Receiving Compensation For Your Auto Accident Injuries

If you've ever been involved in a car accident, it is likely that you felt blindsided twice: during the collision and when you were reviewing your medical bills and the car repair charges. Post-accident financial whiplash is one reason Illinois legislation now requires drivers to have car insurance coverage. In our state, the minimum coverage required is vehicle liability insurance. In the event of an accident, this coverage ensures that some financial cushion exists to help the victim defray costs.

For over six decades, victims of motor vehicle accidents have relied on Fabiano Law Offices in Rockford to advocate for them as they seek to recoup money from negligent drivers. Our attorneys are practiced litigators who aggressively pursue claims to ensure insurance companies and responsible parties pay what is due to victims.

Assigning Blame And Awarding Damages

When the reviewing the factors that led to the accident, insurance companies review the documentation of the event to determine which party is liable for the collision. Evidence of faulty conduct on one of these levels can affect the amount of money you receive:

  • Negligent driving: Fender benders are often characterized at this level because they occur due to the the carelessness of the offending driver.
  • Reckless driving: Drunk drivers can be charged with reckless driving because they completely disregard the safety of other drivers on the road when they drive while intoxicated.
  • Driving to intentionally cause harm: Acts in which drivers willfully create dangerous conditions may fall into this category, as the driver at fault may use his car to hurt another driver on the road.

Having suffered physical, emotional and mental harm, you may be entitled to compensation in recognition of these setbacks:

  • Medical bills, ranging from initial treatment to rehabilitation services and therapy
  • Pain and suffering, resulting from the mental and emotional distress caused by the accident
  • Loss in earning capacity
  • Loss of companionship, as a result of a wrongful death claim

Did Another Driver's Recklessness Lead To A Car Accident? Contact Us For Advice On Your Claim.

In Illinois, the two-year statute of limitations sets a time limit on when a claim can be filed. Reach our Rockford lawyers for a free assessment of your case by contacting us online or by calling us at 815-315-4277. When we take your case, you will owe no legal fees until we receive a settlement.