Car Accidents

Minor fender benders happen all of the time and everyone involved is usually able to walk away unharmed, but more serious car crashes can leave victims with severe injuries that will change their lives forever. Over 250 people are injured in car accidents each hour! Our job at Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys to represent those who have sustained injuries in order to help them recover the money that they need to pay for their medical bills and recovery.

Rollover Vehicle Accident at Busy Intersection With Emergency PeTypes of Injuries Sustained in an Auto Accident

In high impact auto collisions, passengers may suffer from:

  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Whiplash
  • Cervical & lumbar herniations
  • Trauma to the head
  • Paralysis
  • Death

In some instances, amputation of one or more limbs may be required to save the victim’s life. Not only are these injuries life changing, but they result in increased costs for medical care and an adjusted lifestyle. Surgeries and rehabilitation can also be painful and result in lost wages due to time off of work.

How to Deal With Auto Insurance Companies

Auto insurance companies will always look out for their own interests first and regardless of how nice they appear on the outside, it is important to understand that they will try to get away with paying as little for your car accident as they can. It is important that you have legal counsel when speaking with insurance companies because they may attempt to record your conversation and use the information you give against you in court. You should also be very wary of any settlement offer presented to you and make sure that you consult an experienced personal injury lawyer to be sure that the settlement is in your best interest before accepting it.

What to Do If You Are Injured in a Car Accident?

The actions you take right after your car crash may impact your case and the amount in damages that you collect, if any. It is important to never admit that you are at fault for the accident, even if you think that you might be. If possible, you should get pictures of the scene of the accident, damage to your vehicle and of your injuries as soon as possible. You should also write down as much about the accident as you can remember because as time passes, your recollection of the events will become less clear.

If you are injured, it is important to get prompt medical care and to maintain all of the records of your care because they will be used to reconstruct the accident and the extent of the injuries later. Finally, it is important to retain an attorney soon after the accident because the other party’s insurance company won’t waste any time preparing their case against you in order to reduce its liability and retaining a motor vehicle accident lawyer quickly will give your lawyer more time to gather evidence needed to win your case. A car accident lawyer will also be able to give you good advice on how to communicate with the insurance companies involved and how to respond to their questions.

Our pledge to clients involved in automobile collisions

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers are dedicated to representing the best interests of our injured clients and doing whatever is necessary to secure the most advantageous result for you and your family. We are the smart, tough, and committed attorneys that insurance companies fear when they see our involvement on a case. Our track record of excellence in recovering record setting settlements and jury verdicts for our clients is unmatched.

If you are involved in a car accident, contact us before you communicate with any insurance company talk to the barristers who literally wrote the book on Illinois motor vehicle accident law and regularly presents litigation tactics to law schools and other bar associations. Our legal team will review the details of your case before advising you on the next steps. Our consultations are free and we will come to meet you if it is not possible for you to travel because of your injuries.

Sources:

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/STSI/17_IL/2011/17_IL_2011.htm
http://www.dot.il.gov/trafficsafety/crashreports.html
http://www.isp.state.il.us/traffic/crashreports.cfm

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