Every year, tens of thousands of Americans are killed in deadly auto accidents. Many more are seriously injured. The cost to the economy cannot be understated. Between medical expenses and lost income and lost productivity at work, car accidents take an enormous toll on everyone around the injured victim. Sadly, all too often big insurance companies find creative ways to get out of paying for the true damage caused by careless drivers. Even seemingly minor accidents can become very complicated if you do not understand the insurance rules and regulations of your state. This is why it is critical to work with an experienced auto accident attorney.
Motor vehicle accidents claim tens of thousands of lives each year. Drunk or distracted drivers account for a large percentage of the serious or fatal accidents that happen every day on American roads. At CROSSROAD LEGAL, we represent injured people by seeking a fair insurance claim. A lot of attorneys will promise big verdicts or claim they are going to “fight” or “be aggressive.” The truth is, the law provides certain rights. A responsible personal injury lawyer should be focused on working within the appropriate system to resolve your case and obtain the best possible compensation for your injury. Sometimes this means litigation, but most of the time truly injured people do not need to go to court to get compensation. They just need the right lawyer by their side, guiding them through the maze of medical care, insurance regulations, and helping them protect themselves against liens.
When you're riding your motorcycle in southern Illinois, you can find lots of great places to challenge the switchbacks and twists. But motorcycle crashes can happen in an instant. Laws are designed to favor four wheelers. Auto drivers can miss a motorcycle and completely disregard the rights of riders. In particular, there are about 5 common ways that bikers get hurt in crashes:
- Left turn intersection accidents
- When a motorcycle approaches an intersection, there's always a chance that a driver will not see the bike and rider. The most common problem happens when the rider is driving straight through a green light, but a driver doesn't see him and turns left through the intersection. This can cause high speed fatal crashes.
When large trucking companies are involved in motor vehicle crashes, they often move very quickly to hide evidence and avoid liability. You need an attorney who has the experience and aggressive nature to get involved right away. In these cases, minutes matter. Our team can have investigators on site quickly with high-tech equipment to survey the damage and preserve crucial evidence. As a former truck driver himself, our attorney knows exactly how these crashes happen and is in a better position to find evidence of negligence than attorneys who have never operated a big rig.
Without the protections of a vehicle, pedestrians are almost always seriously injured or killed when they are struck by motor vehicles. Some insurance companies will try to blame the pedestrian - especially when the pedestrian has passed away and is not available to defend themselves against false accusations. It is important to work with an attorney who can hire expert crash reconstruction teams to prove these excuses false and fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Other Injury Claims
Just about all injuries have the potential to be valid claims, so long as you are not the one at fault. The key is knowing what you can recover and what you cannot. At Crossroad Legal, we aggressively pursue maximum compensation for our clients by forcing the insurance companies to come to the table. When we are involved, an insurance company can't ignore your injuries. If you have questions or want to talk to an attorney for a free case evaluation, just drop us a line or call 24/7 at (618) 515-5555.