If you or someone you love recently got injured in a car accident, you may be eligible for compensation to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, vehicle damage or replacement, pain and suffering, and more. Even if you were partly at fault for the accident, you could still be eligible to receive compensation in Illinois. A Country Club Hills car accident lawyer from the Kryder Law Group, LLC, will help you take on the other driver and the insurance companies.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC, is a client-first law firm that prioritizes honesty, transparency, and communication. Our attorneys view their clients as extended family members, and our support staff is always available and eager to help with anything you need. We are so confident in our ability to help you recover the compensation you deserve that we never collect a fee until you get paid.
To speak with a member of the Kryder Law Group, LLC, team today for a free, no-obligation car accident case evaluation in Country Club Hills, call us.
Car Accidents in Country Club Hills, IL
The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can help you pursue compensation for any type of car accident, from minor to severe. We will do whatever we need to build the most compelling case on your behalf, including:
- Collect evidence from the scene
- Examine police reports
- Talk to witnesses
- Review photo and video footage
- Bring in expert witnesses to testify
We have helped clients in the Country Club Hills area win settlements for injuries suffered in the following types of collisions and more:
Rear-end collisions are very common in highly populated areas such as Chicago. Since there is so much traffic congestion, the space between vehicles narrows, and it only takes a quick glance away from the road by a driver in traffic to lead to a collision.
Despite what you may have heard, rear-end collisions are not always the back driver’s fault, though that is usually the case. The front driver may be assigned responsibility if the evidence suggests they slammed on the brakes for no good reason (or for a bad reason, such as to “punish” a tailgating driver).
In a head-on collision, the speed of each driver’s vehicle is magnified, making a 50 mile per hour crash feel like hitting a stationary object at 100 miles per hour or more. These types of crashes, not surprisingly, tend to lead to the worst bodily injuries and the most substantial property damage.
A head-on collision can occur for a number of reasons. An impaired driver might enter an interstate or highway going the wrong direction, or a sleepy or intoxicated motorist might veer across the centerline.
In a side-impact collision, the front of one car hits the side of another. This type of crash often occurs when someone runs a red light or stop sign and “blindsides” a vehicle approaching from the cross street. The cars form the shape of a T at the moment of impact, and the vehicle positioned at the top of the T tends to suffer the most damage and its occupants the worst injuries.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving is a serious problem in the Chicago area. When an intoxicated person gets behind the wheel, their reaction times are slower, their judgment is worse, and their vision is diminished. It is not only alcohol that can deteriorate a person’s driving skills. Many impaired drivers are under the influence of marijuana and other drugs. We will look for evidence of impaired driving by the person who hit you. If we find it, we can use it to hold them accountable for your injuries and property damage.
Distracted Driving Accidents
With smartphone usage is increasing, distracted driving is, not surprisingly, on the rise. When drivers allow themselves to focus on other things besides the road, their chances of a collision skyrocket. We will look at cell phone and text message logs to determine if the other driver in your accident was operating their vehicle while distracted.
Shared Fault Accidents
In Illinois, if you are partly at fault, you are not automatically qualified from pursuing the other driver for compensation. This state follows a comparative negligence law. Even if you believe your accident was partly your fault, you should call the Kryder Law Group, LLC, for help. A Country Club Hills car accident lawyer may still be able to help you recover compensation.
Compensation for Your Country Club Hills Car Accident Injuries
The Kryder Law Group, LLC, fights for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled under Illinois law. The state allows you to pursue both economic and noneconomic damages, so we aggressively go after both. That means we can recover money even for things that do not involve actual monetary loss, such as pain and suffering.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC, may be able to help you recover a settlement or award that includes money for the following and more:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
You may be able to pursue other types of damages, depending on your circumstances.
The Statute of Limitations
For lawsuits stemming from car accidents, 735 ILCS 5/13-202 a two-year statute of limitations on bodily injury claims and a five-year statute of limitations on property damage claims under 735 ILCS 5/13-205. That said, these timelines may vary if your case has extenuating circumstances.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC can take quick legal action, if necessary, to prevent the statute from expiring. For a free case evaluation, reach out today.
Call a Country Club Hills Car Accident Attorney Today
The Kryder Law Group, LLC, is eager to get to work on your car accident claim today. A Country Club Hills car accident lawyer will aggressively fight for the full compensation you deserve, and there is no fee until we win. Call for your free case evaluation today.