At Mancini Law Group, P.C., our Chicago personal injury attorneys understand how frustrating it is to get hurt in a traffic collision, slip and fall accident, or during a medical procedure, and have your case met with resistance when you attempt to file a claim against the negligent party.
The reality is, many details can interfere with your ability to file a successful claim, and most Cook County personal injury attorneys are going to be on the lookout for both evidence that strengthens your case and any missteps that will keep it from getting off the ground.
To follow are a few reasons why you may be having trouble getting a personal injury lawyer in Illinois to take your case.
You Did Not Pursue Medical Treatment for Your Injuries
One of the most important parts of proving a personal injury case requires the injured person to seek medical care right after the collision, slip and fall, or dog bite occurred. The longer you wait to seek medical care — or worse, not seek medical care at all — the harder it will be to prove your injuries occurred during the incident in question.
You certainly do not have to be rushed away in an ambulance after the injury occurs, but you must seek medical care right away, even if that means visiting an emergency room on your own.
When a Chicago personal injury attorney can prove that you are injured, you are under the care of a medical professional and have a medical treatment plan outlined, your case is immediately strengthened.
In short, you cannot simply claim you were hurt in an accident. Personal injury attorneys must be able to prove the injury not only occurred, but that it occurred during the incident in question, and because of negligence.
There is No Other Evidence to Support Another Person is Liable for Your Injuries
Outside of your injuries occurring — and being accounted for by a medical professional — we must be able to prove someone else was responsible for the incident that caused your injuries.
Typically, personal injury lawyers would like to have evidence to back up your claim, which may include eyewitnesses, photographs of the accident scene, or video of the circumstances reinforce how the injuries occurred.
In order of importance, we must be able to prove you were hurt, and that the damages were caused by another person or party's negligence.
You Waited Too Long to File a Personal Injury Claim
In Illinois, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years after the date your injuries occurred. If you wait, and the statute of limitations expires, your case will likely not be considered by an attorney as it is simply too late.
There are Significant Risks Associated with Contingency Fee-Based Personal Injury Cases
At Mancini Law Group P.C., our Chicago personal injury attorneys tell each of our clients that their need for justice is our passion for justice, and we mean it. We work tirelessly to pursue results for our clients, and our success rate reflects our commitment to our Illinois communities.
That is why we take personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so our hardworking residents can get the experienced and skilled legal representation they need without paying for our services out of pocket.
When we partner with injured clients, our law firm pursues the case by advancing all costs associated with its journey through the legal system, which will only be recovered if we produce a positive outcome for your case.
Depending on the type of case, and the resources necessary to pursue the outcome our client deserves, the costs of handling injury cases can be quite high. That means, like all personal injury lawyers in Illinois, we must decide whether the case — based on the injuries and the evidence — is worth the risk.
That is why we provide free consultations for all personal injury victims throughout the state, so they know the strength of their case as quickly as we can lay it out for them.
Contact Us Today to Discuss Your Personal Injury Case During a Free Consultation
At Mancini Law Group P.C., we pursue maximum justice through maximum results for our clients and will review your case for free, simply by contacting our experienced Chicago personal injury attorneys by phone at 773-745-1909 or online today.