Every year, there are hundreds of thousands of motor vehicle crashes in the state of Illinois. Of those, tens of thousands of crashes result in injuries to drivers and passengers. Cook County has more motor vehicle accidents than any other county in Illinois.

Motor vehicle accidents can involve semi trucks, cars, motorcycles or any other type of automobile. The other party in a motor vehicle accident doesn’t have to be motorized; a collision could occur between a vehicle and a pedestrian or bicyclist.

When vehicles collide, they can cause various types of injuries that are often the result of another person’s negligence or reckless behavior. When carelessness is the cause of someone else’s injuries, compensation isn’t just owed; it’s deserved.

Types Of Accidents

There are many types of motor vehicle accidents. These include but are not limited to:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Angle or side impacts
  • Lane departure crashes
  • Rollover crashes

Any type of crash caused by a negligent or reckless driver can be legally actionable.

Types Of Injuries

There are certain types of injuries that are commonly caused by motor vehicle accidents:

  • Brain and head injuries
  • Neck injuries such as whiplash and neck strain
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries, including sprains
  • Herniated discs and fractures
  • Facial injuries
  • Internal injuries

These injuries can occur even at low speeds. Any of these injuries, as well as other injuries resulting from a crash, can be the basis for a legal claim. Any injury, whether minor or major, can be actionable.

Those involved in motor vehicle accidents can also be injured psychologically. Those involved can develop anxiety or depression as the result of being in a motor vehicle accident. Psychological results of a crash can be the basis for a legal claim.

If a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident, they may not be able to work. This can result in claim for lost wages, which can be sought in a personal injury claim.

Why You Need To Consult With A Personal Injury Attorney

You need an attorney to protect your rights and work to get you the best possible settlement. Determining liability is not a simple or straightforward matter. Accidents can be the fault of a single driver or multiple drivers, or can be the result of a manufacturing defects or poor road conditions.

It is important to speak with a lawyer immediately regarding your case because it’s critical to preserve physical evidence and the memories of witnesses. Additionally, you may need to get medical care immediately following your accident, which can impact your ability to give your statement to police, take pictures of the accident, or gather additional information about the accident.

Insurance companies don’t make the process of recovering compensation easy. They are eager to settle claims quickly and for the lowest amount possible. As a result, many injured parties agree to settlements that are much lower than they are entitled to. We make sure you are getting exactly what you need now and down the road.

Putting Justice On Your Side

Ryan, Ryan & Viglione has experience representing those injured in motor vehicle accidents in Waukegan, Chicago and throughout Illinois. We have represented plaintiffs with many different types of injuries and multiple injuries arising from the same accident.

Our firm has a proven track record of obtaining seven-figure recoveries for individuals who are severely injured in car, motorcycle and trucking collisions. We have litigated and won multimillion-dollar awards in motor vehicle accident cases in counties throughout the state.

If you’re interested in discussing your case with a skilled personal injury attorney, contact Ryan, Ryan & Viglione today. Free initial consultations are available at our offices in Chicago, Waukegan and Schaumburg. Simply call 847-244-1436, or send us an email to get started. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning if you don’t win your case, you don’t owe us a thing.

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