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Do I Need a Lawyer to Settle a Personal Injury Case?

Protecting the Rights of Illinois Accident Victims

It is important to work with a skilled attorney before you agree to any settlements offered in a personal injury case. While the law in Illinois does not require you to hire a lawyer, facing insurance companies on your own is not advisable. Contact Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. to get the help you need with your case.

When you have been injured in an accident, it is understandable that you would expect insurance companies to act in good faith and to keep your best interests in mind during settlement negotiations. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case, and in some situations, you may not even have the chance to negotiate before you receive a quick settlement offer.

Today, medical providers often send a bill for their services directly to the insurance companies, which means that a check that is offered to you may have more than just your name on it. If you are not careful, cashing the check or signing it over to your medical provider could waive your right to future compensation. It is also common for insurance companies to ask you for a statement that could be used to downplay your injuries and decrease their potential payout.

You can avoid traps like these by contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as you are injured. Your lawyer will assume most of the responsibilities involved in working with the insurance company, and he or she will prevent companies from taking advantage of you. Together, you and your lawyer can determine how much you will need to put your life back together and develop a strategy for obtaining that compensation.

Call 847-662-3303 Today

At Salvi & Maher, L.L.C., we understand that the vast majority of personal injury claims are resolved through negotiated settlements, but we are committed to protecting your claim to the fullest extent possible. Contact our office to discuss your case by calling 847-662-3303 today. We offer free consultations, and there are no fees unless you recover compensation.

What Outcome Can I Expect in My Personal Injury Case?

Waukegan Accident Attorneys Pursue Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries

When you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, recovering compensation through a personal injury claim may be possible. At Salvi & Maher, L.L.C., we look beyond money, however, and we consider how your injuries have affected you as a person, as well as your family. We will help you put your life back together.

Following a serious injury caused by a car accident, a slip-and-fall, or any other situation involving another party’s negligence, it is important to understand your options for recovering damages. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning abilities, pain and suffering, and more. Unfortunately, however, justice often moves slowly, and you may feel like you are stuck in an endless loop of waiting.

The experienced team at Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. understands the challenges that injured victims face in rebuilding their lives. We also realize that it may be impossible to go back to the way things were before your injuries. That is why we listen carefully to you, your concerns, and your needs. We look at how your life has been affected and develop strategies for helping you pick up the pieces and put them back together. With our help, you can restore a sense of normality in your life and move forward to a happier tomorrow.

No lawyer can guarantee financial recovery, but we pledge to remain at your side as you seek the justice you deserve. In addition, we only charge legal fees if you collect compensation.

Call 847-662-3303 for Help

If you have suffered any type of personal injury, the attorney you choose to represent you can make a difference in the outcome of your case. Contact our office to discuss your situation and to explore your available options. Call 847-662-3303 for a free, no-obligation consultation at any of our four convenient locations in Waukegan, Wheaton, Richmond, and Chicago.

What Should I Do If I Was Injured by a Driver on Opioids or Prescription Drugs?

Illinois Injury Lawyers for Drugged Driving Accidents

If you suspect that a driver on opioids or prescription drugs caused a car accident in which you were injured, you should contact a personal injury attorney so that an investigation can begin immediately. The team at Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. is equipped to lead the investigation and to determine liability for your injuries.

The United States is currently in the midst of an unprecedented drug problem. The abuse of opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs has become an epidemic, and many thousands of Americans have lost their lives to opioid overdoses. Since 1999, the rate of overdose deaths involving opioid pain relievers and heroin has nearly quadrupled, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Determining Liability for a Drugged Driving Accident

Unfortunately, the dangers of drug abuse are not limited to those who use drugs. A person who gets behind the wheel while taking opioids or other prescription drugs—even if they were legally prescribed—places the lives of others at risk as well. Drugged driving and drunk driving continue to be among the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in the United States.

When an accident occurs as the result of drugged driving, it is crucial that an investigation begin as soon as possible. Evidence of alcohol or drug use by the other driver could be lost if you do not act quickly. If you have been involved in an accident where you think alcohol or drugs may have played a role, call the police, and then contact our office. Our experienced team will go to work in determining what factors may have contributed to the crash, and we will help you hold the proper parties accountable.

To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, call 847-662-3303. Our firm has four convenient office locations to serve you, including in Waukegan, Wheaton, Richmond, and Chicago.

Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Compassionate Representation for Injured Victims in Northern Illinois

You may wonder why you need a personal injury lawyer after an accident. Perhaps you forgive the person who injured you or maybe you feel you can handle your case on your own because the insurance company seems nice. However, in most cases, it is in your best interest to have an experienced and skilled attorney manage your case and seek the justice guaranteed by our laws.

When you or a member of your family has been hurt in any type of accident, you may be left facing an uncertain future. You may require months or years of medical care, and you may be unable to work or provide for your family. If another party was clearly responsible for the accident, it would be nice if you could trust him or her to do the right thing and cover your losses. Unfortunately, things are rarely that easy.

First, the other party will almost never accept responsibility on their own. Next, even if they do, their insurance company will probably try to minimize the amount that it must pay out. This could mean disputing your injuries or trying to get you to accept a quick settlement that closes your case.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer can help relieve some of your burden and provide a level of protection for you. A skilled attorney understands how to protect your rights and ensure that you are treated with dignity and respect at all times. Your attorney can negotiate with insurance companies and build a case to get you the compensation that may be available under the law.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

At Salvi & Maher, L.L.C., we value your trust and your confidence, and we are prepared to work diligently on your behalf. To learn more about our firm or to get started on your case, contact our office. Call 847-662-3303 for a free, no-risk consultation today. We look forward to serving you and your family. We have four convenient offices in Waukegan, Wheaton, Richmond and Chicago.

What If One or More of the Survivors Who Are Entitled to Bring a Wrongful Death Case Decide That They Do Not Want to Sue?

DuPage County Wrongful Death Attorneys

If one or more of the surviving family members entitled to pursue a wrongful death action choose not to sue, the action is not necessarily barred. As long as at least one survivor—or an administrator or executor of the decedent’s estate—wishes to pursue the case, the action may be filed.

If you have recently lost a spouse or a child due to the negligence or actions of another party, you may be entitled to seek damages for your loss through a wrongful death claim. Depending on the circumstances of the case, you may not feel that filing the action is the right option. It is your prerogative to feel that way, but it is important to keep in mind that your decision might not stop the case from moving forward.

Illinois Wrongful Death Actions

According to Illinois law, a wrongful death action may only be filed in the name of a Special Administrator on behalf of and for the benefit of the surviving spouse of the decedent and the next of kin. If all of the people who would be considered an administrator, spouse, or next of kin decide not to file the action, the opportunity to file will end once the statute of limitations expires.

If at least one family member or estate administrator with standing to file a wrongful death action wishes to proceed, he or she may do so, regardless of the wishes of other family members. In cases like these, the court may be required to appoint a Special Administrator to handle the case on behalf of the surviving family member.

To learn more, contact the offices of Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. today. Call 847-662-3303 and schedule a free consultation at any one of our four convenient locations in Waukegan, Wheaton, Richmond, or Chicago.

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