Rockford Car Accident Lawyers
According to data collected by the Illinois Department of Transportation in December 2017, there were nearly 950 fatal crashes in the state since the beginning of the year. Since some accidents included multiple fatalities, there were over 1,030 deaths reported. This number was up by about 10 deaths from the year-to-date tally based on the previous year’s data. Of the 2017 deaths, about 165 of the people did not have a driver’s license. While more than 275 of the individuals who were killed were wearing seat belts, about 210 people did not use restraints or used them incorrectly. Restraint data was not available for all incidents. Since Rockford is heavily populated and has a large metro area, the car accident rate is significant.
What To Do After An Auto Accident
If you are involved in an auto accident, stay in the vehicle. Exit only if staying in the vehicle poses a greater danger to your life than exiting. Do not admit fault, apologize or say anything that indicates liability on your part. Call the police, and wait for them to arrive. Seek immediate medical attention even if you feel fine. It is important to have a police report and documentation that you received medical care especially if another driver caused the accident. If you are able, take photos of the accident scene and your vehicle after the police arrive. Contact your insurance agent. When you are finished receiving care at the hospital, contact the auto accident attorneys at Zayed Law Offices.
Why You Need An Attorney For Compensation
In auto accidents caused by the negligence of others, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. The other driver or the driver’s insurance company may offer you money upfront to pay your medical bills. While the cash sum may be tempting, do not accept it. Contact our car accident lawyers to help you receive a fair settlement. Our attorneys fight for the highest amount.
Accidents cause people to panic and act without thinking about long-term effects. If you accept a cash sum from an insurance company, it will not cover all future expenses. When your injuries limit your ability to perform routine tasks or work duties, your finances suffer in many ways. These are just a few examples of added expenses after an auto accident:
If your injuries prohibit you from returning to work, you may need training for a new type of career. Alternately, you may need money to replace your income if you are unable to work at all. Our attorneys consider your previous income, your lifestyle and your future needs when seeking compensation. Every person’s compensation amount will differ. For example, you may receive a modest sum if you have injuries that will heal, have a good long-term prognosis and are able to return to work. However, you may be entitled to much more if you have permanent injuries, a disability that prevents you from returning to work, a family relying on your income and increased personal care needs.
Determining Fault In An Auto Accident
For you to qualify for compensation, another party must have caused the accident. A vehicle running a red light and hitting you as you cross an intersection is a good example of a qualifying accident. However, some people who qualify for compensation do not get it without the help of an attorney. They may not know how to contact witnesses or collect surveillance footage to support their statements. These are some of the tasks completed by our thorough attorneys:
We take every step necessary to build a strong case in your favor. Our attorneys know the process for filing an injury claim, and we have helped many other auto accident victims collect what is owed to them. We handle the correspondence with the other driver’s insurance company and attorney, and our lawyers file all necessary court documents. While it takes time to reach a settlement, we work as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality or prematurely accepting inadequate compensation offers. Our goal is to protect your financial future. If you live in or near Rockford, please contact Zayed Law Offices for a free consultation. Our lawyers serve clients in other major Illinois cities as well.