Chicago IL Car Accident Claim Attorney
Settlements and Lawsuits
Many car accidents are relatively minor, causing only property damage. Others cause injuries, leaving the victims with astronomical medical expenses, lost wages, and a great deal of pain and suffering. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in the 6.1 million police-reported traffic crashes in 2014, 32,674 people died and another 2.3 million were injured.
If you have suffered injuries in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to claim compensation for the losses you have suffered. Whether your claim is settled out of court or resolved through litigation will depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident. In either case, the car accident attorney you choose to represent you can make all the difference in the outcome.
At Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC, we have been representing injured Chicago people since 1990. Our seasoned personal injury lawyers have a history of successful settlements and verdicts for the clients we represent. We can negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf, or fight aggressively for your rights in court if necessary.
Damages in Illinois Car Accident Settlements and Lawsuits
If someone else caused your injuries, that party's insurance company should compensate you for your losses. Depending on the nature of your injuries, your medical expenses may be extensive. The crash may have cost you time away from work, and in cases of serious injury, it could affect your future earning potential.
Along with any serious injury comes pain and suffering, both physical and emotional. If your injuries left you disfigured, your damages are increased significantly. You are entitled to claim compensation from the negligent party who caused your accident, for all the losses you have suffered.
Settlement or Litigation
Most car accident cases are settled out of court, particularly when the facts of the case are not disputed. When cases are settled before going to trial, it saves the cost of litigation for both parties. Insurance companies are often willing to settle for that reason alone, and to avoid the possibility of a higher amount that could potentially be awarded by a jury.
One advantage to settling out of court is that the case is resolved more quickly than in litigation. Although your case may be handled on a contingency fee basis, you could have medical expenses, car repairs, and other bills to cover out of a settlement or award. Early settlement allows you to take care of those matters or be reimbursed sooner. Some cases must go to trial, as the insurance company lawyers are disputing the facts. In those cases, you want a talented trial lawyer fighting for you.
Another possibility to consider, in favor of litigation, is that a jury may award you a higher amount than the insurance company's offer of settlement. When you work with our firm, our Chicago catastrophic injury attorneys will advise you on the best course of action and devise a strategy to pursue the best possible results in your case.
Compassion, Professionalism and Dedication: We Fight for You
Our Chicago car accident lawyers at Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC can provide the high-quality representation you need after a serious car accident with injuries. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, our attention to detail, and the personal attention we give each of our clients.
Contact our office to arrange for a free consultation with no obligation. Our friendly car accident attorney can explain your legal options and tell you how our firm can help.