Chicago Car Accident Lawyers
Helping Injury Victims Obtain Maximum Recovery
Car accidents occur every day, in every city and in every town across the
United States. In 2016 in Illinois alone, there were 1,097 traffic fatalities
and there were thousands more involving serious injuries requiring hospitalization.
Tragic consequences are not uncommon in car accidents and victims are
often left facing financial hardships.
Chances are, with numbers this high, you or someone you know may have been
involved in a major car accident, whether it was caused by a drunk driver,
poor road conditions, or
seat belt defects. Get the help you need to obtain the maximum amount of recovery you deserve.
Contact Pavich Law Group, P.C. today to schedule a FREE consultation.
Compensation for Pain and Suffering
In order to ensure you are fully compensated for your injuries, we will
also consider your pain and suffering when determining the value of your claim.
What is Pain and Suffering?
Most commonly, pain and suffering is the emotional and psychological trauma
that you face after an accident. Symptoms such as (but not limited to):
- anxiety and/or depression
- feelings of shame, fear, or humiliation
- physical scarring
Common Types of Car Accidents
Car accidents can involve a variety of different circumstances, and all
collisions can lead to serious injuries and high medical costs. With roughly
300,000 car accidents every year in the state of Illinois, there are some
types of accidents that are more common than others.
Some of the most common types of car accidents include:
Drunk Driving Accidents in Chicago
Drunk drivers kill thousands of people each year, averaging nearly 10,000
annually. If you were injured by a drunk driver, you have every right
to press charges. If you suspect the other driver was intoxicated at the
time of the accident, it is in your best interest to inform the police
officer at the scene so they can perform a blood alcohol test. If the
at-fault driver receives a citation for driving drunk, this will only
help to strengthen your car accident injury claim. In addition to police
reports, look for witnesses who would be willing to give a statement that
back your claim that the other driver was intoxicated and take pictures
and video. Video footage can be especially helpful in the case of an accident
caused by a drunk driver because it shows what a photo cannot - the actions
and behavior of the intoxicated person. Your Chicago car accident attorney
can use all this evidence to help strengthen your case and pursue the
maximum compensation possible to help you recover from your injuries and damages.
Car Accident Statistics
In the state of Illinois alone, there were 1,031
traffic fatalities, a number that has slowly but steadily increased over the last ten years.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car accidents
were the leading cause of death in the United States in 2015. While that
is not the case in most recent years, car accidents did cause over 1.8
million injuries nationwide in 2017.
With such high numbers, it's highly likely that you will be involved
in a car accident at some point in your lifetime. If you are seriously
injured, the Chicago car accident attorneys at Pavich Law Group, P.C.
want to help you get the compensation you need to fully recover.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
In Chicago, there is a statute of limitations of two years on all
personal injury cases. Statute laws are very strict. This means you have exactly two years
from the date of your accident to file a claim for injuries. If you miss
the deadline by even one day, it's nearly impossible to file a claim.
There are very few exceptions, but you will need the help of an experienced
Chicago car accident attorney.
If your loved one was killed in a car accident, you only have one year
to file a
wrongful death claim. It's crucial to the success of your case to hire an
attorney who is knowledgeable in injury law and has experience representing the
rights of victims in car accidents.
Contact Pavich Law Group, P.C. for a Free Consultation!
Pavich Law Group, P.C. has over 97 years of combined experience in assisting our clients in personal
injury cases. A Chicago car accident attorney from our team can guide
you through your legal options and help you decide on a course of action
to take. We investigate every accident and case and help you determine
what you or your loved one requires during the process. We proudly provide
residents with outstanding counsel and
free case evaluations to all potential clients.
Contact Pavich Law Group, P.C. today! Call
888.687.7020 or email us 24/7.
Our Chicago car accident attorneys will handle your case while you focus