Have you been injured in an accident? Do you need to file a claim to recover the compensation you deserve? Are you confused by the legal system and unsure of where to turn? If any of the above are true, you need to call an injury attorney near you at your earliest convenience. An injury attorney will competently guide you through the personal injury claims process and help you to understand what your options are when you are seriously injured.
In Illinois, you may file an injury claim in the event that your injuries would not have been sustained but for the negligence of another party. Your injuries may be the result of the following accident types:
In order to succeed in your claim, you will need to prove that the other party acted with negligence, that the negligence was the proximate cause of your accident/injuries, and that the negligence led to actual damages, such as lost wages or pain and suffering.
If you are injured by the fault of another, you must file your claim for damages with two years’ time from the date of your accident, as required by Illinois’ statute of limitations. If you wait longer than two years to file your claim, it is unlikely that your case will be processed, and you may be permanently barred from recovering damages at all.
Before your file your Chicago injury case, you surely want to know how much your case is worth and what types of damages you may be able to recover. While knowing how much your case is worth is impossible before consulting with an attorney, the types of damages that are potentially recoverable include compensation for:
Punitive damages, which are designed to punish the defendant rather that compensate the victim, may also be recoverable if your injuries were caused as a result of the defendant’s gross negligence, deliberate violence, or malice.
It is important to meet with an attorney as soon as possible after being seriously injured to ensure that evidence relevant to your case is preserved and that your claim is filed within the statute of limitations. If you are harmed, begin the process with a free consultation with our experienced Illinois injury lawyer at the Arami Law Office, PC. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at a time that works for you.
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