The car accident attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. recently settled a case on behalf of one of our clients for the available insurance policy limits of $250,000.
The claim stems from a rear-end automobile accident that occurred in Alsip, Illinois, a village south of Oak Lawn in Cook County. Our client was driving his vehicle when traffic began to slow down. In response, our client slowed down as well but a motorist behind him failed to slow, causing a rear-end car accident to take place.
The force of the collision pushed our client’s car into the lanes of oncoming traffic where the vehicle was struck again. As a result of the collision and the multiple impacts, our client suffered significant injuries including fractured bones and cardiopulmonary damage which required immediate medical care. Following the crash, the at-fault driver was cited by local authorities and pleaded guilty to the charges that he caused the collision by failing to slow down for traffic.
Through our representation, we were able to bring a claim against the driver who caused the rear-end car accident and that driver’s automobile insurance company. We obtained the available policy limits of $100,000 and then sought an underinsured motorist claim against our client’s own insurance policy for an additional $150,000, the available limits, to bring the settlement total to $250,000.
The settlement obtained will help our client pay for the medical expenses he incurred as well as compensating him for other damages including his pain and suffering, inconvenience, and loss of a normal life.
Often, accident victims and those who have been hurt in the Chicago area do not know where to turn for help. They are not sure how the state laws may apply to their claims or whether they even have a valid case to pursue. Fortunately, in Illinois, it is the right of accident victims to retain legal counsel of their choosing to help them through the process of a civil claim, the type of action that can help a victim obtain relief for his or her injuries.
Since the inception of our law firm, we have helped countless clients seek and obtain the financial compensation they deserve after an accident has affected their lives, and if you were injured in a crash, we want to help you as well. We offer a case consultation without cost or obligation to all victims and their family members who call us toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575, and because we understand that you may need help outside of traditional business hours, we keep a licensed attorney standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to speak with you.
If an accident has affected your life, call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you understand your legal options. Everything discussed will be kept confidential and if we represent you in your case, we will never charge you a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf. Our team believes in fighting for the rights of victims. If you were hurt, call us now and let us fight for you.
Prior Blog Entry:
Injuries Happen in School Bus Accidents Despite Safety Designs, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published March 31, 2016.