about what next steps to take.

For more than 30 years, our legal team has helped our deserving clients and their families through the toughest of times. We’ll meet with you or speak to you by phone and explain how we can help you navigate through a complex legal system.

Whatever the injury, our team has handled such cases successfully before for many of our other very satisfied clients. And although we know that money can never restore one’s health or bring back a lost loved one, it may be one small step in helping you back on the road to a better life.

30 +

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2126 W Van Buren St. #100 Chicago, IL 60612


Our managing attorney, Mitchell Sexner, and his experienced legal team are highly regarded as legal authorities in Chicago, as well as across Illinois and nationally. Mr. Sexner has been recognized as a top 100 attorney by the National Trial Lawyers, awarded the highest ranking of “AV Preeminent” by the widely respected legal rating service of Martindale-Hubbell, and selected for inclusion by “Super Lawyers”. He has also appeared on television as a guest speaker.

In the area of injury law, Mr. Sexner has been selected over multiple years as one of the 3 Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Chicago, among the “Nation’s Top 1%” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, chosen as among the “Best Attorneys of America” by Rue Ratings and picked as one of the top Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Chicago by Expertise, a national ratings service which helps the public find the most qualified professionals.

But of equal importance to our deep knowledge and experience in injury law is our compassion for those we represent and our commitment to leave no stone unturned in our efforts to obtain the maximum financial recovery for our deserving clients and their families. We promise to give 100% effort to each and every case we accept.

Our Success Stories

Medical Malpractice Logo $6.2 Million Settlement Medical Malpractice

After performing surgery to remove a benign cyst from our client’s brain, our client fell into a coma and later emerged with lifelong cognitive disabilities. We sued the brain surgeon alleging that his failure to take advantage of available brain navigation technology amounted to medical malpractice.

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Slip And Fall Icon $3 Million Settlement Workers' Compensation

While using a ladder to install windows on a building, our client fell when the ladder slipped out. He landed on concrete and suffered a femur fracture, a pulmonary embolism, and other serious injuries. We filed both a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party action in order to achieve this substantial recovery for our deserving client.

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Heart Graph $2.8 Million Verdict Personal Injury

We sued a doctor after he incorrectly diagnosed a man’s chest pains as pneumonia, rather than as an imminent heart attack. He then died two days later. On behalf of his family, we first tried to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurer, but when they failed to be reasonable, we took them to trial instead and won.

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Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America
Client Champion Gold 2022
The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
AV Preeminent Rated Lawyers
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National Association of Distinguished Counsel
BBB Accredited Business
Best Business of 2024 Three Best Rated
10 Best Attorney  Ameerica Institute of Legal Counsel
Expertise Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Chicago
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Types of Injury Cases That We Handle

The Injury legal team at Sexner Injury Lawyers LLC represents people and families whose lives have been adversely affected due to the negligent acts of others. Whether the injury happened in a car, on the job, or due to doctor error, our knowledgeable attorneys have successfully collected millions of dollars for our clients in the areas of:

These are just some of the many injury-related areas of law that our experience attorneys have handled for our deserving clients since 1990. There is never a fee charged unless we are successful on your behalf. We can be reached 24 hours a day at (312) 243-9922 Call us now for free advice.


  • The Injury
  • The Discovery
  • The Statute
  • The Plaintiff
  • The Injury Attorney
  • The Lawsuit
  • The Negotiation
  • The Settlement or Verdict
  • The Conclusion

The Injury

We tend to think of ourselves as indestructible. But we humans are just flesh, blood and bone. Although our bodies have an amazing capacity to heal over time, the degree of trauma, our age, and the part of the body affected all influence how long (or if ever) it will take to heal. Some injuries take merely days to heal, whereas others take a lifetime. Still others that involving loss of a limb, paralysis, brain damage or other life-altering personal injury will never mend. Some injuries are not physical at all but involve the psychological damage that follows the loss of a partner, a parent, a child or other loved one. These types of injury (pain and suffering) are just as valid and often can also include significant monetary losses when a loved one is no longer able to contribute financially. Of course, some accidents and injuries result in the loss of life as well.

The Discovery

Some injuries are immediately obvious. When a person has suffered an apparent injury such a puncture wound, loss of a limb, or lies unconscious or bleeding, there can be no doubt that an injury has just occurred. But other injuries can be much more subtle. Sometimes, there may be no clear damage. A person might hit their head but feel like everything is fine. Another person might have a medical procedure and believe that everything went well and as planned. Yet now and then, appearances can be misleading. The person who suffered a head injury may slowly lose cognitive functions over time and eventually become incapacitated or unable to care for themself. -And although a surgery may have seemed from all accounts to have been successful, it may later turn out that the surgeon left a clamp inside the body or committed an error that wasn’t immediately discoverable.

The Statute

There is always a time limit within which a person must file an injury or malpractice lawsuit beyond which all rights to sue will be forever lost. This time limit, called the “statute of limitations” differs widely from State to state. In Chicago and across Illinois, the typical statute of limitations for non-work related injuries is two years from the time that the injury occurred. But as discussed above in the section titled “discovery”, it’s not always obvious that an injury even happened. For that reason, sometimes the two years does not begin to run until the point in time at which the person “knew or should have known” that an injury occurred. This time limitation is not always two years though. It can be longer when the injury was to a child or a person in a coma. It can also be shorter when for instance an accident happened on the “L” in Chicago. A qualified injury lawyer should always be consulted to determine what limit applies to your case.

The Plaintiff

A plaintiff is a person (or the estate of a deceased person) who is suing another person, company or hospital (defendant) for damages (money) in order to be compensated for the negligence (fault) that allowed the injury or medical malpractice to occur. If you yourself were injured, then you can certainly be a plaintiff against another person and file a lawsuit in civil court seeking monetary damages. But others can sometimes sue a responsible party for damages as well, not just the person who suffered the injury. When a wrongful death has occurred, it may be possible for the parents, children, spouse and/or domestic partner to initiate a malpractice or injury lawsuit. In certain uncommon circumstances, it may even be possible for an unrelated person to sue for psychological injuries that they suffered from watching another person get injured or killed due to the negligence of another. An experienced attorney should be consulted to determine who can be a plaintiff, as each case is different.

The Injury Attorney

Especially when a loved one has been injured or has died due to the negligence of another, it may take some time to decide to pursue legal action. A potential plaintiff needs to be aware though of the strict time limits for filing that exist, because missing this deadline will mean that no lawsuit can ever be filed - period. So, it’s important to immediately contact an experienced injury lawyer for advice. Accident, workers comp and medical malpractice cases can often be very complex. So, it’s best to find a legal team like that at Sexner Injury Lawyers LLC that can be trusted to handle your important case with all the attention that it deserves. A track record of million-dollar successes, such as we have achieved is also very important. But of equal importance is finding a partner with compassion who understands how personal this is to you. At Sexner Injury Lawyers LLC, we treat our clients as family.

The Lawsuit

Depending on the type of injury case, how a lawsuit is filed, where it’s filed, and who can be named as defendants will differ greatly. For a car accident or a slip & fall accident, a lawsuit can often be filed quickly at the county clerk, such as at the Daley Center in Chicago. If the injury involved an accident that happened during the course of work though, it’s called a Petition and it’s not really considered a lawsuit against the employer. Petitions for job-related accidents also get filed in a different location which is the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Although Workers Compensation and Injury cases don’t require any special permission to file (which is why they can be filed sometimes the same day), Medical Malpractice cases are much different. Before a case can be filed against a doctor or a hospital, a “certificate of merit” must first be obtained which states a qualified medical expert has reviewed the facts and believes malpractice occurred.

The Negotiation

Depending on the type of case and the particular facts, sometimes a lawsuit is immediately filed while other times the lawyer will instead engage in negotiations with the insurance company first. If the Statute of Limitations is rapidly approaching, it may be wise to get the paperwork filed asap. Otherwise, an experienced injury lawyer will often try to negotiate a settlement first, because most clients would prefer to put matters behind them sooner rather than later if possible. Then, if the insurance company refuses to be reasonable, a lawsuit can always be filed later. Negotiations are never binding on a client, so there’s usually no harm in trying that path first. The decision about whether to try negotiations first or to file the lawsuit instead is an important and strategic decision, which we make in consultation with our clients. An offer will never be accepted at Sexner Injury Lawyers LLC without obtaining the approval of our client first.

The Settlement or Verdict

If a monetary sum of money can be agreed upon between the legal team and the insurance company, this is called a settlement. Except in the simplest of fender-bender cases, most negotiations that lead to settlements are the result of aggressive back-and-forth negotiations between a knowledgeable law firm and the insurer. These negotiations might take weeks, months or sometimes years to get to the point where a fair agreement that properly compensates our client or their family can be reached. But no settlement is ever agreed to at Sexner Injury Lawyers LLC without client approval. If a settlement can’t be reached, then the case will go to trial; either a “bench” trial (where the Judge alone makes the decision), or a “jury” trial (where a group of people from the community decide). Worker’s Comp cases work differently than this. If the court decides that the defendant is liable, a determination is also made regarding how much must be paid in monetary compensation.

The Conclusion

If a case has been settled directly with the insurance company by your lawyers, you can rest assured that within a reasonable period of time, the insurer will write a check for the agreed upon amount. The check will be sent to your attorney’s office, who will then contact you to obtain your signature in order to disburse the funds to you. When we first begin work on your case, we’ll agree on the attorney fee percentage, up front and in writing. Attorney fees typically run from 20% to 33% of the recovery depending on the type of injury case involved. At Sexner Injury Attorneys LLC, there is never a legal fee unless we’re successful on your behalf. So, no matter how long or how hard we work on your case, if for some reason there’s no recovery (which is unlikely), there will be no need to worry about paying our office as the fee will be zero. You’re in experienced and compassionate hands with us.


Since 1990, our experienced injury legal team has helped our deserving clients navigate difficult times and along the way, achieve some measure of peace by securing them the maximum possible financial recovery available. How have we consistently achieved successful results?


It’s an unfortunate reality that many lawyers just tell people whatever they want to hear. But at Sexner Injury Lawyers LLC, we don’t play that game, because this is your life - not a game, and we take our ethical and moral responsibilities very seriously. Contact our office 24 hours a day to be put in touch with an experienced attorney who will carefully listen to your concerns. If we don’t think it sounds like a viable case, we’ll simply tell you and then do our best to point you in the right direction. But most of the time however, we’re able to help and one of our experienced injury attorneys will be immediately assigned to assist you as we investigate your situation in much greater detail and at no cost. After more than 30 years helping injured families, we’ve found that transparency, honesty and a true partnership with our clients are the keys to obtaining a successful resolution.


There will never be any attorney fees charged to you unless we’re successful. That’s our promise to you. So, no matter how long or how hard our legal team works on your case and regardless of whether our investigation takes weeks, months or even years, if we’re not able to secure a monetary settlement or verdict on behalf of you or your loved one, no attorney fees will ever apply unless you agree otherwise. This applies even if your case requires a jury trial. Such an arrangement, known as a contingency fee agreement, is considered to be the best possible way for a person to hire excellent personal injury attorneys and not worry about the cost. That’s because you’ll always know that our legal team is working as hard as possible to secure you the highest possible monetary recovery. The staff at Sexner Injury Lawyers LLC knows that the more successful we are on your behalf, the better it is for all involved.


At Sexner Injury Lawyers LLC, we’re not afraid of hard work. As a matter of fact, that’s the only kind of work we know! We give our very best efforts to every one of our clients every single day. They deserve nothing less. Our attorneys start early, work late and do whatever is necessary in our quest to achieve a successful resolution for our client-partners. Injury matters by their very nature are complex and should only be undertaken by law firms such as Sexner Injury Lawyers LLC that concentrate in this specialized area. For instance, in the case of medical malpractice cases, hospital records often are hundreds of pages long and every page needs to be reviewed carefully as we seek answers. Medical specialists are often hired to scrutinize every page as well. Whatever it takes, whether your case involves a car accident, a work injury, or a doctor’s mistake, our legal team will put in the work required to give you the best chance at a successful resolution.

$2.8 Million

Personal Injury

We represented the family of a man who died of congestive heart failure and sued...

$1.5 Million

Medical Malpractice

A patient recovering from spinal surgery experienced further pain and suffering after...

$3 Million

Workers' Compensation

When a ladder slid out from beneath a Union ironworker, he fell two stories...

$1.6 Million

Medical Malpractice

A young man who sought treatment for a broken leg later lost use of those muscles...

$2.5 Million

Medical Malpractice

A 73-year-old woman died from cancer after consulting with multiple medical...

$6.2 Million

Medical Malpractice

When a Rockford doctor performed brain surgery on a 58-year-old man for a benign...

$3 Million

Medical Malpractice

An Illinois doctor who learned that a complex cyst was the source of a patient’s pain...


Founding Attorney Mitchell Sexner of Sexner Injury Lawyers LLC manages a diverse legal team comprised of experienced injury attorneys who concentrate in the areas of medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and general personal injury. These attorneys, which include affiliated lawyers at some of the most prestigious and successful law firms not only in Chicago, but across the country, have been responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for their clients. Each attorney brings to the table a diverse array of negotiation and trial skills which they will employ to achieve the very best outcome for our clients and families.

  • Attorneys typically have between 20 to 40 years of injury law experience
  • A proven track record of winning jury trial verdicts in Chicago, across Illinois and in other States
  • Respected by opposing attorneys and insurance companies alike
  • Attorneys have handled thousands of cases successfully with many millions recovered
  • Thousands of highly satisfied clients from virtually every State in America
  • Open lines of communication and easy to reach our attorneys with questions
  • Superior levels of dedication, compassion and understanding
  • All attorneys licensed, insured and in good standing with the State Bar
  • No attorney fees charged unless successful

For more than 30 years, the affiliated attorneys of Sexner Injury Lawyers LLC have helped our deserving clients navigate the court system. You can call us 24 hours a day for straight talk and honest advice about your situation. There is never a fee to discuss how we can be of help. Contact us at (312) 243-9922.

Our Clients

Was very pleased with the service provided kept me informed at all times and kept in touch with me thru out the process.


Quality people, quality service. Makes you feel at home.


Thank you for everything may god bless you all


I breathe better, very professional and honest : )


Mitchell and his team did a great job with my case. Patiently talked me through the entire process…


The best Attorney in USA, did an impeccable job on my case…


Great quality, great value, and exercised top notch duty of care. Would highly recommend.


I have always felt at ease with Mr.Sexner. He has always maintained a high level of professionalism. His firm has helped not only myself but referrals I have sent to them. They are knowledgeable, concise and very clear in explaining the law. I will always use this firm if a need arises and I will always refer my friends and family to them. Thank you for your outstanding service.


All associates have been extremely helpful and making sure they do everything in their power to get you the best results. Such friendly and genuine people that are attentive and sincere. Definitely recommend.


Mr. Sexner was AMAZING! He was very informative and understanding with my situation and my options. I looked into many other lawyers and he was by far the best I encountered. I would and will suggest him for any further business to any family or friends. He is the right guy for the job!


I appreciate what they have done for my family and I.


I was glad to have hired your firm to represent me in my case. The lawyer assign to me was straight forward and always able to answer my questions. I would recommend this firm to anyone seeking legal help. Very professional firm.


This law firm And Staff Is Amazing…they work hard and FIGHT Hard For you If you Need A Great Lawyer You Will Wanna Call!………..You Will Not Be Disappointed. I Guarantee It.


My experiences with Mitchell Sexner Law Office have been beyond helpful to me and my future. Thanks to the office I have been able to better carry on with my life. I truly appreciate everything they have done for me.


I’ve been in those kind of situations, moments in my life when believing your life, dreams, family comes to end or changed for future. With the kindness and patience given by our lawyer I was able to understand what I was going through and what I was going to expect. All the way through the court date and afterwards I felt like I was family and cared for. Thank you for all your help..


I’m very happy I choose this firm. Very mindful and honest. Thank you!!!!


Mr. Sexner, was very knowledgeable, and patient with all of our questions regarding the case with our son. He very clearly laid out all of the options and we felt very confident with his advice.


Mr. Mitchell Sexner was very helpful and he clarified all my concerns. I would highly recommend him.


Mitch Sexner is very capable, responds quickly and has a great personality… he has the character combination that you had hoped to find in your attorney.

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