Decatur Car Accident Attorney
Even a minor vehicle incident can result in serious injuries and have a significant impact on individuals and families. At the law firm of Kanoski Bresney, our Decatur motor vehicle accident lawyers in Decatur have been representing injury victims for more than 40 years. We will work hard to help you get the financial compensation you need in order to recover and move forward with your life.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car crash, you need experienced legal representation. Contact our Decatur personal injury attorney team online or call (217) 429-3509 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.
Why Choose Kanoski Bresney’s Decatur Car Accident Attorneys?
Our car accident lawyers in Decatur understand the personal and financial impact that an accident can cause. That is why we will work hard to get you the full and fair compensation that you deserve. Beyond the medical expenses required to treat your injuries, we will also seek damage awards for:
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Job retraining
- Pain and suffering
From truck accidents on I-72 to car accidents on roads in Macon County, the legal team at Kanoski Bresney is prepared to help you. We will be by your side from the beginning of your case all the way through to any necessary litigation or settlement. We will help ensure that you get the Respect, Response and Results® that you deserve.
When can you file a car accident injury claim in Illinois?
When it comes to recovering compensation for a Decatur car accident, victims usually rely on their insurance carrier or the insurance carrier of an at-fault driver. Another alternative is to file a Decatur personal injury lawsuit against an at-fault driver’s insurance carrier, particularly if they deny a claim or do not offer enough compensation in a settlement.
You will file an insurance claim very soon after an accident occurs. Many people start a claim the same day the incident occurs. However, that does not mean it is a good idea to take an early settlement offer. You should never settle a claim until you are fully recovered from any injuries and have a complete sense of how much your total accident-related expenses are.
Working with an attorney, you may decide to file a personal injury lawsuit in your case. The timeframe for filing a lawsuit will vary but must be done so within two years from the date of the car accident.
Common car accident injuries in Decatur
Car accidents can result in serious injuries for drivers and passengers. Thankfully, many car accident injuries are minor and leave a person with no lasting impacts. However, out of the 319,146 total accidents reported to the Illinois Department of Transportation during the latest year, we know there were 94,164 total injuries and 1,035 deaths.
It is not uncommon for our Decatur car accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following in a crash:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
At Kanoski Bresney, we are ready to help car accident victims who have sustained any of these injuries. We understand that these injuries can lead to major medical bills as well as other expenses such as lost income, home and vehicle modifications to ease mobility, as well as possible pain and suffering damages.
When should I call a Decatur Car Accident Attorney?
No two car accident cases are the same, but it is generally a good idea to involve an attorney in your case as soon as possible. This is especially true when you have been injured due to another driver’s careless actions. By involving an attorney soon, you will ensure that you are protected. Your attorney will be responsible for:
- Gathering all of the evidence necessary to prove the other driver’s liability. This includes any video and photo surveillance, eyewitness statements, police reports, etc.
- Handle all communication with the insurance carriers and other parties involved.
- Gather your medical records and ensure they are evaluated by a trusted healthcare professional who can assess the full extent of your injuries.
It is important to realize that the insurance carriers are not your friends, and they will actively work against paying you the amount of compensation you should get. They do not want you to involve an attorney because they know that will benefit you. When your attorney is involved early in the process, they will be able to negotiate to secure the settlement you deserve. If the insurance carrier fails to offer a fair settlement or denies your claim, your Decatur car accident lawyer will file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
Schedule a Free Consultation
If you or a family member has been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our motor vehicle accident attorneys in Decatur online or call (217) 429-3509 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We have offices in Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Macomb, Pekin, Quincy, Rushville and Springfield to serve clients throughout central Illinois.