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Ogle County Auto Accident Lawyer

Injured in a car accident? You are not alone. Over 5 million people are hurt in car wrecks each year, according to a 2010 report by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). About 35,000 people are killed in car crashes annually.

At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., our attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients get the most for their injuries. We fully appreciate that every case is unique, so we work closely with our clients to build a clear case against the negligent driver who caused their injuries.

Most Common Ogle County Car Crashes

Car accidents happen for all sorts of reasons. Here are just some of the most common reasons:

  • Texting and driving
  • Drunk or impaired driving
  • Failing to pay attention
  • Mechanical failure
  • Inexperience
  • Poor training
  • Reckless or aggressive driving
  • Drag racing
  • Violating traffic controls

Compensation Available After Car Accidents

After a car accident, an injured person can seek compensation from the person who hurt them. Illinois courts will allow you to seek three types of compensation, where appropriate. These are economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.

Economic Damages

These are financial harms that you suffered. For instance, they may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Future medical expenses
  • Anticipated diminished earning capacity

Non-economic Damages

These are emotional or non-financial losses. They often include things like:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost enjoyment of life
  • Loss of intimacy and companionship

Punitive Damages

This type of award is rare in Illinois. Courts require you to first prove that the defendant acted with willful and wanton disregard for human life and safety. This is a high threshold to meet. Even in cases of texting and driving and reckless driving, some judges will not allow them. However, in extreme cases, these awards are used to punish wrongdoing and deter others from doing the same thing. Typically, punitive damages are awarded against large corporations that knowingly endanger the public for profits.

How Our Auto Accident Lawyers Protect You

Our firm works to protect each client. This all starts with a careful evaluation of the case facts. We look for ways to secure payment. Sometimes defendants are uninsured. We then look to your insurance to see if you have optional uninsured motorist coverage. We also look to see if the defendant has significant assets that we might be able to attach in order to pay for your losses. Here are a few other things we can do to protect you:

  • Communicate with insurance adjusters
  • Protect and resolve liens
  • Deal with government reimbursements, like Medicare, Tricare, and Medicaid
  • Negotiate with insurance companies and medical providers
  • Help you get the medical care you need
  • Represent you in arbitrations, mediations, and trials

If you have been in a car accident in Ogle County, IL, give our firm a call today. The call is free, and you owe us nothing if we can not recover compensation for you.

What a few of our clients have to say about us.

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For your convenience, we have offices in Rockford and Streator.