Calumet City, Illinois, may not be a major city, however, like all communities, it still sees its fair share of auto accidents. And unfortunately, many of those accidents result in serious injuries. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) reports that in 2020, 1,195 people were killed by car accidents across the state. In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash, you need to contact an experienced Calumet City auto accident lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer will be able to review your claim and help you get started with the injury claims process.
In Illinois, auto accident liability is based on the negligence standard. To hold a party liable for your damages, you will need to prove that their failure to take proper care contributed to your injuries. What constitutes proper care? It depends entirely on the circumstances of a specific situation. In some cases, negligence is undisputed. For example, if you were injured by a driver running a red light, and it was caught on camera, then their negligence is clear and there is unlikely to be a dispute. However, in many other cases, intense battles over negligence arise. If there are any questions regarding fault in your case, you need to be sure to get an aggressive attorney involved immediately. Illinois is a comparative fault state, which means that if you are blamed for any part of your own accident, your financial compensation will be reduced accordingly.
Illinois car accident victims have a legal right to compensation that accounts for the full extent of their damages. Our Calumet City car accident attorneys will help you fight for every dollar that is rightfully yours. Specifically, we will help you seek recovery for:
An insurance company will not be looking out for your bests interests. These big companies are looking for ways to reduce your settlement offer and limit your recovery. It is imperative that you are ready to deal with insurance adjusters. Below, we have provided three important quick tips for dealing with the insurance company:
At The Horwitz Law Group, our Calumet City car accident attorneys have helped many Illinois victims obtain the full and fair compensation they rightfully deserve. To set up your free, no-obligation initial consultation, please call our office today or contact us online.
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