The Chicago car accident lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. recently settled a case on behalf of one of their client for the policy limits of $50,000.
Our client was parked on the side of Grey Avenue in Evanston, Illinois as another vehicle approached the area. As our client opened the driver’s door to exit his car, the second vehicle turned onto Grey Avenue and struck our client’s driver’s door and front portion of the car, causing a collision. Our client was taken from the scene of the collision to St. Francis Hospital’s Emergency Department where he was examined and treated for shoulder and arm pain. Follow up medical treatment determined that our client had a tear in his rotator cuff that led to two cortisone injections and additional treatment. He also underwent a conservative course of physiotherapy to attempt to return his shoulder to its pre-injury state and to reduce the discomfort he felt as a result of the accident.
Through the use of a civil claim for damages, our personal injury lawyers brought a claim on behalf of our client and against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. We fought for and obtained an offer of settlement for the insurance limits available, $50,000, to compensate our client for his damages and for his pain and suffering.
Car accidents occur every day in Chicago and many result in injuries to those involved. In 2011 alone, 281,788 accidents took place in Illinois and 84,172 personal injuries resulted. Many of those who were hurt required medical treatment and were forced to miss time off work while they recuperated from their injuries. The damages caused by a car accident in Chicago do not end the day of the accident; rather, they can last for months, years, or even a lifetime if an injury results.
Unfortunately, victims of car accidents cannot erase the collisions or turn back the hands of time. However, like our client who was hurt while in his parked car, the victims of car accidents may be entitled to legal relief. At Abels & Annes, P.C., we believe that those who have been harmed by the actions of others deserve to have legal representation on their side, fighting for their rights.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we only represent injury victims and we never represent insurance companies so you will always know that we have your best interests in mind. We offer a free case consultation to all accident victims who call us toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575. There is no obligation on your part for speaking with us and everything discussed will be kept confidential.
If you have been hurt in an accident, we are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call and provide you with the answers you deserve, whenever you need them. Call us today and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Cell Phone Ban To Be Enforced By Lombard Police Starting Friday, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published July 30, 2014.