If you were in an accident and have an auto insurance bodily injury claim, our lawyers can help you get the money you deserve. Attorney Fred Pritzker and his team of car accident lawyers have won numerous settlements over a million dollars, and they are not intimidated by insurance company attorneys. Contact our car accident lawyers about your auto insurance claim and ask them how much your accident case is worth. You can contact them at 1-888-377-8900 toll free or using the form below.

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How Do I Cover All the Costs after a Car Accident?

According to no-fault laws in most states, insurance companies covering automobile accidents must provide for minimum coverage for loss arising out of the injury of any one person. This coverage usually includes minimum amounts for medical expenses, income loss, replacement services loss, survivor’s economic loss, and survivor’s replacement services.

Getting Money Beyond No-Fault Auto Insurance Claim

In most cases, no-fault does not pay crash victims for pain and suffering.  To be fully and adequately compensated for pain and suffering, you have to look to the at-fault driver’s auto insurance to cover this amount. Filing a lawsuit is often the only way to be compensated by the at-fault driver’s insurance.

In addition to the at-fault driver, the following may also be responsible to compensate you:

  • If the at-fault driver was a commercial driver of a semi trailer, bus, etc., you may have claims against the driver’s employer (trucking or bus company), the owner of the commercial vehicle, the owner of any freight, and others.
  • If it was a construction site collision, you may have a lawsuit against the general contractor, the owner of the property on which the collision took place, the owner of the construction vehicle and others.
  • If the at-fault driver was drunk, you may have a dram shop claim against a bar or restaurant.

In all of these cases, it is insurance companies that generally pay you the money you win.

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Bodily Injury Claim after an Auto Accident

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If you live in a no-fault state, if you are injured in an auto accident, you will get some money from the no-fault policy due to the bodily injury. As discussed above, no-fault is a minimum amount of money. To get more compensation, you will need to sue the at-fault driver (and possibly others).

Serious bodily harm can include any of the following:

How Much Money Can I Get for My Auto Insurance Claim?

If you sue after being injured in an accident, you can generally make an auto insurance bodily injury claim and ask for money for the following:

  • medical expenses
  • income loss
  • cost of care

If you are seeking pain and suffering compensation, you may have to sue the at-fault driver, and any money you get will most likely come from that driver’s insurance company. Money for pain and suffering may include amounts for the following:

  • medical expenses
  • income loss
  • cost of care
  • pain and suffering
  • emotional distress
  • disability
  • disfigurement
  • loss of quality of life

Wrongful Death

If a loved one was killed in a crash, families can recover minimum amounts of the money under no-fault laws. However, to be adequately compensated, families often have to also recover amounts from the insurance policies of the at-fault driver and and other responsible parties. To do this, families can sue under state wrongful death laws.

Pritzker Hageman Law Firm

Pritzker Hageman law firm has a reputation for success in complex cases involving serious injury and wrongful death. Our lawyers have gained a national reputation and have been interviewed by The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lawyers USA and others. Several have been named Super Lawyers by Law & Politics magazine.

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