A collision with another motor vehicle can change life as you know it in an instant - perhaps leading to serious injuries, a lengthy medical recovery, lost wages, lifelong disability, or even death.
If you or a loved one is injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation including property damage, medical expenses, pain and suffering, wage loss, and future medical care.
Motor vehicle accidents cause more deaths than all-natural disasters combined. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were nearly 6 million reported motor vehicle accidents in 2012, causing 2.6 million injuries and 43,000 deaths. In Illinois, the annual number of fatal car crashes is approximately 1,400.
What to do after a crash
In order to recover for injuries sustained in a crash, you must be able to prove that some person caused the crash due to negligent or reckless driving or that a defect in the roadway or the vehicle caused the accident. If the accident occurred while you were on the job, you may have grounds for a workers' compensation claim as well.