We Have Experience Seeking Maximum Compensation In Car Accident Cases
Congested city roads and overly aggressive motorists are a few of the challenges that Chicago drivers face. When an accident occurs, you need a lawyer with specific experience in Illinois car accident claims. Our attorney, Robert S. Fakhouri, has considerable motor vehicle accident experience, and he can provide the strong legal counsel you need during this difficult time.
The Fakhouri Firm, LLC, is prepared to help you after a vehicle accident, regardless of its severity. We have represented injury victims and their families in cases of life-changing injuries and wrongful death. We know how important it is to accurately value your claim so you will receive enough compensation to cover medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and, in wrongful death cases, loss of consortium. Please speak with us today at 312-999-9990. Your consultation is free.
How Can We Help?
At The Fakhouri Firm, LLC, we regularly represent clients injured in car accidents involving:
- Cars, SUVs, vans and pickup trucks
- Pedestrians and bicyclists
- Uber, Lyft and other rideshare vehicles
- Commercial vehicles, including semis and other large trucks
- Buses, fire trucks and other municipal vehicles
Our firm is committed to recovering the maximum compensation available to you under Illinois law. Whether you have been involved in a minor collision or have suffered catastrophic injuries, we aggressively pursue a successful outcome for your case.
Answering Your Accident Questions
Uncertainty abounds after an accident. We are here to identify solutions that help you move forward if you are considering taking legal action against the at-fault driver.
Before you arrange your free initial consultation with us, please read these answers to frequently asked motor vehicle accident questions:
What Should I Do After A Car Accident?
- Check yourself and your passengers for serious injuries.
- Move yourself and your car to a safe location if possible.
- Contact a police officer for assistance.
- If you do not need immediate medical attention, use your phone’s camera to document as much accident evidence as possible.
- Get contact information and insurance information from the other driver.
- Contact a lawyer about your case before you file an auto accident claim.
What Does It Mean That Illinois Is An At-Fault State?
In Illinois, auto accident victims need to show that another driver’s negligence or recklessness led to a crash. Rather than receiving a payout from their own insurance provider, accident victims file claims with the at-fault party’s provider. It is important to work with a skilled attorney when pursuing a claim because these insurance companies will do everything in their power to limit the payouts victims receive.
What Happens If I Am Hit By An Uninsured Motorist?
Illinois requires drivers to carry uninsured motorist (UM) coverage of at least:
- $25,000 for injuries to or death of one person
- $50,000 for injuries to or death of more than one person
- $20,000 for property damage
Unfortunately, some people still drive without this insurance or with coverage limits that do not meet these minimums. If the latter is true, you may be able to get additional compensation from your policy if you have underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage as well as the mandatory uninsured coverage.
These cases can be challenging, but attorney Robert S. Fakhouri has the experience to assist you with them. He knows how to handle the insurance companies so you can recover the compensation you are entitled to receive.
What Does The Process Look Like If I File A Claim?
The circumstances surrounding car accidents are unique; however, the claims process is fairly uniform. These are the steps you can expect to encounter when you file a claim with an insurance company:
- You will need to report the accident to the at-fault party’s insurance provider.
- You will need to provide documentation of the accident and your injuries.
- The insurance provider will begin an accident investigation.
- You may need to get a medical assessment from the insurer’s doctor.
- The insurance provider will determine what your claim is worth and make a settlement offer.
- If you believe the offer is too small, you may negotiate for a higher payout.
- If parties cannot settle, you may take your matter to court.
Do You Have Additional Questions? Contact Us Today.
Our legal team can guide you through your vehicle accident case and pursue compensation through negotiations or in the courtroom. Please call 312-999-9990 or fill out a brief online form. Your consultation is free.