Sometimes accidents just happen and nobody was at fault. Sometimes accidents happen and nobody gets injured. However, when an accident happens and someone was injured, often somebody was negligent and was responsible. When the negligent actions of another was the cause of an injury, the accident victim may assert a personal injury claim and seek compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages, if they miss work. Both businesses and individuals have a duty of care and the responsibility not to cause injury to others. Sometimes the failure to meet that duty of care results in serious harm to others. When that happens, assistance from an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer is essential for an accident victim to recover all the damages they deserve as compensation for the injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate the facts of a particular incident and the applicable law to assess the potential for recovery by the accident victim for their medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages due to missing work. In the aftermath of a personal injury, it helps to have an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer provide guidance on the road to recovery.