If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in an auto accident, you’re looking at property damage to your vehicle, medical bills, and lost earnings – not to mention the pain and suffering you endure – which means that the road toward recovery is likely to be challenging. Because obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled is important to your recovery process, working closely with an auto accident lawyer in Chicago River North is in your best interest.
The Elements of Your Auto Accident Case
There are four elements that must be present in order to bring a successful auto accident claim, and they include:
The driver whom you identify as being at fault for the injury-causing accident owed you a duty of care. When motorists get behind the wheel, they owe everyone with whom they share the road a considerable duty of care, which makes fulfilling this element nearly a certainty.
The driver whom you identify as being at fault for the injury-causing accident breached the duty of care owed to you, which means that he or she engaged in some kind of negligence behind the wheel.
The other driver’s negligence caused the accident that left you injured.
As a result, you suffered losses that are recognized as legal damages.
The losses that are recognized by the law as legal damages include all the following:
Property damage to your car
Your medical expenses, which can be both extensive and ongoing (if your injuries are serious)
Your lost wages, which may include lost earning potential into your future
Your physical and emotional pain and suffering, which can be one of the most challenging setbacks you experience
An important component of your auto accident claim involves including a careful inventory of your complete range of damages.
The Other Driver’s Negligence
Dangerous car accidents are often the result of negligence on the part of the other driver, and this negligence can take any of the following forms:
Excess Speed – Excess speed makes auto accidents more likely, and it makes the ensuing accidents more likely to be deadly.
Distraction – In order to drive safely, motorists owe their full attention to the road ahead, and when they allow themselves to become distracted, they greatly increase the accident risk.
Exhaustion – Drowsy drivers can suffer significant impairments that make them unsafe drivers.
Impairment – The dangers associated with driving drunk need no introduction, but far too many motorists continue to engage in this dangerous practice.
Aggression – Aggressive drivers take dangerous driving behaviors to new levels and tend to engage in multiple dangerous practices at a time, including tailgating, zipping in and out of traffic, and much more.
Turn to an Experienced Auto Accident Lawyer in Chicago River North
The practiced auto accident lawyers at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd. – proudly serving Chicago River North – are committed to skillfully advocating for your legal rights – in pursuit of your claim’s best possible resolution. Your claim is important, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today.
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