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Kane County Lawyers for Car Accidents

Kane County, with a county seat of Geneva, is the fifth most populous county in Illinois with a population of 516,522 that lives in an area of 524 square miles. Hospitals that serve the county include Advocate Sherman Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, Presence Mercy Medical Center, Presence Mercy Medical Center, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, and Rush-Copley Medical Center. The median income for households in the county is $67,767, which means many people do not have a significant amount saved if they become injured or sick in an accident. If you suffered injuries or a loved one passed away in a car collision, call the trustworthy Adams County car accident lawyers of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca. We can put our 60 years of experience fighting for the rights of accident victims to work for you.

Attorneys to Prove Liability for Car Accidents in Kane County

When a car accident in which you’re injured is the fault of another, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against at-fault parties to recover compensation for losses you sustained. Car accidents may be the fault of drivers, property owners, manufacturers, and others. Often, they are the fault of a negligent driver. To prove another driver’s negligence, we will need to establish the following elements: (1) the other driver’s duty to you, (2) the other driver’s breach of that duty, (3) that the breach caused your injuries, and (4) actual damages.

All drivers owe a duty to use reasonable care to avoid injuring others, and they can breach that duty by failing to obey traffic signs and signals, speeding, driving while distracted, driving while under the influence, speeding, tailgating, and driving aggressively. The circumstances will dictate whether there was a breach of duty, which is one reason it’s crucial to consult a lawyer who is on your side and who can correctly apply the law to the particular facts of your case.

Comparative Negligence

Importantly, many defendants do turn around and blame an accident victim for an accident even when liability seems clear. In some cases, insurance adjustors for an at-fault driver will call accident victims to obtain admissions. It’s important not to assume any representative of an at-fault driver is on your side. Things you say can be used to deny your recovery under the doctrine of comparative negligence. Under this doctrine, the jury will determine the total damages, but also assess the fault of each of the parties including your fault. Your damages will be reduced by an amount equal to your degree of fault. If the jury finds that you were 50% or more to blame for a car accident, you will not be able to recover any damages.

Car accident cases can involve complicated insurance issues. For example, if a responsible party doesn’t have insurance, it may not be possible to recover damages from him or her. Accordingly, our lawyers keep an eye on the possibility that an accident reconstruction specialist may be needed to show other contributing causes of an accident. We may be able to bring in other responsible parties, such as a property owner or manufacturer, as appropriate.

Recover Damages to Which You’re Entitled

If our Kane County lawyers can establish another party’s fault, we may be able to recover compensation in the form of past, present and future economic and noneconomic damages. These can include medical bills, lost wages, out-of-pocket losses, property damage, replacement services, pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost earning capacity, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. As your attorneys, we will do our best to explore the full spectrum of losses you suffered as a result of a car crash to maximize your recovery. As with liability, we will need to prove the losses you suffered, and this may require you, family members, and sometimes, particularly when future wage loss and medical treatment are claimed, even experts, to testify about the specifics.

Consult a Kane County Car Accident Attorney

Whether you were injured or a loved one died in a car accident, it is important to seek legal representation. Call the trustworthy Kane County car accident lawyers of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca to find out what your legal options are. Call us at 312-724-5846 or complete our online form. We’ve fought for accident victims for more than 60 years.