Choosing Personal Injury Lawyers

More Information About Choosing A Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal injury lawyers are one of the most sought after legal professionals in the country and are definitely in high demand.  If you have been injured and you are thinking about retaining such an attorney, you need to make sure that it makes sense financially before getting one on your side.  Sometimes, the insurance deductible is so high that it is pointless in terms of the damages that can be assessed for your case.  However, if it can be determined that the severity of the case is great enough to demand high damages, then you obviously should consider retaining one.

Okay, so here are some things to consider if you are thinking about hiring a personal injury lawyer in Chicago or the surrounding Illinois area.  Let’s look at the questions that need to be answered:

  1. First and foremost, how serious is the injury that you sustained?
  2. Is the injury permanet or temporary in nature?
  3. How did this injury occur and who is at fault?
  4. Does this involve an uninsured motorist?
  5. Is there a third party who could pay damages for this injury?
  6. Are you in pain or suffering?
  7. Has the pain and suffering that you have experienced affected either your family or friends of both?
  8. Do you have a ball park estimate ofwhat your case may be worth?
  9. If your case involves a payment by an insurance company is there a cap on the torte claim that can be made for your injury?

These are the type of questions you need to answer in consultation with the prospective attorney that could take you case.  Not only should the lawyer be asking you these questions, they should be able to answer them as well. If not, then it would be advisable to seek other counsel.

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Claims For Personal Injury Rise During Recession

With the current financial situation and with more people strapped for cash in these uncertains times, insurance claims and  laibility cases are now on the rise.

Since many people are putting off maintenance on their vehicles because f the repairs bills, interestingly enough the number of road accidents have increased.

With road repair itself suffering from lack of funds, a cold winter has led to a growing number of potholes in the nation’s infrastructure which has also resulted in an increase in the accident rate.

It could also be that claims for negliglence in medical practices will also be on the uptake as mroe people are flocking to the emergency rooms for treatment as more and more people are losing their health benefits as a result of job loss.

Safety at the work place will also decline as those who run the companies are more concerned about the bottom line than personal safety.  This has been displayed in recent months by the increase in construction accidents and building collapses.  Health and safety is not longer a priority for many businesses as they are struggling just to survive in this time of financial hardship. 

Now, this has a trickle down effect to the company workers in terms of their workman’s comp and personal injury claims as they come to suspect that an injury claim may be the only way to secure personal financial stability in the short run.  However, this will also lead to more scrutiny by the insurance companies and law enforcement as it is very likely that fraudulent claims will also be on the upswing.

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