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Cars can be dangerous. Even if you follow all of the posted traffic signals and speed limits, you can become injured in a car accident on an Illinois highway. If this happens, you could be entitled to file an automobile accident claim to seek monetary compensation for your injury and its related expenses. Automobile accident claims are a type of personal injury claim. The injuries that result from car accidents can last a lifetime for the victim and in some cases, his or her family. Know your right to file a personal injury claim and be proactive about seeking the compensation you need.
Causes of Automobile Accidents
Automobile accidents happen for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons are human negligence or recklessness while others stem from a vehicle manufacturer’s error or the local or state government’s failure to maintain the road. Your automobile accident can have one cause or multiple causes, necessitating multiple insurance claims.
If You are Involved in an Automobile Accident
Drunk driving, distracted driving, and speeding are the top three causes of automobile collisions in the United States.
If you are involved in a collision with another vehicle, pull off the road if it is safe to do so. If you can safely exit your vehicle, check on all other parties involved in the collision. If anybody is in need of immediate medical attention, call 911 to have an ambulance sent to the scene. Then, contact the police to have an officer come and fill out a police report.
Exchange insurance provider information with all other parties involved in the collision. You will need this for your personal injury claim. Then, seek medical attention for yourself as soon as you can. The police report, testimonies from witnesses, any photographs you take of the accident, and your record of diagnosis and treatment for your injury are all vital pieces of evidence for your personal injury claim.
Even if You are Partially at Fault, You can File a Claim
This principle is known as comparative negligence. Basically, it means that even if you are found to be partly responsible for your car accident, you can still recover damages for your injury as long as you are not deemed to hold 50% of the responsibility for the accident.
Chicago Automobile Accident Attorneys
Car accidents happen. If you have been injured in a car accident, you might not have to shoulder the burden of its expenses on your own. Contact The Law Offices of Thomas A. Morrissey at 708-352-3790 to learn more about your personal injury claim options during your free initial consultation with our firm. Do not wait to begin working on your case with us. In Illinois, you only have a limited timeframe within to bring a case. Be proactive and call us or visit us online to schedule your legal consultation with our firm today.