Motor Vehicle Accidents
For most of us, driving is a necessary part of everyday life. Whether we are driving to work, going to pick up our kids, grocery shopping, or driving across the state to visit family during the holidays, the average driver puts almost 15,000 miles on their car every year. Unfortunately, all that time on the road puts us at risk of getting into a car accident, which can result in serious bodily injury, or even death. Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of serious personal injuries in the state of Illinois. Our auto accident attorneys have significant experience representing people from throughout Central Illinois who have been injured in car accidents.
Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. After an accident is over, you may be shaken up, but feel like there were no serious injuries. However, traumatic injuries may not be immediately apparent. It may take a couple of days for you to realize you may have injured your neck or back, which can develop into a serious, long-term injury.
Common injuries related to a car accident include whiplash; head injury; brain injury; concussion; broken bones; bruising or cracked ribs from the seat belt; knee injury and neck injury. In some cases, a car accident will result in a trip to the emergency room, surgery and a lengthy hospital stay for recovery.
In any event, a car accident that results in physical injury can result in missing days of work, expensive hospital bills, and medical treatment for years to come. The insurance company is supposed to provide coverage for your injuries, but they may try and limit your compensation or deny coverage for certain expenses.
Whether or not you were at fault for the accident, insurance companies may try and come up with all kinds of reasons for why they don't want to pay for the injuries and medical expenses that resulted from the accident. The insurance company might try and claim you did something to cause the accident, such as speeding or reckless driving. The insurance company may also try and deny payment by claiming that your medical treatment did not show evidence of any serious pain or injury that was related to the car crash. They may simply deny a claim, expecting that the injured driver will never fight back to get what they are owed.
Whatever the reason for an insurance company trying to limit your recovery, you have the right to challenge their decisions, and fight back to get full payment for your injuries. Talk to a motor vehicle accident lawyer to understand what your rights are. Your Illinois accident attorney will explain your options, the potential damages against the insurance company or other driver, and how to go about making sure you are treated fairly in the eyes of the law.
Vehicle Accident Damages
If you were involved in an auto accident, you have the right to recover payment for your injuries and for any damages caused by the other driver. This may include medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages. If you will no longer be able to work as a result of the injuries, you may be able to recover future lost earnings and future medical expenses that you may be facing down the road.
Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
If you were involved in a car accident, you should consider speaking with an Illinois auto accident attorney as soon as possible. The faster you have someone fighting on your side the faster you can recover from your injuries and make sure your rights are protected. Our attorneys have successfully represented our clients in Peoria and throughout the state of Illinois, after an auto accident. If you have suffered financial or emotional injury as the result of a car accident, contact your experienced Illinois vehicle accident attorneys at Benassi & Benassi.