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Will My Personal Injury Case Result in Significant Damages?

 Posted on September 26, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

IL injury lawyerWhen pursuing a personal injury case, one of the primary interests of the injured party is the potential for obtaining compensation. While every case is unique, understanding the factors contributing to securing compensation can provide insight into what you might expect as you navigate your case. If pursuing compensation is something you are interested in, contact a lawyer to begin the process today. 

Was the Other Party Negligent? 

The first crucial factor in determining whether compensation is justified is through establishing liability and negligence. It strengthens your case if you can provide that the other party was responsible for your injuries due to their negligent actions. The more compelling the evidence of liability, the better your chance of receiving significant compensation. It is worth noting that in Illinois personal injury cases, individuals have two years to bring forth a personal injury claim. Missing this critical deadline may make obtaining compensation impossible.  

How Severe Are Your Injuries?

The severity of your injuries is a critical factor in evaluating potential compensation. Severe injuries that result in long-term disabilities, chronic pain, or significant medical expenses generally lead to higher compensation. Medical records, professional opinions, and testimony from healthcare workers who helped treat your injuries are important in demonstrating the extent of your injuries.

What Can My Economic Damages Include Compensation For?

Suffering an injury may present the opportunity to pursue compensation related to those injuries. For example, experiencing an injury can result in high medical costs. As a result, economic damages related to your injury may look to provide you with compensation related to these injuries. Compensation may also be obtained to make up for lost wages, as some injuries keep people out of work for extended periods of time. The more substantial your economic damages, the higher your potential compensation may be. 

Non-Economic Damages 

Economic damage is not the only damage available in many personal injury cases. Compensation can be for intangible losses you cannot physically see may be available. These intangible losses include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of the enjoyment of life, and more.

Insurance Coverage and Assets

It is important to note that the insurance coverage of the at-fault party and their assets can also impact the potential for compensation. The likelihood of receiving more significant compensation may increase if the responsible party has substantial insurance coverage or significant personal assets. On the other hand, limited insurance coverage or lack of personal assets may limit the compensation.

Contact a Lake County Personal Injury Lawyer 

If you are injured, we are ready to help you. Contact the experienced Waukegan personal injury attorneys with Salvi & Maher, LLP. Call 847-662-3303 for a free consultation. 


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