Waukegan, IL Car Accident Attorneys
Injured? Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, IL
A lawyer who handles accident injury cases should be consulted if you have been seriously injured in an automobile accident. In order to find peace of mind, as well as financial and physical recovery, you must find the right attorney. In Waukegan, IL you need someone with knowledge and experience on your side when you file a claim.
Our attorneys have decades of experience in all areas of injury law, but our specialty is helping victims recover from the trauma and hardship caused by motor vehicle accidents. You don't pay us a penny until we collect what you are owed.
We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Waukegan, IL Car Accident Attorneys
Waukegan, IL Car Accident Attorneys
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 personal 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 Waukegan, IL location for any Waukegan, 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 Stats for Waukegan, IL
Neck and back injuries are the most common following a car accident. In most cases, rear-end collisions and side impacts are to blame. Moving violently backwards, forwards, or sideways will result in them. Over 35s or those with prior back or neck injuries are more likely to suffer new injuries in a Waukegan, IL car accident.
The neck and back are often injured in the same way, whether through short-term muscle strains or more severe long-term conditions. A doctor should be consulted for any injury, regardless of how minor or severe it is.
The best doctor to choose after a car accident is one who has experience handling car accident injury claims. Therefore, your doctor will record all of the information in your medical record that your insurance company will need to process your claim. A doctor should be honest with you and communicate with you well. It is not fair for you to be treated by a doctor who doesn't spend time with you or explain your injuries or treatment plan. If you want your case to succeed, you need a doctor who communicates with you and your lawyer.
We can help you to know whether your doctor has a good reputation for knowing how to handle car crash cases and whether he is willing to cooperate with their injured patient. Give us a call at 312-500-4500 to talk to one of our Waukegan, IL Car Accident Attorneys for free.
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 it Take for a Waukegan, IL Car Accident to be Settled?
Almost everyone involved in a motor vehicle accident asks me this question. Some cases can be resolved quickly. Others can take years.
People don't realize that we cannot begin to solve or settle your case until after you've seen your doctor. You'll have to do this until you have healed as much as you can. Ideally, this means you will no longer be in pain. As a result of a permanent injury, you may have a permanent disability as well as permanent pain in your body.
It makes sense if you think about it. In Waukegan, IL, we would not settle a car accident injury case until we know the full extent of your injuries. You should also tell us if you need surgery, for instance. My advice to a client who needs surgery is to wait until after the surgery and after they are fully recovered. Sometimes one surgery requires another. One surgery may not fix the problem. Even if all goes well during surgery, you may still suffer permanent damage.
A permanent serious injury is worth much more than a temporary minor injury. Before settling this case, we must thoroughly investigate this and make sure you receive all necessary medical care.
Because of this, there is no easy way to predict how long a case will take to settle. My office, however, is very aggressive, and I have a fully trained staff who understand that getting you your money as soon as possible is a very high priority. Most of our cases are settled within a year of the crash or shortly thereafter. I'll match those numbers with any other car accident attorney. We deliver a great service quickly and maximize value for our clients.
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What is the Value of My Waukegan, IL Car Accident?
A lot depends on the severity and permanence of your injuries as well as the amount of medical treatment you get after a car accident. The more serious and permanent your injuries are, as well as the more medical attention you receive, the more valuable the case is. If your injuries did not last long and you received little medical care, your case likely has a lower value.
There is no reason to be discouraged by that. In the case of a car accident, it is advisable to seek medical treatment and legal representation as soon as possible. At the beginning of a case, it is impossible to know how serious or how long your injuries will be. People I've represented have waited to see a doctor or lawyer and it ultimately led to their cases being lost. The patients did not think they were actually injured that badly or they believed that the pain in their neck or back or their shoulder or knee would just go away with time so they did not want to bother with going to the doctor. This was a really big mistake. It was also a mistake to avoid consulting an attorney.
Lawyers and claim adjusters often work on behalf of insurance companies representing people who have been injured in a car accident in order to trick them into saying or doing things that reduce the value of their case. Rarely do I come across someone who has signed away all of their rights without knowing it. I think this is terrible.
People can consult me for free so that they can gain an understanding of their rights and know whether their case is strong or whether it faces some challenges.
Here are some things I can tell you about Waukegan, IL car accidents based on my over 20 years of legal experience:
Small cases will often settle for four or five figures. Usually, mid-range car accident cases settle for five figures or less. If there is enough insurance and serious injuries are involved, very serious car accident cases may settle for six- to eight-figure settlements.
As you can see, you have no idea how large a case will be early on in the case. The doctors will be able to tell after some time how severe your injuries are and whether you are recovering or if you will have long-term problems. In any case, getting a lawyer right away is a good idea so that the lawyer can position your case for maximum strength and maximum value. Not hiring a lawyer, or at least consulting with a lawyer, is one of the worst decisions you can make when you have been in a car accident.
Insurance companies will try to trick you so please do not fall for their tricks. Call us today at 312-500-4500 for a free consultation with one of our Waukegan, IL Car Accident Attorneys.