You don’t have to live in Chicago for long before realizing that its traffic is not one of its finer points. In fact, the traffic here causes numerous accidents every day. Some of these accidents are severe, causing debilitating and even fatal injuries. If you or a family member sustained a serious injury in a recent accident, don’t hesitate to call a reputable traffic accident attorney in Chicago for help.
Whether they are careless, reckless, or even intentional in their actions, Chicago drivers are known for causing accidents. However, not every traffic accident results in an injury claim. At least one other party involved in your accident must have done something negligent to cause or contribute to the accident. All drivers are expected to obey traffic laws and drive defensively. Some negligent driver actions that frequently lead to accidents are:
However, sometimes the other party is a municipality responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of traffic lights and signs and the roadways. The manufacturer or a car or its parts can also sometimes be to blame for a traffic accident. No matter who caused yours, an experienced traffic accident lawyer in Chicago can investigate the accident to determine who should be held responsible.
Traffic accident victims are often entitled to many damages. Damages are meant to compensate the injured party for a loss or injury. There are economic or special damages and non-economic or general damages.
As the name suggests, economic damages compensate the injured party for their financial losses. These might include lost wages, medical bills and expenses, and travel expenses to get to medical appointments. Non-economic damages represent the losses the victim incurred that aren’t financial. They can include:
While proving economic damages is generally simple with bills, receipts, and wage loss statements for evidence, non-economic damages are more complicated. It’s hard to place a value on such intangible losses. Insurance companies almost always try to pay less for non-economic damages than what they are worth. By hiring a skilled traffic accident attorney in Chicago, you’ll have a professional on your side who knows what your damages are really worth. They can work to negotiate a fair settlement. If this isn’t possible, they can litigate your claim.
Traffic accidents are stressful situations. Unfortunately, the stress doesn’t end once the accident scene is cleared. There are medical appointments and bills, pain, and missing paychecks. A skilled traffic accident lawyer in Chicago at The Horwitz Law Group can help decrease your stress. They can build a case to establish the fault of the other party and your damages. You can get your claim started today and get one step closer to receiving the compensation you deserve by contacting us. We offer complimentary traffic accident consultations to injured victims.
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