Providing Answers To Your Car Accident Questions
Living and driving in a city like Chicago can make it easy to wind up in a car crash. While the aftermath can feel confusing, shocking and overwhelming, acting fast in these moments is essential. And acting fast can be much easier when you have the proper knowledge.
At Ori Law Group, we’ve been helping victims of car accidents seek the compensation they deserve for more than seven decades, so we’ve seen and managed a fair share of cases. Over that period, we’ve noticed a trend in some of the questions our clients ask us. Having the right answers to them can help you pursue an effective personal injury claim.
How does Illinois determine fault in car accidents?
The Land of Lincoln abides by modified comparative negligence rules when determining liability for car crashes. Modified comparative negligence typically determines that both parties carry some level of fault for an accident. If you are less than 50% at fault for a crash, you can pursue damages from the other party.
Determining your percentage of fault can be challenging to do alone. Our attorneys can help. Contact someone from our staff today by calling 312-985-0299.
What is the statute of limitations in Illinois for filing a crash injury claim?
You have two years from the incident date to pursue a claim. However, there are exceptions to this rule. If a minor or an individual who is mentally incapacitated were involved in the crash, the statute of limitations is five years from the incident date.
Do I need to seek medical help even if I’m not injured?
Car crash injuries can be precarious, especially when signs and symptoms don’t appear for days, weeks or months. Even if you feel fine, seeking medical attention as soon as possible could help you detect and treat underlying injuries before they become noticeable or worsen.
How do I know if my insurer is trying to lowball me?
Sadly, it’s common for insurers to pay you less than what you deserve for your car crash injury. Many act in bad faith, valuing their bottom line over the health and safety of policyholders. Here are some of the tactics they use to persuade people to accept a lower offer than they deserve:
- They pressure you to settle quickly.
- They give you a vague explanation of your settlement offering.
- Your settlement offering doesn’t account for the severity of your injury.
You never have to accept the first amount they offer you. If you have suspicions, contact one of our lawyers. We can help you determine the appropriate compensation you need to help you afford your recovery.
What if the driver that hit me is uninsured?
Illinois says all auto insurance policies must include uninsured drivers coverage up to $25,000. If you get hurt in an accident involving an uninsured driver, you can pursue a claim against the uninsured driver or your insurance company to seek appropriate damages.
Having The Knowledge Is Half The Battle
Getting hurt in a Chicago car crash can leave you feeling scared and uncertain. However, when you have the answers to these frequently asked questions, you can feel confident in pursuing your injury claim and seeking the compensation you deserve – and the lawyers at Ori Law Group are here to guide you through the process. Call 312-985-0299 or complete our contact form to schedule a consultation today.