2 Parts of Your Injury Case

Illinois law requires you to prove 2 things if you are injured.

This includes injuries from a car or truck crash, or falls on someone’s property.

The first thing you must prove is that the party who injured you is negligent.

Negligence means that someone has a duty towards you that is broken or not met.

For instance, other drivers have a duty to obey traffic signals, signs, and to travel at a safe speed.

The second part of your injury case is to prove damages.

Damages are medical treatment such as medications, injections and surgery.

It also includes permanent limitations such as reduced ability to lift or reduced range of motion.

Loss of salary or income is also part of damages.

Questions about your injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois injury attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Injured? What Not to Do

If you are injured in a motor vehicle collision please avoid these common mistakes.

Do not give a statement to the Insurance Company adjuster. This can and will be used against you at the time of settlement or trial.

Do not settle too soon. Insurance companies are interested in limiting its losses. You must make sure you receive all the medical treatment necessary to get you back on your feet.

Do not delay in seeking medical treatment. The longer you wait the worse your injuries will become and the lower your settlement will be.

Questions about your injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois Injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

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Even if person is found not guilty in criminal trial, a civil charge may result in damages for negligence. Money damages depend on whether the driver violated the rules of the road and the passenger suffered as a result.


Important Attorney Fee Information for Injury and Disability Cases

The way attorneys charge for their services vary according to the type of case that is involved.

Some lawyers charge a certain amount per hour to work on your case. This is usually for business cases or criminal cases.

In these type of cases the lawyer may ask for an upfront retainer fee to start working on your case.

Fortunately in injury cases, workers’ compensation cases, and Social Security Disability cases there are no upfront fees and no hourly fees.

In these type of injury cases you only pay the lawyer if you win your case. The payment is due when you win and recover money.

This is very important for you because usually a person who is injured or when they are unable to work does not have the money to pay a lawyer on an hourly basis.

Many people do not know that they even have access to a lawyer when they are hurt and can no longer work.

Make sure that you take full advantage that a lawyer will work for free for you until you win.

You can utilize the attorney’s experience to protect your interests from the beginning of the case, and fight for you against the government and insurance companies.

Questions about using a lawyer to help you? Feel free to contact Illinois injury and disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.