If you’ve been hurt in a car wreck, you may not know your legal rights, or what to do next. If you turn to friends and family for legal advice, you may encounter some myths that can hurt your ability to seek the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries.
At Sklare Law Group, our experienced car accident attorneys understand the complexities of personal injury law, and we are passionate about helping accident victims obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.
After a car collision, beware of these common myths:
1 - The Other Driver’s Insurance Will Pay for All Your Damages
Insurance companies are in the business of making money, not paying out claims. They will likely do everything possible to devalue, delay, or simply deny your claim. The experienced car accident attorneys at Sklare Law Group know the tactics and strategies used by insurers to undermine your claim, and we will fight aggressively on your behalf for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled under the law.
2 - You Can Only Be Compensated for Financial Losses Caused By Your Wreck
Not all damages are financial in nature. Depending on the circumstances of your case, in addition to a monetary award for your current and future medical bills and lost wages, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life. Our attorneys will fight for the justice you deserve.
3 - You Must Speak to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company
Under no circumstances are you required to talk to the other driver’s insurance company. You only need to speak with your own, and even then, just stick to the most basic facts. Talking to insurance companies can jeopardize your case and your ability to seek damages. Contact our attorneys first, and we will communicate with insurers on your behalf.
4 - You Can’t Pursue Compensation If You Don’t Feel Injured at the Scene of the Accident
You don’t have to exhibit symptoms of a catastrophic injury at the crash scene to pursue damages. In fact, many serious injuries aren’t immediately apparent. Whiplash, traumatic brain injury, hairline fractures, and soft tissue injuries may not produce symptoms for hours, days, or even weeks.
5 - If You Haven’t Sued by Now, You’ve Missed Your Chance
While it’s true that you have a limited window of opportunity to seek compensation in a personal injury case, it may not be too late. In Illinois, you generally have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim. Contact our car accident lawyers as quickly as possible to ensure your rights and best interests are protected.
Call Our Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Today
If you’ve been hurt in a car wreck, the clock is already ticking on your case. Contact the accomplished car accident lawyers at Sklare Law Group today online or at 312-263-0771 for a complimentary consultation. We serve clients in Chicago and the surrounding areas of Illinois.