Driver fatigue is the cause of far too many accidents in the Chicago area. If you or a family member suffered injuries in a car accident that a fatigued driver caused, you could have the basis of a personal injury lawsuit. You might also have the basis of a wrongful death claim if a family member lost their life in the accident.
A lawsuit can help you recover the cost of your medical bills and other injury-related expenses like lost income and pain and suffering. Learn more about the steps involved in collecting financial compensation from the at-fault driver with assistance from a Chicago driver fatigue lawyer. Review the cause of your accident with a member of the client intake team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm by calling (800) 794-0444 as soon after the accident as possible.
Make the Time After a Car Accident Work in Your Favor
The days and weeks that follow a car accident can be a time of pain, confusion, and stress while you recover from your injuries or while you help an injured loved one through their physical recovery. Unfortunately, the time you have to file a lawsuit for compensation starts on the day the accident occurs which can add stress and frustration to an already difficult time.
Illinois Civil Code § 5/13-202 generally limits your time to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver to two years from the date of the accident. Our team can start gathering evidence and building your case for financial compensation while you focus on physical recovery. If your family lost a loved one in the accident, you will be able to concentrate on your emotional healing while we work on building and valuing your insurance claim.
Understand the Medical Expenses You Can Recover
The cost of the medical care you need from the time you are injured until your doctor declares you fully recovered should not fall onto your shoulders. A personal injury lawsuit allows you to hold the at-fault driver financially responsible for necessary medical care including:
- Ambulance transportation
- Emergency room care
- Hospital stays
- Surgical procedures
- Prescription medications
- Assistive medical devices
- Physical therapy
- Cognitive therapy
Be sure to review the cost of all medical care with your legal team. Doing so will ensure all costs are included in your compensation claim which can ensure your claim is not undervalued or underpaid.
Evaluate Your Non-Medical Expenses and Losses
In addition to having the costs of necessary medical care covered by a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit, you might also be eligible to have other accident and injury-related expenses covered.
- Loss of income
- Business loss
- Pain and suffering
- Physical disability
The type and amount of financial recovery you can anticipate from a personal injury lawsuit will vary according to your injuries, salary, and other factors specific to you. If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a car accident caused by driver fatigue and experienced any of these financial expenses or losses, speak to a member of our team right away.
Drive Fatigue Costs Lives
Safely driving and controlling a car requires focus and dexterity. When a driver is battling ordinary tiredness or overwhelming fatigue, maintaining proper control of his car can be difficult. In 2017, the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA) statistics cited driver fatigue and drowsiness as contributing causes in:
- 795 fatal car accidents
- 91,000 total car accidents
- 50,000 injury accidents
If you or a loved one suffered injuries, or if a loved one lost their life in a car accident caused by driver fatigue, a Chicago driver fatigue lawyer can help you pursue financial compensation from the at-fault driver or his insurance carrier.
For a free legal consultation with a driver fatigue accidents lawyer serving Chicago, call (800) 794-0444
Put the Financial Burden of a Car Accident Where it Belongs
When you are the victim of a car accident, your injuries should not be compounded by undue financial distress because of an accident you did not cause. Our goal in helping you file a personal injury claim is to make sure you do not suffer additional damage by the costs associated with your injuries.
The at-fault driver and his insurance company should pay for your medical treatments, the income you forfeit when your injuries prevent you from working, and other financial expenses and losses. When you are ready to file a claim for financial recovery, our team is here to help you build a successful personal injury case.
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Compile Supportive Documents That Bolster Your Claim
As we work hard to build your compensation claim, we may request certain items from you or ask for permission to obtain certain items on your behalf that will support your claim for financial recovery. Those items might include:
- Medical records
- Income records
- Medical bills
- Crash reports
- Witness statements
- Photos of your injuries
- Photos of the accident scene
These items will help us build a comprehensive case for financial recovery. They might also help strengthen negotiations on your behalf with the at-fault driver’s insurance provider.
You Are Entitled to Collect a Monetary Award
If you or a family member suffered injuries or a loved one passed away in a car accident, a Chicago driver fatigue lawyer can help you recoup the costs of the accident. Our team does not ask for payment up front because we work on a contingency basis, meaning we take our fee from the settlement we get for you.
Our team does not shy away from tough cases. We will fight with you to obtain the financial compensation you deserve. Review the cause of the accident and its physical and financial repercussions with a member of our team right away. Contact a team member at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm by calling (800) 794-0444 immediately after having your injuries treated.