Libertyville Car Accident Lawyer
According to data collected and published by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), approximately 1,000 vehicles are involved in wrecks in Libertyville each year. While some of these crashes are thankfully minor, many others are quite serious. In 2014, there were 129 car accident injuries reported in the city. At least 16 of those injuries were classified as ‘type A severity’, meaning that they were considered to be ‘incapacitating’ by state authorities. Accident victims deserve compensation for their damages. If you were recently involved in a crash, please contact an experienced Libertyville car accident lawyer who can help you pursue a legal claim.
Common Car Accident Injuries
In our more than two decades of experience handling car accident cases in Northern Illinois, our team has seen nearly every type of injury imaginable. We understand just how debilitating serious car accident injuries can be. We have handled claims involving all of the most commonly occurring types of accident injuries, including:
- Severe lacerations;
- Broken bones;
- Torn muscles and ligaments;
- Whiplash, soft tissue damage and back injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Organ injuries and internal bleeding;
- Traumatic brain injuries; and
- Intense psychological trauma.
Proving Liability in Illinois
Libertyville auto accident liability is established under the Illinois state law. Illinois operates under the comparative negligence standard. This means that fault for an accident is based on negligence. To be held responsible for an accident, a party must have done something ‘unsafe’, and that unsafe action must have actually contributed to an accident.
In many complex accident cases, two or more parties might split liability for the crash. Indeed, sometimes, victims are held partially responsible for their own accidents. Under the comparative fault rules, if you are found to be liable for your own crash, your compensation will be reduced in proportion to your fault. This is why it is so important to work with an attorney who can protect you from unfair blame. Being unfairly blamed for a crash will take money directly out of your pocket.
Recovering Fair Compensation
Illinois car accident victims are legally entitled to make a full financial recovery. In order to maximize your recovery, you must be able to document and prove your losses. Our Libertyville car accident team has the skills and experience needed to help you obtain the settlement offer that you truly deserve. Specifically, we may be able to help you seek compensation for:
- Damage to your automobile;
- Medical expenses, including emergency room costs;
- Lost wages, including long-term diminished earning ability;
- Pain and suffering;
- Disfigurement or loss of limb; and
- Loss of life enjoyment.
Were You Injured in a Libertyville Car Accident?
The experienced car accident attorneys at Michael T. Friedman & Associates are standing by, ready to help. To request a free review of your car accident claim, please call our office today at 312-339-8816 or contact us online.