Car accident lawyers are often sought out to get injury compensation for injuries and other harm that result from car accidents and other vehicle accidents. When a car accident occurs, a broad range of injuries can result. While many of these injuries will be minor injuries that may not require extensive medical care, a significant portion will cause moderate, severe, or critical injuries in which extensive medical care will be required. A car accident lawyer will often be sought out to help get injury compensation for someone who has been hurt due to the negligence and/or carelessness of another person or party.
When someone is seriously hurt during a car accident or other type of vehicle accident, the type and amount of medical care varies depending upon the type of injury. Some types of serious injuries require hospitalization and medical tests. Additional medical care, such as occupational and physical therapy, may also be required. These rehabilitation programs will help those injured to be able to regain the ability to perform actions and tasks needed to successfully function.
Many other types of serious injuries may require surgeries to fix damage to organs and bodily functions. A car accident, due to the frequent strong physical forces and resulting trauma, can cause serious bodily injury as the body is subject to these strong and sudden physical forces. Other types of accidents, such as pedestrian accidents and bicycle crashes, typically cause serious physical trauma as the pedestrian and bicyclist have no structural protection like occupants in a vehicle. This same lack of structural protection is also a factor in Illinois motorcycle accidents, including those that happen in various cities of Will County such as Joliet and and the Village of Bolingbrook.
Some types of injuries can cause temporary impairments or permanent impairments. Depending upon the type of impairment, one’s functioning can be significantly impaired. Impairments may cause a range of disabilities, affecting both one’s ability to physically and/or mentally function. Among the most serious types of injuries that can cause permanent impairments include spinal cord injuries that can lead to paralysis. As well, traumatic brain injuries, depending upon their type and severity, can lead to a wide range of temporary and permanent impairments. As discussed on the “Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)” page, brain injuries range from mild concussions whose symptoms subside after a couple of weeks to serious brain injuries that can require extensive medical care, including lengthy periods of hospitalization, substantial testing, surgeries, and various types of rehabilitation. Some brain injuries lead to a fatality.
Traumatic brain injuries are notable in that they can be very complex in nature and the effects can vary substantially among those affected. A broad range of symptoms may manifest. Among these symptoms are head pain; difficulty remembering events; difficulty in performing tasks; and long-term recall.
Other symptoms of serious brain injuries can include headaches; a pressure sensation in the head; confusion; “brain fog”; fatigue; and possible difficulty in sleeping.
While some people who have been seriously injured during a vehicle accident will choose to deal with the insurance company directly, most will choose to engage a car accident lawyer. There are many reasons as to why people choose to have a car accident lawyer file a personal injury lawsuit. Among these reasons is that an experienced car accident lawyer will have the knowledge, experience, negotiation skills and other necessary skills needed to get the most compensation for a given injury or injuries.
Among the types of compensation that can be sought include that for:
- current and prior medical costs
- future medical costs
- lost wages
- pain and suffering
- loss of consortium
- impaired earnings capacity
- loss of function
- other miscellaneous expenses
For those individuals who have died in a vehicle accident that was the fault of another person, relevant parties can file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the decedent (person who died.)
Elman Law Group has over 25 years of experience handling Illinois personal injury cases. We are car accident lawyers who handle personal injury lawsuits throughout Illinois, including Chicago area vehicle accidents like those in Will County.
During this time, the Elman Law Group has established a reputation for its court trial capabilities. As seen in many cases, this ability to go to court, as opposed to accepting a settlement offer, has often resulted in substantially more compensation for Elman Law Group clients.
The capabilities and litigation results of the Elman Law Group are further discussed on the “Lawsuit Results And Illinois Court Trial Capabilities” page.