Thousands of vehicle accidents occur every year, resulting in widespread injury and death. Traffic laws are intended to prevent these accidents while establishing each driver’s duty to preserve the safety of others on the road. When these laws are broken, it can easily lead to a car accident.
If you have suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one as a result of a car accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Determining the viability of a personal injury claim depends on a number of factors, including the circumstances of the accident and the cause of your injury. Hart & David assists those who are seeking compensation for car accident injuries in the Chicago-Metro area.Establishing Fault
An accident most often results from negligence of one of the drivers involved. In some cases, both drivers may be partially at fault. Under Illinois law, comparative fault rules apply in personal injury cases. For example, if it’s determined that one person is 30% at fault for an accident, that person can seek up to 70% of the total accident expenses in compensation. For a driver who is 50% at fault or more, however, they cannot seek compensation.
There are other possible causes for vehicle accident injuries in addition to driver fault. These may include manufacturer defects, such as faulty airbags or tires, or poor maintenance of the vehicle.
Car accidents take a variety of forms, each of which will require a unique approach to handling it in a claim:
- Accidents due to defects
- Hit and run accidents
- Drunk driving
- Accidents involving uninsured drivers
- Vehicle collisions
Establishing fault requires thorough analysis of the scene of the wreck, the accumulation of evidence, and an understanding of each party’s duty. For example, each driver has a duty to comply with traffic laws, so if an accident results from a driver breaking one of those laws, that driver is considered to be at fault for the accident.
You need legal assistance when determining who carries the liability for a crash. Furthermore, seeking compensation is a complex process that involves other drivers, insurance companies, traffic laws, and federal regulations. Hart & David is here to represent you during this process and ensure that you receive what you deserve.Seeking Compensation
The injuries resulting from a car accident can be very severe, often resulting in long-term effects on your earning ability and quality of life. This, in addition to the immediate medical expenses involved in recovering from vehicle accident injuries, equates to a heavy financial burden. Ensuring that your—or another driver’s—insurance company pays damages is key to moving forward after an accident.
Hart & David can assist you in seeking compensation to alleviate the following burdens:
- Past and future medical care
- Physical therapy
- Emotional therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning ability
- Wrongful death of a loved one
Determining the cost of these burdens involves thorough financial analysis. Hart & David has the skill needed to perform this analysis and to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your claim. From there, we develop a solid strategic plan whereby we aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation or to learn more, contact our attorneys today.