If you or your loved one has recently been injured in an auto collision in Maywood, Illinois, an experienced personal injury attorney at our firm could help you pursue compensation. When motor vehicle occupants are injured in wrecks caused by another driver’s negligence or wrongdoing, they are often eligible to recover money to pay for their medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. A Maywood car accident lawyer with our firm could help you seek a full financial recovery for all of your losses.
At the Kryder Law Group, LLC, our Maywood attorneys have decades of combined experience fighting for the rights of car accident victims. Our goal is to make each client feel as though they are the only ones on our caseload. We are so confident in our ability to help you recover compensation that we never collect a fee until you get paid.
You can call for a free case evaluation with a member of our team today. We are eager to hear from you.
Maywood, Illinois Car Accidents
There were over 300,000 Illinois car accidents in 2017, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation’s 2017 Illinois Crash Facts & Statistics report. Car accidents happen in a variety of ways, all of which can lead to major bodily injury, substantial property damage, and even death.
No matter the circumstances of your accident, a Maywood car crash lawyer from the Kryder Law Group, LLC wants to sit down with you, evaluate your case, and go over your legal actions. We have helped clients recover compensation after being involved in car accidents such as:
Rear-end collisions are usually the fault of the back driver, but that is not always the case. For instance, a driver who locks up their brakes to “punish” a driver they believe is following too closely may be deemed partly or fully at fault. That said, most rear-end collisions result from someone following too closely or not paying close enough attention to the road.
Head-on collisions are usually the most destructive car accidents that occur. Because of the double-impact effect, getting in a head-on collision at 50 miles per hour with another vehicle traveling the same speed is like hitting a stationary object at 100 miles per hour. Major bodily injury and substantial property damage often result.
A side-impact collision happens when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of another. You often see these accidents at intersections when one driver disregards a red light or stop sign.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Alcohol is a major factor in many severe car accidents in Illinois. The legal limit in the state is 0.08% under 625 ILCS 5/11-501, but you can be cited for drunk driving with a lower BAC if it is deemed that alcohol-impaired your judgment or reaction time. You can also be charged with DUI for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, including prescription medication.
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving happens any time someone is paying attention to something other than the road while behind the wheel. For example, a driver could pay attention to their smartphone or some other type of portable electronic device rather than the road.
Illinois is a comparative negligence state under 735 ILCS 5/2-1116, which makes it possible in many cases to recover compensation even when you are partly at fault for the accident. Never assume that you are ineligible for compensation. Get in touch with a motor vehicle wreck attorney in Maywood for a free case evaluation.
Call the Kryder Law Group, LLC, Before Speaking With the Insurance Company
To recover compensation for injuries or property damage suffered in a car accident, you usually have to go through at least one car insurance company. Insurers can be difficult to work with after a car accident. They could call you just to “chat” about the collision and to ask basic questions. Keep in mind, though, that the representative on this phone call always has their ears open for any statement made by you that they can twist out of context and use to reduce or deny your claim.
The insurance company may also offer a quick settlement, which can be tempting to accept if you are expecting substantial medical bills or you are having to miss work while recovering. However, taking the insurance company’s first offer usually leads to leaving money on the table.
The knowledgeable team of attorneys at the Kryder Law Group, LLC, can deal with the insurance company on your behalf and make sure you recover the fair compensation you deserve. Never speak with the insurance company before talking to a legal professional.
Recoverable Damages in Maywood Car Crash Claims
At the Kryder Law Group, LLC, we help car collision victims in Maywood recover the full and fair compensation they deserve. We may be able to help you win compensation for the following and more:
Current and future medical expenses
Reduced earning capacity
Pain and suffering and inconvenience
Loss of enjoyment of life
Statute of Limitations for Motor Vehicle Collision Cases
When it comes to car accidents, Illinois has a two-year statute of limitations for bodily injuries and a five-year statute of limitations for property damage. These deadlines can vary due to extenuating circumstances, though, so it is a good idea to speak with an auto accident lawyer in Maywood as soon as possible after your accident.
Call a Maywood Car Accident Attorney for Your Free Case Evaluation
A Maywood car accident lawyer is eager to get to work on your motor vehicle injury claim. We will take on the other driver and the insurance company, helping you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve. You never owe us a fee until you get paid. For a free case evaluation, call us today.