What To Do After A Car Accident That Was Not Your Fault?
No one expects to be involved in a car accident, but unfortunately, these accidents take place every day, leaving innocent people with serious injuries. If you have been hurt in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation that will address your medical expenses, pain and suffering, income you have lost while recovering, impairment to future income earning capacity, and loss of a normal life. In these situations, an experienced lawyer can help you understand your rights and determine the best steps you can take to ensure that you will be properly compensated.
At Vito & Dollenmaier Law, we have extensive experience handling car accident claims and other types of personal injury cases. With our understanding of the procedures followed by insurance companies in these cases, we know how to get results. We will gather evidence and build a strong case against the negligent driver or any other parties who may have been responsible for your injuries. We will aggressively negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive the proper coverage. We will fight aggressively for you, and we will not rest until you are made whole.
Common Causes of Car Accident Injuries
When you are injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may pursue financial compensation from that person and their insurance company. There are multiple forms of negligence that may lead to car accidents and serious injuries, including:
- Traffic violations – Speeding, running red lights or stop signs, illegal passing, and other reckless driving behaviors are common causes of car accidents. A driver who disobeyed the law or acted in a way that was unsafe may be held responsible for causing injuries to others in a collision.
- Distracted driving – Drivers may become distracted by their cell phones, passengers, reaching for objects in the car, adjusting the radio or vehicle controls, and multiple other factors. When drivers fail to pay attention to the road or attempt to complete other tasks while driving, they are much more likely to cause an accident.
- Driving under the influence – Intoxication by drugs or alcohol can have a huge effect on a person’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. Drugged or drunk drivers may act in unsafe ways due to impaired judgment, they may experience vision or sensory impairments that affect their ability to see and respond to traffic or road conditions, and increased reaction times and loss of bodily coordination may make it impossible for them to avoid collisions. Intoxicated driving is a serious crime, and drivers who violate the law in this manner may be held liable for car accidents and injuries that occur as a result.
- Defective auto parts – When parts such as brakes, tires, engines, or headlights are not designed or manufactured properly, they may fail while a car is being driven, leading to an accident. Injuries can also occur due to problems with safety systems, such as defective airbags or seat belts. In these cases, it may be possible to hold a car or auto parts manufacturer liable for damages that occurred in an accident.
Contact Our Palatine Car Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney today. Our lawyers will review your case and explain your legal options. We will work closely with you to establish the full amount of damages you have experienced, and we will help you take steps to recover financial compensation from a negligent driver or any other parties who were responsible. Contact us today at 224-539-8821 to schedule a free consultation with one of our car accident lawyers. You will owe us nothing unless we win your case.