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  • What should I do if I have been injured in a car accident?

    Car accidents can be shocking for most people. Although we should not let the shock distract us from the correct next steps. You should always:

    • Call the Police
    • Take photos of the scene
    • Get the other drivers insurance information
    • Make sure to get contact information from all witnesses
  • Can I be compensated if someone else caused the accident or injuries?

    If you have been harmed by someone driving with negligence or recklessness you may be legally entitled to receive compensation, to help with your suffering and injuries. You should always speak to a personal injury lawyer before speaking to the insurance companies. We can help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.

  • What constitutes a personal injury?

    A personal injury is when you suffer harm, either physical or mental, as a direct consequence of someone else’s actions. This can include an intent to harm or simple negligence.

  • Do I have a personal injury case?

    Only a consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys can determine the seriousness of your case. Typically, you must be able to prove that your injury or condition was directly caused by another party.

  • How long should I wait before pursuing legal action?

    If you are even considering a personal injury lawsuit, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. This enables us to more effectively argue your case and reach a settlement in a timely manner.

  • What if the other party’s lawyer or insurance contacts me for a statement?

    Personal injury victims must be very protective of their rights, especially when it comes to making official statements. If you are uncertain about any statements you’ve been asked to make or forms you’ve been asked to sign, consult with an attorney before going on the record.

  • What is a compulsory medical examination?

    Compulsory medical examinations are a form of doctor appointments from insurance companies that can help you take full advantage when defending personal injuries. The best way to do this would be scheduling an appointment with your personal doctor the same day as the CME.

  • What constitutes permanent disability?

    Personal injury disability is the complete or partial loss of a part of the body, or loss of use of the body as a whole. Essentially, when the victimless person is unable perform actions he or she was able to do before the injury. Compensation for permanent disability depends upon the body part and the extent of the damage from the injury. For specifics on your case, please contact Vasilatos Injury Law for more insight.

  • What are the types of damages you can seek in your personal injury lawsuit?

    The damages you can seek for your personal injury case are very straightforward but also broad. Some common damages you will want to seek are:

    • Lost wages
    • Medical costs for future treatment
    • punitive damages (reckless behavior)
    • Loss of future wage potential
    • Out of pocket costs and previous medical bills
    • Emotional and physical injuries
  • How does the free consultation work?

    Free consultations consist of us asking you questions and reviewing the case. This is a great chance to learn your legal options and next step opportunities.

    • With more than 20 years of experience, we understand the urgency of your case. That’s why we offer consultations at your home, hospital or simply via phone to meet your schedule needs. 
    • To learn more about our areas of expertise, or to discuss your personal injury case with a Chicago personal injury lawyer, contact Vasilatos Injury Law today. We have three offices, in Chicago, Flossmoor, and Evanston, and we’ll help you get back on your feet.