CHICAGO, IL – On average, there are more than 6 million passenger car accidents annually in the U.S. Road crashes remain the primary cause of death in the country resulting in over 38,000 fatalities annually.
Can I Sue if No Injuries Happened?
Injuries are the first thing you should look for if you are involved in a car accident. If you have suffered emotional trauma, lost wages or your car has costly repairs due to the crash, you can sue the at-fault driver for damages. Each accident has unique circumstances for which you’re able to file a claim which is why it’s important to consult with an experienced car accident legal professional to help you make an informed decision based on your situation and local laws.
If No Injuries Happened, What Can I Sue For?
Aside from physical injuries, a person may also suffer from mental stress or material damage from a car crash. Other than injuries, you’re able to sue for the following in Illinois:
- Property damage claims
When physical injuries are absent, pursuing a property damage claim can become a pivotal avenue when seeking compensation. Property damage claims extend beyond the immediate repair needs of the vehicle and encompass a broad spectrum of damages. Individuals are entitled to seek reimbursement for costs associated with repairing or replacing damaged items resulting from the accident.
- Vehicle damage
Property damage claims include assessing and covering the costs of repairing structural damage, dents, scratches or any impairment to the vehicle’s functionality.
- Personal belongings
Beyond the vehicle itself, individuals may seek compensation for personal items damaged during the accident. This might include electronics, clothing or other possessions that were inside the vehicle at the time of the collision.
- Other affected property
Depending on the situation, the impact of the crash may extend beyond the vehicle and personal belongings. For example, if the collision damaged a fence, mailbox or other property adjacent to the accident site, individuals may include these costs in their property damage claim.
Consult with Experienced Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois
At the Dinizulu Law Group, we understand that not all car accidents result in visible injuries, but the aftermath can be extremely overwhelming. If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident without sustaining physical harm, contact the attorneys at the Dinizulu Law Group to discover the various avenues available to you beyond immediate injuries.
Whether you’re dealing with property damage, emotional distress or other non-physical damages, our law firm is here to help you. For personalized guidance tailored to your unique situation, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Dinizulu Law Group. Our experienced team is here to assist you in navigating the legal landscape and ensuring your rights are protected. To receive a free consultation, call us at (312) 384-1920 or simply fill out this form and someone from our team will contact you. Your journey to justice begins with knowledge. Get started today.