Springfield Car Accident Lawyer

Springfield Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident in Springfield, IL, you should contact a Springfield car accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your potential legal options. TorHoerman Law offers free, no-obligation case consultations for any persons injured at no fault of their own in an auto accident. Wanting an instant analysis of your case? You may use the chatbot below for a free no-obligation online case evaluation to find out if you qualify for a Springfield car accident lawsuit right now!

The state capital is home to more than 100,000 residents, boasts expansive professional, industrial, and retail industry. It serves as a gateway to several different nearby big cities and a hub for transportation. Unfortunately, this means that increased roadway traffic results in frequent car accidents in Springfield.

If you have suffered a car accident in Springfield, IL, you are not alone on the road to recovery. Contact TorHoerman Law to learn how our firm can serve you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most car accident settlements will last one or two years in total. Some out-of-court settlements happen in just a few months, while messy lawsuits can take longer.

Car crash victims receive compensation through lawsuits or out-of-court settlements. Money is deducted if the court finds that the plaintiff was at all responsible for the accident.

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Springfield Car Accident Statistics

Unfortunately, no matter how safe we drive, car accidents are simply unavoidable by nature.

Here are some statistics from the latest IDOT City Crash Report that emphasize the frequency and severity of car accidents in Springfield, Illinois.
  • There was a total of 3,689 total auto accidents in Springfield, Illinois in 2018.
  • More than 1,000 of the total accidents were rear-ending collisions.
  • Springfield car accidents resulted in 2,795 reports of property damage.
  • There were 876 accounts of personal injuries due to car accidents in Springfield, Illinois.
  • Nine fatalities were caused by Springfield auto accidents in 2018.
 

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Springfield, IL

Some common causes of auto accidents in Springfield, IL include:

Distracted Driving 

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents nationwide. Distracted driving has become commonplace as drivers are becoming more occupied with phone calls, texts, food, and other tasks rather than focusing on the road. TorHoerman Law has created the Let’s End Distracted Driving advocacy campaign to raise awareness surrounding the dangers and consequences of driving while distracted.

Impaired Driving

Driving while under the influence of drugs is illegal and will result in serious judicial punishment. Instead of driving impaired, you should arrange an alternative mode of transportation, whether it be through a friend or a taxi ordering app. If you feel yourself becoming tired or drowsy while driving, you should pull over and rest.

Driving in Poor Weather Conditions

Drivers need to take extra safety precautions when driving on slippery or dimly lit roadways. Car accidents are disproportionately more prevalent during these types of conditions. Hazardous weather makes driving inherently more difficult. However, it is especially dangerous when drivers fail to adjust speeds, account for necessary increased stopping time, and do not maintain a safe distance from other cars.  

What are Some Common Springfield Car Accident Injuries?

Auto accident injuries range from minor to severe or life-threatening. It is imperative to seek proper medical attention after any motor vehicle accident. Certain car accident injuries are not immediately recognizable. Medical professionals are well-equipped to diagnose internal or less-discernible injuries that could lead to complications if left untreated. If you or a loved one were involved in a fatal car accident, you may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.  

What You Should Do if You Are in a Car Accident in Springfield, IL

Automobile accidents are stressful by nature, however, there are certain steps you can take and certain objects to keep in your car to help yourself and others after a collision. Here are five steps to take after a car accident in Springfield, Illinois:

Pull Over to the Roadside

You should never drive off after being involved in an auto accident. It is illegal and could result in expensive fines and potential jail time. The first step that you should take is to establish a safe path off the road and examine all parties for medical emergencies.

Alert the Police and Medical Personnel

If your accident is an emergency, call 9-1-1 to notify authorities and for medical treatment. If nobody is harmed and the vehicles are not damaged, called the department’s non-emergency hotline that is listed below. Follow the instructions given by police or medical personnel.

Document Your Accident and Contact Your Insurance Company

Documenting the details of your accident will help strengthen your Springfield car accident lawsuit. Take photos of any damages and the location of the accident. Take detailed notes that describe the date, time, and how the accident happened. Make sure to get the names, license plate number, contact, and insurance information of anyone who was involved. Do not sign any documents unless you are required to by authorized personnel.

Track All Medical Expenses and Treatments

If you are injured in an accident, you should make sure to receive adequate medical care. Mitigation is a key component of a Springfield car accident lawsuit. Keep tangible proof of your medical treatments and expenses throughout the duration of your recovery. This will help your Springfield car accident lawyer ensure that you are awarded maximum compensation for your injuries.

Hire an experienced Springfield

Hiring a personal injury attorney is a critical task for those involved in a car accident. Enlisting legal representation from an experienced Springfield car accident lawyer will increase your chances of receiving maximum compensation for your damages. Additionally, a legal representative will be able to help you establish the statute of limitations on your claim so that you may file a Springfield car accident lawsuit before it expires. Contact TorHoerman Law to learn more about how our team of car accident lawyers and personal injury attorneys can be of service to you.  

Springfield, IL Emergency Services

In the event of an emergency or accident, here is a list of hotlines you can call to help aid the situation. Emergency TDD & Voice – 911 Non-Emergency Voice – 217-788-8311 Non-Emergency TDD – 217-789-2186 Towing – 217-788-8376 Springfield Fire Department – 217-789-2000 Springfield Police Department – 217-788-8325  

Filing a Springfield Car Accident Lawsuit

The civil lawsuit process requires extreme attention to detail. It can be especially overwhelming for those who are still coping with their injuries from an auto accident. It is best to have an experienced Springfield car accident lawyer by your side to guide you along through the proceedings. Your attorney will help you gather and preserve evidence that will support your claim. Proving liability is one of the more crucial factors for any Springfield car accident lawsuit. Illinois is a "comparative fault" state, which means the amount of compensation you can be awarded depends on your personal degree of fault. Thus, there is no legal benefit to ever admitting fault in an accident. Your Springfield car accident lawyer will work to show that driver negligence of the other party(s) involved resulted in your accident and damages.  

TorHoerman Law Firm – Your Springfield Car Accident Law Firm

TorHoerman Law Firm has a vast history of successful personal injury settlements spanning over the past decade. We specialize in Springfield car accident lawsuits. Our team of legal professionals has more than $4 billion in verdicts and negotiated settlements for our clients. Our Springfield car accident law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. Therefore, we do not receive any payment until our clients have been compensated. Additionally, we offer zero obligation, free consultations. Contact us today to learn more about your eligibility to file a Springfield car accident lawsuit.    

Springfield Police Department Kenny Winslow, Chief. (n.d.). Retrieved August 17, 2020, from https://www.springfield.il.us/Departments/PoliceDepartment/contactSPD.aspx

Batty, S. (n.d.). Illinois Roadway Crash Data. Retrieved August 10, 2020, from http://www.idot.illinois.gov/transportation-system/safety/Illinois-Roadway-Crash-Data

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RESULTS

MORE THAN $4 BILLION AWARDED
IN VERDICTS & NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENTS

$2.4
BILLION

ACTOS INJURY LAWSUIT
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$1.5
BILLION

SYNGENTA CORN LAWSUIT
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$650
MILLION

PRADAXA INJURY LAWSUIT
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$103.8
MILLION

COX-2 INHIBITORS INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$20
MILLION

TOXIC TORT INJURY
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$16.05
MILLION

ANTIDEPRESSANT INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$14.8
MILLION

ANTY-PSYCHOTIC DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$12.4
MILLION

BIRTH CONTROL BLOOD CLOT
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$11.9
MILLION

HORMONE REPLACEMENT INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$8
MILLION

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$4.6
MILLION

BLOATING DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$4
MILLION

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AT DAYCARE
PERSONAL INJURY

$3.4
MILLION

HEART SURGERY DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$2.9
MILLION

SGLT-2 INHIBITOR INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$2.8
MILLION

DEFECTIVE HEART DEVICE INJURY
MEDICAL DEVICE

$2.6
MILLION

POPCORN LUNG INJURY
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$1.9
MILLION

TYPE 2 DIABETES DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$1.65
MILLION

POWER MORCELLATORS INJURY
MEDICAL DEVICE

$1.5
MILLION

CAR ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

$900
THOUSAND

DEFECTIVE HIP REPLACEMENT
MEDICAL DEVICE

$800
THOUSAND

DAYCARE INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$403
THOUSAND

FLUOROQUINOLONES TENDON RUPTURE
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$300
THOUSAND

SLIP AND FALL
PERSONAL INJURY

$200
THOUSAND

DEFECTIVE HIP LAWSUIT
MEDICAL DEVICE

$150
THOUSAND

PHARMACEUTICAL MALPRACTICE INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

ACCIDENT RESULTING IN SHOULDER INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

AUTO ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

DOG BITE INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$60
THOUSAND

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

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