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Respected Personal Injury Attorney Dedicated to Helping Accident Victims Recover Fair Compensation

Suffering serious injuries in the wake of an accident is something that no one should experience. However, each year, thousands of people in Cook County are injured in motor vehicle collisions, construction accidents, slip and falls, and other preventable accidents. Certainly, the weeks and months after an accident are a difficult time, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by everything on your plate. However, it is also a very important time because this is the best time to consider pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible for your injuries.

At the Fotopoulos Law Office, our Cook County personal injury lawyer proudly represents accident victims and their families, helping to connect them with meaningful compensation for everything they’ve been through. As a former Cook County Circuit Court judge, Attorney Fotopoulos commands an impressive understanding of the law and how to use it to his client’s advantage.

What Types of Accidents Are Most Common in Cook County?

Cook County is home to Chicago and is the second largest county in the United States, with more than 5.3 million residents. Given its size and population density, it’s no surprise that there are a lot of accidents in Cook County. Some of the most common accidents include:

After an accident, it’s common to have a lot of questions and few answers. This is why many accident victims set aside a few minutes of their day to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer.

How Can a Cook County Personal Injury Attorney Help Accident Victims?

Personal injury lawyers help accident victims navigate the process of filing an insurance claim against the at-fault party in hopes of securing fair compensation for their injuries. In the event that the insurance company is unwilling to extend a fair settlement offer, a personal injury attorney will file a lawsuit to compel the insurance company to provide fair compensation to their client.

What Is the Insurance Company’s Role in the Personal Injury Process?

In most cases, the at-fault party has one or more insurance policies that may cover a victim’s expenses. However, insurance companies are rarely willing to offer a fair settlement to an accident victim and will sometimes deny a victim’s claim altogether. This is because the insurance company’s only motive to settle a case is fear of taking the case to trial. Not only is a trial incredibly expensive for an insurance company, but it also raises the possibility of a jury returning an astronomical damages award. Thus, rather than roll the dice, insurance companies will try to settle cases.

Of course, even if the insurance company wants to settle a case, it wants to do so for as little money as possible. This is why it’s a common practice for an insurance company to reach out to an accident victim shortly after the accident in hopes of catching them at a time of desperation.

By contacting a Cook County personal injury lawyer, accident victims can learn more about how the law applies to their case, so they can make an informed decision on how to proceed.

What Should You Do Next if You Were Involved in a Cook County Accident?

If you or a loved one was recently injured in an accident, don’t take the insurance company’s word when it comes to how much money you should receive. Instead, reach out to Attorney John Fotopoulos at the Fotopoulos Law Office. Attorney Fotopoulos has over two decades of legal experience, several of which were as a Cook County Circuit Court judge where he oversaw hundreds of trials. He possesses an unrivaled knowledge of the law and a unique dedication to his clients that drives him to pursue the best result possible in every case he handles. To learn more, and to speak with a Cook County personal injury attorney about your case today, give the Fotopoulos Law Office a call at 708-942-8400. You can also connect with us through our secure online contact form. We proudly represent clients throughout Cook County, including in Chicago, Tinley Park, Orland Hills, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest and Mokena.

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