Orland Park Car Accident Lawyer with Offices in Cook and DuPage Counties
Personal Injury Attorney Protecting the Rights of Victims in Tinley Park, Oak Lawn, and Northern Illinois
Motor vehicle crashes are rarely simple accidents. In fact, most are caused by a negligent party - someone who failed to act responsibly while behind the wheel. At Schwartz Injury Law, we believe these parties should be held accountable for their actions, which is why we aggressively represent injured victims. We protect their rights and interests and always pursue the most compensation possible. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car crash, motorcycle accident, truck accident, pedestrian accident, or other traffic accident, contact our seasoned lawyer for help with your claim.
Traffic Accidents in Illinois
The roads have many users. Any one of them can act negligently and place others at risk of death or injury. Some of the most common crash-causing negligent behaviors include:
- Intoxication or drug use,
- Aggressive or reckless driving,
- Distracted driving (cellphone use),
- Driver inattentiveness,
- Driver fatigue,
- Poor vehicle maintenance/mechanical failure, and
- Driving that is unsafe for road or weather conditions.
When these actions lead to an injury or death for the victim, the injured party and their family have the legal right to seek compensation. Unfortunately, the path to financial recovery can be a complex and emotionally taxing process, which can be overwhelming while healing or grieving. We understand the struggles and difficulties that victims and their loved ones face, and we work hard to smooth the injury claim process and skillfully handle the legal aspects of their case. As dedicated advocates, we protect our clients' interests every step of the way.
Under Illinois law, there is a two-year statute of limitations in personal injury cases. This means that a person injured in a motor vehicle collision will have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit seeking to recover damages. However, there are some exceptions to this statute of limitations. By working with an experienced attorney, you can make sure your claim is filed within the appropriate time period..
It is always recommended to consult with an attorney after a collision that resulted in injuries or other damages. A skilled lawyer can help you fully understand the extent of your injuries and the ways you and your family have been affected, and they can help you take the necessary legal action to recover compensation from those who were responsible. Your attorney can also speak to insurance companies on your behalf and negotiate a settlement that will fully address the expenses related to your injury and the damage to your property.
In the immediate aftermath of a collision, you should check to see if anyone was injured, and if necessary, call 911 to receive emergency medical assistance. You should also contact the police and have an officer come to the scene of the accident to make a report. Make sure to exchange contact and insurance information with any other drivers or people involved in the accident. If possible, you will want to gather as much evidence as you can, including taking pictures of the crash site and getting the contact information of any witnesses.
A personal injury lawsuit may allow you to recover compensation for the financial and personal harm done to you and your family. Damages may include the costs of emergency medical treatment, any other medical expenses resulting from your injury, income you lost if you were unable to work while recovering from your injuries, the loss of future income due to a disability, the costs of repairing or replacing your vehicle or other damaged property, and the physical and emotional pain and suffering you and your family have experienced.
You should exchange contact information and insurance information with other drivers involved in a collision, and you should speak to any witnesses and obtain their contact information so they can be reached to give a statement at a later time. If possible, you should take pictures of the vehicles involved in the accident and document any other relevant issues, such as the condition of the road or street signs and traffic signals. You will also want to get a copy of the police report filed by an officer who came to the scene.
By calling the police and having an officer come to the scene of the collision, you can be sure that information related to the accident is documented properly. The officer will complete and file a police report that details relevant information about the collision, including an assessment of who was at fault for the accident. This police report can be used as evidence in a personal injury claim or lawsuit, allowing you to receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages.
Obtaining Full and Fair Compensation for Your Injuries
All too often, the significance of an accident victim's injuries is minimized by the insurance companies and negligent parties responsible for the accident. Our attorney believes that you deserve full and fair compensation for your losses. This is why we prepare every accident injury case for litigation. We want you to have the best chance at a positive outcome in your case, even if it is settled. We help clients in receiving compensation for injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI),
- Spinal injury,
- Joint injury,
- Arm or leg injury,
- Broken bones,
- Chest injury,
- Wrongful death, and
- Other catastrophic injuries.
When you entrust Schwartz Injury Law with your personal injury claim, you can rest assured in knowing that your case will be handled with utmost care. Our attorney is dedicated to helping you achieve justice and full compensation. We offer consultations to clients in Orland Park, Burbank, Oak Lawn, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today at 708-226-9000.