Des Plaines has had a very interesting history. From a German settler town in the 1800’s, to a transportation hub currently, Des Plaines has always been a perfect spot to travel. Before, Des Plaines River offered an easy way to travel. Now, Des Plains is located near O’Hare airport, and also is the home to many bus lines, highways, and train stops. With Des Plaines being the center of so much transportation, there is always a risk of being the victim of negligent driving. If you are a victim of such driving, allow the effective and experienced injury attorneys at Therman Law Offices to help. Charles Therman and his team have helped countless accident victims pursue their claim and obtain the maximum compensation they deserve.
When the opposing driver is at fault for your car accident, most likely the opposing driver was negligent. To prove negligence, you must show that the opposing driver owed a duty of care, the duty must have been breached by the opposing driver, the breach of said duty was the cause of the accident, and there must be an injury or damages. Therman Law Offices, led by Charles Therman and his 17 years of experience, understands the process of properly proving your claim, and has the toughness needed to deal with the often difficult claims process.
Illinois is a contributory negligence state, meaning you are barred if you are more than 50% at fault. If you are less than 50 percent at fault, the percent of fault you are may be used to offset your recovery. That means that if you are the injured party and are partially at fault, you may still have a claim. Make sure you consult an injury attorney near Des Plaines before you allow a claim to go ignored.
You must also be aware of the deadline in filing a claim. Depending on the case, there is only a limited period where you can file a case. This is known as the Statute of Limitations. In Illinois, the Statute of Limitations is two years for a motor vehicle accident. While there are few exceptions, you must file within the statute of limitations to preserve your legal claim. Speaking with an injury attorney at Therman Law Offices can help you file your claim within the necessary time period and aggressively pursue your claim to the optimal result.
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The experienced and well regarded injury attorneys at Therman Law Offices are ready to handle your case. They are focused, effective, and driven. With these attributes, they will strongly argue for the compensation you deserve. We have offices throughout the Chicagoland area, and provide services in all Illinois counties, including Cook, Lake, and DuPage County – near Des Plaines. Click “contact us” above, or call us at (312)-588-1900 to set up a free consultation today. Let our firm and our considerable resources help you fight for what you deserve.