In the past ten to fifteen years, Palatine has seen a very dramatic change. Since the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, the village of Palatine has worked hard to improve its downtown and surrounding areas. Palatine is home to a beautiful park district, a train station, and many renovated bars and restaurants. It also has one of the most dangerous intersections in Illinois, the Dundee Road and Rand Road intersection. If you are traveling through Palatine, or are a resident of Palatine, it is important you know what steps to take if you are struck by a negligent driver at the Rand Road and Dundee intersection, or any intersection in Palatine. Speak immediately to an experienced injury attorney near you.
Filling for Possible Negligence
When the opposing driver is at fault for your car accident, most likely the opposing driver was negligent. To prove negligence, usually 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. While this may sound complicated, our firm, headed by Charles Therman who has 17 years of experience proving such claims, is well equipped to handle even the most difficult of claims.
There is also a strict deadline in filing a claim for your injuries. This is known as the Statute of Limitations. In Illinois, the Statute of Limitations is two years. While there are few exceptions, you must file within the statute of limitations to preserve your legal claim. An experienced injury attorney at Therman Law Offices (near Palatine) can help you file a claim to preserve and assert your legal right.
The process of filing a claim for personal injuries can be a confusing one. There are countless factors to consider, such as fault of parties. If you are injured due to the fault of the opposing party, you can usually file a negligence claim against the opposing party. 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.
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 Palatine. Click “contact us” above, or call us at (312)-588-1900 to set up a free consultation today. Let an injury attorney at our firm and our considerable resources help you fight for what you deserve.
Pledge of Commitment to our Clients
As Chicagoland personal injury attorneys, we fight to make sure that everyone gets a fair shake in the courtroom, even when fighting the most powerful insurance companies and businesses. We are dedicated to providing the most effective, efficient, and powerful representation possible to every one of our clients. It is imperative to us that everyone in this country gets the same access to justice often times only afforded to the most powerful insurance companies and businesses. It is our pledge to you to aggressively fight by your side for the justice you deserve. Sincerely, Charles N. Therman, Esq.