With a population of more than 150,000 residents and Interstate 80 and Interstate 55 running through it, Joliet has motor vehicle accidents on a daily basis. These accidents don’t just involve automobiles. They also involve trucks ranging from 18-wheelers to pickups, dump trucks, buses, vans, SUVS and motorcycles. After being injured in a crash involving the carelessness and negligence of a driver of one of these vehicles, a person’s life can change drastically. Hospitalization, one or more surgeries and rehabilitation might be necessary, and weeks or even months away from work might be required during the healing process. Then, after reaching maximum medical improvement, you might realize that you’re never really going to be in the same physical condition again. You lost part of yourself
You’ll Make Mistakes
Insurance companies stay in business by collecting premium payments, investing them and paying as little or nothing on claims. Recovering maximum compensation for your damages isn’t an endeavor that you would want to undertake on your own. You’ll make mistakes that Illinois law will allow the defense to use to attack your credibility and devalue your case. You need dedicated and aggressive motor vehicle accident lawyers in Joliet on your side of the case.
in Personal Injury Cases
Illinois law allows you to seek compensation for your damages after you’ve been injured as a result of the carelessness and negligence of someone else. You have the right to maintain a claim or personal injury lawsuit to recover money damages from the person or entity that caused your injuries and damages. Illinois recognizes the following types of damages in personal injury cases:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost earnings
- Any permanent disfigurement
- Any permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished enjoyment of life
- Other substantial damages in the event of a wrongful death
If you were injured in a motor vehicle crash or lost a family member in one, contact the motor vehicle accident lawyers in Joliet at Block, Klukas, Manzella & Shell PC to arrange for a free consultation and case review by visiting us at our website.