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Car Accident Lawyer In Wheaton
When you sustain injuries in a car accident, not only do you have to worry about the various elements of your recovery, you may find yourself contending with substantial financial challenges. Wheaton Car accidents often cause severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment, and with that medical treatment comes significant medical costs.
If another driver’s negligent actions on the road caused your car accident injuries, you might have the right to file an injury claim that will help you seek compensation for those injuries. Our Wheaton personal injury lawyers can help walk you through the compensation you may deserve and provide you with more information about your next steps following a serious car accident. Contact us to learn more about your rights.
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Zayed Law Offices Can Help Wheaton Car Accident Victims Pursue Justice for Their Injuries
A moment’s negligence out on the road can cause serious injuries in an accident. When someone else’s negligence causes severe injuries, you deserve justice for the losses you have faced. At Zayed Law Offices, we have a successful record of helping car accident victims pursue the compensation they may deserve for their injuries. Look at some of our past results.
- $1.77 million awarded after a commercial vehicle accident
- $1.50 million awarded after a commercial vehicle accident
- $685,000 awarded after a car crash
- $500,000 awarded after a car crash
- $300,000 awarded after a car crash
Our past claim results cannot guarantee the results of your car accident claim, even if you have sustained similar injuries or faced similar challenges. However, our team of car accident lawyers will help our clients move forward with their injury claims and give them a better idea of what to expect at each stage of the claim.
We help our clients take a comprehensive look at the financial losses their car accident has caused.
To file an effective car accident claim, you need to know what losses you sustained in the accident. Often, car accident victims do not realize the full extent of the damages they suffered until they look at the cost breakdown of their medical bills, the time they have missed at work, and the many challenges that have gone along with recovering from their injuries. At Zayed Law Offices, we make sure our clients have a solid understanding of the compensation they deserve. That way, when we deal with the liable driver’s insurance company, they can make fully informed decisions about their next steps.
We aggressively pursue the evidence our clients need to establish liability after a car accident.
Following a car accident, you may need to present evidence that the other driver caused the accident and that, as a result, you deserve compensation from that driver’s insurance company for your injuries. Often, however, it can prove exceedingly difficult to collect that evidence, especially in cases of disputed liability, or where the other driver does not accept liability for their negligent actions on the road. At Zayed Law Offices, we help collect the evidence you need to establish your right to compensation, then put it together in a compelling claim.
We negotiate on our clients’ behalf to help maximize the compensation they can recover.
At Zayed Law Offices, we understand the challenges our clients face as they recover from serious car accident injuries, including the financial weight they may bear. We work to help our clients recover as much compensation as possible through their car accident claims so that they can manage their financial needs after an accident.
Common Wheaton Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents can cause unexpectedly substantial injuries, many of which can permanently change the course of a victim’s life. Dealing with the aftermath of those injuries may mean significant, ongoing suffering and immense medical bills, and financial losses.
Traumatic Brain Injury
When the head faces substantial force in an accident, either because it strikes the vehicle or because of the force put on the head during the accident, it can result in traumatic brain injury. TBI may lead to challenges with emotional regulation and difficulty focusing, or problems with short-term memory.
Back and Neck Injuries
Suffering from injuries to the back and neck can make it very difficult for victims to engage in various everyday activities. Often, patients with back and neck injuries suffer from pain that prevents them from working, whether in active professions or behind a desk. Some back and neck injuries, including whiplash, may make it difficult for the victim to use the hands and arms, while others, like spinal cord injuries, can lead to full paralysis.
Severe car accidents can result in permanent limb loss. Limb loss can make it very difficult for patients to engage in basic self-care tasks after the accident. Prosthetics may restore mobility and independence, but with significant costs.
Car accident injuries may include heat burns resulting from damage to the vehicle or severe road rash, which may present in much the same way as a severe burn. Patients with burn injuries may have a long road to recovery, including multiple procedures required to treat those severe burns.
Car accidents frequently result in broken bones—in many cases, multiple broken bones. Patients with broken bones may require short-term help with immediate self-care tasks. In some cases, broken bones can also lead to long-term complications, including ongoing pain from the injury.
What Are Common Causes of Wheaton Car Accidents?
Wheaton car accidents can occur in what feels like the blink of an eye. Often, those car accidents can result from common circumstances.
Wheaton residents, who see precipitation an estimated 119 days per year, get used to driving in the rain as well as ice and snow. However, that does not eliminate the risk associated with those hazards. Not only do rain and snow make roads more slippery, which can make many situations more difficult, they may also lead to decreased overall visibility, leaving Wheaton drivers with less time to respond to danger.
Some areas naturally draw more accidents than others, particularly due to the design of intersections that may not allow visibility for drivers who need to see everything in the area. Due to its proximity to Chicago, Wheaton has several dangerous intersections that see heavy traffic. All too often, drivers go speeding through those intersections instead of exercising adequate precautions, which may increase the risk that those drivers will cause a serious accident.
Many drivers struggle with distractions despite the dangers. Some drivers will pull out their phones, even though they know about the risk. Others may attempt to program a GPS device while driving, eat or drink in the car without considering the potential ramifications of taking eyes or attention off the road, or get more involved in a conversation with someone else in the vehicle than they are with the act of driving. Distracted drivers often miss what happens around them, raising the risk of a serious accident.
Drunk drivers can pose a substantial danger for everyone around them. Illinois dram shop law assigns heavy liability to bars and restaurants that over-serve people they know plan to head out on the road. An inebriated driver may behave unpredictably, making it more difficult for other drivers to predict their actions. Furthermore, inebriated drivers often struggle to control their vehicles as they move through traffic.
Aggressive Driving Behaviors
Chicago has an extended rush hour that may cause Wheaton residents to run into more potential traffic snarls. Those traffic snarls may, for some drivers, increase the risk of reckless or aggressive driving. Some drivers will tailgate or swerve through traffic to get to their destination faster. Those behaviors, however, may increase the risk for everyone around them.
Ignoring Traffic Signals
Paying proper attention to traffic signals can prove essential to ensuring safety for everyone on the road. Unfortunately, some Wheaton drivers may not exercise adequate precautions, including maintaining the speed limit and adhering to traffic lights and signs. When drivers ignore those laws, they may raise the risk of accidents for others around them, who may struggle to predict their behaviors.
Recovering Compensation After a Wheaton Car Accident
Following a Wheaton auto accident caused by another party’s negligence, you may have the right to compensation. However, some people struggle to figure out exactly how much they deserve in compensation for their Wheaton car accident injuries. You may even find yourself dealing with an insurance company that issues a very low settlement offer and tries to convince you to take that offer instead of fighting for the compensation you really deserve. At Zayed Law Offices, we cannot guarantee compensation for a car accident claim. Claims may vary immensely depending on the specific circumstances. However, we can help you break down the compensation you may deserve based on the losses you sustained due to the car accident.
Medical Expense Compensation
Car accident injuries, in many cases, mean immense medical bills. The cost of emergency care alone may mount higher than you anticipated. When you suffer severe injuries, you may need ongoing medical care and support. Keep track of all medical bills related to your car accident injuries so you can include them as part of your claim.
Compensation for Lost Income
For many Wheaton car accident victims, losing income can prove just as financially devastating as the high cost often associated with medical needs. You may have to miss work for a long time while you recover or find yourself needing to look for a new profession due to the extent of your injuries. A car accident claim will often include compensation for that lost income.
Pain and Suffering
Car accident injuries often cause substantial physical pain and emotional distress along with the financial challenges they represent. Most car accident claims also include compensation for the victim’s pain and suffering.
Liability in Wheaton Car Accidents
Determining liability for your Wheaton car accident allows you to learn whom you need to sue to recover compensation for your car accident injuries. In many car accident scenarios, full liability rests with the driver that caused the accident. However, having a lawyer thoroughly investigate the situation can prove critical. Other parties may also share liability for your car accident, including:
- The employer of a driver on the clock who committed a dangerous error that led to an accident, especially when that employer has dangerous policies that decrease employee safety on the road.
- The manufacturer of a vehicle that malfunctioned due to the manufacturer’s defect.
- A mechanic who improperly completed repairs on a damaged vehicle, leading to an accident.
- The bar or restaurant that over-served a drunk driver, leading to a drunk driving accident.
A full investigation into who bears liability for your Wheaton car accident can make a big difference in your ability to recover the full compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact a lawyer to learn more about liability for your accident.
Do You Need a Wheaton Car Accident Attorney?
If you sustained injuries in a Wheaton car accident, you might need an attorney on your side: someone who will make sure that your rights and needs get taken into account as you manage the aftermath of your accident. Contact Zayed Law Offices at (630) 690-1919 for a free consultation to provide you with more information about your rights.
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