Each year, thousands of drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians across Illinois are injured in collisions or accidents. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), there were 246,752 motor vehicle accidents reported in 2020 alone, and 52,090 of those accidents, or about 21 percent, resulted in injuries. About 1 percent of those accidents (1,088) resulted in fatal injuries.
These accidents often leave victims with high medical bills and other debt due to their inability to work. Car accident victims injured by another person’s negligence deserve fair compensation for their losses. To obtain this compensation, victims should work with an experienced Riverdale auto accident attorney who can help them hold the at-fault party accountable.
Liability for a Riverdale car accident is apportioned under Illinois’s comparative fault rules. Under this system, parties are held financially liable for an accident in direct proportion to their level of blame for the crash. While assigning liability is clear in some cases, disputes may arise regarding who is actually to blame for a crash. If liability is in any way disputed in your case, you need to get an aggressive attorney by your side.
Car accident victims deserve compensation that accounts for the full value of their damages. This means recovery for direct monetary losses as well as for any intangible losses. More specifically, victims may be able to recover compensation for:
Car accident injury claims are often complex. Sadly, big insurance companies may actually make the process harder on victims. Here are a few points to consider when interacting with an insurance provider after an auto accident.
Insurance companies are never on the side of injured victims. Insurance adjusters are trained to get you to talk extensively about your crash. By doing this, they are looking for some information that they can use against you to reduce the value of your claim. Whenever you are speaking to an insurance company representative, you need to be extremely careful. Always stick to the facts; never speculate about your accident.
If an insurance company asks you to sign a document, please get that document to an attorney for a comprehensive review before putting your name on the dotted line. Your attorney will be able to determine if signing the document, whether it’s a settlement agreement or a request for your medical records, is truly in your best interests.
Unfortunately, some car accident injury claims take a considerable time to resolve. As a result, some victims get frustrated and want to simply settle their case to get it over with. While this impulse is understandable, you need to protect your family by being patient and fighting for full compensation.
At The Horwitz Law Group, our Riverdale car accident attorneys have helped many victims recover full and fair compensation for their damages. To set up a free review of your claim, please do not hesitate to call our office today.
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