Did you or a loved one get severely injured due to another’s negligence? Read these 3 personal injury tips, then call our Naperville lawyers.
1. Role of Expert Witnesses
Oftentimes in Illinois we’re asked, “What is the role of an expert witness in my case?” Expert witnesses can often make or break your case. As a matter of fact, it’s important to select a firm that has the resources to hire the right expert for your case and also has the years of experience in relationships with experts in different areas. For example, if you’re looking into a medical malpractice case, it’s important that you have the right medical expert team, hired by your attorney to make sure that your case is being properly examined. That’s true if you believe you’ve been injured by a product or maybe even an on-the-job construction site type injury.
In this day and age, with the amount of complexity and all the equipment that’s being used, and all the different things that are in our modern-day life, it’s important to make sure that you have the right expert witnesses for your case. If there’s anything we can do to help you out, in terms of your case and analyzing whether or not you might need an expert witness, please give us a call.
2. Recovering for Emotional Damages
The other day we had someone in Naperville ask us, “Can I recover for my emotional damages arising out of my injury?” The short answer is, yes, you can. In Illinois, you’re entitled to what’s called pain and suffering and disability, and oftentimes your emotional damages are tucked into that category. Rarely— but it does happen— there are times where people require psychiatric counseling or psychological counseling as a result of the injuries that they suffered. In Illinois, those are also recoverable in your case.
If you have any questions about whether or not your emotional injuries can be compensated for the injuries you suffered, please give us a call.
3. Taking the Initial Offer From the Insurance Company After a Personal Injury
In Illinois, one of the most important questions that we hear from people is, “Should I take the first offer that’s been made by the insurance company?” We would say, in the 10 to 15 years, the insurance companies have gotten incredibly aggressive about trying to settle people’s cases short and immediately; they’ve even gone as far as using cars to drive to people’s houses on the day of or the day after an accident, with a checkbook, in an effort to try to resolve your claim.
Settling your case for the first offer is oftentimes a terrible situation. As a matter of fact, we often receive calls from people that have taken that first offer and have settled their case, and, unfortunately, there’s little to nothing we can do for them. If the insurance company is already making an offer to you, we would strongly encourage you to give us a call. We will discuss your case with you.
Have you or your loved one been seriously hurt in an accident caused by someone else in Illinois and have questions about these 3 personal injury tips? Contact our experienced Naperville personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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