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Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Illinois Injury Attorneys Serving Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Kendall, and Will Counties

The attorneys at Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices regularly answer questions that prospective clients frequently ask about personal injury accidents and liability claims. These questions include:

My Insurance Agent Says I Do Not Need a Personal Injury Attorney to Handle My Claim. Is This Correct?

It is important to realize that your interests and those of the insurance company are at odds. While you are want to ensure that the coverage you receive will fully address your injuries and financial losses, the insurance company will be looking to minimize the amount paid out in order to ensure that it can continue operating profitably. The insurance company has attorneys protecting its interests, and you need an attorney to fight for you, too. It has been proven in case after case that victims of personal injury accidents who have an attorney on their side have a greater chance of obtaining full and fair compensation than those without legal representation.

If I Am Injured, When Should I Contact a Lawyer?

Ideally, you should contact a personal injury lawyer within 24 hours after being injured to ensure that your claim will be protected. While it might not be necessary to hire an attorney at the outset, it is important to consult with one as soon as possible to obtain legal advice and guidance that could make a difference in the outcome of your case.

How Much Time After My Injury Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

In Illinois, the statute of limitations is generally two years. If your lawsuit is filed against a government entity, you will have a shorter time frame than if you sue an individual or company. It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights to a claim and ensure that your ability to pursue a claim does not expire.

Is it Important to Receive Medical Attention Soon After an Accident?

Yes, and ideally, you should receive medical treatment immediately after an accident. Making every effort to regain your health is your priority. Even in situations when you feel you might not have suffered a significant injury, you should get a medical opinion. It is not uncommon for injuries to make themselves known days or even weeks after an accident. The credibility of your personal injury claim is directly related to the medical facts in your case and the care and treatment you have received.

Am I Allowed to Discuss the Cause of My Injury With My Doctor?

Yes, it is important that your doctor know the cause of your injury to ensure that they can treat you properly and to relate the injury to the accident. If you case goes to trial, your doctor may be called upon for medical testimonym and therefore, they must be informed of the cause of injury in order to provide credible statements on your behalf.

How Much Is My Case Worth?

Until you completely recover from your injuries, it is nearly impossible to place a value on the damages you suffered. The value of your case will depend on many factors, including the cause of your injury, the types and severity of the injuries you have suffered, the amount of your medical expenses, the extent of any permanent injuries, and the need for ongoing medical or assistive care.

How Long Will it Take to Resolve My Injury Claim?

The types and complexity of personal injury claims can vary greatly. An attorney might be fortunate to resolve a case in a few weeks or months. On the other hand, a product liability or medical malpractice case could take several years to reach a settlement or bring to trial.

Contact Our Lombard Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have any other questions about your rights following an injury or the ways our attorneys can help you seek compensation for your damages, contact Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices today at 630-932-9100. We provide free consultations, and we will not charge any legal fees until we secure compensation on your behalf.

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