Fatal car accidents happen every day across the nation and have a wide variety of causes. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Drivers who operate their vehicles recklessly, or fail to obey posted traffic signs, risk causing accidents that could lead to injuries or fatalities. Speeding is one of the leading causes of accidents in Illinois, and during the winter, icy roads pose a greater risk. Distracted driving is the second leading cause of motor vehicles accidents in Illinois.
Proving negligence after a car crash is often complex, and it takes time and resources to build a strong case that satisfies a demand for full compensation. If you’re involved in a car accident, you should seek immediate medical attention and ensure that a police officer comes to the scene and fills out an official report. You should exchange contact and insurance information with all parties involved. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident. It is essential to be proactive and work with one of our attorneys as soon as possible after your accident.
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Contacting an attorney with experience can help ease the burden of going through a complex motor vehicle injury claim. At Walton Telken Injury Attorneys, our compassionate team of personal injury attorneys is prepared to protect your best interests while securing the results you deserve. Call us today at (844) 515-2997 to set up a free consultation with one of our lawyers, who will go over all the details of your case with you.
Motor Vehicle Accidents FAQ
Why Should I Call The Police After An Accident?
Police presence at the scene of an accident can be incredibly useful and is critical in recovering information that your attorney will need to build a personal injury case.
Can I Continue Driving After An Accident?
You should not drive your vehicle until you’ve had it inspected. Even if your car has only sustained a few scratches, one of the essential components of your case will be your vehicle’s inspection report.
Who Will Pay My Medical Expenses While My Claim is Pending?
Your personal injury protection coverage will cover your initial medical expenses. When this is exhausted, your health insurance company will cover the rest of your expenses.