The average settlement from a car accident varies and depends upon the specific details of your case. The injuries you suffered, the at-fault party, and other factors play an important factor in a civil claim or lawsuit.
If you experienced serious injuries due to the reckless actions of a careless driver, chances are your medical bills are just beginning to climb.
Pursuing compensation for your injuries is where a personal injury lawyer can help you. From negotiations with insurance companies to a possible trial, a lawyer understands how to protect your best interests.
Serious Car Accident Injuries Are Expensive
The cost of medical care continues to rise and your medical costs can skyrocket if you suffer serious injuries. Examples of some serious types of car accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
These are just a few examples of the types of injuries that can change your life. The severity of your injury may prevent you from not only working but from returning to your career.
The costs associated with such injuries can reach into the millions of dollars throughout your lifetime. If you—or a loved one—experienced such harm, you should not pay from your own funds for your medical care.
Possible Types of Compensation for Your Car Accident Injuries
Each personal injury case is different, as the details can determine the outcome. Personal injury lawyers typically pursue the following types of compensation:
These costs can include your immediate medical care, such as transport to the hospital, doctors’ fees, and hospital fees.
Ongoing Medical Costs
A traumatic brain injury or other type of serious injury can require ongoing medical care such as rehabilitation, therapies, and prescription medications.
An injury that requires a long recovery time causes you to miss time from your job.
Diminished Earning Capacity
If your injuries prevent you from returning to the same job as before the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your diminished earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering
The mental anguish and physical pain you experienced is something a personal injury lawyer may include in your claim and lawsuit.
Car Accidents and Wrongful Death Action
Losing a loved one to a car accident is devastating. If you lost someone you loved due to a drunk, distracted, or otherwise negligent driver, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim and lawsuit.
The types of compensation in a wrongful death case are similar to those in an injury case. Differences in compensation can include such damages as funeral and burial costs and the loss of companionship.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC Fights for the Rights of Car Accident Victims
It only takes the careless actions of one driver to change your life forever. When this happens, there are steps you can take to help your case, including:
- Not discussing your case with insurance company representatives
- Gathering as much evidence as possible
Discussing your case with an insurance company without legal representation can result in you accepting less than you deserve. Protect your best interests and refer insurance companies to your lawyer. Retaining such representation can take a load off your back that can only further stress you out in your recovery.
These are a few quick steps that you can take to start the civil litigation process. You must act quickly due to the statute of limitations pertaining to your case. The statute of limitations limits how long you have to pursue civil action.
Illinois Civil Code 735 (12) and 740 (1) allow two years for filing a personal injury or a wrongful death case. If the twenty-four-month period passes without filing your case, you may be barred from pursuing civil action forever.
Contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC Now
No one should suffer the extreme stress of injuries caused by a negligent driver all alone. While the average settlement from a car accident varies, a personal injury lawyer from our team is here to help you valuate your specific damages. We can also explain the civil litigation process.
If you experienced serious injuries or you lost a close loved one in a car accident due to a reckless driver, take action now. The Kryder Law Group, LLC offers a free, no-obligation, case evaluation—leaving you nothing to lose.
Let us help you fight for the justice you deserve and the compensation you need. Call The Kryder Law Group, LLC now: (312) 223-1700.