Car accidents are the most common form of personal injury claims a personal injury attorney will handle and our law firm understands the impact these accidents have on your life. From the moment the car accident happens you have a list of things that must be taken care of in terms of contacting the police and seeking medical attention and getting your car repaired and contacting insurance companies and making sure that all of your medical bills are being paid.
Lake County is a wonderful place to reside but with its numerous highways, tollways and busy streets accidents are constantly happening. In 2012 there were 35 car accident related deaths which represented an almost 20% increase from 2011. At the top of the list were car on car accidents and the majority of those accidents occurred in October. Truck, motorcycle and trains also played a part in the car related accident deaths. Alcohol played a part in one-fifth of the car accidents resulting in death and the largest bulk of those that passed away in these accidents were between the ages 21 and 30.
While our State continues to enact laws in an effort to make our roads and highways safer, such as laws pertaining to texting while driving or talking on your cell phones, Illinois has upwards of 150,000 miles of highways and roadways and remains the 5th busiest state in terms of its interstate highway system. Over 60,000 car accidents occur in our state on a yearly basis wherein at least one person was injured as the result of the collision and about 2 people are killed per day in Illinois car accidents per day.
Lake County car accidents are very common and our attorneys have spent years negotiating with these insurance companies and are very familiar with the adjusters and decision makers at these insurance carriers. Allow us to help you navigate your car accident case and make sure that your medical bills are being paid and your car is being repaired. Also allow us to monitor your medical treatment and appointments to make sure that you are getting the treatment you need and that you are being referred to the right specialists for the injuries and pain you are experiencing.
The Lake County car accident attorneys at our firm specialize in representing people that have suffered serious injuries in the form of:
- Severe whiplash injuries to the back and neck
- Knee injuries that occur when bracing from impact or striking the dashboard
- Head injuries from striking some portion of the interior of the car;
- Leg, arm and spinal fractures
- Wrongful Death
Injuries such as these can place a strangle hold on your family’s financial future. Savings can deteriorate quickly and in the event one is prevented from returning to work, the family’s financial picture becomes bleak. Let the car accident attorneys at Stein & Shulman help you during this difficult time. The call to our office is free and so is the advice we provide. If you have been involved in a car accident in Lake County please feel free to call us at (312) 422-0500 so we can discuss your case and get you on the road to recovery and a settlement that compensates you for your injuries.