Victims throughout the Chicago area who are seeking to protect their legal rights can rely on the personal injury attorneys at Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca for guidance and representation. For decades, we have helped injured individuals seek compensation following motor vehicle collisions caused by the carelessness of other drivers. If you or a loved one was hurt in a crash, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your harm. Our Chicago car accident lawyers understand the traumatic and long-lasting consequences of these collisions, and we can fight for your rights to the fullest extent of the law.Pursuing Compensation for Injuries Resulting from a Car Accident
Following a motor vehicle collision, a victim may pursue a personal injury lawsuit to seek the compensation that they need. Often, these claims proceed under a negligence theory of law. Negligence is a legal term for carelessness, and it may be appropriate when an individual fails to behave with the level of care that an ordinary, reasonable person would use in the same situation. Drivers may breach the duty of reasonable care in a variety of ways, such as texting behind the wheel, speeding through an intersection, running a red light, or driving while intoxicated.
To prove liability, or legal fault, people who are seeking compensation after a car accident must show that the defendant’s negligence directly led to the crash. In other words, the accident likely would not have happened if the defendant had used the appropriate level of care. Victims who prevail in a personal injury claim may recover a broad range of damages, including both economic and non-economic costs. Economic costs include missed wages from work due to injuries, medical expenses, and property damage. Emotional distress as well as pain and suffering are more subjective forms of harm, which are considered examples of non-economic damages. It is important to prove the full extent of your damages, which may include the future costs of medical treatment and care, as well as necessary modifications to a home to accommodate a victim’s disabilities.
If a motor vehicle accident has resulted in a tragic death, certain relatives or the representative of the deceased person may be able to recover expenses for their loved one’s medical costs and burial costs, as well as their own loss of companionship and other damages. This type of claim is known as a wrongful death case.Protect Your Legal Rights by Enlisting a Car Accident Lawyer in Chicago
The skilled Chicago car accident attorneys at Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca help victims aggressively pursue compensation for harm caused by the negligence of others. We also assist injured individuals and their families in surrounding areas of Illinois, including in Springfield, Aurora, Champaign, Rockford, Quincy, and other communities throughout Cook, Kane, Sangamon, Winnebago, and Adams Counties. Our dedicated car and truck accident attorneys are prepared to investigate, negotiate, and when necessary, litigate in order to protect the rights of our clients. Contact our office at (888) 862-5556 or through our online form to set up a free consultation with an experienced attorney.