If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a car accident that was not your fault, you have a right to compensation. The best way to protect your rights is to consult an experienced car accident attorney at Vaziri Law LLC. We regularly represent car accident victims in Chicago and throughout Illinois. We work to hold the responsible party accountable when a car crash is due to negligence or recklessness. Being injured in a car accident can result in physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Let our legal team help you recover damages that consider all your medical and financial needs. The sooner you contact our office, the sooner we can start working on your claim.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
In most cases, car accidents are caused by driver errors, such as:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Disobeying traffic signals
- Improper turning
- Driver fatigue
- Reckless driving
Regardless of the cause, you deserve just compensation for your injuries and losses. That’s where Vaziri Law LLC comes in. We have an impressive track record of success in car accident cases, having achieved significant monetary settlements and jury awards. Rest assured, we will protect your rights in and out of the courtroom.
What You Need To Know About Car Accident Claims In Chicago
Illinois is a fault state for insurance purposes, meaning that the other driver must be found responsible for the accident for you to pursue a claim. Also, car accidents in Chicago fall under the state’s comparative negligence rules. So, if your actions contributed to the accident, you can still recover damages, but your total damages will be reduced by the percentage of blame assigned to you.
Suppose you were in an accident caused by a distracted driver but you also made an improper turn. You may be deemed 20 percent at fault. If your total damages are $100,000, the amount you recover will be $80,000. You can trust our car accident attorney to limit your liability and get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
How To Prove Negligence In A Car Accident
We must prove the following elements of negligence for your claim to be successful:
- The other driver owed you a duty of care
- The other driver breached that duty
- The actions of the other driver caused the accident
- The accident directly caused your injuries and monetary losses
We know how to prove the necessary elements of negligence and hold the driver who injured you accountable.
Types of Car Accident Injuries
Depending on the severity of the collision, a car accident can result in injuries, such as:
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Head and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
A high-impact collision can cause catastrophic injuries, but even a minor accident can cause bodily harm. No matter how severe the injuries are, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention. Failing to do so can cause your injuries to worsen and adversely impact your injury claim. We will rely on the medical records of any treatment you receive and other evidence to support your claim.
Why Choose Vaziri Law LLC?
After a car accident, you probably have concerns about lost income from missing work and the mounting medical bills. Our legal team will address those concerns by providing you with powerful legal representation. Let us handle all the details of your claim so you can focus on healing. You can trust us to:
- Investigate the accident site
- Obtain and review police reports
- Interview witnesses
- Collect medical evidence
- Take over communications with the driver’s insurance company
Negotiations can settle most injury claims. If you suffered catastrophic injuries or the insurer fails to pay the full value of your claim, we are well-prepared to take your case to trial. Rest assured, we will protect your rights in and out of the courtroom.
Recoverable Damages In A Car Accident
No two car accident claims are the same, but you may recover damages such as:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitative costs
- Lost wages – present and future
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability/disfigurement
- Court costs
You can also recover punitive damages if the at-fault driver’s actions were reckless, such as drunk driving. These damages are intended to punish the defendant’s misconduct and deter others from similar wrongdoing.
Contact Our Experienced Chicago Car Accident Attorney
At Vaziri Law LLC, we treat each car accident case with urgency and work tirelessly to protect our clients. Once you become our client, you will have a dedicated car accident attorney in your corner. We handle all car accident cases on a contingency basis, meaning there is never a fee until we recover for you. Contact us today for a free consultation.