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Auto Accident FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents in Illinois

It is important to understand the legal process and how it pertains to cases involving auto accidents. The litigation and lawsuit process can be quite complicated and usually differs on a case-to-case basis. Please read on for additional information regarding Illinois car accident lawsuits or contact us for a free and confidential consultation.

Will I be compensated if I am in an auto accident?

Not necessarily. While some people believe that they will be compensated if they are in an automobile accident no matter what the circumstances may be and regardless of the seriousness of their injuries, not all crashes warrant a lawsuit. Speaking with an attorney will help you with your auto accident lawsuit in Illinois since every case is different.

Will my black box support my case?

It may or may not. The important thing to understand is that the black box in your car is nothing like the black box on an airplane. The device is designed to record information concerning your speed, brakes, engine, and driver seatbelt. Ultimately, a skilled attorney and wise litigation strategies are your best support.

If a police officer gives me a speeding ticket and I sign it, have I admitted guilt?

No. By signing the ticket you have only acknowledged that you received a notice to appear in court. You have the right to contest the ticket in court.

Do I even need a lawyer to settle my car accident lawsuit in Illinois?

You will most likely need a lawyer to help you with your lawsuit or you may not get the right compensation. On any level, the legal process can be very complex. A qualified lawyer can guide through the pitfalls.

I need to pay for getting my car fixed and my medical bills. How can I hire a lawyer?

Paying your bills becomes even more difficult if you are left disabled or injured after an accident. An adept litigation attorney does everything possible to ensure you win your Illinois automobile accident lawsuit and receive the compensation you need to get your life back on track.

Contact Sam C. Mitchell & Associates today, either through our convenient online form or call (618) 505-1660. Begin your road to recovery now. We offer free initial consultations and you pay us only if we succeed in getting you compensation.

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Case Results

Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Burn Victim $24,000,000

    House explosion involving a gas leak causing serious and permanent injuries to the occupants.

  • Auto Accident $9,000,000

    Auto accident involving permanent injury to a mother and her unborn child.

  • Auto Accident $2,500,000

    JURY TRIAL VERDICT - A box truck pulled out in front of our client’s vehicle, resulting in a T-bone crash. Our client sustained serious injuries to his neck and left shoulder.

  • Trucking Accident $2,500,000

    Trucking accident which results in permanent injury to the client.

  • Slip & Fall $1,050,000

    Woman slipped and fell over a parking block at a local restaurant in Nashville, IL. She was left with a broken hip and a long recovery.

  • Auto Accident 920,000

    A man was sheading south on RT 45 in Saline County when TT slowed to make a turn and was rear-ended. Our client suffered injuries to his neck and shoulders. Justice was served for our client.

  • Auto Accident $875,000

    Client was stopped at a red light in O'Fallon when another vehicle failed to stop rear-ending our client. He sustained injuries to his neck, low back and leg.

  • Auto Accident $750,000

    JURY TRIAL VERDICT - Jury verdict in favor of our client who was injured in an intersection crash in Herrin, IL. Before the trial, the defendant’s insurance company withdrew all settlement offers and offered our client $0. Justice was served with a trial verdict of $750,000.

  • Pedestrian Accident $650,000

    Client was struck on the head by a tree branch being cut by the defendant, leaving our client unconscious. He suffered a severe brain injury as a result.

  • Auto Accident $600,000

    A woman was violently rear-ended in Marion, IL and sustained injuries to both of her knees from striking the dashboard and an injury to her foot.

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  • “The sincerity that he showed is what separates Mr. Dihle from others I have interacted with. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a sharp, knowledgeable lawyer who gets the best for his client.”

    - Nathan
  • “Sam C. Mitchell & Associates handled my case fairly and professionally I was able to put the worry of the legalities and paperwork aside and focus on my rehabilitation after my accident.”

    - Sally
  • “My wife and I hired Mr. Dihle in an accident claim. He has proved very well versed in the law concerning the claim. He and his aid we're always pleasant and helpful in explaining what could and could not be done.”

    - Cathy
  • “Bill explained everything to me and kept me notified of how my case was preceding. Attorney Bill Alexander was very friendly and made my very comfortable.”

    - Keith
  • “They fight for their clients and their rights with passion. Their competitive nature gives them an advantage no one can compare to. On top of all of this, they give back.”

    - Iris
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