Car accidents are common in Illinois, leaving victims with serious and potentially disabling injuries. At the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, we understand how your injuries may impact your ability to work, while leaving you with mounting medical expenses. Our Wheeling, Illinois auto accident attorney provides experienced, professional legal representation to assist you in getting the compensation you need to recover.
Car crash data from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) shows that as many as 300,000 car accidents happen each year on roads throughout the state, resulting in over 61,000 and close to 1,000 deaths among motorists and their passengers. Among the most common auto accident causes include the following:
When the above types of accidents occur, the damages can be severe. IDOT estimates that costs from car accidents in Illinois average over $5 billion each year. In addition to property damage costs of as much as $10,000 or more, victims with even minor injuries may run up medical costs as much as $100,000. Injuries that are common in auto accidents include:
Under Illinois motor vehicle laws (625 ILCS 5/7-203), drivers must carry minimum amounts of liability insurance to cover injuries in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, drivers involved in these accidents may be either uninsured or underinsured, or the insurance company itself may attempt to deny or undervalue your claim.
At the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, attorney Susan A. Marks is dedicated to helping accident victims recover the compensation they are entitled to when an accident occurs. Either through an insurance company settlement or by filing a personal injury lawsuit, we can assist you in getting the money you need for the damages you have suffered, including medical costs, lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love is injured in an auto accident, contact our Wheeling, Illinois auto accident attorney today. At the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, we can advise you on the best course of action to take in your particular situation, so that you can get the maximum amount of compensation allowed by law. Serving Wheeling and the surrounding Illinois area, call or contact us online today to request a free consultation.