IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PERSONAL INJURY CASES
1. What is Negligence?
The majority of personal injury accidents in our court system arise out of automobile accidents. These cases are usually governed by the law of negligence. This means that if a party is negligent and causes an accident, they may be responsible for any damages or injuries that result from the accident.
Negligence is a legal term and basically means that while a person is operating a motor vehicle they must use reasonable care under the circumstances. A failure to use reasonable care is considered negligence.
If you were injured in an automobile accident and you feel that the other party was negligent, you should contact a personal injury attorney to determine your legal rights, and to protect your interests.
2. Does the party causing the accident have insurance?
If the negligent party had automobile insurance at the time of the accident the attorney will contact the insurance company and attempt to negotiate a settlement. If a settlement cannot be agreed upon, the attorney will take whatever legal action is appropriate in order to recover the full value of the injured parties claim.
3. What if the negligent party does not have insurance?
Although the law in Illinois requires that every person driving a car must be insured, many drivers do not have automobile insurance. However, if you have automobile insurance, you probably have uninsured motorist coverage protection. Uninsured motorist coverage pays
compensation to a person who is injured by a negligent driver who does not have automobile insurance coverage.
4. What is a Contingency Fee?
For personal injury and medical malpractice case, our office works on a contingency fee basis. in other words, we can help you recover the maximum amount for your injuries and there is no fee unless we make a recovery for you. if we represent you in your personal injury case or medical malpractice case, then we take the risk. you do not pay for any fees or costs, unless we make a recovery for you.
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