Do you live in Oak Park and have been injured through no fault of your own? Makarone Law Firm can help. Accidents happen when we least expect them. We understand that. We want you to know that if you’ve been injured by the careless behavior of another person, you may be able to sue them for financial compensation to cover the costs of lost wages and medical care.
An injury caused by an accident can cause a significant amount of physical pain. It can also cause quite a bit of emotional turmoil. With both combined, it can make the situation overwhelming if you need to deal with insurance companies and paperwork as well. An experienced lawyer, like Makarone Law Firm can take on the burden of paperwork and dealing with lawyers in Oak Park so that you don’t have to. This allows you to focus on your healing and recovery.
Know the Value of the Claim
When our firm takes a look at your case during the free consultation we provide, the first step we take is evaluating your accident. When enter the offices of Makarone Law Firm, a friendly assistant will greet you. (Or, alternately, we meet you at the location – hospital, home, rehabilitation center – if you can’t make it to us.) You will then meet with an experienced, personable lawyer in Oak Park who will sit down with you and go over the details of the accident and the severity of the injuries that you have which will help us determine the value of your case. Basically, we look at the details of the case to find out how much money your injuries are worth.
Dealing with personal injuries
When dealing with personal injury cases, the financial amount of your personal injuries is referred to as damages. Calculating damages involves figuring out the costs connected to your accident including lost wages and medical treatment. Emotional impact of the accident is also considered. If the actions of the at-fault party have been very negligent, then there may be the option of punitive damages as well. Punitive damages are not as common, are not awarded often and can be difficult to prove.
Damage assessment and compensation
Assessing damages in a personal injury case can be difficult. It’s important to start a personal injury claim as soon as possible after an injury. Unfortunately, the downside to this is that when starting a claim that early, it can be difficult to assess the full impact of the accident. The accurate dollar amount of damages cannot be gleaned until you know the full impact the accident has had on your body.
To start with, after we have received all of your medical and the police report, we will determine the value of your case and establish the damages. Based on the evidence and proof, we will ensure that you receive a fair settlement from the insurance company. Most of the damages are categorized as punitive or compensatory. All of the damages that you maybe eligible for will help you get back on your feet and make a fresh start in your life. We strive to help each client receive the losses and that is why we work on contingency basis. We only charge you if we win you compensation and if we don’t you don’t have to pay us. There is no upfront payment of legal fees nor an hourly fee to represent you in Oak Park.
Let Makarone Law Firm to Represent Your Rights
In the worst cases, it can take years for your body to recover. The longer the recovery, the greater the costs. Makarone Law Firm has experience evaluating all sorts of injuries and knows the professionals to get the assessments needed to make a case. Our firm also has the resources to make sure you get the proper medical treatment after your injury so that you can recover. With proper negotiation, the at-fault party or the at-fault’s insurance company will pay for the medical treatments.
Makarone Law Firm strives to settle all the cases out of court since that process is less stressful and less costly for our clients. That said, if the situation demands it, we are fully prepared to represent you in court to make sure you get the financial compensation you should.