Motor Vehicle Accidents in Illinois and Missouri

Aggressive Legal Representation After Car and Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Injuries caused by auto accidents bring forth a great deal of questions such as:

  • How will I pay my medical bills?
  • How will I make my home payments, my rent, and other bills since I am missing work due to the injury?
  • How can I afford to get my car repaired after a crash?
  • Will my car insurance or health insurance cover any of this?
  • Is my insurance company responsible or is the other driver’s?
  • How can I hold the driver responsible for what he/she did to me and my family?

For answers to these questions and more, contact an experienced car accident attorney at Johnston Law Offices P.C., at (618) 655-1234 for a free consultation. Based in Edwardsville, we serve clients throughout Illinois and Missouri.

Who is responsible for a injuries and damages from a car accident?

In the states of Illinois and Missouri, the person who is found at fault for a car accident is chiefly responsible for any and all costs, damages, and injuries resulting from a car accident. This means that if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident and you are not at fault, you have the grounds to file a claim with the insurance company as well as bringing a lawsuit to Illinois or Missouri courts against the party responsible for the car accident.

This, of course, hinges on being able to provide evidence that the party who is responsible for your injuries and damages is responsible as a direct result of the motor vehicle accident you were involved in. Because of the complex nature of investigating and uncovering evidence during a motor vehicle accident case, it’s important to hire a qualified professional who can focus on gathering the necessary details to provide you with the compensation that you deserve.

It’s important to note that insurance companies ultimately care about the bottom line more than the injuries, damages, and losses sustained by no fault parties in a car accident matter. This is why it’s so important to retain the services of an experience car accident attorney. A car accident lawyer will go toe to toe with insurance companies in litigation and against opposing counsel in a lawsuit to fight for your case while you focus on healing and recovering from your car accident.

How Long Do I Have To File a Claim For a Car Accident?

In the state of Illinois, Illinois State Statute 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/13-202 defines the statute of limitations for any personal injury as two (2) years. This includes car accidents and motor vehicle accidents.

This means that in order to file a lawsuit or claim after a car accident in the state of Illinois, you must file within 2 years of the accident.

The state of Missouri, however, allows for more leniency in the filing of a suit or claim for a motor vehicle accident. Missouri state statute RSMo. §516.120 allows for five (5) years from the date of the car accident for an injured party to file a claim or lawsuit.

Whether you live in the state of Illinois or Missouri, time is of the essence after a car accident. In order for you to get the maximum compensation for your case, it’s important to contact a car accident attorney who can assist you in your lawsuit and/or claim.

Making a Strong Claim for Compensation in a Motor Vehicle Accident Case

At the Johnston Law Offices P.C., we are here to help. We have over 33 years of experience providing aggressive representation for people injured in car accidents or tractor trailer accidents and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients in personal injury cases.

We will stand by your side from start to finish. Our law firm will help you sort through complicated insurance matters. We deal directly with the insurance agencies that are involved and take the steps needed to make a strong claim for compensation.

There are many reasons why your accident may have happened. Inattentive driving and high-speed accidents happen on a regular basis. Drivers are paying attention to the growth of businesses on the side of the roads, looking at construction sites, or talking on their cellphones. Drivers are in a hurry; they try to beat the light or take left turns in front of oncoming traffic. Whatever the reason for the negligence, the results are the same: serious personal injury or wrongful death.

Taking Action to Assert Your Rights After a Car Accident

We are a law firm that is committed to personal care. When you choose us, we will take the time to learn about your needs. We will listen to you and find out firsthand how the car or truck accident has affected your life. With that information, we will go to work putting together legal tactics that are intended to pursue results that you need to put this behind you.

Contact us at (618) 655-1234 for a free consultation with a dedicated car accident attorney.

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