Car safety has vastly improved over the past several decades, thanks to better technology and enhanced safety features. Even still, injuries and fatalities caused by car accidents still happen frequently. If you recently had the experience of being injured in a car accident, our Cook County car accident lawyers from The Horwitz Law Group can assist you with your next steps. What you do now can ultimately impact your physical and financial health both now and in the future.
If you have been in a car accident, it is always a good idea to get in touch with experienced personal injury attorneys immediately. When you meet with an attorney, they can determine whether or not you have a valid claim. If you do not have an attorney review your case, you may be leaving compensation available to you on the table.
You should connect with an attorney as soon as possible after your accident for two reasons. First, as per Illinois Compiled Statutes 735 §5/2-1117, you only have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit in civil court. If you miss this deadline, your lawsuit will be time-barred. A quality claim can take time to investigate and craft. The more time your attorney has to work on it, the more successful your case could be.
Second, your case will likely be more successful if your car accident lawyer can collect evidence as soon as possible after your accident. The more time that goes by, the greater the chance that witnesses will not correctly remember what they saw or that pieces of physical evidence can be damaged or lost.
Although we cannot guarantee what will happen in your case, the majority of car accident claims settle outside of a courtroom before ever reaching the trial stage. Settlements are usually advantageous to both sides as they resolve the case sooner with less expense and decrease the chances of an outcome that is out of their control.
Our attorneys work hard to obtain a fair settlement for your damages. If they are unable to do so, at your request, they are happy to take your case to trial if that is what it takes.
Life after a car accident can feel chaotic and overwhelming. You see doctors for medical treatments and advice, you need to purchase a new vehicle or get your vehicle repaired, you may be missing valuable time at work and falling behind, and you may not be able to take part in the things you enjoy. You might be worried about how you will pay your medical bills or care for your family.
While we can’t erase what has happened to you, we can help ease this burden. To receive help from our seasoned personal injury lawyers in Cook County, contact The Horwitz Law Group today. Your initial consultation is free.
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