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What is My Illinois Personal Injury Case Worth?

Lake County Personal Injury Lawyers Explain How Verdicts and Settlements are Determined

Have you been injured in an accident? Are you wondering if you have a personal injury case and what it might be worth? The answer to that question depends on your case.

The factors that contribute to what your case may be worth can take months, or even years, to fully determine. For example, we will need to know the extent of your injury, how you were injured, your diagnosis and prognosis, and if your injury is permanent. We take into consideration if this injury will hinder your day-to-day life, as well as your job, and how much medical care you will need to recover. Even if you have a serious injury that results in high medical bills and lost income due to not being able to work, our attorneys have found that a case can have a low success rate due if it is difficult to prove the injuries were caused by the negligence of the defendant.

If this is the case, the defendant’s insurance company will take this into consideration when coming up with an offer for your compensation. If you were at fault for 50% of the accident, or if the insurance company believes that the defendant has a 50% chance of a “not guilty” verdict, you may only be offered 50% of the value of your injury or damages. We also take into account that even with a clear injury and evidence that the defendant is at fault, there may be limited or no insurance coverage. If this is the case, and the defendant does not have insurance and no assets to pursue, you may not be awarded a single dollar.

Most of the time, we find that your personal injury is worth whatever the judge or jury decides it is worth, based on the evidence that is presented at trial. Everyone involved in the case, from the attorneys to the insurance representatives, are all trying to answer the same question, "how will the judge or jury respond to your case?" At Salvi & Maher, LLP, our attorneys put themselves in the shoes of the jury and will compose opening and closing statements, and organize evidence that accurately shows every detail needed to prove your case.

Lake County Personal Injury Law Firm

The lawyers at Salvi & Maher, LLP, offer top-notch advice and recommendations based on our years of experience assisting clients on personal injury cases. We always have your best interests in mind, and we will fight to ensure that the value of your case is maximized. For more information, and for a free consultation with one of our lawyers, contact us today at 847-662-3303. We have offices in Libertyville, Chicago, Waukegan, and Richmond, IL.

Contact a Lake County Vehicle Accident Attorney Who is Ready to Help You

If you or a member of your family has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact our office. Call 847-662-3303 to set up a free initial consultation at one of our four convenient locations. There is no risk because we only collect fees if you collect compensation. With offices in Libertyville, Waukegan, Richmond, and Chicago, we represent clients in Lake County, Cook County, DuPage County, and McHenry County.

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