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Do I need a lawyer if I was injured in a car accident in Illinois?

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If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, a lawyer can be essential in helping you sort out the endless number of problems that can arise. 

For example, some of the common problems that people injured in a car accident can encounter:

  • Who will pay the medical bills? 
  • When will they be paid?
  • If I do not have health insurance, can I still get medical care?
  • The driver who struck me took responsibility at the scene, but now his or her story has changed. What are my options?
  • I had to miss time from work because of my injury. Who is responsible for that?

The law requires that drivers who cause an otherwise preventable motor vehicle crash are responsible to pay money to make up for medical bills, including any future care or surgery, lost time from work, and additional money to compensate for disability, loss of a normal life, and pain and suffering. If you are injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident because someone else didn’t follow the rules of the road, you have a right to bring a lawsuit to get full and fair compensation. Lawyers experienced in handling car accident claims, like Mike Frost and his partners at Vinkler McArdle Frost, know the answers to these questions and others that you may have. 

No two car accidents are the same. Everyone responds to the impact of vehicles colliding in different ways. The insurance company that is handling your claim has hundreds of employees with years of experience working against you. The insurance company is not in the business of being fair and paying out money to you for your losses. It is in the business of making money (collecting more premiums while paying out less in claims). Without an experienced lawyer, your chances of being treated fairly are not good. Like hiring an electrician to do the wiring in your house, sometimes it is best to let a professional handle the issues that develop from being injured and making a claim. An experienced lawyer like Mike Frost and his partners knows how to present your claim and will be fighting to make sure that your claim is handled fairly.  

Disclaimer: The answer is intended to be for informational purposes only. It should not be relied on as legal advice, nor construed as a form of attorney-client relationship.

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