Accident victims face many difficulties after a crash on the road. Physical injuries, emotional trauma, damaged property, and more can create a very stressful situation. In addition, many victims face extreme financial pressure, as they are forced to miss work due to their injuries. Medical bills and the costs of daily life begin to add up quickly.
To make sure that victims do not have to suffer undue hardship because of someone else’s careless behavior, the law allows accident victims to seek justice and compensation by pursuing a legal claim against those responsible.
Illinois Law Allows Accident Victims to Pursue Compensation
In Illinois, accident victims may be entitled to compensation to cover a variety of losses. Some are easily quantifiable, while other may be subject to the discretion of the courts. Victims may receive money for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future medical bills
- Future lost wages
- Emotional stress
- Pain and suffering
The court or insurance representatives will examine each area to determine if the victim is eligible for that type of compensation. This money can be available to all victims, not just those who are considered the main source of income for a household. For example, a person who provides essential childcare duties can also receive compensation to cover those costs while he or she is injured and recovering.
Every case is unique, however, and an experienced truck accident attorney can help victims both understand their rights and prepare a complete picture of their losses to obtain the maximum amount of compensation. Typically, these cases involve negotiations with insurance companies or can even require court trials.
During this difficult time, victims should not have to worry about whether or not they will be able to provide for themselves and their families both now and in the future. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a truck accident, the experienced attorneys at the Shannon Law Group, P.C., may be able to help. Call our Chicago office today to learn more about our legal team and how we have fought to protect the rights of serious accident victims just like you.