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Car Passenger Injuries

Car Passenger Injuries

Put Years of Experience in Your Corner

When a passenger is injured in a car crash, they have the legal option of pursuing compensation by filing a personal injury claim. In many cases, these lawsuits are successful so long as the plaintiff can accurately determine the negligent party and prove their injuries are a result of the accident. However, there may be complications if the passenger is related to the liable party.

Before you file a claim, it’s important to seek legal counsel from an experienced lawyer. At Sam C. Mitchell & Associates, our car passenger injuries attorneys in Illinois can review your case, thoroughly explain your legal options, and help you file a claim. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you can pursue justice and damages without worrying about the cost—you don’t pay our firm unless we win.

Start the legal process by contacting Sam C. Mitchell & Associates at (618) 505-1660.

How Passenger Auto Accident Claims Work

Car accidents often lead to injuries that require intensive medical care. Victims may be saddled with expensive medical bills and may suffer other injury-related financial losses. Sometimes, even their jobs are affected because they can’t perform their regular duties.

If you’ve been injured in an accident as a passenger, you can file a claim against the liable driver’s insurance policy to recoup your losses. However, in certain circumstances, an insurance policy may not provide financial damages if you are directly related to the negligent driver.

Liability coverage provides for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

It’s important to discuss your specific circumstances with an attorney. You may need to file a third-party insurance claim or even multiple claims to recover the damages your injuries warrant.

Retain Experienced Legal Representation

When your recovery and quality of life depends on being awarded compensation, it’s important to hire a skilled legal team that is willing to aggressively negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. Our car passenger injuries attorneys in Illinois have over a century of combined legal experience and have represented over 3,700 clients in personal injury cases. This means that we have the skills, knowledge, and resources to effectively maximize your claim.

Contact Sam C. Mitchell & Associates online or by phone at (618) 505-1660 to schedule a free consultation.

Why You Can Trust Us

The Right Firm Can Make the Difference
  • Free Initial Case Evaluations
  • You Pay Nothing Unless We Win
  • Over 3,700 Cases Handled
  • Committed to Integrity Above All Else
  • Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Over a Century of Combined Legal Experience

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.

  • Trucking Accident $2,500,000

    Trucking accident which results in permanent injury to the client.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Client Testimonials

Hear From People We've Helped
  • “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