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FAQs about Car Accident Settlements

In general, there are really two main questions everyone has about their car accident settlements: “How much will I get?” And “When will I get it?. We’ll address the second one in our next blog. As for the first one, let’s break it down into a few other questions.

What Can Be Included in a Car Accident Settlement?

Your car accident settlement may include payment for economic and noneconomic damages, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement

And more. The items included in your settlement depend on the extent of your injuries.

What Can I Do to Maximize My Settlement?

First, hire a lawyer with a good track record of helping people in car accident cases. You can look at our record of verdicts and settlements to see how we have helped other injury victims.

Next, don’t talk to insurance companies except to give a bare bones report of the accident. Insurance companies may ask you for more information, trying to get you to contradict yourself or make a mistake.

Finally, make sure you document all the expenses you incur, the symptoms you experience, and the medical treatment you receive.

What Might Lower My Settlement?

There are many ways you can damage your settlement. Making statements about your fault in an accident either to the police or others at the scene of the accident is one. You might also lower your settlement if you post pictures or statements to social media that indicate you are not seriously hurt.

It’s impossible to predict the actual settlement you will receive, but at Willens & Baez, we know how to maximize your chance of recovery and are dedicated to fighting for the best result for every client.

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Over the past two decades, Mr. Willens and his team of Chicago personal injury lawyers have been instrumental in obtaining numerous million-dollar-plus recoveries on behalf of clients in a wide variety of injury cases. One of the personal injury verdicts he was involved in was recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the country in the year in which it was tried. One of the verdicts he helped secure set a state record.



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