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:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Roll-over accidents
- Accidents caused by distracted drivers
- Seat belt defects
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.
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.
Contact Pavich Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you with your car accident claim!
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 a member of our dedicated team today to get started!