Will I Need to Pay any Money Up Front for an Attorney to Represent me in a Chicago Pedestrian Accident Case?
No, our Chicago personal injury lawyers represent injured pedestrians on a contingency fee basis.
What Does A Contingency Fee Basis Mean?
Every lawsuit incurs different kinds of costs and expenses in pursuit of recovery. Chicago pedestrian accidents lawsuits are no exception to this rule. To ensure that our clients have the best possible chance at recovery, we set up contingency-fee agreements with them. This means that our office advances all costs (for medical records/bills, court costs and any investigation) related to your case. We only recover these costs and earn a legal fee when there is a recovery for the client. If there is not a recovery for your case, you do not owe our office a penny.
What Are Normal Expenses In Chicago Pedestrian Cases?
Expenses can eat into your compensation from a Chicago pedestrian accident award. Therefore, it's important to get a handle on them early so they don't get out of hand. Here are some of the most common expenses your suit will incur (aside from legal fees):
- Investigation: Your suit will recur personnel and time to gather the facts to prove your case. This also might require a significant amount of research.
- Experts: In order to demonstrate your injuries and to explain the wrongdoing, you will need to acquire, prepare, and utilize expert witnesses.
- Communications:Letters, faxes, emails, phone calls, and other communications are part and parcel of cases. They toll every award and minimizing them can save you real money.
Of course, the exact number of expenses your suit demands will depend on the circumstances but look to save in these areas to preserve the value of your Chicago pedestrian accident recovery.
How I Can Maximize The Value Of My Pedestrian Accident Award?
First, work with your attorney to save where possible and reduce the number of unnecessary expenses. Costs can pile up quickly so it's important to act sooner rather than later. Second, seek medical attention immediately after the accident and request copies of your medical history and treatment. Third, keep receipts and records of costs and losses related to the pedestrian accident including hospital bills, ambulance charges, prescription costs, travel tolls, lost wages, and property damage. Fourth, contact an attorney so he or she can begin setting up the foundation for your case. Finally, avoid contact with the other party. Speaking only through your counsel will ensure you don't tarnish the worth of your case.
Think You Cannot Afford Experienced Representation For Your Pedestrian Accident Claim? Thank Again!
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represents injured pedestrians in Illinois regardless of their financial status. We do this because we believe in your rights and are committed to securing them to the fullest extent possible under the law. Plus, we can work at no-cost until the suit is over and you are satisfied. Call the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC now and hear how we can begin building a case for your recovery.
For additional information see the following pages:
- Are There Any Illinois Laws To Protect Pedestrians In Crosswalks?
- Can I File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit If My Family Member Was Killed In A Pedestrian Accident?
- Can I Pursue A Bicyclist That Hit Me To Recover Compensation For My Injuries If I Was Jogging On A Marked Bike Path?
- Do Illinois Drivers Owe Pedestrians Any Special Duties Of Care Under Illinois Law?
- How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit To Recover Compensation For Injuries Sustained As A Pedestrian?
- I Broke My Leg In A Chicago Pedestrian Accident; Can I Recover Compensation To Pay For Future Surgeries?
- I Was Told That I Was Partially At Fault For My Accident. Can I Still Pursue A Claim For My Injuries?
- Illinois Pedestrian Accident Cases
- What Can I Do If My Child Was Injured In A Pedestrian Accident?