After a serious personal injury, compensation is often an immediate, compelling need. An accident victim and/or family members soon want and need to know about compensation:

  • What type of compensation can be recovered?
  • How much compensation might he or she be able to recover?
  • What determines whether punitive damages can be part of the recovery?
  • Who or what organization(s) can be held responsible to pay compensation?
  • How will personal injury lawsuit proceeds affect (or be affected by) other types of compensation or benefits (such as workers' compensation, Social Security Disability, Medicare or Medicaid, private short-term disability insurance or other potential sources)?
  • What if a negligent driver does not have enough insurance to cover the costs of an injury?

Consulting with a personal injury attorney from Konicek & Dillon as soon as possible after an injury or accident is the best way to ensure maximum access to all potential sources of compensation. For example, there may be deadlines for filing claims. A lawyer on your side can help see to it that responsible people or entities are held responsible to the maximum degree appropriate to a given set of circumstances.

At Konicek & Dillon in Kane County and Chicago, our attorneys take steps to ensure our clients' ability to maximize settlement values or verdicts by:

  • Comprehensively examining all facts pertaining to injuries and the accidents that caused them
  • Investigating to determine liability (who is responsible to compensate the injured)
  • Evaluating whether there are product liability factors (such as defective automobile equipment) in addition to more usual liability factors (such as traffic violations by drivers)
  • Determining whether additional people or entities made an injury worse than it would have been otherwise, without the additional layer of negligence (such as a child care organization's poor supervision of a child who suffers a dog bite injury in a public park)
  • Searching for all pertinent insurance policies and coverage (such as uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage on an injured driver's own policy)

Learn About All Types and Sources of Compensation Relevant To Your Personal Injury Case | Contact A Lawyer At Konicek & Dillon In Chicago Or Geneva

Our law firm exists to help injured people and their families collect compensation when negligence was a factor in an accident. Our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys offer free consultations. Call 630-313-2071; in Chicago, call 312-239-0283 or contact us online.

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