Helping People Across the Chicagoland Area Understand Their Rights After a Car Accident
Do I have a case? For any person who has been injured in a car accident, this question will eventually cross his or her mind. The best way to answer that question is by talking to a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. Joe Klest of Klest Injury Law Firm has almost three decades of experience representing injured people in personal injury cases. He fully understands the issues involved in any motor vehicle accident claim.
While every car accident is unique, there are certain factors that must be present in order to have a case:
- First, there must be some sort of injury or damages. In many motor vehicle accidents, the injuries are obvious. Some people may not immediately appear to be injured after an accident. This is a mistake that can severely harm your chances of recovery later down the road. In many cases, the pain from an injury is not immediately obvious. If you go to the doctor weeks or months down the road, the insurance company may claim that your injuries were caused by something other than your car accident.
- The second element of a personal injury claim is liability. Stated plainly, this means that the other driver who struck your car was acting negligently. In many cases, liability is obvious. For instance, if a driver runs a red light and collides with your vehicle, that other driver is clearly at fault. If there are legitimate questions as to who caused your accident, it could potentially weaken your claim.
- The final element of a personal injury claim is whether there is insurance coverage. Although Illinois drivers are required by law to carry insurance, some drivers do not. In other cases, the insurance policy limits may not wholly cover your damages. At Klest Injury Law Firm, we understand how to deal with such issues.
In your free initial consultation, we will talk candidly with you about each of these factors, and whether our law firm will be able to help you pursue a legal claim.
Contact Klest Injury Law Firm
Call 866-264-7639 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. At Klest Injury Law Firm, we accept all personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay attorneys' fees unless we are successful in your case.