Representing Victims Of Drunk Drivers Throughout Central Illinois
Car accident injury and wrongful death claims are unique because there is often a case of clear liability on the part of the driver charged with DUI. Although Illinois is a comparative liability state — meaning that there may also be some percentage of contributory negligence on the part of both drivers — generally, drunk driving accidents are a case of clear liability. However, the insurance company responsible for the drunk driver will still defend the case on the issue of damages or how seriously the victim is injured.
If the drunk driver is found to have caused the accident out of willful and wanton negligence, it is even possible to obtain compensation for punitive damages. However, if you were injured by a driver charged with DUI, it is a mistake to think that you are necessarily entitled to more money.
Free Consultation · No Attorneys’ Fees Unless You Recover Money Damages
If you have been in an accident, it’s important to talk to a car accident injury lawyer at Holley, Rosen & Beard, LLC, in Springfield before you talk to an insurance adjuster. We offer a free consultation to explain your rights and your legal options. When the insurance company offers a settlement, you will have a better understanding of the full recovery amount you have the right to pursue. If you retain us to represent you in settlement negotiations, or at trial if the case cannot be settled out of court, we will handle the case on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay attorneys’ fees unless or until you recover money damages.
What If The Insurance Company Wants Your Statement?
No matter how obvious it may appear the drunk driver was at fault, do not sign anything or give a recorded statement until you talk to a qualified personal injury attorney about your rights. Anything you say or sign may be used as evidence that your actions contributed to the accident or the extent of your injuries.
We Will Help You Get The Medical Coverage You Need
Even in cases involving serious negligence such as DUI, settling a car accident injury case can take many weeks and possibly months. The insurance company for the negligent driver has no obligation to pay upfront money to cover your medical treatment for your injuries. You may need to use your own automobile policy or health insurance to cover medical costs. We will aggressively fight for full recovery of all money damages, including the full medical bills that will need to be repaid to your insurance company. We work hard to negotiate a reduced payback, to help you increase the amount of your final financial recovery.
If you don’t have health coverage or sufficient medical coverage on your car insurance policy, talk to us right away. We will help you find options for health care coverage that will pay for the treatment you need for maximum medical recovery.
Contact Us Today
From our offices in Springfield, our lawyers advise and represent clients in communities throughout central Illinois. Contact us to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Springfield drunk driving accident attorney at our firm today: 217-280-4984 or 877-671-5884.