PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY SERVING COOK COUNTY & THE ENTIRE STATE OF ILLINOIS
CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER IN CHICAGO & ALL OF ILLINOIS
Car accidents are traumatic and devastating, no one is ever prepared for an accident.
It is important that victims of car crashes receive guidance and legal advice from lawyers after the crash.
Victims are often unable to drive or work, while facing medical expenses and medical treatment.
After a car accident, you could be devastated financially and emotionally, and need legal counseling to protect your rights and peace of mind.
Illinois personal injury lawyer Sam A. Odeh and group lawyers have served Cook county and Oak Lawn and Orland park region and surrounding areas for over 30 years.
If you were a victim of a car accident, call us today to get a free evaluation of your case.
INJURIES AND CLAIMS
After you are involved in an auto accident, your life will likely change for the worse. You will not get out of the accident better than before the accident. With experienced legal help, we will make your recovery as painless as possible.
Our attorneys at Illinois personal injury will help determine your eligibility under Illinois's comparative fault law. As long as the other motorist involved in the accident was more at fault than you, you are entitled to recovery for your damages, whether those are medical expenses, damage to your vehicle, loss of work, or pain and suffering.
In low impact car accidents, your insurance company may attempt to handle the matter internally. Never sign a proposed compensation without reading it carefully-after you sign an insurance agreement, it will be final and cannot be changed to account for future losses or expenses resulting from the accident.
If you believe the insurance company gave you an unfair settlement offer, consult with a licensed car accident attorney to help you protect your rights. Always seek legal advice before filing a car accident claim.
Attorney Sam A. Odeh and personal injury group lawyers have helped many Chicago-area car accident injured motorists after an accident. Our law office is close by with offices in Worth, IL and Chicago, IL.
You are not responsible for the faults of another driver and should not have to pay for their negligence. If you suffered a car accident, call our experienced Chicago-land personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to protect your financial interests and peace of mind.
Motor Vehicle Accidents are one of the most common cause of personal injury. The Illinois Car Accident Lawyers will help car accident victims form start to finish and file a claim to get financial compensation.
We will help you get all the medical treatment you need. We will mange everything so you can focus on your treatment and getting your life back. Auto accidents in Illinois can cost the victims in excess of tens of thousands of dollars in:
The driver who is at fault for causing the accident will be held responsible for the other driver and passengers for their injuries and damages. Fault in an Illinois car accident is determined based on who was negligent in causing the accident.
Even if both drivers are at fault for causing the accident, injury victims may still be able to claim damages from the other driver.
Car accident injury victims may need to hire an attorney to force the insurance company to pay for their damages fully. An attorney may need to file a personal injury lawsuit to make the liable party pay for financial compensation.
FOUR STEPS TO TAKE AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT
In one instant, you are struck by a distracted driver. One second you're listening to your favorite song, the next second, your life is turned upside down.
This is a nightmare, you think, what should I do now?
You will not immediately know the full extent of your damages. Whether your car is totaled or not, your next few days will be checking prices for auto repairs, and medical bills, plus lack of work and transportation due to the accident or injury you sustained, which will have a negative affect on your income. Follow these steps after your accident:
Get yourself and your passengers to the hospital and get emergency medical care. even with minor injuries, it is critical that you get checked out and evaluated by a medical professional who can document and verify your injuries.
Many injuries may be hidden, you may feel fine, however that does not mean that an internal injury has not happened. If you do not seek medical help, it may be difficult to prove that your injuries were caused by the accident
Report the Accident
Whether you are seriously injured, moderately injured, or uninjured, report the accident to the police or to the highway patrol. After reporting the accident to the police, call your insurance company to report the accident to prove that the accident occurred.
If you do not report the accident to your insurance company, the accident will not be documented and recorded. This report will help your car accident attorney recover compensation for you.
Exchange Information with other motorists and witnesses.
Secure the other motorists information as soon as possible after the accident. This includes their name, phone number, address, and other contact information.
Request from the other motorist information regarding their insurance carrier and give them your own company's information. This information will be used to contact the other motorist's insurance company and file a claim.
As soon as it is safe to do so, begin collecting evidence. Some of the most important evidence can be found at the scene of the accident. Document the scene of the crash before the clean-up crew removes this evidence.
Take pictures of the damage to your car and the other driver's. Look at the road for skid marks, fragments of the vehicle, or damage to the surrounding area and photograph it.
If you can see dangerous road conditions, such as a malfunctioning traffic signal, or a damaged guardrail, photograph it. All this will help your accident injury attorney build a strong case.
ATTORNEY FIDUCIARY DUTY TO CLIENT
Immediately after a car a accident, our attorneys will communicate with insurance carriers, medical facilities, and all other parties that may have a role to play in receiving as much compensation for you as possible.
We will collect all medical records and billing, police reports and other documents that will be crucial to help you recover compensation. If our attorneys are not able to negotiate a satisfactory settlement, you can file an injury lawsuit with the Circuit Court to protect your rights.
We are experts at this and can help you through this process, while you focus on getting back to normal.
After a car accident you will experience a traumatic time in the next hours and days. Remember to get medical treatment for yourself and all passengers in your car, call your employer to let them know, and secure new form of transportation while your car is being repaired.
With everything that you have to worry about, worrying about legal concerns on top of everything can leave you scrambling.
Insurance companies will try to finish your case quickly, and you may be needing money quickly and tempted to sign off on a quick settlement for a fraction of the amount your entitled.
Having our experienced personal injury lawyer on your side will help you avoid mistakes during this critical time.
The settlement you sign will be final, and must be enough to pay for all financial damages that you suffered, present and future.
SIX TYPES OF COMPENSATION
Loss of Earnings
These damages will help you recover from lost income that you suffered due to the crash, and the period after.
Our accident injury attorney can help you determine what this amount should be based on your past pay rate and the period of time you spent out of work as a result of the accident.
These damages pay for all medical expenses that resulted from your injury.
These expenses include the cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, as well as medication and travel to and from your medical appointments or hospitals.
These are accidents that require recurring medical costs as a result of catastrophic injuries. Some of these injuries require medical surgeries or long term medications.
These costs must be included when calculating compensation for damages, to make sure that you won't face financial hardship in the future.
Diminished Earning Capacity
These damages are calculated into the compensation to cover the loss of income you suffered if the injury you sustained will impact your ability to sustain your livelihood.
If because of your injuries you are are not able to go back to your former job or make the same income, you will suffer substantial financial loss.
Diminished earning capacity anticipates those losses and includes them in your compensation.
Pain and Suffering
Your injuries may heal, however your pain can last for months or even years. Car accidents can affect your happiness and quality of life, cause you to take medications or physical therapy, or prevent you from family gatherings, working and driving.
Your lawyer will include pain and suffering in your claim for damages to cover emotional and mental anguish.
Some accidents are so reckless and done intentionally, courts will award punitive damages to plaintiffs.
Such damages are not intended to cover any losses sustained by the victim, rather they are intended as punishment and to deter others from reckless and harsh driving.
Punitive damages can be significant. Call our car accident attorney to determine whether your claim should include punitive damages.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I COLLECT DAMAGES
Get in contact with the other driver's insurance company. If the accident is minor, your insurance company and the other party's insurance will give you a settlement amount outside of court.
If the settlement offered is too low, you can sue to receive higher compensation. Before signing any settlement, contact an attorney to help protect your rights.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T WIN MY CASE?
Sam A. Odeh and Illinois personal injury lawyer group work on a "No fee unless you win" basis. If you don't win we don't win. We fight for the compensation you deserve.
WHO WILL HANDLE MY CASE?
Founding accident injury attorney Sam A. Odeh and group attorneys personally handle every case. Your case will not be passed down to a junior attorney or referred out to another law firm.
Sam will work personally with each client and will find the right solutions for each case handled by our office.
WHAT IF I AM PARTIALLY AT FAULT IN MY ACCIDENT?
Illinois' comparative fault law says that you can still collect compensation, even if you were partially at fault. Contact our Illinois personal injury lawyer today for a free case evaluation.
DO YOU REPRESENT MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT?
Yes we do, we have over 30 years of experience representing clients involved in motorcycle accidents. We have extensive experience with automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, truck, bus accidents, including many other types of motor vehicle accidents.
WHAT IF THE OTHER MOTORIST WAS DRUNK?
Our team of attorneys at Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers have decades of experience working on drunk drivers cases, we understand the complexities involved in these types of cases.
Our auto accident lawyers have a reputation for aggressively representing clients and providing compassionate legal services.
HOW WILL YOU UPDATE ME ON MY CASE?
We respond to all inquiries on your case within a period of 4 hours. We will make sure you are informed and updated about the progress of your case. Our attorneys are local and available to answer your questions.
HOW DO YOU HANDLE SEVERE INJURY CASES?
Our experienced personal injury attorneys have extensive knowledge handling and recovering compensation for victims suffering from traumatic injuries including brain injuries, spinal injuries and paralysis.
You should not be responsible for costs of traumatic injuries alone. Our team of attorneys work hard to provide you with peace of mind so you can focus on recovery.
THE INSURANCE COMPANY DOES NOT RECOGNIZE MY INJURIES: WHAT CAN I DO?
Insurance companies will try any tactic to deny your case and discredit your injuries and expenses, which is a strategy to save costs and reduce your compensation.
Our attorneys have decades of experience fighting with insurance companies and know how to get your injuries recognized by the insurance providers.
CONTACT OUR CAR ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYER TEAM
During the aftermath of a traumatic car accident, you don't have to struggle alone, we can help. Our law group has over 30 years of experience representing victims of personal injury accidents receive compensation for their injuries.
We understand that this is a stressful time in your life and we are here to help. Contact us today for a free no obligation evaluation of your case.
You should not have to suffer the aftermath of a car accident alone. With our experienced attorneys representing you, rest assured that you will have experienced, responsive legal assistance standing by your side during the entire process.
WE HELP THE INJURED IN CHICAGO, OAK LAWN, ORLAND PARK AND ALL OF ILLINOIS
What Personal Injury damages can I recover in Illinois?
Illinois law allows for compensation for different kinds of damages, including without limitations: