Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Cases
The legal and financial logistics of an injury can be overwhelming. However, our personal injury lawyers at Gordon Law Offices, can make it simple: if we believe that you have a valid claim, we will relentlessly pursue compensation for you.
To ask our team questions about your situation, contact us or call 312-332-5200312-332-5200. Our Chicago firm offers free consultations.
How Do I Know If I Have A Personal Injury Case?
There are a few essential elements of a personal injury case, including:
- You are injured
- Your injuries are significantly affecting your career, health, finances or other aspects of life
- Someone else is responsible for your injury through negligence or intentional harm
Typical personal injury cases in Illinois include car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and medical malpractice claims. If someone else made a mistake that resulted in your injuries, you can hold them accountable through personal injury law.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
Every case will have a different outcome. While the value of your claim is about the physical and financial damages you suffered, the value can also change according to what you do.
For example, if an insurance company offers $500 to settle your claim, but you suffered $5,000 worth of medical costs for your injury, your claim would only be worth $500 if you agreed to the settlement. However, if you work with a lawyer to negotiate with the insurer or take your case to trial, you might be able to receive the full $5,000 that your claim is worth. Therefore, it is critical to explore all options with a skilled attorney.
What If The Insurance Company Won’t Pay?
Insurance companies commonly deny claims. However, claim denial does not have to be the end of your case. A qualified attorney can help you evaluate your case, file the initial insurance claim, appeal denied claims and take your case to court if necessary. If you suffered a serious injury in a car crash or any other type of accident, you have the right to seek compensation.
Will My Case Go To Trial?
Many personal injury cases do not involve trial. If your lawyer can negotiate a favorable settlement for your claim, trial may not be necessary. However, if the other party will not give you the compensation you need and deserve by law, your lawyer can help you start litigation – if you so choose. When other options fail, trial can finally give an injured person fair compensation.