Personal Injury Attorneys in Arlington Heights, Illinois
Dedicated personal injury attorneys representing victims of slip and falls in Cook, Lake, McHenry, Dupage, and Will counties as well as in the federal courts.
Factors Affecting Your Recovery against Target
One of the most common misconceptions surrounding a personal injury claim is the idea that you will be able to obtain the same amount of compensation as your family member, neighbor, or long distance friend that had a personal injury claim. While it is true that you may be able to obtain just as much, if not more, compensation than a person in another personal injury claim, no two cases are alike.
There are many factors that may affect the amount of your recovery against Target, including:
- Seriousness of an injury;
- Amount of medical and other expenses;
- Whether ongoing treatment will be required;
- Length of Recovery;
- Whether permanent injuries were sustained;
If you have been injured in a slip and fall injury at Target, you should contact Newland & Newland, LLP for an initial consultation. Our personal injury lawyers are experienced in litigating against large department stores and will gauge the factors relevant in your case to provide you with a range of the probable amount of recovery.
Settlement Value Versus Trial Value
The attorneys at Newland & Newland are prepared to take your case to its proper conclusion. Regardless of whether you are interested in a negotiated settlement or taking your case to trial, our personal injury attorneys can help guide and direct you. We will advise you of a probable settlement value and trial value of your case.
The settlement value of a case is obtained through settlement negotiations. The settlement value is the monetary compensation received when all parties agree on a specific amount to settle all outstanding issues of a claim. The benefits of settlement is the ability to keep costs down, having a definitive outcome that satisfies all parties, and the ability to obtain relief on a more expedited basis. However, the settlement value of a case is generally lower than the trial value.
Alternatively, if two parties cannot agree on an amount to settle a claim the case will proceed to trial. The trial value of a case is determined by a judge or a jury, after hearing all of the evidence presented in a case. Generally, a case should continue to trial where the settlement offer is unreasonably low, unfair, or where a party acted in an egregious or willful manner, which justifies a request for punitive damages.
Importance of Legal Representation
Regardless of whether your ultimate goal is settlement or trial, having a Newland & Newland, LLP attorney for your personal injury matter is invaluable. Personal injuries cover a complex area of the law. Our firm is prepared to advise you of the law and determine the impact it has on your case. In addition, we offer free- no risk consultations. Make the phone call today to start your path to recovery.