Personal Injury FAQs

If you have suffered a sudden injury because of someone else's negligence, you could have the right to be compensated for that injury. Recovering compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more can be an uphill battle. Insurance companies will work hard to undervalue your claim and at-fault parties will do everything possible to limit their liability for your injury.

At Schramm Law Group, we can make sure you have the strongest case possible when pursuing the compensation you need. Arrange a free initial consultation with an attorney at our Illinois law firm to have your questions answered.

The following personal injury questions (FAQs) and answers may help address some of your immediate concerns.

How Much Is My Case Worth?

Every injury comes with a unique set of circumstances. What will determine your potential settlement is the degree of injury, the medical bills you have already incurred, the medical bills you will incur, ongoing treatment you may need for permanent injuries and how much your injury has influenced other areas of your life. For example, if you can no longer work because of your injury, your compensation package will need to reflect your long-term loss of income. A detailed analysis of your case is necessary to truly understand how much your case is worth.

How Soon Can I Collect Compensation?

The time it takes to resolve a bodily injury claim can vary greatly case to case. Sometimes you will need to undergo more medical evaluations or a financial analysis to determine the extent of physical and financial damage the injury has caused you. There may also be varying timelines in reconstructing an accident and investigating the negligence that caused the accident injury. We can gain a better understanding of your case's potential timeline during an initial consultation.

How Is Negligence Established?

To establish negligence, a plaintiff must prove the following elements by a preponderance of the evidence:

  • That the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care; and
  • That the duty of care was breached by the defendant; and
  • That this breach was the proximate cause of the plaintiff's injuries.

How Am I Charged For Representation?

Personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no legal fees until a financial recovery has been made on your behalf. Contact a lawyer at our DuPage County and Chicagoland-area office online or by telephone at 630-592-4492 for more information.