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Car Accident Lawyers Chicago

If you have been involved in a serious car accident, there is a good chance that you will need extensive medical treatment, physical therapy, and/or occupational therapy to get you back on your feet. Medical treatment and hospital or nursing home stays are expensive, and you deserve to recover compensation – even if your health insurance covers some or all of these bills. You also deserve to be compensated for any and all income that you’ve lost because you were or are unable to work.

Payment of your medical bills and lost wages, however, are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to personal injury damages. In addition to recovering these economic damages, you may also be eligible to recover noneconomic damages in your case. This is particularly true if you sustain permanent injuries in your car accident. Noneconomic damages are those which cannot be measured strictly in dollars and cents, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish.

No one asks to be involved in a serious car accident, much less injured. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to pursue monetary compensation. The Chicago personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. can discuss the facts of your case with you and explore the different types of economic and noneconomic damages that may be available. Our lawyers can then pursue monetary compensation on your behalf, via settlement, trial, or alternative dispute resolution.

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Chicago Car Accident Lawyers

Chicago’s roads and highways are some of the worst in the nation. Whether racing along the Kennedy Expressway or crawling down Michigan Avenue or Lake Shore Drive at noon, you run the risk of getting rear-ended by another driver who isn’t paying sufficient attention. Fortunately, you’re probably entitled to financial compensation for your injuries—but only if you can show the other driver is at fault for hitting you.

Causes of Rear-End Collisions

It’s a myth that the rear driver is always responsible for a rear-end collision. Instead, a driver who didn’t exercise sufficient care while following you may face legal responsibility. In some situations, the lead driver may have committed a careless act. For example, a driver might cut off a vehicle behind him and then slam on the brakes, not leaving enough time for the trailing vehicle to slow down or stop. In these situations, the lead driver might face liability for the accident.