Cars are a major part of many Americans’ lives as they are our primary way of getting from one place to another. We never anticipate that we will be involved in a collision — in fact it is normally the furthest thing from our mind every time we get behind the wheel. In 2009, there were almost 11 million auto accidents in the United States which resulted in over 35,000 deaths. The Chicago Injury Center represents the interests of the injured and it is our mission to be able to help those who have been hurt recover both physically and financially after an unfortunate accident.
Documenting Medical Care
When you are involved in a car accident, you should never refuse medical treatment or an examination because some common injuries sustained in car accidents may not show symptoms until several hours or days after the incident. It is important to document any injury that you have sustained as it will make it easier to negotiate with insurance companies and to build a case if litigation is required. Medical treatment is expensive and if you are harmed in an accident, the person at fault for the accident is responsible for covering the cost of your care, which is why all drivers are required to have insurance.
Of the injuries sustained in car accidents, those that often require expensive medical care include:
Damage to Property
In addition to the cost of medical care, those who are involved in car accidents must also be burdened with the repair or replacement of their vehicles. Insurance companies will make every attempt possible to minimize their financial responsibility, which makes it important that you never negotiate with an insurance company following an accident before seeking legal counsel. Insurance companies will often take you much more seriously if you have legal representation and a qualified car accident attorney will be able to accurately assess the value of your case and seek the amount of compensation that you are entitled to for the cost of replacing your damaged property and paying for required medical care.
If you have been involved in a car accident, contact the Chicago Injury Center for a free consultation with one of our attorneys located throughout the state of Illinois. Our access to experts in the fields of accident reconstruction and medicine allow us to rely on expert testimony in order to maximize the recovery we collect on behalf of our clients. During your consultation, we will explain your rights in further detail and guide you through the entire process of litigation so that you are prepared and aware of what you can expect.
We are aware that you have a lot to worry about already during this time of recovery and don’t need an additional financial burden, which is why we never require payment upfront and only collect payment if we are able to win or settle your case. If for any reason, we are unable to earn you compensation, our services are free.