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Auto Accidents

Car Accidents
Our Schaumburg car accident lawyers know all too well that auto accidents frequently cause serious injuries and even death. If you or someone in your family were involved in a car accident in Illinois or Wisconsin, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your personal injuries. We understand your pain — an experienced auto accident attorney can help you understand your claim. Call our Schaumburg car accident lawyers for a free consultation at 1-888-885-3484

What Car Accident Injury Lawyers Do?

We handle all the difficult aspects of your auto accident claim:

  • Collecting evidence
  • Organizing your documents
  • Searching case history for relevant laws
  • Contacting expert witnesses
  • Notifying parties named in your case
  • Navigating insurance bureaucracies
  • Negotiating with the other side
  • Keeping court schedules
  • Filing court paperwork and responding to filings
  • Communicating essential information to you

You concentrate on what’s most important — recovering from your injuries.

Why Choose Claim Your Justice™ For Personal Injuries From Car Accidents

At Claim Your Justice, our team of skilled personal injury attorneys has years of experience helping clients get the money they deserve after a negligent driver caused an accident. We are tenacious, courageous, persuasive advocates who can break down complex legal issues in a simple, approachable way.

After an auto accident, you may feel stressed out, frustrated, and overwhelmed. Don’t act until you have an auto accident attorney on your side. We help you Claim Your Justice™, holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.

Common Types of Auto Accidents

Car accidents can be classified into many different categories. These include:

Single-Vehicle Auto Accidents

Sometimes drivers lose control of their vehicles, colliding with a stationary object: parked cars, road barriers, walls, or ditches, for example. This could happen because the driver is trying to avoid another vehicle or object, or because of hazardous conditions.

If you were a passenger in this type of crash, the driver might be responsible for your injuries. Call us to Claim Your Justice.

Rear-End Collisions

Getting rear-ended is never a welcome experience. In some situations, it can lead to catastrophic results. Reasons for rear-end collisions include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Tailgating
  • Speeding
  • Losing control of the vehicle due to road conditions
  • A pile-up — getting pushed forward by another collision

When you get rear-ended, it’s almost never your fault. Call us to Claim Your Justice.

Low-Speed Accidents

Illinois drivers have a reputation for speed, but highways around Schaumburg aren’t always fast-paced. Things get backed up, especially during rush hour, and people get distracted. It is too bad people aren’t more careful, because even low-speed collisions can lead to injuries.

In addition to rush-hour highways, these so-called fender benders often happen in alleyways, side streets, parking lots, private driveways, and other low-speed places. Even at 10 miles per hour or less, there is still enough force to cause injuries to people and physical damage to vehicles. Call us to Claim Your Justice.

Side-Swipe Collisions

A side-swipe collision is when a driver changes lanes or merges into other vehicles. It usually happens because the merging driver failed to check blind spots.

Some side-swipe collisions can be serious. Certain angles and strengths of impact can cause other vehicles to go spinning across the highway, striking others, or running off the road. Call us to Claim Your Justice.

Intersection Accidents

Intersection accidents happen when people fail to follow the rules of the road. When someone makes a left turn in front of an approaching vehicle, runs a stop sign, fails to obey a traffic light, or otherwise doesn’t yield, it often results in a front-to-side crash.

These T-bone collisions can cause serious injuries, even at low speeds. High-speed events are often catastrophic, especially if the passenger or driver is hit from the side directly. Call us to Claim Your Justice.

Types of Car Accident Injuries

Car crashes involve extreme forces, well beyond what our bodies normally have to handle. Seeing a doctor after a car accident is usually a good idea — even if you aren’t sure that you have an injury. Some problems take a while to demonstrate symptoms.

Whiplash

Whiplash is a quick back-and-forth motion of the head that commonly occurs when you have a violent impact, such as a car accident. While it’s technically not an injury by itself, it is the cause of many different types of neck, shoulder, and back injuries.

These injuries result in a variety of different types of symptoms. These include pain and numbness in the neck, arms, shoulders, upper back, or lower back. More severe cases reduce mobility, cause tingling sensations to shoot pain out to your extremities, and create a variety of other problems.

Although whiplash is not always severe, it is sometimes hard to diagnose. This leads to aggressive insurance company tactics. Without the right type of documentation, they might even deny your completely valid claim.

We fight for our clients, helping them access the level of care and compensation they deserve for their whiplash injuries. Contact us today at 1-888-885-3484

Spinal Injuries

There are many different types of spinal column injuries that commonly result from car crashes. These include:

  • Disc injuries
  • Stresses and tears of ligaments, muscles, and so on
  • Skeletal injuries
  • Damage to the spinal cord

Depending on your previous health, the type of your injury, the site of the damage, and various other factors, spinal problems could range from moderate (requiring several months of recovery time) to a life-changing, permanent disability. Most insurance companies underestimate the cost of severe spinal injuries or attempt to minimize the impact of these devastating accidents on a person’s mental and emotional health.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries include concussions, hematomas, and a wide range of neurological conditions. Like whiplash, they’re not always immediately obvious.

Insurance adjustors rush out as soon as possible to contact accident victims. They say this is to give their policyholders support, but the practice sometimes results in people accepting less than what they deserve for their injuries.

TBIs could potentially result in severe pain, lifelong complications, or even death. Symptoms include changing mood, certain types of headaches, dizziness, lethargy, and a number of other problems that most people associate with increased stress levels or other types of injuries. This is yet another reason that immediate medical attention helps car accident victims.

Burns

Burns from car accidents can be extremely expensive. Even moderate cases often require extensive hospitalization, costly treatments, and highly skilled care.

This economic cost is in addition to the pain. Burns are some of the most agonizing injuries possible. Do not let the insurance company succeed in minimizing your claim — let us help you pursue maximum compensation.

Death

You might be able to Claim Your Justice for your family, even in the case of the death of a loved one. Essentially, you can start a case on the injured person’s behalf and benefit from settlements or awards.

There is no way to make your family whole again, but a successful case could help you get back on your feet. These are emotional situations, so our attorneys will focus on handling your case and allowing you to grieve. Contact us today.

Damages Recoverable in Auto Accident Claims

The amount you could recover would depend mostly on the circumstances of the accident. For example, you might be entitled to compensation for:

  • Current medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future loss of earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Your permanent injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Emotional trauma

Economic

These types of losses fall into a few general categories. The most straightforward one is economic damages. Economic damages are basically anything with a market value. Your time at work, lost opportunities, the cost of repairs to your car, your medical bills, and so on: These examples of economic losses.

Non-economic

Non-economic damages are more complex, especially since you have to estimate their dollar costs during a personal injury case. How do you place a monetary value on pain, suffering, or emotional trauma? To Claim Your Justice, this is one of the things we help you do.

Punitive

The final category is punitive damage. This does not usually apply to accidents. However, if someone acts in a completely unacceptable way, the court might see fit to penalize them. Cases involving driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, drag racing, or other reckless activity might result in an award of punitive damages, for example. This could be in addition to criminal fines.

Contact an Illinois Auto Accident Attorney Today

If you were seriously injured in an Illinois auto accident, don’t waste time. Don’t let the negligent party get away without paying the money that you deserve. Claim Your JusticeTM by contacting our Schaumburg office today at 1-888-885-3484 to schedule a free initial consultation. Home and hospital visits are available. Read about Illinois Car Accident Laws You Need To Know

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