Car Accident Lawsuit Payouts: Here’s What You Should Know

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The cost of a car accident can be tremendous, and the process of obtaining compensation for injuries and damages sustained to your vehicle can be complex. The experienced auto accident attorneys at Walton Telken can help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and physical and emotional suffering. The driver found to be at fault for the accident will be liable for any damages in Illinois and Missouri. When multiple parties are found to be at fault for the accident, liability is divided according to each individual’s percentage of fault.

Here are the steps you should take to seek compensation after an accident:

●     Begin by filing a claim with your own insurance company, also known as a first-party claim.

●     Next, you should file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, also known as a third-party claim.

●     The final step is filing a lawsuit in civil court against any at-fault driver/s.

In some cases, there may be potential compensation available through any at-fault driver’s employer or even from members of their household if their insurance proves to be insufficient. Drivers who are found to be at fault for an accident and are uninsured will be held personally liable for damages in the state of Illinois.

Our Experienced Auto Accident Attorneys Can Help You Recover Full Compensation

Insurance companies are in the business of reducing or denying auto accident claims. Having one of the compassionate legal advocates from Walton Telken Injury Attorneys by your side can make a world of difference. Contact us today at (844) 515-2997 for your free case evaluation.

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Car Accident Lawsuits FAQ

What type of damages can I expect to recover?

The amount of money you may recover will depend upon several elements, including how severe your injuries are or the number of damages involved, for instance. Most claims consist of medical costs, lost wages, and general pain and suffering. In some cases, you may be able to recover punitive damages.

Will the insurance company cover the cost of a rental car while mine is being repaired?

Insurance companies generally pay up to a specified amount per day for a specified number of days if you have purchased rental vehicle coverage.

Should I keep track of my receipts for repairs and medical expenses?

Yes, if you want to receive the maximum amount for your claim, you should keep your receipts and submit them to the insurance company.

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