Car accidents occur on Illinois roadways every day. Many of us do not think about our risk of being injured in a car accident each time we get into our vehicle. But the truth is, accidents do happen and can result in injuries, lifelong disabilities, and death.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and damages through a personal injury claim. With this type of claim, you can seek compensation for your medical bills, your lost wages, and any other expenses related to your injury. To learn more about your right to compensation after an accident, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Many different factors can cause a car accident to occur. Often, more than one factor is to blame for an individual accident. When at least one of these factors is an individual party’s negligence, that party may be liable for any injuries sustained by victims of the accident.
Examples of individual negligence that can cause a car accident to occur include:
If you are involved in a car accident, it is important that you do all that you can to protect yourself and others who have been injured. If anybody needs emergency medical care, call 911 to have that individual brought directly to a hospital.
Call the local police or, if the accident occurred on the highway, for a state trooper to come to the scene to fill out the official police report.
Other items to collect at the scene of your accident include the contact information for any witnesses to the accident, photographs of the accident, and any other involved party’s automobile insurance information. In Illinois, the negligent party is liable for the victim’s damages in a car accident, so if you choose to file a personal injury claim, you will need to file it with the other driver’s insurance provider.
After leaving the scene of the accident, seek medical care for yourself in a timely manner. Prompt medical attention is the best way to ensure that you make a quick and, most complete recovery from your injury as soon as you can. After you have received an accurate diagnosis and appropriate medical care, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your rights and options regarding a personal injury claim. In Illinois, you can recover compensation for your damages as long as you are responsible for 50 percent or less of the accident.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Hodgkins or anywhere else in Illinois, work with an experienced car accident lawyer to file and pursue a personal injury claim. To get started, contact The Law Offices of Thomas A. Morrissey today to set up your initial consultation with Mr. Morrissey. He can answer your questions and guide you toward the most productive step for your personal injury claim.
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