Car Accident Attorneys – Offices In Champaign & Danville
Representing Victims of Car, Truck and Motorcycle Crashes
Even a minor car accident can be jarring, time-consuming, and expensive. A serious motor vehicle crash can impact every area of your life: your physical health, your property, and your ability to support your family.
In that vulnerable position, it’s easy to make mistakes or to fall victim to an insurance company that’s working hard to avoid paying out the compensation you deserve. You shouldn’t have to take on the burden of untangling legal issues while recovering from a serious injury, in pain, possibly medicated, and under financial stress. That’s why it’s in your best interests to connect with an experienced car accident attorney like the ones at Devens & McFetridge, Ltd. as soon as possible after the accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, you can schedule a free consultation right now by calling 217-355-9123 or filling out our quick contact form.
Financial Responsibility for Illinois Car Accidents
If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver in Illinois, that driver will typically be responsible for your damages. Damages in car accident cases include things like:
- Your medical expenses associated with the injury
- Compensation for lost work time
- Compensation for property loss, such as damage to your vehicle
- Compensation for pain and suffering
The state of Illinois requires drivers to carry liability insurance, so in most cases it will be an automobile insurance company that is actually responsible for paying the damages. Depending on the seriousness of your injuries, the extent of your limitations, and other factors, your attorney may be able to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company. In other cases, the best approach will be to file a personal injury lawsuit and, if necessary, to proceed to a jury trial.
In some cases, someone other than or in addition to the other driver may be legally responsible for the accident. For example, some car accidents result from faulty equipment, poorly designed intersections, or outside factors such as debris falling from a passing truck.
An attorney with experience in car accident and other motor vehicle accident cases can be your best resource for:
- Identifying possible responsible parties
- Helping you understand your options and determine the best approach to your case
- Providing the information you need to avoid pitfalls and costly mistakes
- Understanding the potential value of your claim
When you retain a car accident attorney, the attorney will also:
- Identify witnesses and gather evidence on your behalf
- Negotiate with the responsible party’s insurance carrier
- Monitor deadlines and technical requirements
- Secure expert witnesses when necessary
- Prepare and try your case if that is in your best interest
It’s Easy to Get the Help You Need
You may be feeling confused and overwhelmed in the wake of your injury. You’re not alone. Many people who have been seriously injured through someone else’s negligence are unsure of where to turn for help.
Attorneys John D. McFetridge and Charles J. Devens each have decades of experience helping injury victims in Illinois. They have a thorough understanding of the law, how the courts in central Illinois operate, how to assemble a strong case on your behalf, connect with the experts you need, and more. They also understand how difficult the aftermath of a serious injury can be, and want to make the process as easy as possible for you.
You can start with a free consultation to learn more about your rights and the best next steps in your situation. The consultation will also give you a chance to talk with one of our attorneys before making a decision, because it’s important that you feel comfortable working with your attorney, asking questions, and relying on his advice.
If you retain Devens & McFetridge to represent you in your car accident claim, we won’t charge any fees up front. We handle injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless and until we secure a settlement or win a verdict for you.
Call us right now at 217-355-9123 to get started.