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When Do You Call a Car Accident Lawyer?
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A car accident lawyer is an attorney who offers legal representation to those who claim to have recently been injured, either physically or emotionally, as a result of the negligent actions of another individual, business, government agency or some other entity. Personal injury attorneys primarily practice in the field of tort law, which involves damages that are awarded to an individual because another individual, business, government agency or some other entity has intentionally or negligently injured him or her. Common examples of tort law include injury caused by vehicle accidents, defective products or medical malpractice. Personal injury claims can arise out of many situations, including accidents, vehicle collisions, defective products and work-related injuries. In these cases, a personal injury attorney would advise clients to seek appropriate legal representation. Personal injury claims also may be brought against another driver for negligence.

 

If you are in need of legal representation, you may need to contact a Chicago car accident attorney as quickly as possible. Your attorney will be able to determine whether or not your case qualifies under tort law. The results of this investigation will help your attorney determine whether or not your case is worth pursuing. You may need to provide your attorney with certain information in order to obtain this assessment. These questions may include:

 

Has your claim for compensation included physical and emotional pain and suffering? What conditions were you injured in and how long was it for you to stay off of work? How are you currently physically able to perform the tasks you previously did? Were there any significant motor vehicle malfunction(s) that contributed to your injury? If your answer to any one of these questions is "yes" then your attorney may need further information from you in order to determine whether or not your case qualifies under personal injury law.

 

Many personal accident victims fail to seek the counsel of car accident lawyers. This is often because they assume that they will not receive settlement compensation that will cover their losses and repair costs. However, many automobile accident victims are able to successfully sue their drivers for punitive damages. Punitive damages often carry a much larger cash award than the settlement compensation that is doled out by automobile accident attorneys.

Some individuals who suffer from an injury in an automobile accident may decide not to press charges against the driver of the car that caused them harm. However, some state law enforcement officers will arrest the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident if the victim decides to press charges. The officer will then take statements from the drivers at the scene of the crash. The statements that come out of these police interviews will be used in court to help determine the liability of the driver of the vehicle in the accident. The statements that come out of these police interviews will often come away with a settlement.

 

If you have suffered any type of personal injury due to the negligence of a third party, you may wish to consult with Chicago car accident lawyers before you speak with your insurance company's claims adjuster or before you submit your claim to the insurer. A qualified car accident lawyer can determine the liability of the person or company responsible for your injuries. This type of lawyer can also advise you on whether or not to pursue the claim and negotiate a fair settlement.

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