How much your case is worth directly depends on the skill and experience of the lawyer you choose to hire. Filing an accident lawsuit is a complex process. You need a lawyer with the experience and resources to handle a case like yours.
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At Pritzker Hageman, our accident attorneys work tirelessly to defend our clients’ rights and get them the answers they need.
When you hire our legal team, one of the first things we do to build your case is conduct an independent investigation. An investigation determines who was at fault for the accident, which determines how much your accident case is worth.
Our firm has the resources to hire industry experts to investigate the accident scene, inspect the vehicles involved, and use technology to reconstruct the accident.
Listed below are some of the key questions our legal will help you answer in order to win your case.
Find Out How Much Your Accident Case is Worth
Did You Cause The Accident?
As long as you are less than 50% at fault, you have a case. It can sometimes be hard to tell who was at fault after an accident, and police reports can be wrong. If you believe you have been wrongfully blamed for an accident, you might still have a case. Our lawyers conduct independent investigations of our clients’ accidents. An independent investigation could result in uncovering important new facts about your case.
Who Can Be Sued For Your Crash?
Who caused the crash matters in determining how much money you can get after a crash. When your vehicle is struck by a semi-truck, it is likely that the driver of the vehicle is working for a large trucking company or corporation. When this is the case, there may be a lot of insurance money available to you in a settlement. If your vehicle was struck by a teenager without insurance, you will probably only be able to recover a small amount of money.
Did You Contact a Lawyer?
After a crash, contacting an experienced accident lawyer can be the difference between a multi-million-dollar settlement and no settlement at all. The goal of the at-fault driver’s insurance company is to pay as little as possible for a crash. If the insurance company of the other driver can blame you for a crash, they often will.
By hiring a lawyer, you will have someone looking out for your best interests. The quality of your lawyer is often one of the most important factors in how much your case is worth. For more information, see “Do I Need a Lawyer to File a Lawsuit and Get Money for an Accident?“
For all serious crashes, we hire experts to strengthen our clients’ cases. We hire medical experts to testify regarding medical procedures and expenses, estimated future medical expenses, and pain and suffering. And in cases where the level of liability of the other driver needs to be proven, we hire accident reconstruction specialists who recreate the accident and provide visual evidence.
Below is an accident reconstruction video that we used.
Did the Crash Cause Injuries or Other Damages?
The amount of money you recover after a crash also involves an evaluation of your bodily injuries. The information about your injuries usually comes from your doctor in a medical report. Doctors usually wait a period of time after a crash to issue a final medical report because the effects of a serious injury often are not fully known at first.
How Will The Crash Affect Your Life?
The effects your injury has on your life also play an important role in determining how much money you will get. For example, a broken finger to most people is not a severe injury. However, if you happen to be a concert pianist, a broken finger can be a terrible loss. Thus, it’s important that we know a lot about you and how your injuries have impacted your life.
How Will Your Crash Affect Your Family?
When accidents happen, their impact is often felt by the victim’s family. Sometimes the victim is no longer able to work or is physically unable to do activities with their family. When our attorneys work to determine how much money your case is worth, we take the effects of the crash on your family into account.
Where Did the Accident Happen?
For many accidents, there are multiple states where a victim can file a lawsuit. This is common when commercial vehicles are involved. Commercial vehicle crashes may involve many companies from different states. For example, the truck driver could be from Michigan, the trucking company could be based in Texas, the semi-truck could be hauling products for a New York company, and the victim could be from California. Because of this complexity and the differences in state laws, it takes an experienced accident attorney to know which state to choose when filing your accident lawsuit.
Our Results Speak for Themselves
A family lost their loved ones in a crash caused by a negligently serviced van.
A motorcyclist was hit by a drunk driver. We sued the drunk driver and the bar that served them.
A man was riding his motorcycle when he was struck by a delivery truck.