Recoverable Damages in Auto Accident Cases

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling car accident cases for more than 40 years. In an automobile accident or motor vehicle accident involving cars, trucks, bicycles and motorcycles, there are a wide variety of damages that are recoverable. If an individual or company who owns or operates a motor vehicle is responsible for the injuries and damages resulting from that negligence, the damages can include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical Expenses:
  • Medical expenses that are incurred or are likely to be incurred in the future are recoverable in negligent cases involving motor vehicles. These costs include treatment at an emergency department, treatment by physicians, physical therapists, ambulances, paramedics, chiropractors and nurses.

  • Pain and Suffering:
  • In Illinois, an injured party may recover damages for physical pain, disfigurement, loss of normal life and disability from engaging in work or recreational activities. Trauma experienced in a motor vehicle accident may include loss of enjoyment of life, wrongful death, loss of society, post traumatic stress disorder and other aspects of the injuries. Pain and suffering experienced and future pain and suffering are recoverable damages in Illinois car accident lawsuits.

  • Loss of Earnings and Earning Capacity:
  • An individual injured in a motor vehicle accident may recover damages in the amount of money that would have been earned on the job if it were not for the injuries suffered as a result of the negligence of another. The law allows for the recovery of lost earnings and future lost earnings that would be expected to be lost because of the injuries.

If you or someone you know have been injured in a car accident, please call us for a free immediate consultation. Robert Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices has been handling Chicago and Illinois car accidents for more than 40 years.

Kreisman Law Offices has prevailed in trials and settlements in Chicago, Illinois and surrounding areas and successfully resolved cases for severely injured clients for over these many years.

With our years of experience in trying and settling automobile accident cases, Kreisman Law Offices provides the best possible services to our clients and have achieved unsurpassed results. Our service is unmatched. Please call us 24 hours a day at (312) 346-0045 or toll free (800) 583-8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online. There is no charge for a consultation that will include an evaluation of your case, assessment of your damages such as lost income, lost wages, medical and hospital bills, past and future pain and suffering, loss of normal life and wrongful death.

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