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Langdon & Emison has helped clients at our Chicago personal injury law firm for over 30 years. We are proud to uphold our reputation as a nationally-recognized, persistent, and client-driven law firm.

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Chicago Personal Injury Law Firm

The third-largest city in the United States, Chicago is home to more than 2.6 million people. The Windy City attracts over a million sports enthusiasts, food lovers, music buffs, and artists every week. There’s plenty to do in Chicago, but it’s a city full of potential hazards.

In fact, Chicago ranks among the highest in the country for vehicle crashes and deaths: there were 118,304 auto accidents in the city of Chicago in 2018 alone, and in 2017, more than 11,000 accidents were caused by semi-trucks.

Sometimes, the City of Chicago is responsible for accidents. Its congested streets, packed venues, substandard housing, and infrastructural issues cause thousands of injuries every day. More often, though, individuals and corporations are to blame. Unfortunately, their negligent decisions cause injury and death every day in the Windy City.

This negligence should be swiftly dealt with to protect the rights of the injured. At Langdon & Emison, our attorneys dedicate their time and effort to representing clients to the best of their ability. We have been recognized as one of the nation’s top personal injury law firms, and we work relentlessly to uphold that reputation.

Dedicated Injury Lawyers

If you were injured or lost a family member in a Chicago accident, you are not alone on your journey to recovery. The Chicago personal injury attorneys at Langdon & Emison will work relentlessly to get you the compensation that you need to pay for medical bills, lost wages, funeral costs, and other expenses associated with your or your family member’s accident.

Robert Langdon

Recognized as one of the top personal injury litigators in the United States, Bob Langdon has represented injured individuals and their families for over 30 years. Some of Mr. Langdon’s achievements include his induction as a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and his recognition as a 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for plaintiff’s litigation by Best Lawyers in America.

Kent Emison

Invited to speak regularly to bar associations and schools nationwide, Kent Emison is a leader in personal injury litigation. He has dedicated more than 30 years to obtaining the maximum compensation for his clients. He has served as president of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) and has been a long-standing member of the Leaders Forum within the American Association of Justice.

Langdon & Emison has helped clients at our Chicago personal injury law firm for over 30 years. We are proud to uphold our reputation as a nationally-recognized, persistent, and client-driven law firm.

When we take your case we are your partner through the entire process; at Langdon & Emison, clients are treated with respect and are given the highest quality of legal representation, no matter the circumstances of the injury. Let us provide legal guidance and assist you on your journey to recovery. Call (312) 855-0700 today to schedule your free case consultation.

If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, you’ll likely suffer some kind of financial loss. Most injuries are unexpected, but they leave victims unable to work and with mountains of bills to pay.

You need money to recover from the injuries you suffered in an accident that wasn’t your fault. Let an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer at Langdon & Emison represent you and fight the insurance company or negligent party to obtain the compensation you need. It’s our mission and purpose to represent clients in a range of practice areas. We represent clients in the following personal injury cases:


Langdon & Emison is dedicated to its clients. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped individuals and families recover from their injuries and enjoy life again. As a Chicago personal injury law firm, we have won numerous seven-figure verdicts and settlements for clients.

We are also deeply involved in local and national legal groups. Langdon & Emison has been a board member of:

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chicago Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights Under the Law
  • Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group

In 2019, Langdon & Emison received the American Association of Justice’s Pro Bono Award as the #1 pro bono practice group in the United States. Much of our pro bono and community service work has been done in Chicago, and we are proud to uphold our reputation as an unparalleled and charitable law firm in the Windy City.

What qualifies as a personal injury?

Personal injury is defined as damage (injury) to a person’s physical, psychological, or emotional being. Many personal injury cases result from car accidents, but the field also includes medical malpractice, slip and fall, and workplace accidents.

There are many valid situations where an injured person can pursue compensation from the other party, but not all injuries result in legal liability.

That’s why it’s important to discuss your unique situation with an attorney at a Chicago personal injury law firm. Your attorney will establish the following so that your case can move forward:

  • The other party (defendant) had a duty of care to ensure your safety and the safety of others. In a car accident case, this would be following traffic laws.
  • The defendant breached that duty of care by acting negligently. For example, in a car accident case, this could be running a red light.
  • You suffered an injury as a direct result of the defendant’s actions which breached the duty of care.

IAll three of these qualifications must be met in order for your personal injury claim to be successful and for you to receive the maximum amount of compensation. For more information, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Langdon & Emison today.

Who can be held responsible for my injury?

Many different parties could be responsible (liable) in a personal injury case. If you slipped and fell in a store because someone cleaned and failed to put up signs, you could pursue compensation from the property owner. That’s called premises liability, and it’s a major area of personal injury law. Other parties who may be held responsible for your injury include:

  • The at-fault driver(s)
  • A doctor or medical facility
  • A doctor or medical facility
  • A government agency

Sometimes, liability is easily assigned to one person. For example, someone runs a red light and hits another car. Several witnesses testify that they saw the first driver hit the other, so there’s no dispute over who is at fault.

Other times, liability is harder to determine. One constant is that the attorneys at Langdon & Emison will utilize all possible avenues to establish liability and get you the money you need.

What makes our Chicago personal injury law firm different?


Langdon & Emison has won numerous seven-figure settlements for our clients. Unlike other personal injury law firms, we don’t settle for anything less than our clients need. We will work relentlessly to obtain the evidence necessary to win your case and we’ll fight for you every step of the way.


At Langdon & Emison, we’re not afraid to take a case all the way to trial if that’s what it takes to get our clients the compensation they deserve. We’ve taken big corporations to court to hold them accountable, and we won’t bend when faced with pressure.


A law firm is only as good as the lawyers who work there. Fortunately, at Langdon & Emison our attorneys deliver results through their expertise and legal prowess. Each year, Langdon & Emison is recognized by the U.S. News and World Report as one of the country’s leading personal injury firms.

Our attorneys win many awards every year, including Lawyer of the Year, Top Lawyer, Best Lawyer, and Super Lawyer along with the nation’s best and brightest.

Langdon & Emison’s Promise to You

  • We will fight relentlessly for you, no matter the type or severity of your injury.
  • We will pursue the maximum amount of compensation to give you the best chance of recovery.
  • We will thoroughly investigate all aspects of your case and obtain the necessary evidence for an unbeatable legal strategy.
  • Your injury may change your life, but we will be there for you.
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