he most common type of personal injury claims are car accidents. That is not surprising since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates a traffic accident occurs in the United States every ten seconds — and the rate of auto accidents in Rockford is no exception. Accidents can happen in a moment but can have long lasting impact on your life.
Motor vehicle accidents are governed by the law of negligence. In general, drivers must exercise "reasonable care under the circumstances." A deviation from this standard of care may require the at-fault party to pay for the damages caused. However, who is the at-fault party is not always clear and this can become a case of he said, she said. It can be difficult to know what actually happened and who is legally at fault. A consultation with a personal injury attorney can give you a clear and unbiased opinion of liability in your case.
Damages are the monetary compensation awarded to an injured party after an accident. They can include medical bills, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, permanent impairment, lost wages, property damage, etc. Consulting an attorney early on in your case is the best way to ensure that your damages have been properly documented so that you receive fair value for your claim.
At Marriett Legal, we understand that car accident victims may have questions about their legal rights following a crash. We are committed to helping injured drivers, passengers, and pedestrians understand these rights and how they may be able to obtain compensation to cover damages such as medical bills and lost wages. Depending on the details of your crash, you may be able to seek compensation through insurance claims or a lawsuit against a negligent driver.
For a free consultation to discuss your Rockford auto accident case, call the law office of Marriett Legal at (815) 391-0089 to set an appointment, or contact us securely through our website. We are a Rockford, Illinois, based law firm, serving clients in Rockford, Machesney Park, Loves Park and Winnebago County.