Calling Bridgeport car accident attorneys after your car crash may not be the first thing on your mind after a car accident. However, it is definitely something to consider. Even minor accidents can be costly and cause injuries. Never assume that you don’t need an attorney after a car accident. Instead, schedule a consultation with one and let them review your claim. They have the knowledge and experience to determine if you have a legal claim worth pursuing. If so, they can guide you through every step of the process.
Hiring an attorney to represent your claim has benefits. Personal injury laws and car insurance policies can be challenging for the layperson to understand. An experienced lawyer is well-versed in both. Under Illinois law, also referred to as the statute of limitations, you only have a predetermined amount of time to file your claim. For car accident victims, a claim must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. Missing this deadline will most likely render it impossible to get the compensation you deserve from your claim. Your attorney is fully aware of these types of deadlines and can ensure that your claim is filed within them.
An attorney can also give you a reasonable estimate as to what your claim might be worth. They can advise you if a settlement you are offered is worth taking or if it is better to keep negotiating or even litigate your claim. In addition, they will interview witnesses, obtain police reports, and medical records to help back up your claim. Finally, most car accident victims that are represented by an attorney typically receive more compensation for their damages than victims who do not.
A successful car accident claim is one in which you receive a fair settlement or jury award for your economic and non-economic damages. Damages are the losses you endured as a direct result of your accident. Economic damages, also called special damages, are losses with an inherent monetary value such as lost wages, medical bills, and property damage. In contrast, non-economic damages are those that do not have an assigned monetary value. Also known as general damages, they can include:
Your Bridgeport car accident attorneys can help you determine which damages apply in your case and how much you might receive for them.
Unfortunately, you cannot always rely on auto insurance companies to pay you what your claim is reasonably worth without the backing of well-versed Bridgeport car accident lawyers. Auto insurance companies take claims more seriously when the claimant has legal representation as they know you will not settle for less than you believe your damages are worth. If you were recently injured in a car accident, now is the time to get legal advice. For your free car accident case evaluation, contact The Law Offices of Thomas A. Morrissey today.
Thomas A. Morrissey is an experienced personal injury lawyer, trusted to protect the rights of those who have suffered an injury in the Chicagoland area.
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