According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2008 there were almost six million reported motor vehicle crashes. In those crashes, more than 37,000 people died and well over two million were injured. But even minor collisions can cause suffering for the victim.
For many people who have been injured in an accident caused by another, they do not even think about trying to get compensation. They do not realize they are entitled to compensation for the replacement of their vehicle and other material damage. They are also entitled to compensation for other things that they have lost, including lost wages, medical bills, future medical bills, pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life.
At Zayed Law Offices we are here to protect the rights of the injured. If you have questions about medical bills, or are wondering how to pursue compensation, or deciding whether it makes sense to file a legal claim against the person who caused your accident, we can help you understand the law and your options.
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We handle a broad range of personal injury cases, including cases involving serious injury from truck accidents, auto wrecks or other highway accidents. Our principal lawyer is hard-working, persistent and will leave no stone unturned in his pursuit of justice for each individual client. He works and lives in the Chicago community, and his goal to provide you with the highest level of representation that he can.
Why Accidents Happen
Auto accidents can happen for any number of reasons. They usually involve factors that were outside the victim’s control:
- Speeding beyond the safe requirements of the speed limit, weather, road conditions, and the speed of fellow motorists
- Driver impairment by fatigue, illness, age, alcohol, or drug use
- Driver distractions such as fiddling with the radio, talking on the cell phone, or eating in the car
- Road conditions including inclement weather such as rain, ice, or snow; road damage such as pot holes; and foreign objects on the road surface
- Mechanical failure including tires, brakes, and steering mechanism
- Road design and layout, such as poor visibility, dangerous surface conditions, and improper road markings
In auto accidents, there are varying degrees of fault and several elements are necessary to prove this fault in order to be successful against the perpetrator of the accident. Consulting a skilled Chicago area personal injury attorney at Zayed Law Offices will provide a sound basis on whether to pursue an action in court.
What is Negligence?
Negligence is any conduct that falls below the law’s recognized standards for the protection against unreasonable risks of harm. A person acts negligently if he or she does not act with the conduct expected of a reasonable person. In operating a motor vehicle, a person falls below the diligence expected of a reasonable person in many different situations, such as speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or distractions from talking on a cell phone.
Proving Negligence takes an investment of time, significant resources, and experience. These are things a compassionate and dedicated attorneys of Zayed Law Offices can provide.
Seeking Legal Counsel for Auto Accidents Can Make All The Difference
It is important to seek legal counsel in motor vehicle accidents because insurance companies, on average, pay almost triple the amount of money in cases where the victim is represented by a lawyer. Zayed Law Offices will work with your case to get the just compensation you deserve. We can review your case at no charge to you, and you will not have to pay any fees unless you receive compensation. That is why it is important to contact our law firm as soon as possible after an accident so that we have the greatest possibility to track down all witnesses and investigate all evidence before it is destroyed.