If you are involved in a serious Forest Park car crash, you may be incapacitated so that you cannot work or engage in daily life activities. Motor vehicle accidents may involve all types of vehicles, including passenger cars, tractor-trailers, motorcycles, SUVs, bicycles and even pedestrians. When a person is injured in a car accident, the challenges a personal injury victim faces can seem insurmountable. When you are suffering from the pain of serious injuries, the emotional trauma of suffering serious injury and the financial complications of being unable to pay your household bills can make it difficult to focus on pragmatic considerations.
Our Forest Park auto accident attorneys at Montlick & Associates know that insurance adjusters often take advantage of the vulnerability of car accident victims. Insurance adjusters recognize that you may be feeling financial pressure and/or anxiety and may try to persuade you to settle your Forest Park car accident claim before you have completely recovered and the value of your claim is apparent. Our Forest Park car accident lawyers have represented many people injured in serious motor vehicle collisions and protected their interest against insurance adjusters with no objective other than to deny or minimize their claim. If you or someone you love suffers serious injury in a car accident, our Forest Park car accident law firm has been providing diligent legal representation to personal injury victims since 1984.
The Basis for a Forest Park Car Accident Claim
The basis for imposing liability in virtually all car accident cases in Forest Park is the legal theory of negligence. Negligence refers to an act or omission that fails to comply with the standard of reasonable care to prevent foreseeable injury to others. The most common form of negligence behind Forest Park car accidents is driver error, including the following:
- Traveling faster than the speed limit
- Aggressive driving, such as tailgating or driving on the shoulder to pass
- Using a cell phone to carry on a conversation or text while driving
- Operating a motor vehicle while fatigued or sleepy
- Driving while manually, visually or physically distracted
- Failing to verify it is clear before turning or changing lanes
- Driving while under the influence of prescription, over-the-counter or illegal drugs
When reviewing this list, it should be apparent that most of these causes are not “accidental” at all. They involve decisions by drivers to engage in driving conduct that increases the risk of a serious car accident resulting in devastating injuries or wrongful death. While negligent driving is the most common cause of Forest Park car accidents, they may also be caused by public entities that fail to maintain safe streets and highways as well as vehicle manufacturers that produce vehicles with defective parts.
Types of Forest Park Car Accidents
There are many types of vehicle collisions that can cause serious injury. Because there are a wide variety of vehicles and types of collisions, each Forest Park car accident case must be investigated and analyzed to determine the best strategy for pursuing a car accident personal injury claim. Because our Forest Park car accident lawyers have been handling motor vehicle accident settlements and lawsuits for almost three decades, we are qualified to provide effective legal representation in all types of collisions involving the full spectrum of vehicles including:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Single vehicle road departure accidents
- Multi-car chain reaction crashes
- Head-on impact collisions
- Side-impact crashes
- Rollover accidents
- Distracted driver collisions
- Commercial truck accidents (tractor-trailer crashes)
- Sideswipe crashes
- Driveway and parking lot accidents while backing up
- Bicycle accidents
- Motor vehicles that hit pedestrians
- Drunk driving accidents
Seeking Compensation for Serious Injuries or the Loss of a Loved One
If you or a family member experiences severe injuries or a loved one dies in a Forest Park car accident, time is of the essence in seeking prompt legal advice. Forest Park auto accident victims may suffer many types of injuries that range from mild to severe, including broken bones, brain injuries, amputation of limbs, dislocations, whiplash, fractures, disc injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe burns and other injuries. These types of injuries may be the basis for a number of different forms of damages, including:
- Hospitalization, medical bills or rehabilitative therapy
- Lost earnings and future lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Death-related expenses (burial/funeral)
- Infringement on quality of life
- Impairment of marital relationships
- Damages to punish or discourage extremely reckless behavior (punitive damages)
Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured because of the failure of a driver on the streets or highways of Forest Park to engage in prudent driving practices, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick & Associates' experienced Forest Park car accident attorneys.
Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you, if needed. You can call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for your FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.