Frequently Asked Questions
Experiencing a personal injury can leave you with numerous questions. You may feel overwhelmed by recovering from your injuries, handling the financial fallout and navigating the legal system. The Lake County attorneys at Soffietti, Johnson, Teegen, Argueta, Bawcum & Barone, can answer questions about your personal injury case.
What Should I Do After An Accident?
After any accident, whether a car accident, a slip-and-fall or an animal attack, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Get the name, contact information and insurance information of the other party and any witnesses. You should also document the scene of the accident by taking photographs with your cellphone. Then, contact a personal injury attorney.
What Damages Can I Claim?
You probably have many bills to pay because of your injury. An injury can cause expenses for years to come. You may be able to claim damages for:
- Medical treatment
- Hospital bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Pain and suffering
How Long Will My Case Take?
Every personal injury case is different. The unique details of your accident and your personal circumstances will determine how long it takes to obtain compensation. To learn more about the timeline of your case, you can schedule an appointment with a personal injury lawyer.
Is There A Statute Of Limitations For Injury Lawsuits?
Some legal claims do have statutes of limitations in Illinois. Therefore, it is crucial to act quickly and seek an attorney immediately after your injury. We can help you meet every deadline and move your case along as quickly as possible.
Do I Really Need A Lawyer?
You may not think it is necessary to hire a lawyer. Perhaps the insurance company has already contacted you and made an offer that you feel is fair. But you may not obtain the maximum compensation available to you if you do not work with a skilled lawyer. It is in your best interests to work with an attorney who understands injury law and can advocate for you.
Ask Us More Questions
These are just a few of the personal injury questions we hear most often. To discuss more of your questions and concerns in depth, schedule an appointment at our Fox Lake or Waukegan location. Call 888-351-2429 or contact us online. Se habla español.