WHEN SHOULD I CALL A BELLEVILLE CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER?

If you are injured from a car accident, it is critical to contact an experienced attorney right away to assist with all the details surrounding your medical expenses, potential court proceedings, and ancillary costs. A Belleville Car Accident Lawyer with significant experience in helping with cases from small-scale injuries to loss of life cases can help with all aspects of your case. I am empathetic to the challenging emotional toll that an accident can have on your life and can effectively pursue remedies.

The earlier you seek legal assistance, the better. Working with an attorney can relieve the burden of working with insurance companies, ensuring you are paid lost wages, and guaranteeing your medical expenses are covered. If an attorney is involved earlier in the process, it may assist with understanding all aspects of your case and advocating on your behalf.

 

What Steps Should I Take After A Car Accident?

If you have been injured, you should do the following:

  • Seek immediate medical treatment.
  • Take photos of your injuries, your vehicle, the other vehicles involved, and the scene of the accident.
  • Write down the names and contact information of everyone at the scene, including the other drivers and any eyewitnesses.

A Belleville Car Accident Attorney can assist with navigating communication with the insurance companies and other lawyers involved. We work to alleviate any stress so you can focus on recovery.

What Types of Accidents are Entitled to Compensation?

First, a Belleville Car Accident Attorney will work with you to evaluate whether there has been negligence. Simply put, negligence occurs when a person fails to have the ordinary amount of care that a typical person would have had in the same circumstances. In a car accident, this typically occurs when a driver fails to use the level of care that a typical driver would use under the matching conditions. Some examples of car accidents caused due to negligence include:

  • Distracted driving including distraction due to texting.
  • Eating or drinking while driving.
  • Falling asleep at the wheel.
  • Breaking traffic laws including driving over the speed limit or running red lights or stop signs.
  • Neglecting to take the reasonable care necessary to maintain a vehicle.
  • Not sustaining control over the vehicle.

A Belleville Car Accident Attorney can also help with cases of “gross negligence.” Gross negligence occurs when the other driver fails to exercise care or diligence which leads to personal injury or property damage. A Belleville Car Accident Attorney can evaluate all of the factors of negligence to help you with your personal injuries and property damage. If you have been in a car accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation including monetary damages to cover expenses including:

  • Medical Expenses;
  • Lost Wages; and
  • Replacing or repairing your property.

 

What are the Next Steps after Contacting a Belleville Car Accident Attorney?

  1. First, I will evaluate whether the other driver owed you a legal duty of care.
  2. Second, I will assess whether the other driver failed to give you that duty of care. For example, in the case of failing to follow the traffic laws, did the other driver fail to stop at a red light?
  3. Next, I will ask you about your injuries and how you suffered your injury. For example, if the driver ran a red light and hit your car, did the car crash cause you injuries? Did your body strike anything, e.g., the door, window, steering wheel, etc. during the accident? Did you have any pre-existing injuries?
  4. Finally, I will evaluate the likelihood we can prove the other driver’s actions are what caused your injuries and if so, the estimated case value.

I have vast experience with both court experience and settling out of court. In our consultations, we will determine what the best course of action is for your case. Through the entire process, I seek to ease any burdens and clearly explain what I need to pursue your case.

 

What Are Some Of The Most Common Injuries Due To A Car Accident?

Unfortunately, there are many types of injuries that can occur due to a car accident. A Belleville Car Accident Attorney is experienced in handling cases for all of these types of injuries. The National Law Review finds that the most common car accidents are:

  1. Bruising/Contusions
  2. Whiplash
  3. Neck/Back injuries
  4. Concussions
  5. Traumatic Brain Injuries
  6. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  7. Broken Bones
  8. Internal Bleeding

Tragically, car accidents can also cause loss of life. In these catastrophic situations, I can help pursue a wrongful death claim. I work with family members to take the burden off of them during a stressful time.

If you or a family member has been involved in a car accident, contact my office so I can help you. I have many years of experience successfully negotiating and litigating car accident injury cases and ensuring maximum compensation for my clients.

 

TOP-RATED BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER

Choosing a car accident lawyer to fight for your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve is an important decision. The Law Office of Jason B Going is experienced and proven when it comes to car accidents and other personal injury cases, and they will give you the best chance at a favorable outcome in your case.

If you have been injured due to the negligent acts or omissions of someone else, we can help get you the compensation you truly deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

FAQ

If you have been injured in a car accident, you should always speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. If you are facing medical bills, loss of income, and other financial hardships due to your injury, an attorney will give you the best possible chance at getting the compensation you deserve.
If you were in a car accident and suffered from injuries, even if you feel the car accident or the injuries sustained were minor, you should always speak with an attorney. A lawyer will be able to help you pursue compensation for your injuries, even if they were due to a minor car accident.
When hiring a car accident lawyer, here are a few questions you can ask them to make sure you are getting the best representation possible: What is your honest opinion of my car accident case? Do you have experience with car accident cases similar to mine? How did they turn out? How long have you been handling car accidents and other personal injury cases? Who will I be communicating with throughout my case? How are your fees structured?

Helping those Injured in Accidents Across Illinois

Through the years Jason has served as an advocate for numerous clients in matters before various Circuit Courts in Illinois and Missouri as well as before the Missouri Court of Appeals. He represents clients in various areas of law including personal injury, automobile accidents, workers' compensation, criminal defense, DUI/DWI defense, and traffic cases.. Jason is licensed in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida.

We are here to help the residents of:

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