Contact Our Injury Attorneys in Park Ridge
Roughly 14 miles to the north and west of downtown Chicago is the small community of Park Ridge, Illinois with approximately 37,000 residents. It’s considered to be a Chicago suburb, yet despite its small size, it still sees a significant number of accidents and related personal injury claims. And injuries abound which vary from minor to catastrophic and oftentimes, fatalities are inevitable.
Each of these personal injuries impact the victims to some extent. Some victims experience long term effects of their injuries. The good news is that there is some legal protection for those who have been injured. If you or someone you love was involved in the accident and has received serious injuries, involving a motor vehicle, slip and fall incident or any other type of accident, SF Injury Law Group have the skill and desire to assist you in winning the deserved amount as compensation.
Personal Injury Accidents: Claim or Lawsuit?
When someone has been involved in a personal injury accident, they’re often not sure if they are eligible to file a personal injury claim or file a personal injury lawsuit to sue for damages. That decision depends on the situation and who caused the accident and a few other factors. Before you make that the decision, you need to make sure you have all the information needed to proceed with either option.
A few things to consider. As per the Illinois laws, you are entitled to file for a claim or a lawsuit to get the entitled damages anytime a business or an individual causes you physical harm. There are many reasons for this, the biggest being that you, as the victim, may be unable to work, or may be out of pocket many expenses. You might also be experiencing a significant amount of constant pain.
A skilled personal injury lawyer will be able to work with you to determine if a claim or a lawsuit will benefit you the most. At SF Injury Law Group, we always recommend that allow an experienced lawyer to negotiate a personal injury claim settlement or lawsuit on your behalf. Let the skilled lawyers of our firm help you to make sure you recover compensation for damages. Some of the damages include, the following:
- replacement costs of clothing, eyeglasses, and other personal items
- medical costs, hospital, expenses for medications, IVs, bandages)
- rehabilitative therapy
- pain and suffering
- Loss of employment and wages
Hiring our team of lawyers to represent you needs and handle all the legal issues surrounding a claim or lawsuit will guarantee a better outcome than if you would do it yourself. Having legal representation means that we represent your right to get a fair compensation. Our team can help you navigate the often-confusing process of determining what types of rights you are entitled to receive.
Injury Claim vs. Lawsuit
Here’s a quick look at the difference between a personal injury claim and a personal injury lawsuit. You need to file a personal injury claim when as an injury victim you need to file against the at-fault party. This involves a set of negotiations between the victim (and their legal team) and the legal team or insurance company of the at-fault party.
However, a personal injury lawsuit is filed when a reasonable out of court settlement isn’t possible. This requires pleading your case or a case goes on trial in front of a judge and jury. We ensure that each of our client’s receives personalized attention as each case is different.
We have well-established track record of winning millions of dollars in compensation for our clients in the past. With ample experience in out of court settlement negotiations and at trials, we help you recover both actual and punitive damages. If you are confused about the whole process or need to talk with an experienced lawyer, we are here, waiting to help you.
Contact SF Injury Law Group for a more detailed explanation and to find out more about how our lawyers can help you get maximum compensation for your injuries. Call us today!