When Do Accidents in Illinois Become Personal Injury Claims

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No matter how careful you are or how safely you drive, there is always the risk of a crash. Some of the leading causes of car crashes include speeding, distracted driving, and drunk driving.

If you sustain injuries in a car crash caused by another driver, then under Illinois law, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim for your injuries.

This is true for just about any type of accident including pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, workers’ compensation, or medical malpractice.

If caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party, you might file a personal injury lawsuit.

There are two parts to a personal injury claim – liability and damage. In order to determine liability, your Chicago personal injury attorney will examine all the evidence of the accident, including any police reports, photographs, and witness statements.

The at-fault party’s insurance company will also be conducting their own investigation. They may be trying to find even the slightest indication that you were somehow responsible for the incident.

Get a skilled accident attorney advocating for you and allowing he or she to deal directly with the insurance company.

Once liability determined, the next step is to determine the amount of damages. These damages typically include any medical expenses, lost wages from being unable to work, and pain and suffering you have gone through.

You might also receive damages for any long-term or permanent disability issues.

Need help with personal injury claims?

Considering a personal injury claim?  In most cases, you only have two years from the date of the accident to file.

Your Chicago personal injury attorney will be able to assist you in filing your personal injury claims before the statute of limitations expires.

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