We understand what you’re going through and how to maximize compensation for your losses.
When someone’s negligence injures you or a loved one, you could be entitled to compensation.
A Peoria car accident lawyer helps you seek damages so you can focus on feeling better. For over two decades, Staver Accident Injury Lawyers have recovered millions in settlements and verdicts. We prepare for each case like we’re going to trial. With no stone unturned, insurance companies know that they cannot lowball our legal team.
Get help from a car accident attorney in Peoria. Contact Staver Accident Injury Lawyers today for a free initial consultation. There are no upfront costs, and you pay only when we recover compensation. Call 888-425-8217 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.
Types of Car Accidents in Peoria
Car accidents have many causes: drunk driving, speeding, fatigue, distracted driving, and more. According to the Department of Transportation, Illinois had over 312,000 traffic accidents in 2020.
Staver Accident Injury Lawyers handles many types of crashes, including:
Fatal Car Accidents
There were over 1,100 car accident fatalities statewide in 2020. Surviving family members could recover wrongful death compensation for funeral expenses, lost income, and the emotional pain of losing a loved one.
Rear-end collisions are often the result of an inattentive driver hitting the vehicle in front. The greater the speed, the more likely the chance of severe injury.
When the front of two cars collide, the results can be fatal. Many head-on collisions happen when a vehicle jumps across the center line and into oncoming traffic.
When two cars collide at an angle between 90 and 180 degrees, it’s a side-impact crash. Drivers and passengers can suffer broken bones and traumatic brain injuries from angle accidents.
Vehicles with a high center of gravity, such as SUVs and trucks, are at greater risk of rolling over on their side or top after impact. Although not as common as other traffic accidents, rollovers are often deadly.
Hit and Run Accidents
It’s against the law to flee the scene of an accident. A motorist hit by a runaway car can file a claim with their uninsured driver’s insurance.
What To Do After a Car Accident
After the initial shock, you may have more questions. The most important action for you is to follow your medical provider’s instructions and contact a Peoria car accident lawyer.
Don’t Talk to the Insurance Company Alone
The at-fault driver’s insurance company may contact you right away. In our experience, many insurance companies try to settle for less than what you need to pay your bills.
If you must talk to an insurance company before speaking to a car accident lawyer, keep your conversation brief. Provide only the minimum facts — date, time, make, and model. Never discuss fault or specifics. Let a car accident attorney protect your rights.
Car Accident Injuries
Always seek medical care after any car accident, even if you think you’re fine. For example, you could have a concussion and not have symptoms until several hours or the next day. Other injuries that victims suffer from a car accident include:
- Broken Bones – Fractured and broken bones are typical of a car accident. Bracing yourself for impact increases the risk of fracturing or breaking bones.
- Soft Tissue Injuries – Your muscles, tendons, and ligaments are susceptible to strain, sprain, and tears. Your body reflexively tightens soft tissues, which causes aches and pains after the accident.
- Whiplash – People associate whiplash with a rear-end collision when the force from behind snaps your head back and forth. However, any violent head motion creates trauma for the neck and upper spine, including side to side.
- Spine & Back Injuries – The spongy discs between your vertebrae may rupture at the force of impact, leading to herniated discs. Some back and spine injuries result in total or partial paralysis.
- Internal Bleeding – Undiagnosed internal bleeding leads to organ failure and potentially death. Symptoms aren’t always apparent, so prompt medical attention is vital after a crash.
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If you’ve been hurt, it can be hard to know where to start. We begin every case with a free, no-risk evaluation. We’ll discuss your situation, answer your questions, and determine what comes next. Act now and get the recovery you deserve.
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