Unfortunately, in the US, car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death. On average, each year, there are 6 million auto accidents that result in approximately 3 million deaths. In Chicago, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, in 2018, there were 98,859 auto accidents with 121 fatal crashes and 17,732 injuries. Auto accidents can be incredibly stressful and emotional situations and, as is evident, can often result in injury.
Suppose you have found yourself a victim of a car accident and have suffered injuries, you might want to consider hiring a Chicago car accident attorney. An experienced car accident attorney from our firm Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., can help you initiate a car accident lawsuit. With our help, you will be a step closer to attaining the compensation you deserve for the injuries you incurred.
A car accident can result in minor and major injuries to various parts of a person’s body. Yet, there are a few common car accident injuries victims suffer from in Chicago. If you have suffered one of the injuries we listed, you could have grounds to initiate a personal injury case with a car accident lawyer.
In Chicago and much of the United States, car accidents are becoming more frequent. As one of the leading causes of death and injuries in America, it is unlikely that auto accidents will become a worry of the past anytime soon. Some of the most common car accident causes in Chicago have been listed below. If you are aware of these causes, you may be able to prevent them from occurring, or you can determine if you potentially have a valid legal case.
Often in Chicago, drivers will be entitled to compensation in the form of medical expenses such as doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, hospital visits, and ambulance fees. Additionally, most drivers can also seek other damages such as pain and suffering such as mental and physical anguish and lost wages and income.
Interestingly, there is no set rule stipulating how much you could receive in a car accident settlement. However, there are three main factors that go into determining how much your case is worth. Often an attorney will evaluate these factors early on to establish if your case is worth taking on.
Car accident cases can be hard to understand and difficult to initiate. When you are recovering from minor or significant injuries, the last thing you likely want to do is focus on all the various legalities surrounding your claim. If you hire a Chicago car accident lawyer, you will have the help you need to ensure you understand the damages you could seek and that you meet the required deadlines.
At Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., we know how challenging it can be to gather the evidence and information you need for your case. That’s why we do it for you. Should you decide you need legal assistance surrounding your car accident lawsuit, get in contact with our firm.