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Side impact accidents can occur when one vehicle hits another from the side. A common reason how this happens is a driver not obeying a stop sign or red light and driving into traffic while other going through the intersection. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), side impact collisions were responsible for 23% of all passenger vehicle occupant deaths in 2018.

If you or a member of your family was injured in a side impact collision caused by another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for the expenses that the side impact crash created. Throughout the course of your side impact collision case, you have the opportunity to work with a lawyer.

With side impact crashes, they can work to prove:

  • The at-fault driver caused the collision.

  • The collision caused your injuries.

  • Your injuries have financial consequences.

A Chicago t-bone collision accident lawyer can help prove the cause of side impact collisions and hold the at-fault driver responsible for their actions. Contact a personal injury team member at The Kryder Law Group, LLC. We can get started exploring your financial recovery options today.

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Understand the Value of Your Illinois Crash Report

Have you been injured in an accident? Get help from the experienced lawyers at The Kryder Law Group.

When you are injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you are required to prove the cause and financial impact of the accident. One piece of evidence that could support your case is the police report. When a collision results in any deaths, injuries, or property damage that exceeds $1,500, you are required to notify law enforcement, per 625 ILCS 5/11-406.

The Importance of the Police Report

The police report will contain information recorded by a police officer that could help determine fault, prove the validity of your claim, the cause of your injuries, and the cause of your vehicle’s damage after a t-bone accident.

The police report will also give your lawyer important information regarding:

  • The identity of the at-fault driver

  • The contact information for their insurer

  • Statements from any witnesses

  • Descriptions of each involved vehicle

  • Diagrams and investigative notes

When you call The Kryder Law Group, LLC law offices, our experience with side impact accidents will help us to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your claim.

Other Evidence That Can Support Side Impact Car Accidents

Your lawyer can gather pieces of information about side impact crashes that work to support your legal goals.

Other forms of evidence in side impact collisions that your lawyer can collect include:

  • Your medical records that establish the validity of severe injuries sustained like spinal cord injuries or head injuries like a traumatic brain injury

  • Medical bills that prove the cost of your injuries

  • Employment records that prove your lost income including future lost wages

  • Any bills from the mechanic that assert the extent of your vehicle’s damage

Contact a member of our personal injury team to find out how a Chicago side impact accidents lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call the injury lawyers at The Kryder Law Group, LLC and speak to a member of our team today.

Possible Recoverable Damages Available in Your Case

When a car is involved in a side impact accident, the side airbags may or may not deploy and the people involved can end up with serious and life-changing injuries. Side impact car accidents can leave you and any passengers in your car with common injuries like:

  • broken bones,

  • neck injuries,

  • internal injuries,

  • back injuries, and

  • other serious injuries.

It can also leave you with a damaged or totaled vehicle. You may be entitled to recover the cost of your damages from the driver who caused the side impact accident.

Types of Economic and Non-Economic Damages

According to 735 ILCS 5/2-1115.2, you may be able to recover the following types of economic and non-economic damages:

  • Current and future medical expenses

  • Current and future loss of income

  • The cost to repair or replace your vehicle

  • Physical pain and suffering

  • Physical disability and disfigurement

An Experienced Lawyer Can Help Maximize Your Recovery

Having a personal injury lawyer can help you assess the financial value of your claim. They can help you receive the money for which you are entitled by reviewing your pay stubs, employment records, medical bills, and billing statements. By calculating the cost of your damages, they can work to ensure that your claim is not undervalued or underpaid.

When accidents occur, the trauma alone is difficult to deal with. Do not let a car accident create a difficult financial situation for you and your family. Discuss and review the cost of the accident with a personal injury lawyer from The Kryder Law Group, LLC. You can learn more about recoverable damages when you reach out to our firm today.

Claimants Have Two Years To Seek Compensation Via a Lawsuit

735 ILCS 5/13-202 generally limits your right to seek compensation via a personal injury lawsuit to two years.

Do Not Miss Important Deadlines

Running out of time to file your lawsuit could mean:

  • You will not be able to file your lawsuit at all.

  • The at-fault driver will not have to compensate you for your losses.

  • The financial impact of the accident could become your responsibility.

Two years can pass quickly while you focus on recovering from the aftermath of the collision. Your lawyer can alert you to any pending deadlines that could affect your case.

If a lawsuit is deemed necessary to recover damages, your lawyer can handle the filing and paperwork involved with that action.

While you focus on your physical recovery, we focus on your financial recovery.

We Offer Legal Services on a Contingency-Fee Basis

At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we understand that going through the claims process can be a frightening experience. We also understand that many claimants do not pursue financial recovery because of concerns associated with the cost of legal representation.

However, when you partner with our team, we offer a payment structure that works to relieve your financial burdens. We work on a contingency-fee basis. To get our services, you do not need to pay anything upfront or out of pocket. We only get paid our attorney’s fees if we get compensation for your collision-related losses.

Call now to discuss your case, it’s free!

What You Get from a Free Consultation

When you’re in a car accident, it’s important to have a lawyer evaluate your case. They can answer any questions that you have and advise you on the best possible outcome in your case. Our team of experienced lawyers understand that you will have questions about how an auto collision settlement process works and they will make sure to answer those questions during your free consultation.

When you call The Kryder Law Group for a free consultation to discuss your accident, you will get:

  • A lawyer who will listen to you and who will talk to you for free about the accident.

  • An opportunity to ask as many questions as you have about your case including how long it will take and what it might be worth.

A Chicago car accident attorney with experience handling cases where a victim was involved in a t-bone crash or similar types of broadside collisions will provide a free consultation to evaluate your car accident claim and answer any questions that you may have. There are no obligations, costs, or fees in order to find out how much your case may be worth, so call today.

Get the Compensation You Deserve

When you’re left with a serious injury after a car accident, a Chicago side impact collision accident lawyer can help you prove the cause of the accident, assign a monetary value to your claim, and pursue financial recovery.

Find out how a member of our personal injury team can help you navigate the claims process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC today.

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