Auto Accident Attorneys in Naperville, Illinois

Auto accidents can happen in the twinkling of an eye. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, in 2018, there were 319,146 crashes involving motor vehicles in Illinois. Whether it is a car wreck, motorcycle accident, truck accident, or another type of motor vehicle accident, automobile accidents can cause mild to severe injuries, traumatic head injuries, permanent disabilities, loss of limbs, property damages, and sometimes fatalities.

If you've been hurt in an auto accident that was caused by another party's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Marker & Crannell can protect your rights and help you pursue fair financial compensation for your injuries, property damage, and pain & suffering.

We proudly represent victims of auto accidents in the communities of Naperville, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Joliet, Aurora, Plainfield, and other nearby areas of Illinois.

Auto Accident and Personal Injury Laws in Illinois

Illinois is an at-fault state. If you've been injured in an auto accident in the state of Illinois, you're within your rights to seek financial compensation for your damages, whether you were driving, walking, or riding. A person may be considered “at-fault” if they were guilty of any of the following at the time the accident occurred:

  • Reckless driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Texting and driving and other forms of distracted driving
  • Any other kind of negligent driving, including failing to yield, ignoring traffic signals, and violating other traffic laws.

However, with Illinois being an at-fault state, you may only recover damages if you were found to be less than 50 percent at fault. The at-fault motorist (the driver that caused your injuries) and their insurance provider will be responsible for the injuries and damages that resulted from the accident, depending on their fault percentage.

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How to Establish Liability

To establish liability in an auto accident in Illinois, you must be able to prove the following:

  • The other driver had a duty to exercise reasonable caution while driving on the road.
  • The other driver was negligent and failed to fulfill their expected duty to exercise reasonable caution when driving.
  • The car crash occurred due to the other driver's negligence or carelessness. That is, they were distracted, not following the rules of the road, texting while driving, and so forth.
  • You were physically injured, rear-ended, or your property was damaged by the driver's negligence.

Establishing fault and liability in an auto accident can be tricky. This is why you need to retain an experienced auto accident attorney to fight for your rights, negotiate a fair settlement with the insurer, and help you pursue your rightful compensation.

Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle

At Marker & Crannell, we offer compassionate legal representation to people injured in auto accidents and other personal injury victims. Our highly-skilled personal injury attorneys will leave no stone unturned in protecting your rights and pursuing your deserved compensation. Our law firm provides outstanding legal services and strong representation to clients across Illinois in various auto accident matters, including:

  • Accidents involving two-passenger vehicles
  • Accidents involving semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Rear-end car accidents

Throughout Naperville, Illinois, we have helped many clients recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance claims and other medical benefits for their injuries and damages. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will investigate your case thoroughly, conduct forensics, and obtain necessary evidence. We will determine your case value and establish fault and liability. With this, we can seek to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company. 

Also, if you need to go to court, we can provide you with strong representation in your personal injury lawsuit. With our attorneys on your side, you can aggressively pursue a favorable outcome. Call us at Marker & Crannell today to learn about your legal options.

Auto Accidents Attorneys Serving Naperville, Illinois

Have you been involved in an automobile accident? Call us today at Marker & Crannell to schedule a consultation. Our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys will protect your rights and help you pursue fair financial compensation. Based in Naperville, Illinois, we are proud to serve clients in the surrounding communities of Bolingbrook, Aurora, Romeoville, Joliet, Plainfield, Lisle, Wheaton, and Woodridge.