Suffering a severe injury is bad enough, but it’s made even worse when another person could have prevented it. In these circumstances, it’s a good idea to meet with our seasoned Chicago injury lawsuit lawyers as soon as possible. They can review the accident and your injuries to determine if you have a case worth pursuing. Those injured at the hands of negligent, reckless, or criminal behavior deserve fair financial recovery for their damages. However, obtaining such compensation isn’t always easy.
Not all injuries qualify for legal action. Your case must have specific and provable elements to be successful. Most personal injury claimants or their Chicago injury lawsuit attorneys need to be able to establish these elements of negligence:
It’s best to schedule a consultation with experienced Chicago injury lawsuit lawyers to determine if you have a lawsuit. If you don’t, you could be walking away from compensation to pay for your injuries. You only have a limited amount of time to file your claim. If you wait too long, you may lose your legal rights to seek compensation.
Some injured parties don’t reach out for legal help because they don’t want to be involved in a lawsuit. However, it’s essential to understand that the majority of personal injury cases don’t end up in front of a judge or jury. Most are settled out of court through negotiations between attorneys for the claimant and those representing the insurance company.
It’s up to you whether you want to accept a settlement or go to trial. Your attorney has a duty to present you with any settlement offers you receive. They can discuss the pros and cons of settling and how much they think your claim is worth. Ultimately, you get to decide the direction you want to go. Sometimes even with the best attorney and multiple rounds of negotiations, an insurance company refuses to offer any amount near what your injuries are worth.
Generally, settlements are preferable to going to court. Settlements resolve the claim faster and are less expensive. Claimants can avoid the often overwhelming process of going to trial. At-fault parties can protect their reputation. Each side maintains more privacy since everything that takes place in court goes on the record.
Maybe you were in a car accident, injured at work, or bit by a dog. Or perhaps you slipped and fell at the grocery store or were injured by a product you purchased. Now you’re dealing with pain, doctor’s appointments, missing work, and mounting medical bills. You might be unable to care for yourself or your family. You shouldn’t have to face these hardships alone and with your own resources. If someone else might be responsible for your injuries, The Horwitz Law Group can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with our experienced Chicago injury lawsuit attorneys.
for a young lady who was run over by a private waste hauling company while crossing the street.
for a client injured in a 2005 Metra train derailment case.
for a client whose family was killed by a street sweeper that ran a red light.
for a premises liability accident resulting in below the knee amputation.
for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.
for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.
for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.
for a client who was crushed between two cars nearly severing off her leg.
for a client whose son was accidentally run over by her husband as he backed out of their driveway.
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