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If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, choosing one of the best Chicago Personal injury attorneys isn’t always easy. That’s why, from the moment you contact Skiba Law, we’ll prove to you, you’ve made a wise decision.

Experienced Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers

Skiba Injury Law, has provided trusted legal representation to injured victims in Chicago, Illinois, for over a decade. Our professional personal injury law firm comprises a team of expert lawyers who have recovered millions of dollars for our injured clients, and we’re here to help support and guide you through this challenging time as well.

We empathize with your situation and are dedicated to helping you in every way possible. Our experienced injury lawyers handle a wide range of claims, including car accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall incidents, wrongful death cases, and bad faith insurance claims. We understand that these events can be overwhelming, but we are here to support you every step of the way as we fight for your rights

The injury lawyers at Skiba Injury Law are committed to securing the maximum settlement for your injuries as swiftly as possible. We will manage the legal aspects of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery and move forward from this difficult experience.

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Collecting strong evidence is vital to your legal journey. Let our experienced attorneys enhance your legal advantage.

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Your needs are our top priority. From the moment you call, we ensure your legal needs are addressed from day one.

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We've secured hundreds of millions for our clients, ensuring fair compensation for you and your loved ones.

Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in handling cases like yours. We have successfully helped many personal injury victims receive millions of dollars in compensation.

If you’re dissatisfied with your current personal injury attorney, you have the right to change representation, even in the middle of your case. We will guide you through the process.

Steps for Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Consultation

When you reach out to one of our compassionate personal injury lawyers in Chicago, we will assist you in deciding whether to pursue legal action. During this case evaluation, your attorney will review the details of your accident and assess potential negligence.

File Your Personal Injury Claim

Once it’s determined that you have a valid case, your attorney will begin by drafting and filing your personal injury claim with the Illinois civil court system. At this stage, you can choose to pursue either settlement negotiations or proceed to trial.

Mediation, or settlement negotiations, involves both parties and their insurance companies meeting outside of court to reach an agreement. Settling out of court through mediation is often ideal and cost-effective.

If you decide to civil litigation, you can expect the following:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How Much Time Do I Have to File an Injury Case in Illinois?

The time limit, or statute of limitations, within which you can legally file a claim varies greatly. That’s why the sooner you call a lawyer near you, the better. According to Illinois law, you have two years from the date of your injuries or your family member’s death to file your personal injury claim.

These statutes of limitations are relevant for civil cases such as car accidents, wrongful death, and other personal injury claims.

How Much Will This Cost Me?

Hiring a personal injury lawyer won’t cost you anything upfront. We take our fee from a percentage of your settlement. So, there are no charges upfront and no charges if we don’t win your case. You have zero risk.

Our main goal is to get you as much money as quickly as possible. But first, we want to help you get healthy and back to your life. Once you’re on the mend, we can assess the value of your case.

You can get a free consultation as many times as you need, and you won’t pay anything until we win your case. We only take cases we believe we can win.

How Much Will My Settlement Be?

The answer to this question varies widely. The amount of your settlement will depend on the specific type of personal injury case you are filing. For instance, a moderate car accident case might recover around $30,000, whereas a severe car accident resulting in permanent disability or disfigurement could lead to a settlement worth several million dollars.

Several key factors influence this outcome:

  • The severity of your accident
  • The extent of the damages you have sustained
  • The impact of these damages on your life
  • Your ability to work after the accident

Given the complexities involved, it is impossible to determine the value of your settlement without first consulting one of our personal injury attorneys.

What if You Are Partly at Fault?

Illinois has adopted modified comparative negligence (735 ILCS 5/2-1116), as the standard for recovery of damages. This means that if the court determines you, the plaintiff, to be more than 50% at fault for the accident, you forfeit the right to any recovery. However, if you are found to be less than 50% at fault, you are still eligible for compensation.

The judge will reduce your awarded damages in proportion to your percentage of fault. For instance, if the court finds you 10% responsible for the accident, you would receive $90,000 of a $100,000 award, reflecting 90% of the total amount.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer in Chicago Can Help?

There are numerous reasons to hire a personal injury attorney in Chicago after an accident. Here are a few ways we can help you secure a settlement:

Gathering Evidence Related to Your Claim

While the law grants you the right to file a claim, it doesn’t guarantee financial compensation. You must prove fault and negligence with solid evidence. As you rest and recover, our lawyers will diligently gather evidence and other critical information to support your claim.

Representing Your Best Interests

You won’t have to negotiate or go to court on your own. We will represent your best interests, ensuring your voice is heard. We won’t allow the insurance company to dominate the conversation or undermine your case. Our goal is to secure the best possible settlement for you, and we will fight tirelessly on your behalf.

Consulting with Professionals

Even with strong evidence, additional support from experts may be necessary to ensure a fair settlement. We consult with medical professionals, accident reconstruction experts, and forensic specialists to bolster your case, eliminating any doubt about the negligent party’s responsibility.

Accurately Calculating Your Damages

Accurately calculating your damages involves more than just adding up bills and receipts. We also account for future medical expenses and non-economic damages that lack a fixed monetary value, ensuring no aspect of your final settlement is overlooked.

Remember, never provide a recorded statement to an insurance company, even your own, without consulting an attorney first.

What is Discussed During the Initial Interview?

During your free consultation, an experienced personal injury lawyer will ask several key questions about your situation:

  • What is the extent of your injuries?
  • Are the damages permanent?
  • Is there any scarring?
  • Do you need time away from work?
  • What are the total medical bills?
  • Will you require future treatment?
  • Were you on the job when the accident occurred?
  • Will you need a replacement vehicle?

Our personal injury lawyers prioritize your property damage and health first. We understand the importance of getting back to work and receiving necessary medical care. If you lack insurance, we can help you obtain medical treatment. Our primary goal is to ensure your optimal health before determining the value of your case. Your responsibility is to follow your doctor’s instructions and obtain the necessary prescribed treatment.

How Do I Get in Touch With a Lawyer Near Me?

We are here, ready to listen and assist. Contact an attorney near you today at 312-288-6780 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form to have us start working on your case immediately.

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