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What Makes an Illinois Lawyer Interested in Taking a Personal Injury Case?

Meet with Lake County Personal Injury Lawyers to Discuss the Details of Your Case

When the lawyers at Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. conduct free, no-obligation consultations, we are often asked what makes a personal injury case appealing to an attorney. When examining a potential case with a client, there are three details we like to know before deciding to take the case.

First, we need to know who has liability, meaning who was at fault for the injury. For instance, if you were in a motor vehicle accident, and you were not at fault in the accident, your case will be more appealing to an attorney. However, if you were found to be at fault, our lawyers will take this into consideration as it may limit how much you can recover.

We also want to learn more about the injuries you received in the accident. If you are suffering from an injury you had prior to the accident, a lawyer may be less interested in taking the case. However, if you have acquired a new injury, or are experiencing a significant aggravation to a pre-existing injury, a lawyer is more likely to take your case.

Lastly, we are interested in knowing if the party at fault for your injury has the means to pay for your damages. This typically comes down to whether the defendant has insurance. It is possible that our attorneys can find other negligent parties who can contribute to paying for your injuries. For instance, if your accident occurred because a traffic light was out in Gurnee, then the Village of Gurnee could be partially liable.

Continuing with our motor vehicle accident example, we may find that you have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage with your insurance policy. If so, we will work to preserve your right to receive the coverage you are entitled to and negotiate a settlement to compensate you for your injury.

Lake County Personal Injury Law Office

If you would like to discuss the details of your personal injury case, call Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. at 847-662-3303 for a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney. We have been representing Illinois clients since 1985 from our offices in Waukegan, Chicago, Wheaton, and Richmond, IL.

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