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A Victim’s Right to Compensation Following a Motor Vehicle Accident

Posted on in Drunk Driving Accidents

right to compensationA motor vehicle accident can be a painful experience, one a person often wants to put behind them as quickly as possible. A car accident victim may not immediately think about contacting an attorney to help with their personal injury claim. However, individually settling a claim with an insurance company may not result in the full amount of compensation you are entitled to receive.

A compensation award can help pay for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other costs directly related to the accident. Often injuries immediately arise at the time of the collision, but there are some that may take days or weeks to manifest.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that 22 percent of the nation’s injuries are due to motor vehicle accidents. Common injuries include:

  • whiplash;
  • fractures and broken bones;
  • spinal injuries; and
  • head and neck injuries.

As symptoms arise, additional medical or physical therapy treatment might be necessary, increasing medical costs for the victim. CDC data estimates $406 billion in medical and work loss costs for injuries in the United States. The main priority is receiving the health care necessary to treat injuries, but as bills begin to accrue, it can cause financial strain on any situation.

Our attorneys have the legal experience necessary to pursue positive outcomes for our clients. An attorney can explain the legal options associated with personal injury claims resulting from a motor vehicle accident, so that you have a clear understanding of your rights.

We handle motor vehicle cases involving:

  • auto accidents;
  • rear-end collisions;
  • truck accidents; and
  • motorcycle accidents.
Seeking legal help lifts at least one burden from you during an otherwise stressful period. There are limitations on time for filing a claim. Contact an experienced Chicago car accident attorney today, if you or your loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Illinois.
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