We have all encountered scenes of auto accidents while driving to or from work or while out running errands, where the police direct traffic while paramedics tend to those injured. While we do not expect these types of accidents to happen to us, even the most experienced and careful of drivers are at risk. At the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, we know that car crashes and collisions are a regular occurrence on roads throughout Illinois, and we understand the kinds of severe and potentially life-threatening injuries that can result. Our Barrington, Illinois auto accident attorney provides caring, comprehensive legal representation when you or a loved one is involved in all types of accidents, and can assist you in getting the compensation you need to recover.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claims that more than six million auto accidents are reported each year on roads and highways throughout the country, resulting in serious injuries for as many as two million people. Accidents can occur as the result of road, traffic, and weather conditions, as well as from automobile defects, such as faulty brakes and poor tire traction. At the same time, the NHTSA advises that the most common causes of most accidents is reckless and dangerous behavior on the part of other drivers. Common types of driving behaviors that can lead to car accidents and injuries include the following:
Under Illinois law (625 ILCS 5/7-203), drivers are required to maintain a minimum amount of liability insurance coverage to cover any injuries that result in an accident. Unfortunately, not all drivers obey this law, and those with a history of driving accidents often are more likely to drive uninsured. At the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, we can assist you in getting compensation for any property damages and injuries you have suffered as the result of an accident, either through an insurance company claim or by filing a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
According to statistics from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), there are over 300,000 auto accidents that occur each year in Illinois. These accidents result in serious injuries for more than 61,000 people, while claiming the lives of close to 1,000 others. Painful, potentially disabling, and even life-threatening injuries that can occur in car crashes and collisions include the following:
When you suffer these types of injuries, it can impact every area of your life. You may require ongoing care and treatment, while being unable to work or care for yourself and your loved ones. At the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, our experienced Illinois auto accident attorney understands how your injuries can affect your health and financial security, now and in the years to come. We work tirelessly to assist you in getting the types of compensation you are entitled to by law, including present and future medical expenses, lost wages, disability payments, and pain and suffering.
At the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, attorney Susan A. Marks is dedicated to helping accident victims get the maximum amount of compensation they are entitled to. If you or someone you care about is injured in an accident, contact our experienced Barrington auto accident attorney today to schedule a free case consultation. We provide the professional legal representation you need to get results, at a price that you can afford.