Common Misconceptions About Personal Injury Lawsuits

Many people have an incorrect understanding of personal injury lawsuits in Chicago. Our goal at Healy Scanlon Law Firm is to ensure you know what you are up against when you pursue a personal injury claim against those who harmed you as a result of their negligence and carelessness.

Misconception: I just have to prove my injury to win my Chicago personal injury lawsuit

It is mandatory that you prove your injury in Chicago or any part of IL. But you must also prove that the defendant did not live up to his or her duty of care and that it was the lack of duty of care, that is, his or her negligence, that caused your injury.

Misconception: All personal injury claims are treated the same

Each case deserves and receives individual treatment because no two lawsuits are the same. In addition, in some cases different rules apply. For instance, Illinois strict liability law applies to consumer product defects. Medical malpractice suits typically take more time and money to pursue. Know that with your Chicago personal injury lawyers at Healy Scanlon Law Firm, you receive the best possible counsel for your particular personal injury. Beginning with your initial consultation, we keep you informed every step of the way, share with you the most likely outcome, and recommend the best course of action to get you the compensation you and your Chicago personal injury lawsuit deserve.

Misconception: I am looking at a long, drawn-out court battle

In our experience, the majority of injury lawsuits settle prior to trial. We work hard to negotiate with insurance companies and the defendant(s) to obtain the maximum compensation possible. If your case does proceed to trial, we have the in-depth experience and resources to bring the most compelling case before the court, including expert testimony from accident reconstructionists and medical practitioners.

Misconception: I should accept the settlement offer from the insurance company

While it may seem enticing to accept the insurance company’s initial settlement offer, insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. Rather, they want to limit the amount of money they pay out. Only with legal counsel for your injury settlement can you collect for damages to the degree you deserve. In fact, studies show that claimants represented by legal counsel dramatically increased their chances for and amount of compensation.

Fighting For The Rights Of Personal Injury Victims In Chicago

Rely on the knowledge and experience of dedicated Chicago injury law firm. To talk to one of our attorneys, call Healy Scanlon Law Firm toll free at 312-226-4236 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.