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Bridgeview Auto Accident Lawyer Pursues Compensation for Traffic-Related Injuries

Proven firm represents victims of serious car accidents in Illinois

Car accidents can be disastrous, causing serious and sometimes catastrophic injuries. Many crashes could have been prevented if a driver hadn’t been careless. If you were the victim of an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. Skinner Law Firm, P.C. in Bridgeview has the skill, experience and tenacity you need to help you win money damages from the parties responsible.

Common causes of car accidents

The Chicago metropolitan area experiences constant heavy traffic and motor vehicle accidents happen every day. Recent reports indicate that Cook County alone has 150,000 to 200,000 accidents per year, resulting in hundreds of fatalities and tens of thousands of injuries. Many crashes occur on major highways, such as US-20 and I-294, while others occur on local roads. The most common causes of car accidents are:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driving under the influence
  • Reckless driving
  • Wet roadways
  • Poor visibility

As your counsel, one of the first steps we take is to investigate the accident to determine its causes. We carefully build a case against all potentially responsible parties.

What to do after a car accident

The most important course of action after a crash is to get yourself and others out of harm’s way and then to call 911, asking for emergency medical services if someone has been injured. Do not move your vehicle or otherwise disturb the accident scene. If you are able, take photographs and videos. Exchange driver’s license and insurance information with other drivers but do not discuss the accident. Wait to give your account to the responding police officer. As soon as possible, seek medical attention.

When to hire an auto accident attorney

If you are hurt in a car crash, you can file a claim against the other parties’ insurance policies. However, you will benefit from seeking legal representation right away. Insurance companies make money by settling for as little as they can. Usually, they won’t start dealing seriously until you have an attorney. Legal representation is especially important if you need to file a lawsuit, which requires knowledge and skill. A non-lawyer is likely to be overwhelmed by the process, but if you hire us, we take the burden off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on getting your life back in order.

What to look for in a car accident attorney

Your choice of a personal injury attorney can be critical to your case. You want an experienced lawyer with the resources to investigate your case, an understanding of your medical needs and the dedication to fight for the compensation you need and deserve. We are fiercely committed to protecting our clients. Attorney Steven E. Skinner II will speak honestly to you about your case, litigate aggressively in court and work to achieve the best outcome possible.

What type of compensation can you get for your injuries?

If you are injured in an auto accident case, you may be entitled to several types of damages, including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Loss of income and earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of the enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium (deprivation of spousal relations)

An accident with a truck may cause particularly serious damages. In all accident cases, we assemble evidence of your injuries and calculate the damages recoverable so that our firm can negotiate a fair settlement or, if necessary, litigate your case in court.

Contact a trustworthy auto accident attorney for a free initial consultation

If you have been injured in a car accident, turn to Skinner Law Firm, P.C. We have been providing trusted legal services throughout the Cook County area for nearly 20 years. Please call 312-635-6459 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Bridgeview, Illinois office.

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