As surely as death and taxes, automobile accidents are accepted as a part of life by residents across Illinois who use their streets, highways, and tollways. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, accidents involving injuries have regularly decreased over the years since the early 1990s. However, their numbers are still significant. In 2013, there were over 280,000 accidents in the state. About 1 in 5 of those accidents resulted in injuries and 1 in 100 resulted in fatalities. Surprisingly, pedestrians, bikes, and motorcycles accounted for just a small percentage of the overall figure, with each totaling in the single digits.
The Illinois car accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have compiled data from across the state to post results at Illinois Car Accident Settlement Center. The information provides insight into some common injuries that result from car accidents as well as the settlement amounts or jury awards that are typically paid. Like national trends, this site focuses primarily on Illinois litigation and highlights popular county statistics that were relevant and conspicuous. Here are the specific injuries covered:
- Herniated Disk Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Facial Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Wrongful Deaths
- Broken Bone Injuries
And here are recent Illinois jury awards and settlement amounts for car accident cases:
- $2,450,000 AWARD (Knee Injury Case)
- $3,000,000 AWARD (Wrongful Death Case)
- $15,833,238 AWARD (Brain Damage Case)
- $1,155,000 AWARD (Herniated Disk Case)
- $15,700,000 AWARD (Facial Injury Case)
This Center focuses on injuries and recoveries (both jury award and settlement amount) because, after representing hundreds of Illinois car accident victims, our law firm understands that these are the most important questions people have immediately after they have been involved in a crash. However, if you are an attorney and would like guidance on how best to handle car accident litigation, please visit our Auto Accident Attorney Help Center here. Our Legal Professional Center will give you all the tools, advice, and forms you need to take a case from intake to trial or settlement.
Insurance Companies Role in Illinois Car Accident Cases
In many instances, the defendant that responds to your car accident case will be an insurance company. The insurance carrier might refuse to pay what you are owed entirely or offer to pay only a portion of your damages. Often, the claims adjuster will attempt to argue that you were actually at fault or that they are not obligated to pay under the terms of the policy.
It is important to hire legal counsel that has the experience to go toe-to-toe with these giant corporations. We have fought and won many cases against insurance carriers and know how to preserve your monetary recovery. For more information on insurance companies that might be relevant in your case, visit these pages:
- State Farm
- Countrywide Financial
- Liberty Mutual
- The Hartford
Attorneys Committed to Protecting Your Legal Rights to Financial Compensation Following an Illinois Auto Accident
Following your automobile accident, you must quickly look to find competent counsel to safeguard your recovery for a number of reasons. First, the statute of limitations will bar your action if you do not bring it within two years. Second, evidence and witnesses will fade before your eyes if you do not quickly investigate and record them. Third, the opposing party will solidify its position before you can find any cracks in the case.
For all these reasons and more, you should seek experienced counsel in this field, and probably a lawyer who focuses exclusively on building a case. That person should be able to demonstrate a track record of success in maximizing recoveries of prior victims just like you. Our firm has many lawyers with a history of protecting the rights of victims of Illinois car accidents.
We can walk you precisely through the ins and outs of all relevant laws and statutes and explain how they apply to your circumstances. Furthermore, we know exactly what it takes to fight large insurance companies and other high-powered defendants to ensure that you not only keep your recovery but receive the maximum amount allowable. Call us today for a free consultation and to learn about how we can help you!
- To read about Illinois car accident laws, click here.
- To read about a potential car accident case’s worth, click here.
- To read a sample demand letter in a car accident case, click here.
- To read a sample complaint in a car accident case, click here.
- To visit our Auto Accident Attorney Help Center, click here.