Injuries can be painful and costly to treat. Even if you carry health insurance, it might not fully cover all of your expenses, forcing you to pay out of pocket. Yet, if someone accidentally or purposefully injures you anywhere in Illinois, you have legal options.
An Illinois personal injury attorney from Ben Crump Law, PLLC can pursue what you need to cover your injury-related losses. We offer free case reviews where, at no obligation, you can discuss your situation with our firm.
We Manage These Practice Areas in Illinois
Some of our team’s practice areas include, but are not limited to:
- Slips and falls
- Premises liability incidents, such as dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Dangerous and defective products
- Negligent security incidents
- Exposure to toxic chemicals (such as asbestos)
- Wrongful death
Illinois’ Filing Deadlines for Personal Injury Cases
Illinois’ statute of limitations is the strict time limit you have for filing a personal injury lawsuit. Under 735 ILCS § 5/13-202, you generally have two years to take your case to court. Otherwise, the court system will dismiss your case and bar you from litigation.
Yet, your case may also have special circumstances that can alter your case’s deadline. We call these tolling exceptions. An Illinois personal injury lawyer from our team can assess your case and explain whether any factors give you more or less time to file.
We’re Ready to Pursue Each of Your Injury-Related Losses
Our team believes that you shouldn’t have to pay anything out of pocket if another party’s actions harmed you. Your Illinois personal injury lawyer will seek financial recovery for your:
Past and Present Healthcare Expenses
As mentioned, health insurance may not cover all of your medical expenses. In that case, we could pursue compensation that accounts for:
- Ambulance transportation services
- Physical therapy
- Mental health services
- Assistive devices
Lost Income and Other Related Expenses
Being seriously injured can affect your ability to earn a living. During your recovery period, you shouldn’t have to force yourself to attend work. You should take this time to focus on your personal well-being.
Recovery for employment-related losses may include lost:
- Paid time off
If your injuries will permanently affect your earning power, we can seek compensation for loss of future earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering reflects the physical and emotional trauma your injuries caused. How much you can recover depends on your estimated recovery period, financial losses, and accident’s cause.
Various Injury-Related Expenses
Other recoverable damages in your case may include:
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral expenses
- Property damage expenses (if you were involved in a collision)
- Rideshare costs
- Childcare services
- In-home help
Your Role in the Accident Could Affect How Much You Can Seek
As noted, if your insurance claim or injury lawsuit settles successfully, you can recover various losses. Yet, your role in the accident can affect your recoverable losses. That’s because Illinois operates on a comparative fault system, per 735 ILCS 5/2-1116. Yet, what does this mean?
For example, let’s say you got hurt in a car accident. While the other driver was speeding, the court notes that you also acted negligently (to some extent). So, the other driver could have 75 percent fault, and you could have 25 percent fault. This would reduce how much you could recover by 25 percent. In this scenario, if your damages cost $100,000, you could only recover $75,000.
You can trust our team to seek everything you deserve for your injury-related losses. We will also use the police report, eyewitness testimony, and other information to prove your role in the accident.
We’ve Recovered Millions for Injured Claimants and Their Loved Ones
Some of our previous case results include:
- $411 million for a veteran hurt in a multi-car collision
- $33.5 million for a child who was hurt in an electric cart accident
- $8.7 for a student paralyzed in a van accident
- $5 million for a church leader hurt in a drunk driving accident
We encourage you to explore our other case results. While these results do not guarantee your case’s outcome, we hope they demonstrate our commitment.
Considerations After Suffering a Personal Injury in Illinois
The following considerations could promote a successful outcome for your injury case:
- Seek medical attention. By visiting a health care provider, you can start treatment that betters your condition. The information you get from your doctor can also support your civil claim or lawsuit.
- Follow through with treatment. Getting medical treatment is just one thing that can support your case. You should also complete your treatment plan. If you don’t, the insurance company could say that your injuries came from another situation unrelated to your case.
- Limit what you share online. Nobody on the internet needs to know about your personal injury case. Any photos or statuses you post can hurt your case. For instance, if you claim to be disabled but post a picture of yourself partying in the Chicagoland area, the insurer could argue you’re not as injured as you claim.
- Refrain from accepting the first settlement offer. The insurance company may offer compensation immediately after your accident. Yet, this is merely a “test” to see if you’ll accept less than you need. By consulting with your legal team, we can explain whether a potential offer meets your past, present, and future financial needs.
We also consider you to consider the benefits of partnering with our personal injury team serving Illinois.
Speak with Our Legal Team Today
Getting hurt because of someone’s mistakes can be a traumatizing and costly experience. Ben Crump Law, PLLC understands your situation and stands ready to help you pursue a settlement.
Our Illinois personal injury attorneys can advise you on your case’s relevant laws and serve as your legal representative if necessary. If you have any legal concerns, you can always call us at (800) 730-1331. We are here to assist you 24/7.