Park Ridge, IL Auto Accident Injury Attorney
Injured? Park Ridge, IL - Car Accident Injury Lawyer Scott DeSalvo can help you get the money you deserve for your injuries from the responsible parties, with no fees until you recover damages. (We only get paid if we win...and we usually do.) We offer convenient local and telephone/Zoom/Docusign services,which means you usually do not need to travel - we come to you! Always A Free Consultation By Phone or In Person. Get Your Bills and Lost Wages Paid, Your Car Fixed and The Most Money In YOUR Pocket.
"Scott is absolutely fantastic. He will always go the extra mile for his clients. They always take the time to return phone calls at all hours and I highly recommend him to all my friends."
"Great people and Scott's a great lawyer. They helped me make the wisest decision for my case, and that's important in serious legal matters. I trust him completely. He is the one to call."
"Beyond satisfied with the services I received from this law firm. Definitely recommend! They got me fully paid and all the doctor bills, too. If you want the best, this is the law firm for your car accident!"
"Scott represented me and I was really pleased with everything, my car accident paid a lot and quick. If you want a good Lawyer who is responsive, and straight with you, I highly recommend him."
Car Accident Personal Injury Law Firm in Park Ridge, IL
If you have been injured in an automobile accident, you should contact an accident injury attorney. It is important to find an attorney who will help you get peace of mind as well as a financial and physical recovery. You need an attorney who has experience and knowledge when you file for a claim after a car accident in Park Ridge, IL.
Our attorneys have decades of experience in all areas of injury law, but our specialty is helping clients recover from the trauma and hardship caused by motor vehicle accidents. Unless we collect the money you are owed, you will not pay our Park Ridge, IL Auto Accident Injury Attorney a cent.
We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Park Ridge, IL Auto Accident Injury Attorney
Park Ridge, IL Accident Attorney
If you've been involved in a car accident or some other accident resulting in injury you probably have lots of questions. Most people who get hurt have a lot of questions.
Some of those case questions probably include who should I see for a doctor? How will I pay my medical bills? Who will be found responsible for my injuries? What if my injuries never heal? What if I'm missing time from work? Who is the right Park Ridge, IL Auto Accident Injury Attorney to help me with my car crash case?
These sorts of questions are normal and are to be expected. My firm has helped thousands of car accident victims over the years. We make sure that our clients get a full recovery for their injuries. We make sure that they get paid for their lost wages and we make sure that all of their medical bills are paid for. And, most of our cases settle quickly and with zero fuss and hassle for our clients.
Thanks to the power of technology, we can see people in any Park Ridge, IL location for any Park Ridge, IL car accident or other kind of injury. It is rare indeed that anyone needs to see me in my office. And I travel and visit people in their homes or in nearby restaurants. We also leverage the power of the Internet and zoom and docusign and other technologies so that collecting information on your case and resolving it for maximum value is fast and easy for you.
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Injury Statistics for Park Ridge, IL Car Accidents
After a car accident, neck and back injuries are the most common. Rear-end and side impact collisions are most likely to cause these injuries. If you move violently backwards or forwards or side to side, you will experience them. You are far more likely to suffer a new injury in a Park Ridge, IL car accident if you are over the age of 35 or if you have a health history that includes back injuries or neck injuries.
Neck or back injuries are similar in that they begin the same way, whether they are short-term muscle strains or longer-term and more severe injuries. It is crucial to see a doctor as soon as possible no matter what kind of injury you have, whether minor or serious.
You should choose a doctor who understands car accident injury claims when choosing a doctor after a car accident. As a result, your doctor will record all of the relevant information in your medical records that an insurance company will require to proceed with a claim. And, you want a Doctor who is honest and communicates well with you. You do not want a doctor who doesn't spend time with you, doesn't explain the injuries or the treatment protocol. You want a doctor who communicates with you and your attorney so that the three of us can cooperate to make your case a success.
A friend of mine referred me to Mr. DeSalvo, and when I spoke with him over the telephone, he seemed like he was very straight up. He kept me informed and gave me his opinion on the case, but he let me make my own decision. He made me feel very confident about my case. I would refer a friend or family member who needed a lawyer to him.”
How Long Does a Park Ridge, IL Car Accident Take to Settle?
This is a very common question the people involved in a motor vehicle crash have for me. The truth is that some cases can be resolved very quickly. Some cases take years.
Many people don't know that we cannot begin to solve or settle your case until after you are done going to the doctor or you reach a point where you have healed as much as you're going to. Ideally, this means you go back to normal in your pain free. But sometimes a permanent injury means that you are left with a permanent disability and permanent pain in your body as a result of the car accident.
If you think about it, it makes sense. We would not want to settle a car accident injury case in Park Ridge, IL until we know the full extent of your injuries and we know whether, for example, you need to have surgery or not. Any of my clients who might need a surgery are told by me that they should wait until after the surgery and after a full recovery from their surgery. That's because sometimes one surgery requires another surgery. Sometimes one surgery fails to fix the problem. And, sometimes even when everything goes right in a surgery, you are still left with permanent pain and injuries.
Obviously, permanent serious injuries are worth far more than temporary minor injuries. We have to explore this fully and make sure you get all necessary medical care before settling a case.
That's why there is no one simple answer to tell you how long it will take to settle a case. However, my office is extremely aggressive and I have a fully trained staff who understands that getting you your money as quickly as possible is a very high priority. We settle most of our cases within one year of the date of the crash or shortly thereafter. I will put those numbers up against any other car accident attorney. We truly do a great job quickly and get maximum value for our clients.
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Your injuries and how much medical care you receive directly affect the value of your car accident injury claim. In general, the more serious and permanent your injuries are and the more medical care you receive, the more valuable your case is. Your case probably has a lower value if your injuries lasted a short time and you received little medical care.
It shouldn't discourage you. The smartest thing you can do after a car accident is to seek medical attention and legal representation. At the beginning of a case, you're not sure how serious your injuries will be or how long they will last. I have represented hundreds of people who waited to speak to a doctor or lawyer, which ultimately hurt their cases. They didn't believe that they were hurt that badly or that their neck or back pain or their shoulder or knee pain would go away over time, so they didn't want to see a doctor. That was a big mistake. It was also a mistake to avoid speaking to a lawyer.
Often, insurance companies that represent people injured in a car accident hire lawyers and claims adjusters to trick the injured into saying or doing things that hurt their case. Sometimes, I run into someone who has signed away all of their rights without even knowing it. It's awful.
For people, I also offer a free consultation so that they will know their rights and know if they have a strong case or a case with some challenges.
This is what I can tell you from my over 20 years of experience helping people in car accidents in Park Ridge, IL:
It is also common for very small cases to settle for four or five figures. In a middle-of-the-road car accident case, the settlement can be in the fives or sixes. Depending on how much insurance is available and how serious the injuries are, a very serious car accident case could settle for mid-six figures to even seven or eight figures.
You will not know how big a case is early on in a case, I hope you see that. We will have to wait for the doctors to determine how serious your injuries are and whether you are likely to recover or suffer permanent problems. A lawyer can, however, position your case for maximum value and maximum strength right from the start. If you are involved in a car accident in Park Ridge, IL, ignoring the advice of a lawyer is one of the worst things you can do.
Don't fall for insurance company tricks. For a free consultation with our Park Ridge, IL Auto Accident Injury Attorney, call 312-500-4500 right away.