Most injury-causing incidents, like car crashes and falls, are not “accidents.” People do not accidentally drink too much, get behind the wheel, and smash into another vehicle. Negligence, or a lack of care, is usually responsible for these incidents. The incident might have been a mistake, but we should all accept responsibility for the mistakes we make.
Essentially, that is what the accident attorneys in Bridgeview from The Pinkston Law Group do on a daily basis. The negligence claims we file do not “blame” people for injuries. These actions simply hold tortfeasors (negligent actors) responsible for the mistakes they make. Before we file court paperwork, we diligently collect evidence and otherwise prepare your case. People who do their homework typically do well on tests.
Bridgeview is one of the most diverse communities in Chicagoland. So, our Bridgeview accident attorneys handle a diverse array of injury claims. Some examples include:
Most personal injury claims settle out of court. That settlement could occur quickly, if there is no dispute as to liability. Once medical treatment is at least substantially complete, a Bridgeview accident attorney usually sends a demand letter to the insurance company. If liability is clear, the insurance company has a duty to settle the claim in a few weeks.
However, there is almost always at least some liability dispute. Some insurance companies claim there is insufficient evidence to support the victim’s claims. Other insurance companies try to use legal loopholes, like contributory negligence or assumption of the risk, to reduce or deny compensation.
At this point, a Bridgeview accident attorney often files legal paperwork. Most Cook County judges promptly refer contested claims to mediation. A third-party mediator meets with both sides, listens to brief arguments, and then tries to forge a settlement. If both sides negotiate in good faith, mediation is normally successful.
Negligent actors often cause serious injuries. For a free consultation with an experienced accident attorney in Bridgeview, contact The Pinkston Law Group, P.C.
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