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Palatine Car Accident Attorneys

Knowledgeable Representation for Car Accidents in Palatine, Illinois

Motor vehicle collisions can happen to anyone at any time. While some accidents are minor and cause minimal damage, others can result in serious injuries and significant financial losses. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle crash, it is imperative that you retain an experienced car accident lawyer who can help you navigate the legal process and retain the maximum amount of compensation.

Experienced Car Accident Attorneys

At Salvi Law, Inc., our team of dedicated attorneys has extensive experience representing clients in various types of car accidents, including:

  • Rear-End Collisions: A rear impact occurs when one vehicle collides with the rear of another vehicle. Distracted driving, tailgating, sudden stops by the vehicle in front, or broken brake lights are common causes of this type of accident. Whiplash, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), broken bones, and even death can result from rear-end collisions.
  • T-bone accidents: T-bone accidents typically occur at intersections when one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle, forming a "T" shape. These accidents are often caused by drivers running red lights or stop signs. T-bone accidents are extremely dangerous and can cause serious injuries such as head trauma, internal organ damage, multiple fractures, and dislocations.
  • Sideswipe collisions: Sideswipe collisions occur when two vehicles traveling side by side come into contact with each other's sides. This type of accident usually happens because one driver fails to check their blind spot before changing lanes or merging. Side-impact collisions can lead to loss of control of the vehicles involved and may result in rollovers or collisions with other objects on the road.
  • Multi-vehicle accidents: Multi-vehicle crashes occur when three or more vehicles are involved in a collision, also known as chain-reaction crashes or pile-ups. These crashes often occur on motorways and freeways, where high speeds make it difficult to avoid collisions. Multi-vehicle accidents can cause devastating injuries and fatalities due to the force of impact from multiple directions.
  • Hit-and-run accidents: Hit-and-run accidents occur when a driver leaves the scene of an accident without giving their contact information or rendering assistance if necessary. This type of accident can be particularly frustrating for victims, who may find it difficult to identify the negligent party responsible for their injuries and property damage.

Uninsured Motorist Claims

In some unfortunate cases, you may be involved in a car accident with an uninsured motorist. These claims come into play when the at-fault party does not have liability insurance to compensate you for your injuries and damages. In such cases, having uninsured motorist (UM) coverage in your car insurance policy is crucial.

If you are injured by an uninsured driver, UM coverage provides protection by allowing you to recover compensation from your own insurance company up to certain limits outlined in your policy terms. Filing an uninsured motorist claim requires thorough documentation of your injuries and proof that the other driver was at fault for causing the accident.

Underinsured Motorist Claims

An underinsured motorist claim occurs when you are involved in a car accident with a driver who does not have sufficient liability insurance to fully compensate you for your losses resulting from the accident.

In these situations, if your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering exceed the at-fault driver's liability limits, you may be able to rely on underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage under your own car insurance policy. UIM coverage is designed to fill the gap left by the at-fault driver's inadequate insurance. However, it's important to note that filing an underinsured motorist claim with your own insurance company may require negotiation skills and legal experience.

Understanding Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries are characterized by their severity and long-term impact on an individual's physical, cognitive, or emotional well-being. These injuries typically result in permanent disabilities that require ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation, and significant changes to the victim's lifestyle.

Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis
  • Severe traumatic brain injuries
  • Burns causing disfigurement or extensive scarring
  • Limb loss/amputations
  • Multiple fractures and broken bones
  • Organ damage/internal organ failure
  • Vision loss/blindness, with surmounted challenges physically

Accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries can have devastating, life-altering consequences for individuals and their families. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else's negligence or misconduct, Attorneys Michael Salvi and Samantha Salvi are prepared to help.

Contact Our Palatine Car Accident Attorneys Today

Car accidents can have long-lasting physical, emotional, and financial consequences. Navigating the legal process alone while trying to recover from your injuries can be overwhelming. By working with our skilled Palatine car accident attorneys, you can focus on healing while we handle every aspect of your case.

Our dedicated team of attorneys understands the complexities involved in different types of car accidents and has a proven track record of successfully representing clients throughout Illinois. We will thoroughly investigate your accident, gather critical evidence such as police reports and witness statements, work with accident reconstruction experts when necessary, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and present a compelling case should litigation become necessary.

Contact us today on 847-721-2499 to arrange a free consultation. Remember that time is of the essence when seeking compensation for car accidents due to statutes of limitations, so contacting an attorney promptly is essential to protect your rights.

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