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Joliet Car Accident Lawyers Aggressively Pursue Compensation on Behalf of Accident Victims

Car accidents occur in a split second but can have lasting consequences on the lives of those involved. Aside from the physical pain and emotional suffering most accident victims face, many also see financial difficulties in the aftermath of a Joliet car accident. Perhaps it’s the time away from work while recovering, or the significant medical bills for the doctors’ appointments, surgeries and physical therapy needed to recover.

If you’ve been injured in a Joliet car accident, you are legally entitled to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the driver or drivers responsible for your injuries. At the Chicago personal injury law firm of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we proudly represent accident victims throughout Kendall and Will County and have been doing so for more than 30 years. We take your injury personally and do everything we can to ensure that you are fairly compensated for what you’ve been through. As part of the Briskman Guarantee, you can schedule a free consultation to speak with an actual lawyer. And if you give us the privilege of representing you, we will never have to pay a fee unless your case is successful.

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Of the 951 fatal Illinois car accidents in 2018, more than 27 percent involved a driver impaired by alcohol.

Car Accidents By County

Will County

In 2018, there were 15,000 Will County car accidents:

  • 52 car accidents resulted in one or more fatalities;
  • 3,405 resulted in one or more injury; and
  • 405 resulted in serious, debilitating injury.

Kendall County

In 2018, there were 2,102 Kendall County car accidents:

  • 6 car accidents resulted in one or more fatalities;
  • 505 resulted in one or more injury; and
  • 70 resulted in serious, debilitating injury.

Car Accidents in Illinois


Someone is killed in an Illinois car accident every eight hours

In 2019, there were over 310,000 Illinois car accidents. This amounts to roughly 850 car accidents per day. On average, in 2018, more than ten people were injured in an Illinois car accident every hour

Of all the car accidents in the state in 2019, over 63,000, or about 20 percent, resulted in injuries, and 938, or just about one percent, resulted in death. “Incapacitating injuries,” which are defined as those preventing an accident victim from walking, driving or normally continuing the activities they were capable of performing before the accident, occurred in 13.4 percent of all Illinois car accidents.

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Someone is killed in an Illinois car accident every eight hours

Illinois car accidents take a toll on citizens both physically and financially. The total estimated cost of all Illinois car accidents tops $8 billion per year.

The following are the top types of fatal accidents in Illinois.

  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Rollover accidents

Speeding was involved in 33 percent of all Illinois car accidents and was responsible for more than 36 percent of fatal accidents.

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As an accident victim, you do have options.

Recovering After a Joliet Car Accident

The days, weeks, and maybe even months after a car accident are stressful, as the accident most likely turned your life upside down. What was once your daily routine is now just a memory, as your days are occupied by doctor’s appointments and “resting up” rather than working and spending time with your loved ones.

Once you finally start to feel better, that’s when the medical expenses start rolling in. If you have health insurance, that may help cover some portions of the bills, but you’re still on the hook for copays and deductibles. And if you don’t have great health insurance, your accident-related bills may end up adding to your worries.

However, as an accident victim, you do have options. You can pursue a Joliet car accident lawsuit against the party or parties whom you believe to be responsible for your injuries. If you are successful in bringing a claim, you will receive compensation for your economic and non-economic damages.

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Truck and Motorcycle Accidents


Fatalities in truck an motorcycle accidents

Illinois truck accidents only made up about four percent of all Illinois traffic accidents; however, they were responsible for over 11 percent of all traffic-related fatalities.

Similarly, crashes involving motorcycles accounted for less than one percent of total crashes but were involved in 14.6 percent of fatal crashes and. Only 1.6 percent of all Illinois car accidents involved pedestrians.

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Types of Damages

Economic damages are those that pay you for all accident-related costs that required you to spend money. For example, the following are all common types of economic damages in an Illinois car accident lawsuit:

  • Medical bills you’ve already paid
  • Future medical expenses related to your injuries
  • Lost income
  • Any decrease in earning capacity due to your injuries

To prove economic damages, your Joliet car accident lawyer will present medical bills, work records, and consult with experts about your future medical care needs and expected ability to work in the future.

Courts award non-economic damages to compensate you for injuries you suffered that are not necessarily financial. For example, being involved in an accident is a stressful and painful experience. Non-economic damages acknowledge this fact and provide you with compensation to make up for what you’ve been through. Non-economic damages may be awarded for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of a normal life
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    Unlike economic damages, proving non-economic damages can be tricky, and is best left to an experienced personal injury attorney. It’s not that you wouldn’t be able to explain how the accident impacted your life, but lawyers understand the types of things that judges and jurors are most receptive to, which can maximize your non-economic damages award.

    At the law firm of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, our Joliet car accident lawyers command an impressive knowledge of personal injury law and possess the skills necessary to effectively bring a claim. Over the past 30 years, we’ve handled some of the most complex and contested car accident cases in the area and are proud of the results we’ve been able to obtain for our clients.

    Dealing with the Insurance Company Following a Car Accident

    One aspect of bringing a personal injury claim after a Joliet car accident that few accident victims are prepared for is dealing with the insurance companies. State law requires that all drivers have a car insurance policy and, for the most part, drivers comply with the law. However, some do not. And even those who do may not have enough insurance to adequately cover all of your accident-related expenses. When this is the case, you may need to file two claims; one with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and one with your own insurance company (if you have underinsured motorist protection coverage on your policy).

    Regardless, even when there is ample coverage, that does not mean that the insurance company will be willing to fairly compensate you for your injuries. Insurance companies exist to make a profit. Thus, insurance companies will often deny a claim or bring a low-ball settlement offer to an accident victim in hopes they accept it in a moment of desperation. For example, the insurance company may say that your damages were not as serious as you claimed or that you shared responsibility for causing the accident. Unless you are willing to accept less compensation than you deserve, this is when you may need to gear up for a fight.

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    Dedicated Joliet Car Accident Lawyers

    At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, our Joliet car accident lawyers are skilled negotiators by trade. We regularly deal with some of the largest insurance companies in the country, negotiating on behalf of injured clients. Part of what makes us successful in our negotiations is that when an insurance company hears that Briskman Briskman & Greenberg is on the case, it knows that we won’t let them take advantage of our clients. If the insurance company isn’t willing to play fair, we won’t hesitate to scrap negotiations and take the case to trial.

    If you’ve been hurt in a Joliet car accident, do not lose hope, and do not take the first offer the insurance company presents to you. Instead, give the dedicated advocates at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg a call. We’re here to help you understand your rights and how to pursue fair compensation for your injuries. When you call to schedule a free consultation, we will answer your questions and explain the process. We will not try to sell you on filing a case; that’s a decision for you to make. If you decide to move forward, we will aggressively represent your interests at every step of the way, from investigating the accident to negotiating with the insurance company to taking the case to trial. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Joliet car accident lawyers, give us a call at 877-595-4878. You can also connect with us through our online form, and one of our lawyers will be in touch soon.

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