Having a lawyer is not a requirement for even the deadliest accidents, but it can be difficult to know when legal representation is needed. Car accidents happen every day, and most people can handle minor accidents with cosmetic damage only to the car themselves. When injuries occur, there is serious damage to the vehicle, and the accident was not your fault, you may want to consider calling an attorney.
From a recent release by the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 311,679 motor vehicle crashes in Illinois during 2017. Accidents with injuries accounted for 21.5% of all accidents, but fatal crashes only accounted for less than 1%. Approximately three people were injured a day in Illinois due to car accidents. One of the highest contributions to car crashes that year was speeding. It is considered negligent to go over posted speed limits on a roadway, and if that causes a car accident, then that driver may be able to be held liable if another driver is injured.
Injuries can vary from car accidents, but they can be life-altering such as paralyzation or brain damage. It can be difficult for people to realize they have been injured after a car accident, so even if injuries appear minor or non-existent, medical attention is still advised. For a personal injury claim, it is important to prove that damages occurred because of the action of another. When it comes to the human body, the best way to document this is through medical care. If you have an injury that prevents returning to work within a couple of days, compensation can be won to make up for medical expenses, time away from work, and for your suffering.
Although it is required by law, we make monthly premiums to insurance companies to ensure we have coverage if a worst-case scenario happens. Filing an insurance claim can be one of the most confusing parts of a car accident. It is possible that an insurance company will offer an unfair amount for the damages or deny a claim altogether. A person handling the case on their own may not know their rights when battling an insurance company.
Contact a Kane County Car Accident Attorney
Even if your case does not require an attorney, seeking legal advice after a car accident can be the difference between not getting a fair settlement and having everything financially taken care of. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact an experienced Aurora car accident attorney today. We will review your case and determine if you are eligible for compensation. Call our office at 630-907-0909 to schedule a free consultation.