An Oak Park car accident lawyer can seek compensation for your losses following a collision. The experienced personal injury attorneys at the Kryder Law Group, LLC have recovered millions for injured people in Illinois – and we’re ready to give your case the attention it deserves. Beginning your first case review is easy and comes with no obligation.
Why Hire a Car Accident Lawyer Serving Oak Park?
The American Bar Association (ABA) recently conducted a study on claimants who represent themselves pro se-meaning without lawyers. The organization found that these claimants were at a disadvantage because:
- They did not understand the true value of their losses.
- They were not able to abide by proper courtroom proceedings.
- They found themselves asking the other party’s lawyer for advice – which did not always benefit them.
You don’t have to fret about paying for a lawyer when you partner with us. Your committed Oak Park car crash lawyer won’t require hourly rates or upfront fees to begin your case. The proceeds of your settlement or court award pay for our help.
You Could Recoup These Losses with Our Firm’s Help
If you suffered non-fatal injuries in a motor vehicle collision, you could seek:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
You generally have two years from the collision date to seek damages, per 735 ILCS 5/13-202.
If you lost a loved one in a car accident, compensation in your case could comprise:
- Funeral expenses
- The casket or urn
- End-of-life medical treatments
- Life support and resuscitation
- Loss of consortium, parental guidance, and household support
In Illinois, you have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit, per 740 ILCS 180/2.
You Must File Your Case on Time to Seek Compensation
The civil statute of limitations applies to your lawsuit – not your insurance claim. Most insurance companies want to know about a collision as soon as it happens. Taking prompt legal action could benefit you because:
- Insurance companies are more inclined to settle claims that are promptly reported.
- Evidence, like witness testimony, could fade or become unavailable over time.
- If the statute of limitations expires on your case, the courts could dismiss your case with prejudice – meaning that you can’t file it again.
Our seasoned motor vehicle collision attorneys in Oak Park can file your case within the applicable deadline.
How Could Our Legal Team in Oak Park Build Your Car Accident Case?
While you recuperate from your injuries or celebrate your loved one’s life, our lawyer can build your case by:
Investigating Your Collision
Here are some of the ways that your auto wreck lawyer in Oak Park can gather evidence to prove your case:
- Your lawyer can consult with accident reconstruction specialists. These experts use physics, computer simulations, and 3-D models to determine how accidents happen.
- Your lover can interview witnesses to the collision, including bystanders, paramedics, and passengers in the car with you.
- Your lawyer can access traffic camera recordings. In 2013, Oak Park outfitted many of its intersections and residential streets with traffic cameras – meaning that one of these devices could have recorded your accident.
Once we conclude our investigation, we’ll use our findings to establish the following:
- The other party had an obligation to operate their vehicle with care.
- The other party failed to keep other road users safe.
- The other party caused your accident.
- You were hurt or lost a loved one.
If our lawyer can successfully establish these elements, you could recover the cost of your economic and non-economic damages.
Filing Your Insurance Claim
Here are two important things to know about the claims process:
- Illinois’ Secretary of State notes that all motorists are required to carry insurance.
- Illinois is a “fault state,” meaning that you would file your claim with the at-fault party’s insurer after a collision.
What does this mean for you, though? It means that upon filing your claim, you won’t be dealing with your own insurer – you’ll be dealing with the other party’s insurer. However, with our firm on your side, you won’t have to talk to them. Your lawyer will supply them with all the necessary information and negotiate a settlement on your behalf.
Filing Your Lawsuit
We may file a car accident lawsuit if:
- The insurance company denies your claim.
- The at-fault party doesn’t have insurance, and your own coverage isn’t enough.
- The insurance company undervalues your losses.
- The insurance company unjustly stalls the claims process.
Filing a lawsuit comes with many obligations, like cross-examining witnesses, managing paperwork, and communicating with other lawyers. Our motor vehicle crash lawyers in Oak Park can do all of these things for you.
We Can Answer Your Questions About the Legal Process
The Kryder Law Group, LLC has an open-door policy. We’re available to answer your questions even on the weekends. Whether you prefer a face-to-face meeting or talking over the phone, our team can address your questions and concerns. If we can’t get to you right away, our intake specialists will schedule a meeting with you within 48 hours of your initial call.
Right now, we can answer these most commonly-asked inquiries:
What Happens If You Were Hit by a Hit-and-Run Driver?
Our lawyers will do everything in our power to locate the missing driver. This could include reviewing traffic camera footage and gathering physical evidence from the scene. We might even check Oak Park’s recent arrest records. Our lawyer could find that someone matching the motorist’s description was arrested later for reckless driving.
Will Your Case Go to Court?
The ABA affirms that most car accident cases don’t go to court. We have no problem going to trial and litigating on your behalf. However, we are prepared to meet any challenges that arise in your case.
What Could Have Caused Your Accident?
Most car accidents are caused by driver error, per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). So, another motorist likely caused your collision. Yet, if your accident could have also been caused by:
- A mechanical malfunction
- Poor roadway conditions
- Another factor
Begin Your Free Case Review with an Oak Park Car Accident Attorney
Whether drunk driving, distracted driving, or another factor caused your accident, you could have the right to seek damages. The Kryder Law Group, LLC is here to help. Call a dedicated Oak Park car accident lawyer on our team for a free consultation.