A car accident can be a frightening experience. Besides causing serious injuries to the driver and their passengers, it can leave you feeling nervous, disconcerted, or stressed out. But sometimes after a Chicago car accident, everyone is lucky enough to escape without any physical injuries.
Even when no one is injured, there may be extensive and costly damage to your car or other personal property. But if you are looking to recoup money for the damage to your property, a Chicago personal injury lawyer is not the one to call.
For these types of damages, you’ll need to go through your insurance company.
While the amount of damage to your vehicle may be significant, chances are you won’t need to file a formal lawsuit or spend too much time negotiating with insurance companies to get your car repaired. Personal injury claims typically deal with serious injuries that result in medical bills and related expenses ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
If your property was damaged in addition to being injured, those expenses could be taken into account in a personal injury claim, but without any major injuries and expenses to account for, the insurance company will be the one to handle your car repairs.
When to Call a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer
If, on the other hand, you suffered property damage AND serious accident injuries-such as bulging disks or head trauma-then you can contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer.
When you have suffered serious injuries, a Chicago personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. will help you monitor your medical expenses and work toward a settlement to cover all of the treatments you need to get your life back on track. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – (312) 263-1080