Car accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury law. You or someone you know has likely been involved in a car accident. You may not realize that going through insurance can be an enormous disservice, though. It is an insurance agent’s job to pay you the least amount possible to settle your case. They may only offer to pay for the damages to your vehicle, while you have plenty of medical bills to pay. Always contact a car accident lawyer in Chicago, Illinois, like one from Disparti Law Group, if you are involved in a car accident. Continue reading to find out what kind of damages you may be entitled to after getting into a car accident.
It is obvious that you should be compensated for any damaged property from the accident. This is typically your vehicle and perhaps any property that was damaged or destroyed in the accident. This is typically something that is not overlooked by insurance settlements, as it is harder to argue against. You will need a lawyer on your side for the rest of the damages you want to seek.
You should never be left with medical bills from being in a car accident that was someone else’s fault. The at-fault party should be held responsible for all of the medical bills you have already paid, but they also should be held liable for the predicted future medical costs. An expert witness could be useful for deciding a fair amount of compensation for future medical costs. Either someone who has been down the same road as you before with similar injuries from a car accident or a medical professional who can testify what kind of procedures you may need in the future could both be good witnesses for your case.
Pain and suffering are not typically recommended to go after in a car accident case unless it was particularly traumatic. Many judges will look at this and throw out the damages you are seeking in pain and suffering. Sometimes, though, it can be effective to file for this. Your car accident lawyer will likely have worked with the judge overseeing your case and know if this will be a worthwhile charge to seek.
You should reach out to a car accident lawyer from Disparti Law Group today to schedule a consultation to go over your case. One of our knowledgeable lawyers will be able to look at the unique details of your case to help determine if it is worth going to court over. We will give you our honest opinion about whether or not a settlement number is fair and how to handle your case moving forward. It is crucial to have a lawyer who understands Illinois personal injury laws on your side. Do not hesitate to reach out — you do not want to miss the statute of limitations for filing.