If you were injured by an uninsured driver, the process of recovering compensation for your injuries and related accident expenses will then depend on your own car insurance coverage.
Can I file an Illinois personal injury claim?
The bad news is that if you were to file an Illinois personal injury claim against that uninsured driver, you will not likely receive any damages. This doesn’t have to do with fault. It has to do with the concept that people who can afford insurance buy it. Those who can’t afford insurance may not have any assets.
How can I receive compensation for my accident?
The good news is that if you have auto insurance, you will be covered for at least part of your expenses if you have been in an automobile accident with an uninsured driver in Illinois. The maximum amount of money that you will be able to recover depends on the amount of insurance coverage that you have.
You may also have other legal options open to you. For example, if the uninsured driver was driving a vehicle owned by the company for which the driver works, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the employer. You may also be able to file an Illinois personal injury claim against the employer if the uninsured driver was driving a personal vehicle while conducting company business.
When to Hire a Chicago Car Accident Lawyer
The only way to know what your legal options are for your specific accident is to talk to a qualified Chicago car accident lawyer.
The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. have a team of experienced personal injury attorneys who can help you understand and explore all of your legal options for compensation after being seriously injured in an accident. For a free case evaluation contact us today – 312-263-1080.