Aggressive Chicago Lawyer Takes Action After a Motor Vehicle Accident
A trusted law firm gives you options after a serious accident
A serious motor vehicle accident can result in injuries that leave you unable to work and earn an income for your loved ones. If you’re dealing with this challenge, Michael T. Friedman & Associates can help. We deliver powerful representation and the personal attention you need during a difficult time, backed by our experience handling a broad range of injury claims. We have a history of success assisting injury victims throughout the region. Turn to us for the sound legal guidance you need after a motor vehicle accident in Cook County and the surrounding areas.
Understanding accident laws in Illinois
After a motor vehicle accident, you have the right to file a claim. However, there are certain laws you should understand in order to improve your chances of success, including:
- Statute of limitations. You must file a personal injury lawsuit within two years from the date of the auto accident. If you do not file within this statute of limitations, your case will be dismissed and you won’t be able to collect damages
- “Fault” auto insurance. Illinois is a “fault” car insurance state, meaning that you have a few options after an accident. You can seek compensation from your own insurance provider or file a third-party claim against the other driver’s insurer.
- Comparative fault. Illinois follows comparative fault rules, meaning that you can be held partially responsible for your accident. For example, if you are found to be 20 percent at fault in a truck accident, the amount of compensation you can receive will be reduced by 20 percent. If you are found to be more than 50 percent at fault, you cannot collect any damages.
- Damage caps. The purpose of damage caps is to limit the amount of money you can receive in an injury lawsuit. However, Illinois does not have a cap for compensation in any personal injury cases.
An experienced attorney at our firm can help you understand all of the laws surrounding filing a claim after a motor vehicle accident. We look closely at your case to determine fault, and then help you get the compensation you deserve. Whether your accident was caused by a distracted driver, drunk driving, an auto product defect or any other issue, we are able to guide you through the legal process and get you justice for your injuries.
Speak with an accessible Chicago motor vehicle accident attorney
To learn more about your options after an accident, consult Michael T. Friedman & Associates. Our office is located in The Loop, with convenient parking and access to public transportation. You pay no attorney’s fees unless you collect damages in your case. To set up a free initial consultation, please call 312-339-8816 or contact us online today