Have you or a loved one suffered a personal injury? An accident can unexpectedly interrupt your life and cause you harm. You may feel overwhelmed as you deal with accident injuries and medical bills. You may be out of work and wondering how to support your family. We understand that you face a stressful situation.
However, you’ve come to the right place for help. At Vantage Group Legal, we assist accident victims as they hold responsible those who caused harm. We connect you with a network attorney who can file a personal injury lawsuit to compensate you for the harm you suffered. Our group legal services model allows you access to a skilled network attorney and our in-house legal support team, all for one simple monthly subscription. We aim to make legal services more affordable and efficient as we work to get you the accident settlement you deserve.
To learn more about our innovative legal subscription service, contact Vantage Group for a free consultation. We’ll review your case and let you know if we can help. If you want to learn more about Chicago personal injury lawsuits, keep reading.
What Is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
A personal injury lawsuit seeks compensation for harm suffered in an accident. At Vantage Group, we help accident victims who have been injured in many settings.
Here are some of the personal injury accidents that our group legal services team handles:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bike accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and falls
- Product liability
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one has been harmed in any of these accidents, contact us for a free consultation. We can review your accident experience and let you know if you have a strong case for a lawsuit. If you subscribe to Vantage Group legal services, we will assign you a network attorney who has experience handling similar accident litigation.
How to File a Personal Injury Claim
The personal injury claim process can seem stressful when you are recovering from accident injuries. At Vantage Group, we try to take some of that stress off your shoulders as we handle your case with professionalism and compassion. After you meet with us and decide to enroll in a legal services subscription, our network personal injury attorneys take these steps:
- Talk with you about your accident experience;
- Gather evidence such as accident reports, medical records, and bills;
- Calculate all available damages;
- Present the insurance company a demand letter outlining liability and damages;
- Continually negotiate with the insurance company to try to settle;
- If a settlement is not reached, file a personal injury lawsuit;
- Conduct discovery to obtain more evidence supporting your claim;
- Meet with a mediator to attempt to reach a settlement; and
- Proceed to trial if mediation does not result in a successful settlement.
Our Vantage Group network attorney and legal support team will stay in close communication with you throughout your personal injury litigation. While we handle the complex legal work, you have the final say on accepting any settlement offer. Our legal subscription services enable us to prioritize your best interest instead of pushing for a quick settlement. The Vantage Group legal services team aims to win you the maximum compensation for your injury.
What You Need to Prove in a Personal Injury Claim
You can sue for a personal injury when someone’s negligent or intentional action harms you. Negligent actions cause most personal injury accidents. To prove negligence in court, you must show the following elements are present in your case.
Duty of Care
First, you need to show that someone had a duty to act responsibly toward you. This duty might mean that a driver has a responsibility to obey driving rules, or a business owner must keep their store reasonably safe for customers. In each context, people have different responsibilities toward the safety of those around them.
Breach of Duty
Next, you need to show that the person breached their duty of care. A breach of duty happens when someone acts irresponsibly. For instance, a driver might drink alcohol before getting behind the wheel. A store owner may fail to clean up a spill within a reasonable time after it occurs.
In Illinois, even if you were partially responsible for your accident, you can still sue. As long as you were not more than 50% responsible for your accident, you can sue the other party for damages based on their share of fault.
You must also show that your injury resulted from this breach of duty. If you were injured when a drunk driver hit you, your injury resulted from the driver’s irresponsible action. However, if your arm was already broken before the drunk driver hit you, you can’t sue the driver for your broken arm. You have to experience an injury because of the accident.
Your harm must amount to something worth monetary damages. If you sustained a minor injury that did not require medical treatment, you probably don’t have enough harm to justify a lawsuit. If you’re not sure whether you have sufficient grounds for damages, call Vantage Group for a free consultation. We will review your accident injuries and let you know if a personal injury claim is viable.
Types of Damages in Illinois
In a personal injury case, you sue for damages, or monetary compensation for your injuries. Damages come in three types: economic, non-economic, and punitive.
Economic damages compensate you for your financial losses caused by the accident. These damages can include expenses like medical bills and property replacement costs as well as lost income. Bring all medical bills and repair receipts to Vantage Group so that we can calculate economic damages.
Non-economic damages refer to those harms that are not so easy to calculate. Rather than concrete financial losses, these damages tend to be more emotionally based. Non-economic damages include things like pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and loss of companionship. Your Vantage Group network attorney will help you assign a fair value to all the non-economic harm you have suffered.
When someone exhibits terrible behavior that caused your injury, the court may award punitive damages. Illinois law defines the standard for this behavior as “fraudulent, intentional, willful, or wanton.” Courts do not award punitive damages as frequently as economic and non-economic damages. However, our network attorneys will look at the facts of your case and determine if you should request punitive damages.
Find a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney
If you have experienced an accident caused by someone’s negligence, you need a personal injury attorney. Sorting through all the personal injury commercials and billboards that saturate Chicagoland can feel stressful. It may seem that personal injury attorneys are just trying to sell themselves without paying attention to you.
We work differently at Vantage Group. First, you meet with our legal services team for a free consultation. We listen to your accident experience, answer your questions, and let you know if we can help. After we explain how Vantage Group Legal Services work and let you know what we can do for your case, we give you the option to sign up for a legal services subscription.
If you decide to sign on, we promptly match your case with a network attorney who has experience with your type of accident injury. The process from signing up for a Vantage Group subscription to receiving a carefully chosen network attorney assignment usually takes only 24 hours. Your network attorney advocates for you during the duration of your litigation, but we back your case with our team of in-house legal support.
Throughout the lawsuit process, we maintain open communication. You will receive regular updates from account representatives and your network attorney. Ultimately, the entire Vantage Group team works to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. We’re not satisfied with a personal injury settlement offer until you’re satisfied.
To reach a Chicago injury lawyer, call us at (888) 437-5464 or fill out our online contact form.
FAQs About Working with Vantage Group
When people hear about our innovative group legal services, they often have questions. Here are some of the common questions we get from accident victims.
What Is a Legal Subscription Service?
If you choose to subscribe to a Vantage Group Legal Services subscription plan, you can access a skilled attorney from our network and a team of legal support. As long as you continue your subscription, you receive these legal services all for one simple monthly fee.
What Kinds of Cases Do You Take?
Vantage Group helps all kinds of clients, from accident victims to homeowners facing foreclosure. Once you sign on to our legal services monthly subscription, our network attorneys and legal support team will handle every aspect of your case, from simple to complicated matters.
What If I Have Other Questions About Vantage Group?
If you have plenty of questions about how Vantage Group works, we understand. We offer an innovative solution to your legal needs, but new solutions require explanations. We can answer any questions at a free consultation. Once you have all the information about how our legal services work, you can decide whether to sign on for a subscription.