If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a car accident in Bloomington, The Kryder Law Group can recover your losses. Our personal injury attorneys can seek compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and other expenses.
At our firm, we believe everyone with a case deserves a chance at compensation and justice. If our Bloomington car accident lawyers win your case, we’ll take payment from your final settlement or court award. Otherwise, you don’t pay our attorney’s fees.
Examples of Compensable Damages following a Car Crash in Bloomington
Our lawyers can help you seek compensation for your economic and non-economic damages after a motor vehicle collision, including:
- Medical expenses, including emergency transportation, treatment, hospitalization, surgeries, and doctor appointments
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
Seeking Wrongful Death-Related Losses after an Auto Accident
If your loved one passed away because of an injury sustained in an auto accident, you could pursue a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. 740 ILCS 180/2 allows a personal representative of a decedent’s estate to pursue:
- Final healthcare expenses
- Loss of the decedent’s income
- Funeral expenses, including the memorial, burial plot/cremation, and other related costs
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance and household benefits
You can also seek awards for the pain and suffering caused by your loved one’s passing.
Insurance Settlements with the at-Fault Driver
Illinois drivers must have liability insurance to pay for car accidents and injuries they cause. According to the Illinois Department of Insurance, the state mandates a minimum of:
- $25,000 in bodily injury coverage per person ($50,000 per accident)
- $20,000 in property damage liability
If another driver caused your auto collision, you have the right to file a claim with their insurance provider. Our Bloomington lawyers can help you through this process. We will:
- Calculate your damages
- Draft and send your demand letter
- Submit evidence proving negligence
- Review your settlement offers and negotiate on your behalf
Working with our car accident attorneys can take the stress out of the insurance process. We will take care of communicating with the insurance company, saving you time and energy.
How Long Do You Have to Settle Your Car Accident Case in Bloomington?
If we cannot achieve adequate compensation with an insurance settlement, our team is prepared to take your case to civil court. We can assist you with a car accident lawsuit in Bloomington.
There is no deadline for reaching an agreement outside of court, but there is a time limit for commencing legal action. Here are some deadlines that could pertain to your car crash case:
- You must file your case within two years of your auto accident, according to 735 ILCS 5/13-202.
- You have two years to pursue a wrongful death case if you lost a loved one in a motor vehicle collision caused by negligence, according to 740 ILCS 180/.
- You have five years to seek awards for property damage costs under 735 ILCS 5/13-205.
Our firm can manage all of these deadlines on your behalf.
We Can File Your Car Accident Case in Court if Necessary
The American Bar Association (ABA) says that going to court for a car crash is relatively rare. However, it still happens. If you need to file a motor vehicle accident lawsuit to seek damages, then our Bloomington attorneys can:
- Manage your case’s paperwork
- Notify all parties of your intentions
- Present the cost of your damages and the severity of your injuries
- Strategize your case’s trajectory
- Communicate with the at-fault party and their lawyer
- Interview witnesses
- Consult with field experts
Proving that Another Party Owes You Compensation
Drivers owe others on the road a duty of care. This means that vehicle operators are expected to follow traffic laws and conduct themselves in a reasonable manner. When they fail to do so, their actions constitute negligence.
Examples of negligent driving include, but are not limited to:
- Texting and driving
- Speeding or driving too fast for weather and/or road conditions
- Driving in the wrong lane
- Making an improper turn
- Failing to yield
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving too aggressively
- Driving drowsy or falling asleep at the wheel
Drivers should pay for car accidents caused by their negligence or recklessness. We can prove your injuries were caused by another party. To do this, we can visit the scene of your auto accident, locate and interview witnesses, consult experts, and obtain photographic and video evidence.
Client Service is Our Top Priority
We want to help you win the awards you need, but this is not our only goal. We also want to give you peace of mind. We will take care of your case from beginning to end so that you can focus on healing. This includes helping you coordinate and pay for your medical care and vehicle damage.
One thing that sets our firm apart is our open-door policy. Our attorneys strive to make themselves as available as possible. This means being there to promptly answer your questions and return your messages. If you need to discuss your case in person, depending on the day of the week, we can usually arrange a face-to-face meeting within 48 hours.
Call Our Bloomington Attorneys to Get Started on Your Car Accident Case
At The Kryder Law Group, we base our company culture on getting results for our clients while providing friendly, customer-based service. To learn more about how our Bloomington car accident lawyers can help you seek compensation for your auto collision injuries, call our team. We can get you started with a free, no-obligation consultation.