Car accidents can happen anywhere, to even the safest and most experienced of drivers. When an accident does occur, the resulting injuries can be severe. Victims often require ongoing medical care and treatment, while facing the potential for temporary or even permanent disabilities. At the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, we understand how devastating these injuries can be, and the impact they can have on every area of your life. You may be unable to work, or even engage in hobbies and activities you once enjoyed. For people facing these types of situations, our Arlington Heights, Illinois auto accident attorney provides the professional legal representation you need, to assist you in getting the compensation you need to recover.
Car accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence, both throughout Illinois and across the country. Crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that over six million auto accidents are reported each year in the U.S., resulting in serious and potentially life threatening injuries for as many as two million drivers and their passengers.
Car accidents occur due to a variety of causes. While contributing factors may include road, traffic, and weather conditions, the NHTSA advises that reckless and dangerous driving behaviors on the part of other drivers are most often to blame. These types of behaviors include the following:
Illinois law (625 ILCS 5/7-203) requires all drivers in the state to maintain liability insurance coverage in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, when an accident does occur, it is not uncommon for insurers to either attempt to downplay the injuries you suffered or put the blame on you and deny your claim completely. At the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, we can help defend your interests against the insurance company, assisting you in getting the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to. If a settlement amount cannot be reached or the driver was uninsured, you may be still entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
Crash records from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) indicate that auto accidents in our state injure over 61,000 people each year, while claiming the lives of nearly 1,000 others. Even a seemingly minor fender bender can result in injuries that can be severe and debilitating, with symptoms that may not occur for days or even weeks after the accident. Common types of auto accident injuries include the following:
These types of injuries can have a significant impact on every area of your life, requiring extensive medical treatments while leaving you unable to work or support your loved ones. At the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, our experienced Illinois auto accident attorney is dedicated to helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve, including costs associated with current and future medical expenses, lost wages and future losses in income or benefits due to ongoing disabilities, and compensation for the pain, suffering, and the mental anguish you suffered as the result of your accident.
If you or someone you care about is involved in an auto accident, contact our Arlington Heights, Illinois auto accident attorney today. At the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, we provide the experienced legal representation you need to ensure your rights and interests are protected. Attorney Susan A. Marks is dedicated to helping clients get the maximum amount of compensation they are entitled to, either from the insurance company or by taking your case to court.