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Personal Injury FAQ

Counsel from a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal injury accidents are frustrating, especially as the carelessness and negligence of someone else caused your suffering and now you are left to deal with the consequences. Fortunately, with the help of a Chicago personal injury lawyer, you can trust that your suffering will not go without compensation.

Berenz Law Network has over 16 years of experience in personal injury law and countless successful verdicts on our record. Our frequently asked questions below is a great place to get started for your uncertainties regarding your case. For personalized counsel, contact us today and we would be honored to assist you if possible.

Common Questions Regarding Injury Claims

How much compensation will I be able to recover?

The total amount of compensation varies from case to case and depends on multiple factors. When evaluating your case, we will look at your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The more serious your case, the more compensation you are likely to receive.

Why does negligence matter?

Negligence matters because this is the basis of your personal injury case. By proving negligence, you prove that the other party did not exercise enough caution, and this is what caused your injuries.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

The state of Illinois follows a statute of limitations which determines how long you have after your injury to file a lawsuit. Typically, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. If you wait too long, you will be unable to file.

Should I accept the compensation offer I received from the insurance company?

No. We cannot stress this enough. Most insurance companies are hoping to settle every claim as quickly as possible, which means that they will offer a low settlement right away. Your attorney can ensure that you receive a fair settlement.

I was injured. What should I do first?

Receiving medical care is the number one priority. After that, it is important to secure legal counsel right away in order to retain necessary evidence for your case.

How can your firm help me?

Our firm starts every case with a free consultation to understand what ultimate goal we are working towards. We will then provide skilled legal counsel unique to your circumstances and fight aggressively for the highest level of compensation possible. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you don’t pay unless we win your case. Berenz Law Network is committed to your best!

Don’t wait to begin the process of filing your claim! Contact Chicago personal injury lawyer Phil Berenz today to schedule your free consultation at 312-375-6524.

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