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Sometimes, victims may be able to reach an out-of-court settlement with the at-fault party before filing a lawsuit. However, filing a lawsuit may be the only way they can pursue compensation for their damages. Therefore, state law permits individuals to sue the at-fault party, or their insurance company, for fair compensation. En Español.
How Much Compensation Could a Victim Receive?
Personal injury victims often suffer significant financial losses due to their injuries. Medical bills, lost income, and other expenses can become overwhelming burdens, and many seek compensation in court for these costs. Every personal injury case is different, so there is no set amount of compensation someone could receive.
After filing a lawsuit, an Oak Lawn personal injury lawyer could calculate the damages and present that figure in court as a basis for their potential financial award.
The judge or jury in the case will decide whether someone should receive any compensation, and if so, the amount. Sometimes, the at-fault party and victim can settle out of court, and mutually agree upon a compensation figure.
Regardless of whether the case reaches court or the parties settle out of court; the damages a victim sustains is a main factor in determining how much compensation could be received. We’ve served the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area since 1999.
McCready Law South Side Irish Parade
Our team at McCready Law was thoroughly excited to be a part of the 2019 South Side Irish Parade in Chicago! Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate both our firm’s 20th anniversary and our wonderful city’s Irish heritage. We look forward to seeing you next year! For more information on the parade, visit our parade page.
Midnight Circus in Ridge Park
McCready Law was a proud sponsor of the Midnight Circus in Ridge Park this past September in order to help raise funds for the Chicago park programs. This community experience complete with some of the best performers in the business was a true treat to be a part of. To learn more about the event, or see updates regarding future events visit our Midnight Circus page.
The Cyberbullying Awareness Scholarship
The Cyberbullying Awareness Scholarship aims to raise awareness about the negative effects of cyberbullying on the lives of children. The scholarship will award $1,000 to a student who can effectively discuss the role that the community, as well as themselves, can play in helping to prevent and raise awareness about cyberbullying. For more information regarding application instructions and eligibility information, please visit our scholarship page.
Help a Teacher Gift Card Giveaway
The attorneys at McCready Law are proud to support our local teachers in our Help a Teacher Gift Card Giveaway this year! Eight teachers in our community were selected to receive a $100 gift card to be spent on school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you for all of the nominations and for helping us recognize the incredible work that our educators do in our community! Visit our giveaway page for more information.