So you’ve been injured in car crash. Now what? Enlist the help of a Joliet car crash lawyer who can advise you of your next steps.
Car accident injuries are often severe and can have a lasting effect on your life. When the carelessness of another driver has caused you serious harm, you have the right to seek compensation for the trauma you’ve suffered.
Lane & Lane, LLC is proud to be the kind of law firm that always puts its clients’ needs above all else. We will determine who should be held liable for your injuries and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.
Working with a Joliet car accident lawyer doesn’t have to be complicated. Our goal is to win your personal injury claim so you can recover with ease.
Fault in Auto Collisions
Car accidents can happen in Joliet for any number of reasons, and multiple people can be found negligent. Most commonly, the other driver is found to be at fault. He or she might have been distracted, fatigued, under the influence, or driving aggressively. These are inexcusable negligent actions that endanger others.
When it’s the other driver’s fault, we negotiate with his or her insurance company and, sometimes, file a personal injury claim directly against the driver.
Other times, local road authorities or motor vehicle manufacturers have done something negligent to cause your collision. Government agencies are responsible for making sure the roadways are safe, so if there are mismarked street signs, uncontained construction zones, or even missing street lights at dangerous intersections, you might be able to file a claim for compensation against the government.
Motor vehicle manufacturers have a duty to report defective or faulty parts so consumers are able to get these parts replaced or repaired. When they fail to uphold this industry safety standard, manufacturers subject themselves to personal injury claims after their defective parts have caused injury.
Dealing with the Insurance Company
The insurance company can be particularly difficult to deal with. Your insurer likely appeared to be on your side when you signed up for all of those add-on coverage options at the start of your policy, but now that you need your policy to pay out on your claim, the insurer seems less than agreeable.
This is because the insurer loses money with every claim it approves. And because the company is going to lose money by compensating you, it is going to do whatever it has to in order to make you seem more at fault than you are for your Joliet car accident.
Illinois practices modified comparative negligence. This means that the more blame that falls on you, the less the insurer will have to pay. In fact, if you are found to be more than 50 percent liable, you won’t be able to collect anything at all. Because Illinois is a fault state for insurance purposes, the person who caused the accident—and his or her insurance provider—will have to pay for the damages.
Dealing with the insurance company can be a difficult process. Your Joliet car wreck lawyer can do this for you while thwarting the insurance adjuster’s attempt to put the blame on you. Allowing Lane & Lane, LLC to handle the challenges of the insurance company can give you a chance to recover without the added headache.
Call a Joliet Car Accident Attorney
Let the experienced attorneys at Lane & Lane, LLC help you with your claim. You don’t need to battle with the insurance company alone. A skilled Joliet car accident lawyer can win you compensation that will have a positive impact on your life. So give us a call today at 312-332-1400 or complete the contact form below to set up your free, no-obligation consultation.