SUVs often provide the driver and his or her occupants with a feeling of safety due to the larger size and higher power of the vehicle when compared to sedans. However, as any Belleville SUV accident lawyer can tell you, for other roadway users — particularly pedestrians — SUVs present additional hazards, including:
If you have been injured in an accident involving an SUV in Illinois that was the result of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, you should call a Belleville SUV accident lawyer as soon as possible in order to allow him or her the opportunity to begin working on your case. There are a number of reasons for this, including these two important ones:
After an SUV accident, you should take the following steps:
1. If you are physically able, obtain the information you are required to exchange with all other drivers involved in the accident, including the driver’s name and contact information; the name and phone number of the driver’s insurance carrier; the policy number and expiration date of the auto insurance policy as printed on the driver’s insurance card; and the make, model, year, and color of the vehicle’s involved. If you are too injured to obtain this information, a passenger can obtain it for you. Additionally, if there is no one available to obtain the other driver’s information for you, the police will gather this information for their report.
2. Seek prompt medical attention for your injuries. Keep copies of all diagnostic information as well as all invoices for injury-related services provided.
3. Avoid making statements about the accident to other drivers at the scene, to the other party’s insurance provider, or on social media.
4. Contact an experienced Belleville SUV accident lawyer for a free case review to learn about your legal option for obtaining compensation for the injuries, pain and suffering, disability, and expenses from your accident.
SUV accidents can produce some of the most serious injuries a person can suffer, including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. The brain and the spinal cord make up the body’s central nervous system, which controls all the body’s functions and involuntary responses. Unfortunately, in spite of their importance, neither of these parts of the body are known to heal very well after injury, meaning that both of these injuries often result in permanent deficits.
Other injuries common to SUV accidents include:
The person who is legally responsible for your injuries is the liable party. In order to prove liability, you must show these elements in your case:
Choosing an SUV 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 SUV 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.
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