Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys

Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C.

The Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C. is a civil litigation and trial firm concentrating in personal injury, construction site injuries and wrongful death claims resulting from auto accidents and transportation negligence, medical negligence, defective products, railroad injuries, FELA, premises accidents, work-related occurrences, trucking accidents, ride share injuries, and asbestos exposure serving the Greater Chicago area.

Real Reviews – Real Clients

This law firm has been the best!! My lawyer, Izabela, was the best! I was out of work for almost two years and Izabela ensured that I received my earnings. There were times that I couldn’t hear her voice but email became our best friend. I received a response within 24 hours or less. She was my personal pitbull. Fighting on my behalf to ensure my financial needs were met, my health concerns, and my overall mental health concerns. I would not have remained sane without her. Love My Pitbull—Izabela !!

Patrice Jones, GOOGLE REVIEW

If you are injured these are the guys you want. Matt has excellent communication and expertise . He will guide you every step of the way. Thanks Matt.


Chris Norem represented and won our case in court. He is an amazing lawyer who had always gone above and beyond for us. We had put our trust in Chris and had complete confidence in his knowledge and skills. In return, he had attained justice for our family and a settlement of more than we ever hoped for. We would 100% recommend this law firm.


During my workman’s comp case I contacted Matt Coleman. He ensured me everything will be okay. During the process he was always available and always took the time to explain to me what was going on. Without his help I wouldn’t have gotten the settlement I did. Even as of today Matt still calls and check up on me. I would highly recommended him and his firm.

Butch Lefebvre, GOOGLE REVIEW

I was injured in an accident and had no idea what to do! With Chris and Joes guidance I received the best care and possible outcome I could ever hope for! I’ve already recommend them to a close friend. They by far surpassed every expectation I ever had. Thank you guys.

Justin Wojtkowski, GOOGLE REVIEW

Absolutely Amazing! Joseph Parente and his firm, work together in achieving the best case scenario for you “a true work of art well done” Thank You


Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers Who Care

The personal injury lawyers at Parente & Norem, P.C. are dedicated solely to helping injured people and their families. They have recovered over $325 million dollars on behalf of their clients to compensate for physical, financial, and emotional losses. Our firm philosophy is simple. If the offer is not fair to our client we try the case.

Our personal injury attorneys believe in personalized attention to our clients’ needs and make every effort possible to communicate on a regular basis with all of our clients regarding their cases. To achieve this, we intentionally keep our partner caseloads fairly low. Parente & Norem is not a “referral house,” and if your file is accepted, we will be the personal injury lawyers handling the case completely through to its resolution, including trial and appeal if necessary.

Parente & Norem’s lawyers have extensive litigation and trial experience in handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims. They make every effort to maximize each client’s recovery through the appropriate use of medical testimony, medical experts, economic experts, vocational rehabilitation experts, safety experts, human factor experts, and the effective use of various demonstrative exhibits, drawings, models, computer technology and videos.

At Parente & Norem, our personal injury lawyers have a significant network of experts and investigators and we will spare no expense in the development of a case.

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Jury Verdict

Wrongful Death for 54 year old Canadian truck driver.  Parties entered a $4M – $15M high/low agreement meaning our client’s widow and daughters received $15M guaranteed.


Case settled right before a $12.95 Million Jury Verdict was awarded for a 17 year-old female who was severely burned.


33 year-old pregnant home maker.

Money Recovered

Total amount recovered for our clients.

What is a personal injury?

The term “personal injury” is typically defined as an injury to one’s mind, body, or emotions. In other words, it’s an injury to the person, as opposed to an injury to property. Personal injury law seeks to compensate the victims of personal injury and punish the offenders through monetary awards. These monetary awards are known as compensatory and punitive damages. Our personal injury attorneys concentrate in personal injury law and winning compensation for victims. The Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C. has won hundreds of millions of dollars for their clients.

Each state has different laws regarding personal injury lawsuits, and each court has different rules for filing claims. It is very important to choose an attorney with knowledge of the various rules and courts. Our firm has significant personal injury litigation experience and are very familiar with the different court rules and systems.

There are many types of personal injury lawsuits, including car accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability, mesothelioma diagnosis, asbestos exposure cases, and slip and fall litigation. Our experienced attorneys can determine which type of lawsuit fits the facts of your case.

Who can file a personal injury lawsuit?
Once you retain an attorney, they will file the lawsuit on behalf of someone, usually the victim of personal injury. If the victim is deceased or mentally incompetent, the lawsuit

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Our Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys

Our Chicago-based personal injury lawyers have won hundreds of millions for the victims of personal injury and wrongful death. Personal injury and wrongful death do more than just cause physical harm. Victims and their families are often financially devastated as a result of a personal injury or wrongful death. Substantial medical bills may need to be paid on behalf of the victim. If the victim of the personal injury was a financial contributor to the household, the family may be in danger of losing their home or insurance benefits.

Serving the Greater Chicago Area

Parente & Norem P.C. personal injury attorneys are dedicated to providing you with competent, thorough, and effective legal representation. Our personal injury attorneys have the necessary experience, knowledge, and talent to recover satisfactory personal injury and wrongful death case results.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a personal injury or wrongful death, our attorneys can discuss your litigation options with you. If your injuries are due to medical negligence, an auto accident, a defective product, a workplace accident, exposure to asbestos, a mesothelioma diagnosis, a slip and fall on another’s property, or another reason, you may be entitled to monetary compensation under the law. Our personal injury attorneys can help you evaluate your case and determine your rights to compensation.

If you have been injured by another’s actions or inactions, please contact our personal injury attorneys to discuss your case.

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Asbestos Exposure

If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or another condition that medical professionals have determined was a cause of Asbestos exposure contact our office to speak with an attorney. If you are aware of being exposed to asbestos you may still have a valid claim since it can often take a long time before any diseases caused by asbestos can be diagnosed.  Please call our office today to speak with one of our knowledgeable and professional attorneys to see if you have a potential claim.

Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Bicycle Accidents

Bicycles have long been used for fun or leisure and as a mode of transportation too. In today’s changing transportation landscape, and with the technological  advancements of ride sharing, bicycles as a means of transportation has gained even more popularity. With even more cyclists on the road, the number of accidents and incidents reported has also increased.  Bicycle accidents in the road can lead to serious or fatal injuries. Remember to always wear a helmet, obey the traffic laws, and to be alert when riding a bicycle.

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Broker and Shipper Liability

If you are in an accident that involves a commercial truck or driver, you may be entitled to additional compensation above and beyond that truck’s insurance coverage.  Broker and shipper liability is a highly specialized and often missed area of trucking liability cases.  If this financial area of recovery is missed, or not pursued for a seriously injured or dead client, the results can be financially devastating for that person and their family.

Construction Site Accidents

Construction Site Accidents

Construction sites oftentimes have lots of different people entering and leaving the location. With so many moving pieces it can sometimes be complicated to know who was at fault. Our team at the Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C. knows how to navigate these claims and are available to discuss your situation with you in further detail.

Defective Products

Defective Products

There are numerous ways that a product can be defective and give rise to a possible product liability lawsuit. Products that have caused harm or in extreme cases death, could have had issues with designs, manufacturing, lack of instructions or warning. If harm was caused by a defective product it is important to determine if you have a viable claim.  Our attorneys are available to talk to you about representation.

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Any type of health or medical situation can be a scary and emotional process. Negligence on behalf of the physician, facility, care givers, or medical staff can lead to severe injuries or even death.  You might still have a valid claim and entitled to compensation even if you signed a waiver before your procedure. Our firm can evaluate all the details and facts of your situation to determine if there was medical negligence.

Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing home and assisted living facilities are to provide utmost care to all residents. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. There have been instances where elderly victims have died from conditions that are otherwise preventable, such as dehydration, malnutrition, or infections from bedsores. It can difficult to determine the chain of events in a situation due a resident’s condition or illness which is why it is important to contact one of our experienced attorneys to discuss the matter further and see if you have a valid claim.


Railroad Accidents/FELA

Railroad negligence can cause catastrophic results.  Whether you are a passenger, employee of the railroad, or a by-stander it is important to seek a competent and experienced law firm to help determine your options for filing a claim. Usually victims of railroad negligence suffer severe injuries or even death.  Our firm has members in the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys and was nominated for the Top 10 Railroad Accident Trial Lawyers.  The Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C. has highly experienced railroad litigators, financial resources, and the determination to successfully secure a favorable result.

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Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents

Slip, Trip and Fall accidents can encompass many different scenarios. For this reason, it is not uncommon to hear of somebody who has personally been affected by a slip and fall incident. Ice that wasn’t salted in the winter, uneven pavement, liquid on a floor, these are just a few examples of some slip and fall claims. It is important to know that these types of incidents can happen on both commercial and residential properties and also on private or public properties. It is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible after the incident. Our attorneys are available for a FREE consultation to discuss your case in detail.


Transportation Accidents

Accidents that involve transportation vehicles such as construction or commercial vehicles, rail trains, watercraft or airplanes can cause devastation. Oftentimes the results can be loss of live, loss of limb, or severe bodily damage. Law pertaining to transportation accidents can be overwhelming to injured persons and their families. In certain cases, Federal, State, or Municipal law may apply, as well as any violations to safety laws or criminal statutes. Time is of the essence in reviewing your claim and our personal injury attorneys can help protect your legal rights and fight for the compensation you may be entitled to. Call our office to determine if you would like to file a valid claim.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

Any head injury should never be taken lightly and treated with serious attention and care. Traumatic brain injuries caused by an incident can have a wide range of symptoms and lasting effects. Some brain injuries are temporary and others can cause permanent damage and loss of cognitive function. Brain injury victims can be more susceptible to certain diseases and disorders. If another’s negligible actions resulted in a severe head or brain injury for you or a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation. The Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C. has won substantial verdicts on traumatic brain injury cases and are available to provide you with a free consultation for your possible claim.

Uber Lyft Accidents

The transportation industry has significantly changed over the last few years.  Nowadays when people need a ride, instead of calling a taxi cab, friend, neighbor, or family member, they are utilizing what are called “ride share” companies such as Uber and Lyft.  People can sign up to drive for these ride share companies in as little as 4 minutes (per Uber’s website).

Uninsured Motorist

Uninsured Motorist Claims

Any driver that does not carry automobile insurance is an uninsured motorist. Even though all states require drivers to prove they have the ability to pay for personal injury or property damage in the event of a motor vehicle accident, some motorists either ignore the requirement or just can’t afford to pay for insurance. Some motorists choose to purchase the minimum amount of insurance required by the law. If you are involved in an accident with a motorist that is uninsured you may be able to pursue a claim with your own insurance company. You may also have the option to pursue a claim with your insurance company if the at fault motorist has an insurance policy that doesn’t cover the amount of personal injury or property damages caused by the accident.

Car Accident

Vehicle Accidents

Whether it’s a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, the aftermath can be very chaotic and stressful. Oftentimes there are items that need to be reported, or people/companies to be informed. In addition to that there could have been children or minors in the vehicle(s) or people that need medical attention and treatment. Vehicles or property could have been damaged and in need of repair or replacement. In some cases, injuries as a result of an accident might cause missed time at work and lost income/wages. The Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C. is here to help navigate through these claims. Our firm is keen on investigating the accident, trying to locate any possible witnesses, and compiling information such as medical treatment and bills, any lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you were involved in a car accident or vehicle accident, call our office to schedule a free consultation.

Workplace Accident

Work Place Accidents

If you were injured while working you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. Workers Compensation claims are different from Personal Injury claims as workers compensation is and administrative procedure as opposed to litigation. The state has statues in place which determine the amount of compensation that an injured employee could be entitled to for their injury. This is another way that workers compensation is different than personal injury because statues, not a judge or jury, determines the amount of compensation awarded. Some injuries or employees may be exempt from workers’ compensation, while in other cases you may be entitled to compensation even if you were not on your employer’s property. Our workers’ compensation attorneys are highly skilled and extremely knowledgeable about the workers’ compensation statutes and procedures. Call the Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C. today for a complimentary evaluation if you sustained injuries while performing your job.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

There are few things more devastating than losing a loved one. A wrongful death claim occurs when a loved one is lost due to deliberate, negligent or reckless actions of another party. These types of situations can leave families in chaos as they struggle with confusion, frustration, and a roller coaster of emotions. In some circumstances the wrongful death of a loved one could leave the family without the financial help they were depending on causing financial hardship and distress. The cost of funeral expenses and any medical bills that were incurred can add to those financial hardships. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C. fully understand there is no amount of money to compensate for your loss, but are adamant that the negligent party should be held accountable and that your family deserves the monetary damages to which you are legally entitled.


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