Hundreds of car accidents occur every single day, throughout the state of Illinois. Unfortunately, many of these collisions result in serious injury. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, upwards of 20% of all motor vehicle collisions result in some injuries to one or more parties involved. Throughout 2017 alone, approximately 66,889 motor vehicle collisions resulted in injury. If you or a loved one have been injured in an automobile accident, it is time to seek out the assistance of a seasoned legal professional.
Negligence Leading to an Accident
In many instances, automobile accidents are caused by driver negligence. The most common forms of driver negligence include driving over the speed limit, disregarding traffic signs, texting while driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In some cases, one negligent act can lead to a collision, this can occur when a driver recklessly passes a vehicle, follows another vehicle too closely, or fails to use their turn signal. If another party’s negligence leads to injuries to yourself or a family member, you may be entitled to injury compensation.
After revisiting the events of the accident with your attorney, and establishing that the other party operated their vehicle in a negligent manner, you and your attorney can begin seeking compensation. This process can begin with your attorney discussing a settlement with the other party’s insurance company. Insurance companies consistently attempt to provide victims of car accidents with low settlements and minimal compensation. With the help of an attorney, you can seek the compensation you deserve, through the threat of a trial. If the case goes to trial, it is important to hire an attorney that will work diligently to prove the other driver was acting negligently, while also providing thorough documentation of the damages you and your family have suffered (injury expenses and motor vehicle damage).
Contact an Aurora Car Accident Attorney
Reacting to an injury to a family member is never easy, but it is important to know that you do not have to go through this process alone. Attempting to reach a settlement with an insurance company without the help of a competent legal professional can lead to you and your family being taken advantage of. At Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Mazur P.C., our team is dedicated to helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve. As you and your family heal from the trauma of a motor vehicle collision, we will be there to ensure your financial future is not compromised by the negligence of an irresponsible driver. To schedule a complimentary consultation with a compassionate Kane County personal injury attorney, call us today at 630-907-0909.