Wheeling Car Accident Attorney
On the one hand, the risks of getting into a car accident are at the back of every driver’s mind. However, few people realize the frequency with which car accidents occur. While most drivers take the necessary precautions to stay safe while on the road, that certainly is not always the case. If you have been injured in a Wheeling car accident, the dedicated personal injury attorneys at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg are here for you. Since 1987, our firm has represented countless injury victims in a wide range of car accident cases, recovering millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of our clients.
Common Causes of Wheeling Car Accidents
Every driver owes others on the road a duty of care. Whether you are a driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist or bicyclist, drivers must act responsibly to avoid an accident. However, as history has shown, drivers often engage in dangerous behavior while behind the wheel, putting everyone on the road at risk.
There are many causes of Wheeling car accidents. However, most accidents involve one or more of the following:
Who has not seen someone talking on the phone or texting while driving? Although incredibly common, both talking and texting while driving are very dangerous. Any action that removes a driver’s attention from the road—even for a split second—can have disastrous consequences.
Speeding, changing lanes without signaling and cutting other vehicles off are all forms of aggressive or reckless driving. Drivers who engage in these dangerous behaviors often mistakenly think they are better drivers than average motorists. However, by driving aggressively, drivers significantly increase the chance of causing a Wheeling car accident.
Drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs are illegal due to the extreme hazards they pose to others on the road. However, impaired driving can also be the basis of a personal injury lawsuit, regardless of whether the drunk driver was criminally charged.
If you have been injured in a Wheeling car accident, you may have questions about your options, how you can recover compensation for your injuries, and where to look for help. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we have over 35 years of experience helping accident victims pursue claims against negligent drivers and know what it takes to build a successful case.
Damages in a Wheeling Car Accident Lawsuit
Being involved in a serious car accident will immediately disrupt your life in a significant way. The routine you knew is gone and replaced by hospital stays, doctor’s appointments, follow-up appointments and missed work. However, even after you are well on your road to recovery, the accident will continue to have a significant financial impact on your life.
By bringing a Wheeling car accident lawsuit, you can recover for your accident-related expenses. While every case is different, Illinois law allows accident victims to pursue two types of damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are the out-of-pocket expenses you incur as a result of the accident and include:
• Emergency room and hospital bills
• The cost of follow-up treatment
• Any future medical care you may need
• Lost wages while you cannot work
• Any decrease in earning capacity due to your injuries
Non-economic damages are just as crucial as economic damages, as they compensate you for the emotional and psychological effect the accident had on your life. For example, common types of non-economic damages are:
• Pain and suffering
• Loss of consortium
• Loss of society
While economic damages are usually established by presenting medical bills, receipts, paychecks and other concrete forms of evidence, non-economic damages require you to tell your story to convey the full extent of the accident’s impact on your life. For example, what can you no longer do because of your injuries? Or what did you miss out on while you were recovering?
Contact an Experienced Wheeling Car Accident Law Firm for Immediate Assistance
If you have been injured in a Wheeling car accident, the knowledgeable attorneys at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg can help you understand your rights and how to pursue them. We recognize that the road to recovery is a long—and stressful—one, and we do everything we can to make the process as easy on you as possible. To learn more about the services we provide and schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers, give us a call at 877-595-4878 today. You can also reach us through our online contact form.