Q: Was rear ended yesterday by someone following too closely. Pregnant wife in the car. Do I have a case?
Drive a Jeep Wrangler and my spare tire hanging off the back took the hit. Her hood is damaged but nothing on my car. The car was jerked around and did bump into the median that messed up the alignment. Going in for an ultra sound for my wife to make sure all is ok. Don't want to rack up medical bills for myself if I'm going to get stuck paying them.
A: In Illinois, an at fault party is responsible for the payment of medical bills incurred by the injured party. If the events occurred as you have described, then you would have a right to seek reimbursement from the at fault driver for the medical bills incurred to diagnose and treat your pregnant spouse. Make sure to seek immediate medical attention and follow the advice of your doctor to the T. In the meantime, I suggest you contact a lawyer to get additional information.
A: First get yourself checked out in case you have a claim. Ask the people doing the alighment to see what else may need a supplemental.Contact a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association to determine your rights--they give free consults.. You would not end up owing money.
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