Car Accident Attorneys In Naperville, Illinois
What Makes Marker & Crannell the Best Car Accident Attorneys in Naperville?
Our lawyers are true trial lawyers. We don't go to trial on every case, but we love trials and when insurance companies don't offer a fair settlement we look forward to bringing the case to the courtroom. Because we go to trial when the circumstances warrant it (and we get great results in the courtroom), the insurance companies are more likely to offer fair settlements for other cases. In 2022 alone our firm collected $1million in excess recoveries for our clients, $700,000+ of which was by jury trial verdict. When selecting your representation, don't hire a settlement artist. The only way to get full and fair compensation for your damages is to hire a trial lawyer. If we settle your case, the attorney fees are 1/3 of the recovery. If we go to trial and get a jury verdict, the attorney fees don't increase, they are still 1/3 of the recovery. Less than 1% of claims go all the way to trial in Illinois - we don't go to trial on EVERY case, but we try enough cases that insurance companies take us seriously. They know we know what we're doing, we get good results, and that we're not afraid to put our cases in a jury's hands.
If you hire an attorney who doesn't try cases, your case's value will be set by the insurance company. Hire us, and we'll tell you the real value, and we won't settle for less...unless YOU want to...to settle or not settle is always a client's decision.
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Motor Vehicle / Car 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
- 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 driver (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.
We'll Get Your Crash
Report for You...For Free!
If you were injured in a motor vehicle collision in Illinois because of someone else's fault, our firm will get your crash report for you for free. You'll get a copy of your police report even if you don't sign up with us.
How to Establish Liability
To establish liability in a car 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 Aurora and Naperville car 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 or more 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 millions 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 full justice. Call us at Marker & Crannell today to learn about your legal options.
AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS SERVING NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS
Car accidents happen, but they are rarely accidents - they are the result of bad choices and inattentive driving. 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 a car 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.
Have you been involved in an car, motorcycle, truck, pedestrian, or bicycle 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. Although we are based in Naperville, Illinois, we proudly represent victims of auto accidents in the communities of Naperville, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Joliet, Aurora, Yorkville, Lisle, Wheaton, Plainfield, Chicago, and other nearby areas of Illinois.