The number one reason for personal injury claims in the US is car accidents. It has been estimated that there are approximately six million accidents annually. Half of these accidents result in injuries that affect victims physically, emotionally and financially. Many people that are involved in car accidents have been hiring a Chicago car accident lawyer in an effort to receive compensation for their injuries and property damage.
How a car accident lawyer can help:
All law is complex, personal injury or wrongful death claims are no different. Personal injury claims seek compensation from the party at fault. The amount can be quite large, the monetary settlement that the lawyer seeks on behalf of the client includes recovery of all medical expenses, vehicle repairs or replacement, lost income during the recovery period, rehab expenses and compensation for undue pain and suffering. When you hire a Chicago car accident lawyer it is important that personal injury claims are a predominate part of the practice and the lawyer has a very good track record of winning cases.
Should the accident result in accidental death, a seasoned lawyer will know whether the circumstances were such that a wrongful death claim can be made. If the lawyer is of the opinion that the death of your loved one was a direct result of the accident, and the victim was not at fault the sum claimed can be significantly increased.
It can be difficult to prove negligence in a car accident situation unless one or more witnesses come forward or the negligent driver admits fault. If there are no witnesses and the other driver claims innocence, a good Chicago car accident lawyer will be able to undertake an in-depth investigation of the circumstances and if necessary, sue the negligent party in court.
When choosing your car accident lawyer choose one that that you feel comfortable with and has an enviable record of winning cases for clients.
If you have been involved in a car accident through no fault of yours, you will want to get maximum compensation and to do this you will need an experienced Chicago car accident lawyer. You are invited to discuss your case with the Shea Law Group. Follow us on twitter.
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