Injury Cases


Jose M. Ortega represents injured individuals and their families in the Chicago Metropolitan area, where he is well known and highly regarded. He is an experienced and skilled trial lawyer with a commitment for excellence and success in personal injury proceedings.

We offer you an initial free consultation. We evaluate your case and determine the necessary steps to make sure that you obtain the best results. We will explain you how the legal process works and what to expect in your case.




Call our law firm to receive your free consultation. During you free consultation we will analyze the details of your personal injury case to determine how much your personal injury claim may be worth. We have attorneys who have been practicing law for many years. Experience is crucial when it comes to getting you the money you deserve.

If you, a relative or somebody you know has suffered a personal injury resulting from a work-related accident, a car accident, a faulty product or a slip and fall incident contact one of the personal injury lawyers today at the Ortega & Associates law firm.


Personal Injury Cases

To properly represent our clients in their personal injury claims, our law office works with experts in different areas, who can investigate the technical and medical aspects of your case.

As indicated previously, we earn our fee only if you get paid. The fee agreement will be carefully explained to you before you retain us. If you think you might have a case, contact us for an evaluation. We will tell you if your case deserves pursuing legal action.

Car Accident Injury
Generally speaking, drivers must use "reasonable care under the circumstances." The failure to use reasonable care is considered negligence under the law. A negligent driver who causes an accident may have to pay compensation to victims of the accident who were injured through the driver's negligence. The injured party (plaintiff) must show that the other driver (defendant) was negligent, that the negligence caused the accident, and that the accident caused the plaintiff's injuries.

To make your case, we look specifically at whether the defendant: Disobeyed traffic rules, Drove under the influence, Failed to signal, Drove above or below the speed limit, Disregarded driving conditions, Drove on the wrong side of the road, Behaved in other negligent ways, Reckless Driving.

Chicago Car Accident Injury Cases — Drunk Driving
In a lawsuit arising from a drunk driving accident, both the intoxicated driver and the bar or social host who allowed the driver to drink to excess may be responsible for injuries and damages. We can help you identify who might be held responsible for your injuries.

Chicago Car Accident Attorney Illinois — Other Auto Accident Cases
Sometimes, auto accidents are caused by automotive defects rather than by another driver. In these cases, an automobile manufacturer or supplier may be liable under products liability law. A products liability case is a lawsuit brought against the seller or maker of a defective product that hurt a consumer or user.

A driver also may not be at fault if a mechanic fails to repair a car and an accident results. In these cases, the mechanic and the garage may be liable for the injuries due to negligence.

Badly maintained roads or malfunctioning traffic signals can cause accidents too. In these cases, government entities may be liable for injuries. In any personal injury case, it is important that measures be taken right away to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and have physicians or other expert witnesses thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you have been in a motor vehicle accident contact attorney Jose M. Ortega for a free consultation.


Workers Compensation Cases

We represent employees who are injured on the job in claims for settlements, lost wages and medical treatment expenses against private employers and state and local government employers and their workers' compensation insurers. We handle issues dealing with defenses, fraud, subrogation, and appeals. There are often complex legal issues involved in claims regarding proximate causation, statutes of limitation, requirements for receiving different types of disability compensation, and intervening injuries.

If you have experienced work related injuries or diseases in Illinois, your legal rights are protected by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act until you recover. Please notice that the law requires you to notify your employer about the accident location and time if possible. If you have been injured at work, contact our law office to represent you in your worker’s compensation case. We collect a fee only if you get paid.

Any individual whose place of employment is located in the State of Illinois, who has already started their job, and whose injury was caused by in whole, or in part, one’s work, is protected by the Illinois workers’ compensation law. By law, your employer should be responsible for your work injuries. If your employer has insurance, then the insurance company should pay the benefits.


Chicago Wrongful Death Attorney

Wrongful death means the death of a person is caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default. If this case happened in Illinois, you can conduct a wrongful death claim. The most common wrongful death cases in Illinois are:

• Wrongful death caused by criminal attacks
• Wrongful death caused by Vehicle accidents

• Wrongful death caused by medical negligence
• Wrongful death during work

By the Wrongful Death Act Illinois, the descendants, spouse, and next of kin are able to make a financial loss claim resulting from the death, and receive compensation for:

• Loss of expected income of the person who died
• Medical bills and funeral expenses
• General damages

• Mental anguish
• Loss of inheritance


Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

A motorcycle driver deemed negligent by law is required to pay compensation to victims of the accident who were injured through the driver's negligence. The injured party (plaintiff) must show that the other driver (defendant) was negligent, that the negligence caused the accident and that the accident caused the plaintiff's injuries. If you have been in an accident with a motorcyclist, contact our office to help you fight for your rights. We will specifically look at whether the defendant:

• Drove recklessly
• Drove under the influence
• Failed to signal
• Drove above/below the speed limit

• Drove on the wrong side of the road
• Behaved in other negligent ways
• Disobeyed traffic rules
• Disregarded outside driving conditions