CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS IN CHICAGOLAND
Common Auto Accident Injuries:
Over the last 30 years, our car accident attorneys have represented clients who have sustained the following types of injuries:
- Facial cuts
- Injuries to legs and arms that require amputation
- Back and neck injuries requiring surgery
- Traumatic brain injuries
“We have the experience, the compassion that’s necessary, and we get results.”
What to Do After A Car Accident in Chicagoland?
Car accidents get most people pretty shaken up, even after something like a fender bender. However, what you do right after the accident can make a big difference later when it comes time to pay for damages and medical bills. According to DMV.org, here are some tips to remember:
Never admit fault. Even if you think you are to blame in an accident, do not admit that to anyone, not the other drivers, your passengers, the police or even your insurance agent. You only have one perspective of the accident, and there may have been other factors involved.
Get medical attention. Some injuries may not be apparent right away to you as you may be in shock or have adrenaline running through your system. Get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible. Keep notes and paperwork from any doctors or medical professionals you see.
Take pictures. If you are able, take pictures or video of the accident. Almost everyone has a cell phone now, so use that to record what happened.
Call us. If you have been injured, regardless of who was at fault, you may need representation to be fairly compensated for your injuries. Accident attorneys experienced with serious car accident cases can advise you of your rights– before you speak to an insurance carrier.
People Injured in Chicagoland Auto Accidents vs. Auto Insurance Carriers
When you are involved in a car accident with another party, your interests are completely contradictory to those of the insurance carrier. It is simply not in the best interest of the insurance carriers to compensate you fairly for your injuries sustained in a car accident. Insurance companies make money by taking in as much in premiums as possible and limiting payments made for each claim. Simply expecting an insurance adjuster assigned to your case to ‘do the right’ thing is only setting oneself up for disappointment when a settlement offer is extended.
Car insurance companies may even go so far as to make false statements such as, “You will not get as much money for your case if you hire an attorney.” When an insurance company makes such a claim, not only are they hoping you will resolve your case for less than what you deserve, but also such statements are completely false. In fact, a study commissioned by an insurance industry group determined that people injured in car accidents who retained an attorney received more money for their case compared to a person who tried to go it alone– over 350% more money for their injury case!
Fortunately, The HSPRD Car Accident Attorneys Can Do Each Of The Following For You:
- Repair or replace your car. We understand the frustration that results from having a damaged car and will work tirelessly with the insurance company to recover your property damage.
- Recover lost wages and income.The injuries sustained in a car accident may affect your ability to work. We will handle all the paperwork to recover your lost earnings.
- Visit at home and/or the hospital. We will come to you if your injury affects your ability to come to us. HSPRD has investigators on staff who will travel directly to your home or hospital to make your recovery as easy as possible.
Don’t waste stressful hours on the phone with adjusters and repair shops. Feel free to call us at 312.239.7700-we are available 24/7.
Contact the workers’ compensation lawyers at HSPRD so that you get the claim you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
ACCIDENTS HURT, EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS CAN HELP.
When it comes to making this decision we ask our clients to keep in mind that defendants frequently have teams of attorneys on staff prepared to find ways to pay out as little as possible on every claim. So why not hire an accomplished team of attorneys who focus on personal injury litigation and workers’ compensation to level the playing field for you?
The value of your case depends greatly on the evidence provided. You may be entitled to compensation for a variety of damages caused. Some of these damages may include:
- Past medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
In most cases, yes, your personal injury lawsuit has to be filed in a courthouse within a certain period of time or it is forever barred in Illinois. A typical personal injury case must be filed within two years. Exceptions to that rule include filing against a municipality, which must be filed within one year, or filing a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois, which has to be filed within three years. It is important to get an attorney involved as early as possible so we can best advise you.
Yes, you can file a case if you are undocumented in the workers’ compensation department as well as the personal injury department. We can defend your rights and recover fair compensation for you.