Can I Get Compensation Even after a “Minor” Car Accident?

Can I Get Compensation Even after a “Minor” Car Accident?

Can I Get Compensation Even after a “Minor” Car Accident?

If you have been involved in what you consider a minor car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you may think that obtaining compensation for the losses you’ve suffered is out of reach. The truth of the matter is, however, that there are no minor car accidents. The sheer size and weight of the cars we drive mean that any ensuing accidents have the potential to cause considerable damage, and as such, every car accident should be taken very seriously. If you were involved in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, discussing the matter with an experienced Illinois car accident attorney is in your best interest. 

You May Be More Seriously Injured than You Realize

Car accidents are violent affairs that tend to come out of nowhere and are always quite jarring. In fact, the adrenaline rush you experience after what you may term a minor car accident can mask symptoms that might otherwise alert you to an injury. If you’ve been involved in a car accident of any magnitude, you should seek medical attention to rule out the possibility of a serious injury (even if you don’t believe you were seriously injured). It should also be said that even relatively minor injuries can rack up considerable medical expenses by the time everything is said and done – and should not be ignored. 

Your Losses

In your car accident claim, you can seek compensation for all the following legal damages (or losses):

  • Property damage to your vehicle, which can be considerable even in low-speed accidents that are deemed relatively minor
  • Your medical expenses, which can be ongoing if your injuries lead to complications or evolve into secondary health concerns
  • Your lost income – if you need to take time off work in the course of your recovery
  • Your physical and emotional pain and suffering

When each category of loss you experience is well represented in your car accident claim, it helps to ensure that you will obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. 

Your Car Accident Claim

While some car accidents are more dangerous than others, they are all serious accidents. Even an injury that is expected to heal completely can develop complications, and even those injuries that are classified as minor can require multiple doctor visits and various treatments that are not only expensive but can also keep you off the job. In other words, if you have been injured by another driver’s negligence, you should seek the compensation to which you are entitled.

It’s Time to Consult with an Experienced Illinois Car Accident Attorney

The practiced Illinois car accident attorneys at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., understand that it can be difficult to move forward with a claim for what you may consider a minor car accident. The fact is, however, that your losses are very real, and reaching your fullest recovery hinges on your ability to address them. We’re on your side, so please don’t delay contacting us for more information today.

If you have been injured in a personal injury or work-related accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 332-5400

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