Like any area where people are around, the Windy City is no stranger to tragic injury, accident, and wrongful death cases. Unfortunately, it’s looking to stay pretty acquainted with those things. For instance, as reported by the Chicago Tribune, Illinois sustained 160 more traffic deaths in 2020 than it did through the year prior.
This is a 16% increase from the prior year and the state’s highest traffic fatality rate since 2007. The Bureau Of Labor Statistics also reported that Illinois private industry workers sustained over 104,800 nonfatal workplace injuries in 2019. That adds up to a lot of people being sidelined from their careers, sidelined from earning a living, and sidelined from enjoying their lives.
If insurers or worker’s comp fail to provide satisfactory compensation, then you may want to consider pursuing satisfactory compensation in a court of law. But what does that whole litigation process entail, and why should you conduct that process with the assistance of a Cook County personal injury attorney? Read on for thorough answers to both questions.
Let’s be honest: going through the legal system is far from a smooth, straightforward, or even desirable process. Odds are that you probably just want to get on with your life, and in an ideal world, you already would have been able to by now.
But personal injury cases are never ideal, and in the most straightforward, simplified terms, this is what you can expect about the process of trying to recover your ideal:
Whether due to good outcomes (like satisfying insurance settlements) or bad outcomes (like the plaintiff feeling demoralized or pessimistic about their case), most personal injury cases will settle before trial.
In any case, it’s still good to consider seeking legal counsel in a personal injury case, even if that case doesn’t actually go to trial. Pre and post-litigation, a Cook County personal injury lawyer could assist you with:
Your best fighting chance will be working with an experienced professional who has a background fighting legal battles similar to your own. Even though Illinois has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims, you shouldn’t wait to act ASAP!
Our injury law firm in Chicago has a long, proud, and storied track record of building winning settlements in the hundreds of thousands and millions. We encourage you to hear what our recent clients have had to say, and if you or a loved one recently fell victim to a local personal injury case, we would love to hear what you have to say about it.
Contact us today to learn more about our firm and arrange a free case review.