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If you have been injured in a car accident, the insurance company on the other side is not interested in protecting your individual rights. They are only interested in saving money. Without a lawyer to protect your interests, you may end up with far less than you need to compensate you for your losses.
At Holley, Rosen & Beard, LLC, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions and explain your options. Our Springfield car accident attorneys represent motor vehicle accident victims throughout central Illinois and across the state. Call (217) 544-3368 or (877) 671-5884 to learn how our experience can help you.
Car Accident Injuries Can Lead to Major Setbacks
Car accidents can lead to a range of types of injuries for those involved. At Holley, Rosen & Beard, LLC, our Springfield car accident attorneys have a history of helping individuals throughout Illinois who have sustained the following types of injuries:
- Concussions or traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord trauma
- Other severe neck or back injuries
- Fractured bones
- Lacerations or puncture wounds
- Crush injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Extreme bruising or contusions
- Major sprains or strains
- Catastrophic injuries
In addition to acute traumatic injuries that occur as a result of a vehicle accident, our team is also cognizant of the physical and emotional pain and suffering that often follows these incidents. This includes feelings of anxiety, fear, stress, and possibly even symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We want to recover our clients compensation for their visible and less visible injuries.
Who Will Pay My Medical Bills?
One of the first issues that car accident victims deal with is medical bills. The at-fault driver’s insurance company won’t pay you anything for medical care or lost wages until you resolve your case either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
Until your case is resolved, our lawyers will help you find other sources of medical coverage such as Med-Pay or health insurance. If you have no medical insurance, our lawyers will look for other sources of coverage.
It’s important not to settle your case until you have fully recovered from your injuries or your physician has stated that you have reached maximum medical improvement. Once you have finished treating for your injuries, our lawyers will make a settlement demand from the other side to meet your needs now and in the future. Our hope is that you recover fully and do not have a long-term injury, even if it means that your case is worth less money.
You should never sign anything or give a recorded statement to any insurance company without speaking to a lawyer. Otherwise, you could end up damaging your case.
How Much Compensation is Available for Your Claim?
There is no set amount of compensation paid to car accident victims in Springfield or the central Illinois area. There are various factors that can influence the settlement or jury verdict. Some of these factors include the severity of the injuries, how long it takes a car accident victim to recover, the level of property damage involved, whether or not there was a disability, and any issues of shared fault.
As we mentioned above, medical bills are one of the most important aspects of compensation recovery after a crash occurs. However, there are various other expenses that our team will work diligently to recover compensation for. This includes, but is not limited to, the following
- Lost income if a person cannot work
- Loss of future earning potential if a disability arises
- Various household out-of-pocket expenses are rising due to the incident
- Property damage expenses
- Physical pain and suffering damages
- Emotional and psychological distress damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
How is Liability Determined After the Crash?
Determining liability after a car accident in Springfield and the surrounding areas can be challenging. Figuring out who was responsible for causing a crash involves gathering as much evidence as possible. This includes any evidence gathered at the scene of the incident, including photographs taken by any party involved, video surveillance footage from nearby cameras, and statements from eyewitnesses, drivers, and passengers.
However, there will likely need to be even more of an investigation to uncover additional evidence in the days and weeks that follow the incident. An attorney may need to obtain vehicle black box data, mobile device data, police reports, and any criminal reports related to the collision. In some cases, it may be necessary for an attorney to enlist assistance from an accident reconstruction expert who can use the evidence obtained along with computer and mathematical modeling to help outline what likely occurred at the scene of the incident.
Paying for a Car Accident Lawyer in Springfield
Paying for a car accident lawyer from Holley, Rosen & Beard, LLC is simple. Our team works on a contingency fee basis, which means clients pay absolutely no legal fees until after we successfully recover the compensation they need. In the event we do not win the case, our clients pay nothing. We handle the costs related to every aspect of the case, including filing fees, investigation costs, and more.
We Help You Keep More Of Your Settlement
In many personal injury litigation cases, the plaintiff (injured party) will incur expenses for medical costs that are covered by his or her own insurance provider while the case is in litigation. The providers may place liens against the settlement or jury award to reclaim payment for costs and services rendered. At the conclusion of your case, we negotiate to reduce reimbursements to parties who have liens or claims against your settlement.
Reach Out For A Free Car Accident Consultation
For more information and a free case evaluation, call our Springfield law offices and speak with our attorneys at (217) 544-3368, (877) 671-5884 or send us an email to receive a prompt response.