Like all cities, Bridgeport sees its fair share of car accidents. Unfortunately, many of these accidents leave drivers, passengers, or pedestrians with serious or even fatal injuries. In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one has been injured in a crash, you need to contact an experienced Bridgeport car accident lawyer immediately. Your attorney will be able to review your claim and help you explore your legal options.
While car accidents can occur in a seemingly endless number of different ways, the majority of accidents are caused by a few common recurring issues:
When you’re involved in a collision, the stress and possible pain you experience can make it difficult to understand all the factors that led to the crash. An experienced accident attorney can help analyze the facts in your case and seek out evidence to verify what occurred and who should be held responsible.
Illinois uses the comparative fault standard. Under these rules, liability for an auto accident is established through proving negligence. In simplified terms, negligence is the failure to take adequate care in a particular situation. If you can prove another party (whether they were a driver or a manufacturer) was negligent and that their bad actions contributed to your crash, then you can hold them at-fault.
It should also be noted that Illinois is a ‘comparative’ fault state, which means that two or more parties can share liability for the same crash. Indeed, as a victim, you might even be held partially liable for your own accident. Unfortunately, the big insurance companies often try to put some blame for an accident on the victim in order to lower the potential damages they may receive. Do not let them get away with this; work with an attorney who will protect you from unfair liability.
The value of your car accident case will depend entirely on the extent of your damages. In Illinois, victims are entitled to financial relief in direct proportion to the value of their losses. Both monetary and intangible damages qualify for financial compensation. Our team can help you fight for recovery for any of the following:
If you or a loved one was injured in a Bridgeport car accident, you are entitled to compensation that accounts for the full extent of your damages. But it is important to take action as soon as possible. Illinois has a two-year statute of limitations on injury claims, so if your case is not filed in this time, you may lose the right to collect compensation.
At The Horwitz Law Group, our team is committed to helping you obtain every dollar that you rightfully deserve. Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling car accident claims. For assistance with your case, please call us today. Initial legal consultations are always free of charge.
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