Dedicated personal injury attorneys helping clients obtain compensation for accidents in Libertyville, Arlington Heights, Wheaton, Itasca, and Chicago.
Thousands of car accidents occur each year in the state of Illinois. Both victims of car accidents and spectators alike know just how much of a headache car accidents can be, even if the claim is routine and is likely to result in a prompt insurance payout. While even the most minor claim causes a nuisance, when a hit-and-run accident occurs, the victims’ troubles compound, as they are left to suffer the financial and emotional consequences of the wrongdoing of others. Where the accidents are serious in nature and cause medical damage, the effects of a hit and run can be devastating. If you or your loved one has been the victim of a hit and run claim in Illinois, contact an attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP for a risk-free initial consultation.
Newland & Newland, LLP: Civil Liability Attorneys
Generally, when a hit-and-run accident occurs, the party that leaves the scene of an accident will be charged criminally for his or her actions. The purpose of a criminal proceeding is to punish responsible parties for wrongdoing. While the victim usually has the ability to speak with the judge to make a statement about how the crime has impacted him or her, the purpose is not to make the victim whole. In order to obtain monetary compensation for injuries, a victim must file a civil personal injury claim against the negligent party.
That is where one of our experienced personal injury attorneys come in. If you or your loved one is entitled to monetary compensation, our attorneys may be able to help you recover for lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages such as the cost of repairing or obtaining the replacement value for your car. Awards are provided in civil liability cases to make the plaintiff whole, which is to put the victim back in the financial position he or she enjoyed prior to the accident.
Hit-and-Run Claims and Punitive Damages
In personal injury cases involving hit-and-runs, you or your loved one may be able to obtain punitive damages. Punitive damages are a form of special relief awarded to victims in cases where a defendant's actions are particularly egregious. This award is given not to make the plaintiff whole, but instead to punish a defendant. To determine whether your hit-and-run case qualifies for punitive damages, contact Newland & Newland, LLP today.
Contact Newland & Newland, LLP
Newland & Newland, LLP can assist you or your loved one with filing and obtaining monetary relief for a personal injury claim in the state of Illinois. Our attorneys know how to effectively litigate personal injury actions. During the initial consultation, we will gather the facts and circumstances related to a claim and develop a course of action. For a no-risk initial consultation, contact us today to schedule an appointment in one of our offices located in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville, and Fox River Grove.