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Rockford Car Accident Lawyers Fight for Your Compensation Following Auto Accidents

Providing comprehensive auto accident services to our clients for more than 75 years

At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., our personal injury attorneys have spent more than seven decades representing people injured in automobile accidents. Whether you’ve suffered whiplash from being rear-ended or have extensive injuries from a chain-reaction highway collision, we’re committed to proving the other party or parties were at fault and maximizing your compensation. We represent insured and uninsured motorists alike, in negotiated settlements or aggressive courtroom litigation. And because we’re not afraid to tackle even the most complex auto accident cases, we’ve won millions of dollars for our clients.

Common types of auto accidents

Car accidents are, unfortunately, a common occurrence on our roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly three million people in the United States are injured in car accidents every year. And according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, more than 900 people were killed in accidents on Illinois roads in 2011 alone. The most common types of accidents on both highways and residential streets are:

  • Head-on collisions
  • Side-impact collisions
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Hit-and-runs
  • Rollovers

And while car insurance companies are supposed to compensate you for these and other kinds of auto accidents, they often take a long time to handle your claim, in hopes you’ll grow frustrated and settle for less than you deserve. At Brassfield & Krueger, our personal injury attorneys can draw upon powerful resources to bolster your claim and pressure your insurance company into making proper payouts.

Car accident injuries on Illinois roads

If you’ve been in an accident, it’s important that you seek medical attention immediately. While many injuries are evident, others — particularly neck and back injuries — may take days or weeks to appear. Even if the cars involved in the accident were traveling at low speeds and the impact damage seems minimal, long-term physical and psychological trauma can be lying in wait.

Our experienced attorneys pursue full compensation for clients suffering from short- or long-term auto accident injuries that include:

  • Head and back injuries. A closed head injury is the most common injury suffered by drivers and passengers in an accident. The brain can be rattled inside the skull, leading to concussion or brain injury. Back injuries, which may not appear immediately, can include sprain, disc injury, thoracic spine injury, fracture lumbar radiculopathy (nerve damage), and lumbar spine injury.
  • Neck injuries. Also common in car accidents, neck injuries can be mild, such as neck strain or whiplash, or serious, such as disc injury and cervical radiculopathy. Because adrenaline and endorphins rush through your body after an accident, it may not be immediately evident that you have suffered a neck injury.
  • Psychological trauma. Studies show that people involved in even minor car accidents often suffer from long-lasting psychological trauma that can include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, depression, flashbacks, and nightmares. Documenting your post-crash experiences in a journal can help our attorneys reveal how seriously the accident has affected you.

Call Us Today for Help if You’ve Been In a Car Accident

Whether you’re an insured or uninsured motorist whose accident happened on a Rockford city street or a highway in a surrounding county, we’re committed to helping you obtain maximum recovery. Call us, Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., at 815.398.9700 or contact us online for your free consultation. We have offices in Rockford and Streator.

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