What Have Other People Injured In Illinois Drunk Driving Accidents Received?

The median award or settlement for drunk driving accident victims in Illinois is between $50,000 and $100,000 but the average is much more than that and plaintiffs frequently receive over $1,000,000.

  1. What Range Of Recovery Have Illinois Plaintiffs Received In Drunk Driving Cases?
  2. How Can I Predict What I Will Recover In A Dui Case?
  3. Are There Any Factors That Might Limit My Dui Case Recovery?
  4. Wondering How Your Illinois Dui Case Compares To Others?

What Range Of Recovery Have Illinois Plaintiffs Received In Drunk Driving Cases?

Here is a breakdown of what other drunk driving accident victims have recovered across Illinois according to data collected from jury verdict reporters and reported settlements.

Here is a breakdown of what other drunk driving accident victims have recovered across Illinois according to data collected from jury verdict reporters and reported settlements.

  • RECOVERY RANGE
  • $0
  • $1-$50,000
  • $50,000-$100,000
  • $100,000-$200,000
  • $200,000-$500,000
  • $500,000-$1,000,000
  • $1,000,000-$2,000,000
  • $2,000,000-$5,000,000
  • >$5,000,000
  • PERCENTAGE OF PLAINTIFFS
  • 21%
  • 42%
  • 6%
  • 6%
  • 6%
  • 4%
  • 4%
  • 4%
  • 7%

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How Can I Predict What I Will Recover In A Dui Case?

Predicting with certainty what your DUI case will achieve is difficult for many reasons not least among them that the ultimate decision is left to a fickle jury. Yet, there are some things you can do to arrive at a rough approximation. For starters, figure out all of the out-of-pocket expenses that the incident caused you. This is generally the base of what you can get in court. Then, figure out if the accident has intangibly affect you. For example, did the drunk driver scar you, disable you, change your quality of life, or leave you with pain and suffering? These non-economic injuries tend to multiply the recovery possible to victims by a factor of two or three times greater than the original out-of-pocket costs. Finally, did the drunk driver act with extraordinary recklessness? They often do and this can open the possibility of punitive damages which may double your total recovery. These tips should help you predict what you might obtain in a DUI case. To have a clearer idea, speak with an Illinois personal injury attorney.

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Are There Any Factors That Might Limit My Dui Case Recovery?

The presence of certain conditions might limit what you can recover in court. For instance, if you did not incur any real economic damages or bodily injuries, then your recovery will be significantly limited because courts don’t reward mere insults to dignity. You need to sustain some tangible or intangible harm. Also, if some third party intervened and accelerated the chain of events that led to your wounds, then the drunk driver might try and shift the blame to that person and thereby limit your recovery. This could even work if you were partially to blame because Illinois law lowers plaintiffs’ awards by the amount that they contributed to the incident. Finally, if there were some error or mistake in the process of handling the drunk driver, then he or she might use that to lower what you should get. There are several factors that could limit your DUI case recovery. However, there are also ways that you can prepare for and respond to these things so that they don’t do that much damage to your case.

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Wondering How Your Illinois Dui Case Compares To Others?

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can make sure that your case is well positioned to recover what it should in court or settlement. We use all our personnel, resources, and energy to recover the most compensation possible for our clients. To hear about how we can help you, call our offices. Someone from the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers will speak with you about what your suit could obtain and what we can do to ensure you obtain it.

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