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Accident Attorneys in New Lenox

Accident Attorneys in New Lenox

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 New Lenox 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.

Types of Cases We Handle

New Lenox is one of the most diverse communities in Chicagoland. So, our New Lenox accident attorneys handle a diverse array of injury claims. Some examples include:

  • Vehicle Collisions: Car crashes kill or seriously injure millions of Americans every year. In addition to fair compensation for their injuries, these individuals need help with immediate needs, such as vehicle replacement and medical treatment. Our New Lenox accident attorneys provide assistance in all these areas.
  • Falls: Older adults are particularly susceptible to slip and fall injuries. That susceptibility includes a higher risk of a fall and a more serious injury. Many of these physical injuries, such as head injuries, never completely heal. Additionally, many fall victims sustain emotional injuries. Many older fall victims are so afraid of falling again that they become prisoners in their own homes.
  • Dog Bites: The average animal attack settlement amount has increased significantly since 2000. Doctors now better understand the severe physical and emotional injuries that these victims suffer. These cases are legally complex, as Illinois’ dog bite law is rather intricate.

What to Expect in a Damages Claim

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 New Lenox 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 New Lenox 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.

Contact a Dedicated Lawyer

Negligent actors often cause serious injuries. For a free consultation with an experienced accident attorney in New Lenox, contact The Pinkston Law Group, P.C. 

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Practice Areas

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Injury lawyer who is ready to help those who have suffered as a result of an auto crash or other personal injury.

Family Law

Family
Law

Family Law lawyer who is ready to vigorously advocate for those who need legal representation.

Probate & Estate Planning

Probate & Estate Planning

Compassionate and dedicated estate planning attorney helping families navigate probate law issues.

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