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Our Law Firm Is Ready to Help After a Serious Car Crash in Central Illinois
Many people throughout Central Illinois rely on their cars to get around. Whether you are taking your children to school, going to work, or running important errands, driving is the primary form of transportation in this part of the state. While owning a car is convenient, driving exposes all of us to the very real risk of involvement in a traffic accident.
At The Cagle Law Firm, we know that a car crash can suddenly halt your life. You may suffer serious injuries that require medical treatment and keep you from earning income for a period of time. Some car accident injuries may even cause permanent changes to your life and household. Furthermore, right after a crash, you may have no idea if an injury is permanent! If someone else was responsible for causing your crash, they should also be responsible for your injury-related losses.
Seeking the compensation you deserve after a car accident is no simple task, however, and you should always have an experienced Central Illinois car accident law firm handling your case. Call (314) 276-1681 or contact The Cagle Law Firm online to discuss how we may help you right away.
Handling Complex Car Accident Claims
Car accidents happen for many different reasons and in many different scenarios. Each situation requires its own analysis and approach to ensure that you receive payment for your injuries and losses. Our law firm handles claims arising from many types of car accidents, including:
- Rear-end collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Intersection accidents
- Multi-vehicle crashes
- Single-vehicle accidents
- Rollover accidents
- T-bone accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Teen driver accidents
- Speeding accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Uninsured/Underinsured motorist accidents
- Hit and run accidents
- Pedestrian collisions
- Bicycle collisions
- Work zone accidents
- Highway accidents
- Rural road accidents
- Failure to yield accidents
- Red light accidents
- DUI victim accidents
- Driver fatigue accidents
- Defective road accidents
No matter what type of accident occurred, our lawyers know how to investigate the cause or causes of the accident, determine who should be liable, and file the necessary insurance claims on your behalf.
Who Caused Your Crash?
Identifying the cause of a crash in Central Illinois and the party responsible can be more difficult than you may imagine. Our attorneys have the resources to investigate the crash and assist in collecting evidence to support the determination of liability and how to seek compensation for your injuries. Some common causes of traffic crashes in cases we handle include:
- Failure to yield
- Tailgating/Following too closely
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Driver fatigue
- Road defects
- Auto defects
Once we determine the cause or causes of your crash and you have discovered the extent of your injury, we can file an insurance claim or demand against the responsible party. Many car accident victims think they should simply handle this step themselves, only to discover the insurance company is not willing to offer the payment they deserve. The right legal representation can help obtain a more favorable settlement offer than an individual can obtain on their own, so please call today and let us handle your insurance claim for you.
Be sure your negotiations with insurance companies are done correctly from the beginning. When you start with an attorney speaking on your behalf, then you know that the negotiations are being done right.
Car Accident Injuries Can Be Serious
Car accident injuries are as unique and varied as the accidents that cause them. Injuries can be minor, moderate, catastrophic, or even fatal. Even seemingly minor injuries can require costly medical treatment and a long recovery time. More serious injuries can have devastating effects that last for years to come. Our firm handles all types of injury claims, including:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Chest injuries
- Abdominal injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injury
While these injuries can have a significant effect on anyone, they can be particularly harmful to children, including lasting physical and mental trauma. Cases involving children may have unique legal issues, and our firm knows how to successfully represent young car accident victims and their families.
Compensation You Deserve after a Car Accident
Injuries can result in a wide range of financial and intangible losses. While you know the effects of your injuries, proving your losses to an insurance company or in a personal injury lawsuit can shockingly challenging for many people. Insurance companies primarily focus on their own profits, which means they may try limiting payments to car accident victims like you. Insurers will often aggressively defend against claims or lawsuits, causing unnecessary stress and delays for you and your family. It’s critical to seek representation from a knowledgeable lawyer who can handle every step of your insurance claim and assist you in avoiding that stress and delay. Stress and delays are not ideal for your physical recovery, so there is no need for you to take that on as well.
Our law firm regularly files auto insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits to seek compensation for the following losses:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Physical limitations
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of consortium and companionship
- Property damage
- Punitive damages (when applicable)
We know how to properly assess the full value of your claim and then fight so you receive payment for the full amount you deserve. An inadequate settlement will leave you facing unnecessary and unfair financial stress far into the future, so please never accept a settlement until you consult with our team.
Central Illinois Sees Its Fair Share of Car Crashes
By handling car accident cases in Central Illinois, we see many different situations and circumstances. The region has more traffic crashes than you may realize, including the following reported by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for a recent year:
- 324,473 total reported traffic accidents
- 66,703 crashes resulted in injuries
- 13.6 percent of injuries were incapacitating injuries
- 1,000 crashes caused fatalities
- Speed was a factor in about one-third of all accidents
These numbers indicate that about 182 crashes caused injuries to motorists each day, which means you should always know who to call when and if an injury accident happens to you.
Contact a Car Accident Law Firm You Can Trust in Central Illinois Today
The Cagle Law Firm is here to help car accident victims in and around Central Illinois. We have extensive experience handling claims involving many types of accidents and injuries, and we know how to successfully protect your rights to compensation. To set up a free case evaluation, please call (314) 276-1681 or contact us online right away.