Three Basic Requirements For An Auto Accident Claim

Being in a car accident can be very traumatic especially in there are injuries involved. However, just because you were injured in a car accident does not mean that you have a viable personal injury case. In order to have a successful auto accident claim there are three basic requirements:

  1. The parties responsible for your injury were negligent. This is the most important requirement. You cannot be at fault for the accident in any way possible.
  2. The negligent actions led to your personal injury. You cannot have a previous injury.
  3. The personal injury resulted in harm such as financial loss and mental anguish. Injuries such as a cut or bruise are sometimes not applicable as they do not cause serious harm.

Common Negligent Actions Of Car Drivers

  • Failure to obey traffic signs (like driving the wrong way on a one way)
  • Failure to obey traffic signals (like running a red light)
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the speed limit
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving (like texting and driving)
  • Improper lane changing and passing

If you have been involved in a car accident in and around Chicago, the other driver was acting negligent, and you have suffered serious injury then you have all three basic requirements for an auto accident claim. However, time is of the essence with these types of cases as the statute of limitations in Chicago is two years. Sometimes with car accidents, injuries do not appear until weeks or month after. Do not let another day go buy with medical debt and loss income piling up. Contact one of our car accident attorneys for a free case evaluation!