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Ottawa Auto Accident Lawyers

Have you been injured in an auto accident? You are certainly not alone. Millions of people are injured every year in auto accidents across the country. When someone else causes an accident, and you are subsequently injured, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, time off work, physical damages, pain and suffering, and more.

To pursue compensation, you will need to deal with the other party’s insurance company. This can be a confusing and frustrating process. This is when you need Ottawa auto accident lawyers who can help you. At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., our Illinois personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients pursue the compensation they deserve. We work closely with all of our clients to build a case against the at-fault party.

Common Causes of Ottawa Auto Accidents

Auto accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Here is a look at some of the most common causes:

  • Failure to yield
  • Aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting and driving
  • Driver inexperience
  • Mechanical failure
  • Violation of traffic controls
  • Falling asleep
  • Drunk driving
  • Drag racing

How Ottawa Auto Accident Lawyers Can Protect You After an Accident

When you retain a personal injury attorney at Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., we work tirelessly to protect your legal rights and those of each and every client. Our attorneys have over seven decades of combined experience helping Ottawa area residents recover the compensation they deserve.

We start by preparing a thorough evaluation of the case facts. If the other party is uninsured, we can help you pursue compensation through your own carrier if you have Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage. If your accident was serious and it looks like the other party’s coverage will not be enough to compensate you, we will do an asset search. The purpose is to see if the defendant has assets that we could attach in order to compensate you for your losses.

Some of the ways your attorney can help include:

  • Communicating with the other party’s insurance adjuster
  • Helping you get the medical care you need
  • Protecting you from and resolving any applicable liens
  • Negotiating with the insurance company, medical providers, defendant’s attorney, etc.
  • Dealing with any potential government reimbursements like Medicare or Medicaid
  • Representing you during a trial or other court-ordered hearings like an arbitration or mediation

Types of Compensation Available After an Ottawa Car Accident

Potential compensation available after an accident will vary based on the circumstances of the accident. There are three main types of compensation that could be available — economic or special damages, non-economic or general damages, and punitive damages.

  • Economic Damages: These are quantifiable financial losses you suffered, like medical expenses, loss of earnings, future medical expenses, etc.
  • Non-Economic Damages:  These are non-financial losses like emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, etc.
  • Punitive Damages: These are damages imposed to punish the at-fault party. Punitive damages are not common, especially in Illinois. You have to show a defendant acted with wanton and willful disregard for human life. A large corporation who knowingly endangers people’s lives for profit might be a situation where punitive damages would be awarded.

Contact Illinois Car Accident Attorneys Today

If you need assistance after being injured in an auto accident, contact the Ottawa auto accident lawyers at Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd. today to schedule an initial consultation.

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