Motor vehicle collisions are among the most common types of personal injury accidents and cause some of the most severe injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured, you should always seek immediate medical attention and consult a personal injury attorney.
Our Chicago and Illinois auto collision attorneys know firsthand how a serious injury can instantaneously change a life forever. At Kasan Law, we assist vehicle accident victims recover compensation for injuries and damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
At Kasan Law, our attorneys represent accident victims in many types of vehicle collision claims, including:
Insurance companies play a critical role in any collision claims. Dealing with the insurance company on your own can be extremely difficult, confusing, and frustrating. Unfortunately, insurance companies are looking out for their best interests. They can be overly eager to settle claims quickly and for as little money as possible, and fail to provide you with the compensation you deserve. You need an experienced vehicle collision attorney who understands how to manage these obstacles and can be your advocate.
Do not speak with an insurance adjuster without first consulting an attorney. An insurance agent has the insurance company’s best interests to protect, not yours. Contact the Chicago and Illinois motor vehicle collision attorneys at Kasan Law today and bring the negligent parties to justice.
A vehicle accident can be an expensive ordeal that costs thousands of dollars in medical bills, auto repairs, and lost wages. Receiving compensation for an accident that was not your fault can provide essential financial support and medical assistance. If you or a family member has been in an accident due to another driver’s careless, negligent, or reckless actions, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the injuries, including economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are meant to help cover bills, expenses, and property loss. Economic damages provide compensation for the monetary losses you have experienced, such as:
Non-economic damages are meant to compensate the victim and place a monetary value on the intangible and non-financial losses they suffered after an accident, such as:
In 2018, Illinois had over 300,000 vehicle crashes. The negligent operation of the vehicles commonly causes auto collisions. When a person gets behind the wheel, they have a duty to operate their vehicle safely. If a driver fails to operate their vehicle safely and negligently causes a crash resulting in injuries, they are responsible for paying the ensuing damages related to the individual’s injuries.
In Chicago and Illinois, the driver of a vehicle has the responsibility to operate their vehicle safely and without injury to others. In order to receive damages and compensation, you must successfully establish that the other driver’s negligence caused the vehicle collision. In order to prove the other driver was negligent, the following elements must be proven:
Despite this clear responsibility, drivers continue to make poor decisions when they operate their vehicles. Some examples of negligent driving that could be considered a breach of duty include:
Each auto collision claim is unique, presents multiple variables, and become complex based on the specific facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.
At Kasan Law, our Chicago and Illinois motor vehicle collision attorneys deal with the insurance companies, so you don’t have to. We negotiate with insurance company on your behalf to reach a favorable settlement or resolution. However, if a favorable settlement or resolution is not possible, our Chicago and Illinois litigators are prepared to fight for your rights in the courtroom.
Illinois follows the rule of comparative negligence or comparative fault, which means you can still recover compensation if you are partially at fault. However, your recovery will be reduced in proportion to the percentage you’re deemed to be at fault.
For example, if you suffered $1,000 losses, and it was determined that you were 20 percent responsible, and the other driver was 80 percent responsible, your award would be reduced by 20 percent, and your recovery would be reduced to $800. However, if you’re found to be more than 50 percent responsible, your recovery would be barred under Illinois law.
Depending on the severity of the auto collision, vehicle accident injuries can range from minor to severe. Some examples of vehicle accident injuries occupants may suffer include:
Medical treatment for an auto accident can become expensive and may require extensive treatment and surgeries. By filing a claim that details the damages you or your loved one suffered could provide the needed financial relief to recover.
An auto or vehicle accident may result in a loved one’s tragic and untimely death. In 2018, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that over 900 Illinois auto and vehicle accidents resulted in fatalities. Wrongful death occurs when a life is lost due to another driver’s negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing. In the aftermath of a fatal vehicle accident, families face significant emotional and financial burdens.
Family members, such as a spouse, children, siblings, parents, or anyone financially dependent on the loved one, might be eligible to recover damages by filing a wrongful death claim. A successful wrongful death claim can result in financial support for losses such as medical expenses, funeral expenses, future income, and various other damages. If you have lost a loved one because of a negligent driver, our attorneys are available to help you obtain justice for the tragic loss.
At Kasan Law, we take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. You will not pay any legal fees unless we get you compensation for your case. Our consultations are free and carry no obligations.
As with any personal injury case, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights. If you or a family member has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact our Chicago and Illinois vehicle accident attorneys to schedule your free consultation and case review by calling (312) 300-6724, e-mailing us at [email protected], or schedule your consultation online.