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Illinois Personal Injury FAQs

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Naperville IL Personal Injury Attorneys

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

Under Illinois law, those who are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of others are entitled to recover compensation for the losses they sustain. A personal injury claim is a lawsuit filed by an injured party against the person or entity that they believe is responsible for their injuries. For example, if a person was injured in an accident with a speeding driver, he or she may pursue a claim against that speeder.

It is important to remember that not all personal injury cases are resolved through a claim. In fact, the vast majority are resolved by reaching a settlement with the at-fault party's insurance company.

What Kinds of Accidents Can Lead to a Personal Injury Claim?

Virtually any type of accident can cause injuries and lead to a personal injury claim. However, there are certain types of accidents that account for a majority of personal injury litigation and settlements. These include the following:

How Do I Know if I Have a Claim?

Accidents that are caused by someone else's negligence entitle victims to file a personal injury claim. Negligence is a complicated legal concept that has to do with whether a person acted with the appropriate degree of care in a given situation. Generally speaking, it occurs when a person fails to use the degree of care that would be exercised by a reasonable person in similar circumstances. While some examples of negligence may be obvious, many are not, so it is important for every accident victim to have his or her case reviewed by an experienced attorney.

How Much is My Claim Worth?

When clients come into our office and learn that they will likely be able to recover compensation, one of their first questions is, "How much am I entitled to for my injury?" Unfortunately, there is no way to talk about a "typical" personal injury case, as there are many factors that will determine how much you will be able to recover. Some of these include the following:

  • The severity of your injuries;
  • Your income;
  • Whether there was any damage to your property and the extent of the damage; and
  • Whether you were partially at fault for your accident.

Call 630-355-5222 to Speak with a Naperville Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been hurt in an accident that you suspect was caused by someone else's carelessness, you should talk to an attorney as soon as you can. The lawyers of Roscich & Martel Law Firm, LLC, are experienced personal injury attorneys who serve clients throughout DuPage County, including but not limited to the communities of Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Wheaton, Warrenville, Winfield, Downers Grove, and Lisle. To schedule a free case evaluation, call our office today at 630-355-5222 or contact us online.

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