Illinois Car Accident Attorney
The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C., protects the rights of Illinois car accident victims and helps them achieve financial recovery.
In 2009, more than 89,000 people were injured in Illinois car accidents, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. An additional 911 people were killed in fatal car accidents on Illinois roads and highways.
Illinois does not have a no-fault auto insurance system, although drivers may carry optional medical payments (Med-Pay) coverage. If the injured person carried Med-Pay car insurance, then he or she may seek compensation from his or her own insurance company regardless of who was at fault in the accident. Otherwise, under Illinois’ auto insurance system, anyone injured in a car accident may seek financial compensation from the at-fault driver.
At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C., we focus our practice on providing efficient and strategic legal assistance to car accident victims and to families who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident. Illinois car accidents attorney Christopher Hoffmann protects the rights of Illinois car accident victims and helps them achieve financial recovery.
Understanding Illinois Car Accident Law
Illinois uses a standard called “modified comparative negligence” to determine who is responsible for the damage caused by a car accident. A person injured in an Illinois auto accident may recover financial compensation only if he or she is less than 50 percent at fault. The amount of compensation may be reduced in proportion to the amount that the injured person contributed to the cause of the accident. For example, if the other driver is determined to be 90 percent at fault, the injured person can collect for damages because he or she was only 10 percent responsible. However, the other driver’s car insurance company may offer to pay for only 90 percent of your costs.
The Experienced Illinois Car Accident Attorney
After an Illinois car accident, it is important to consult an experienced personal injury attorney before negotiating with the insurance company for compensation. At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C., we conduct independent accident investigations and consult medical experts to build as strong a case as possible on our clients’ behalf. Our goal in all car accident injury cases is to help our clients achieve the fullest amount of compensation possible to help cover:
- Medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Rehabilitation and therapy costs
- Property damage
If you were injured in an Illinois car accident, you can call our office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (314) 361-4242 or fill out our online contact form. We offer a free initial consultation with a lawyer in all personal injury cases, and you never pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
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