Car Passenger Injuries
Illinois Car Accident Attorneys, Representing Injured Passengers
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 accident 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.
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 accident 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.
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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.