If you or someone you love recently was injured in a car accident involving a drunk driver in Cicero, Illinois, you may be eligible for monetary compensation. A car crash attorney from The Kryder Law Group, LLC can help you take on the drunk driver who injured you and collect compensation from them and their insurance company. We have many years of combined experience fighting and winning for drunk driving accident victims in the Chicago area.
The drunk driver who injured you should pay for the economic and noneconomic losses you have suffered since the accident. With the help of a Cicero drunk driving accident lawyer, you can hold them accountable and extract fair compensation from them and their insurance company. Our attorneys never charge a fee until you get paid, so there is never a financial risk in having us on your side.
To learn more about the drunk driving accident attorneys at The Kryder Law Group, LLC and to receive a free, no-obligation case evaluation, call us today.
Drunk Driving Laws in Illinois
Drunk driving is a serious crime in Illinois, and in some cases, it is a felony. A person caught operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated can lose their license, get assessed a fine, and even go to jail.
More importantly, drunk drivers are financially liable for injuries and property damage they cause to other people due to their intoxication. Even if they avoid a criminal conviction for drunk driving—either by getting an acquittal at trial or by pleading down to a lower charge like reckless driving—they can still be found culpable for damages in civil court and forced to pay compensation.
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we do not prosecute drunk drivers in criminal court but hold them accountable in civil proceedings for the economic and noneconomic damages they have caused our clients.
We have helped many drunk driving victims in the Chicago area collect full and fair compensation for their car accident injuries, and we want to help you, too.
Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable for Damages
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, the important thing to us is that we get our clients the full and fair compensation to which they are entitled under Illinois law. In a drunk driving case, we can hold the responsible party accountable by showing clear evidence that their intoxication caused or contributed to your injuries.
To make our case as strong as possible, we may use the following types of evidence and more:
- Police reports
- Breathalyzer readings
- Eyewitness statements
- Blood alcohol concentration tests
- Photo and video evidence
- The driver’s own statements
- Accident reconstruction
- Expert witness testimony
Once we have the evidence we need, we can file a claim with the driver’s insurance company for damages and, if necessary, take the driver to court and get a civil judgment against them for compensation. We will do whatever necessary to see to it that your case is resolved with a fair outcome.
Your Monetary Compensation for a Car Accident Injury Caused by a Drunk Driver
Drunk driving accident victims in Cicero are eligible to receive several forms of compensation for their injuries. The state allows you to pursue both economic and noneconomic damages. At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we help our clients recover every form of compensation to which they are entitled.
The circumstances of your case and the extent of your injuries will determine the total value of your Cicero drunk driving accident claim. You may be eligible to recover money for:
Current and Future Medical Expenses
The person responsible for your injuries should compensate you not only for your current medical bills, but also for those you will likely receive in the future. If your injury is severe and requires long-term or even lifetime care, it should be the drunk driver who hurt you who foots the bill.
Lost Income From Work
If you have had to miss work to recover from your injuries, the drunk driver who injured you should be the one, along with their insurance company, to compensate you for the paychecks you have lost.
Reduced Earning Capacity
Many injured people are not aware of this, but they are eligible to receive compensation even after they go back to work if they cannot perform their job at the same level as before. The drunk driver should compensate you for the difference between your actual earnings and your potential earnings had you not been injured.
Pain and Suffering
Illinois allows drunk driving accident victims to recover compensation for a slew of noneconomic losses, the biggest of these being pain and suffering.
We can help you pursue a wrongful death claim if a family member or someone you love lost their life in a drunk driving accident.
The Statute of Limitations
Illinois has a two-year statute of limitations on car accident injuries, but the specific timeline for your case may be longer or shorter depending on a number of factors, so it is a good idea to speak with a legal professional as soon as possible. They can let you know your rights and obligations. The Kryder Law Group, LLC can take quick legal action if needed to keep your case active.
Call an Attorney for a Free Cicero Drunk Driving Injury Consultation
Our attorneys are standing by, eager to get to work on your Cicero drunk driving accident case. We will fight for full and fair compensation, and you do not pay us until you get paid. To speak with a member of our team, call us.