Going about your business in Chicago can expose you to accidents leading to a myriad of injuries. The attorneys at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., have represented clients injured in multi-vehicle crashes, elevators, workplaces, and much more. However hard you try to stay safe, accidents do happen, and when they do, you may be able to recover compensation with the assistance of an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer.
You need a personal injury lawyer when you sustain an injury as a result of the intentional or negligent act of another. For example, you need an injury lawyer in the following situations:
In personal injury cases, the law does not require you to have an attorney to assert your claim. In fact, you can even file a lawsuit and argue your claim in court on your own. However, an experienced Chicago personal lawyer will help you in the following ways.
Before you can bring a personal injury claim, you first have to determine who breached a duty of care they owe you. While this may be apparent in some cases, at other times, it is not. Also, in some cases, the liable party may have little or no resources to adequately compensate you. An experienced lawyer is able to find other parties who may be responsible for your claim. For example, in an auto accident, a rideshare company, an employer, or even the car manufacturer may be additional parties liable for your damages.
Having a valid case is one thing. Proving your case to the insurer or in court is another. Before the other party or their insurance company will offer you a reasonable settlement, you must provide them proof that you are likely to succeed if you take the case all the way to trial. We know what evidence is required and how to present it to be successful.
Not every personal injury case gets settled before a lawsuit is filed. Once a lawsuit is filed, there are many deadlines and rules to meet and follow, or the case will be dismissed by the court. An experienced personal injury lawyer understands the litigation system and will take the stress of meeting deadlines and preparing court documents off you.
Insurance companies often downplay the damages suffered by victims and often offer settlement amounts that are significantly lower than the actual damages. Brain injury, spinal cord injury, and amputations are only some of the serious injuries that may result from an accident. An experienced lawyer will advocate on your behalf and ensure you are compensated for all your damages, including your medical expenses, property damage, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and more.
The attorneys at Saks, Robinson, & Rittenberg, Ltd., have obtained significant settlements, including seven-figure settlements and verdicts for our clients in the past. We do not get paid unless we obtain a settlement or judgment for our clients. If you have suffered a personal injury in Chicago, contact us today.