If you are injured in an accident, you have the right to seek monetary compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. Through this type of claim, you can seek compensation for your medical bills, your lost wages, and any other expenses related to your injury, such as the cost of seeking psychological counseling after an accident or the cost of a mobility aid.
Injuries resulting from any type of accident caused by negligence are grounds for personal injury claims. Examples of the types of personal injury claims our firm handles include:
We also represent clients pursuing workers’ compensation claims, which share a few similarities with personal injury claims.
As soon as you can after your accident, seek medical attention. The sooner you receive appropriate medical care, the better your chance will be of making a full recovery. After you have received a diagnosis and medical treatment, start working with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
You will need to provide evidence to support your claim. This evidence will include documents that demonstrate the other party’s negligence, such as video surveillance of the accident or an official police report, as well as documents that show the monetary value of your damages. These may include your medical bills, your pay stubs, and an approximated value for your pain and suffering damages.
Be proactive and start working on your claim with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. In Illinois, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years. That means that once two years pass after your accident, you cannot recover compensation except for under a few specific circumstances. Ask your lawyer about these circumstances to find out if any apply to your case.
If you are facing substantial expenses as the result of an injury sustained in an accident, consider seeking compensation for these expenses through a personal injury claim. To learn more about your rights as an injured victim and how you can seek the compensation you deserve, contact our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at Sabuco Beck, P.C. today to set up your initial consultation in our office.