Buffalo Grove Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents remain a major problem in Illinois. Indeed, the state’s Department of Transportation (IDOT) reports that approximately 84,000 people are injured in crashes each year. In Buffalo Grove alone, there were 500 crashes reported in 2014, resulting in at least 141 injuries. Car accident victims are entitled to compensation for their damages. If you were injured in an accident, you need to contact a Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer who can help you protect your rights and explore your legal options.
Most Common Car Accident Injuries
Car accident injuries can take many different forms. Injuries range widely in both kind and level of severity. Our firm has been serving victims and their families for over two decades. We have experience handling claims involving many different types of car accident injuries, including:
- Broken bones and fractures;
- Joint damage, including knee, hip and shoulder injuries;
- Whiplash and other forms of soft tissue damage;
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);
- Spinal cord damage and back injuries;
- Internal injuries, including organ damage; and
- Psychological trauma.
Proving Car Accident Liability
Another party can only be held liable for your car accident injuries if you can prove that they were at-fault for your crash. Under Illinois law, fault can be proven by establishing negligence. In simplified terms, negligence is the failure to take proper care when performing an activity. In the context of car accidents, negligence can come in many different forms. Some common examples include:
- Running a red light;
- Rolling through a stop sign;
- Failure to signal;
- Making an unsafe lane change;
- Following another vehicle too closely; and
- Distracted driving.
Ultimately, if another driver, a vehicle manufacturer or any other party failed to live up to their legal obligations, and caused your accident as a result, you can hold them responsible for your damages.
Compensation for Victims
Buffalo Grove car accident victims can seek compensation that covers the full value of their losses. At Michael T. Friedman & Associates, our firm is committed to helping victims obtain every penny that they rightfully deserve. Our firm will help you seek damages for:
- Emergency medical expenses;
- Hospital bills;
- Cost of medication and medical equipment;
- Rehab-related expenses;
- Lost income, including diminished earning capacity;
- Short-term and long-term disability;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of limb; and
- Loss of lifestyle enjoyment.
Contact Our Team Today
At Michael T. Friedman & Associates, our Buffalo Grove auto accident lawyers have extensive experience handling Illinois personal injury claims. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, please do not hesitate to call our team today at 312-339-8816 to set up a free review of your claim.
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