Pursuing Compensation After A Motor Vehicle Accident

If your motor vehicle accident was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party, whether that was a driver, automaker, or a municipality, there is a good chance you will be eligible to pursue compensation that can help you cover the unexpected costs of your accident.

At Rapier Law Firm, we understand just how important it will be for you to hold the responsible party financially accountable for his or her actions, and our lawyers have the experience and resources you will need to pursue compensation for your injuries. Once you are ready to move forward with your claim, we can help you assess the economic damages of your accident so that our attorneys can develop a comprehensive legal strategy on your behalf.

Who Was Responsible For Your Accident?

Whether you were walking, biking or driving at the time of your accident, we are here to help. Once you reach out to our team, we can assess your claim and then determine who should be held liable for your accident.

Some common causes of motor vehicle accidents include:

  • Driver error: As painfully obvious as it should be, one of the core responsibilities of all drivers is to be aware enough of their vehicle and its surroundings to not inadvertently cause a serious accident. Nonetheless, there are drivers who are so distracted — whether it is with notifications on their phone or something else in or out of their vehicle they end up causing accidents that could have been prevented by simply paying attention.
  • Speeding and reckless driving: Drivers who demonstrate a complete disregard for the safety of the people around them — not to mention their own safety — routinely cause serious car accidents by driving at excessive speeds, swerving in and out of lanes or engaging in other overtly dangerous behavior.
  • Drunk driving: There are few things that drivers can do that are more dangerous than getting behind the wheel of their vehicle while intoxicated.
  • Highway defects: Municipalities are responsible for maintaining the safety of the public roads, though there are some exceptions to this general rule. For instance, it is often the responsibility of construction companies to maintain those stretches of road that fall within construction zones. While some defects are more recognizable than others — a pothole or a steep shoulder drop-off, for instance — others are less recognizable — like a lack of proper signage.
  • Vehicle defects: Faulty brakes or steering systems can also cause accidents, and the auto manufacturer may be the one held responsible. In some cases, an accident may be caused by another driver.

Get Help Right Away After An Accident

Many people do not get the medical or legal attention they need after a car accident because they mistakenly think they have not been seriously hurt. Accident victims can sustain whiplash injuries even in relatively low-speed, rear-end collisions, and the symptoms may not show up right away.

Many accident victims attempt to settle claims directly with insurance companies. Unfortunately, these companies are unlikely to offer you a settlement that accounts for the full impact of your injury. Working with a lawyer after an accident can help ensure that you receive fair compensation for not only your medical expenses and property damage but also your pain and suffering.

Consult With A Car Accident Attorney

To speak with an attorney from Rapier Law Firm about what happened, please call us at 331-305-5229 or send us an email. We offer free initial consultations and only charge a fee if we help you settle your claim. With an office in Naperville, we help clients throughout the Chicagoland area, Illinois and nationwide.