The personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. recently settled a case on behalf of one of their clients who was involved in an Illinois collision. The case stems from a car accident where an at-fault driver failed to yield the right-of-way to our client, a motorist who did nothing wrong but was still involved in a crash because of the other driver’s mistake.
The accident happened in Buffalo Grove, Illinois and the at-fault driver was ticketed for his actions in the collision, but unfortunately, the damage reached far beyond the day of the accident as our client was hurt. Our client suffered a broken arm which forced her to incur medical expenses for treatment and for rehabilitation of her arm, not to mention the damages she had from pain and suffering and inconvenience to her daily life.
Though our representation, we were able to bring a claim against the at-fault driver and the at-fault driver’s insurance company and settle the matter on behalf of our client for $60,000.
Failure to yield car accidents happen every week in Chicago and far too many of them result in injuries. Most often, they occur when a driver fails to stop at a stop sign or at a red light but they can also occur where traffic merges together. In some instances, a driver or a passenger in a car might be hurt. In others, it may be a pedestrian, a bicyclist, or even a motorcyclist that bears the brunt of the fallout and is forced to deal with damages because of another’s error.
Regardless of how the victim was traveling prior to an accident, if a failure to yield collision left that victim injured, he or she may be entitled to financial compensation for the totality of the damages that resulted. From medical expenses already incurred to future medical costs, pain and suffering, loss of a normal life, missed wages, and inconvenience, a civil claim for damages that is separate and distinct from any traffic or criminal action may help these victim recover fully. This right is guaranteed by state law and serves to hold irresponsible drivers liable for their actions and for the harm that befalls others after a collision; therefore, the right to bring a claim belongs to a victim and cannot be barred as long as the victim acts within the requirements of the law.
The legal team at Abels & Annes, P.C. offers a case consultation without cost or obligation to victims and their family members who call us toll free at (855) 529-2442, locally at (312) 924-7575, or who contact us online. We have an attorney standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call and to help you sort through your options or simply to answer your questions if you are unsure of your rights.
If we represent you in your case, we will never charge you a fee unless we are successful on your behalf and we will advance all case-related expenses.
We have successfully collected millions of dollars in settlements and awards for our clients and we are standing by now to help you as well. If you were hurt, call Abels & Annes, P.C. and let us be an advocate on your side, fighting for your rights.
Prior Blog Entry:
Nearly 4,000 People Die in Truck Accidents Every Year, Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog, published March 21, 2016.