If you’ve been hurt in an accident, get an injury attorney to help you
Accidents happen every day in Rockford and throughout the state of Illinois. Nobody expects to be hurt in an accident, but when someone is injured, they may not know what to do next. When the accident was caused by another’s negligence, they have the right to financial compensation. The experienced Rockford personal injury lawyers at Coplan & Crane help the injured get justice.
Depending on the situation, a personal injury accident can cause many different types of injuries, from relatively mild to very severe. These can include cuts and bruises, broken bones, head injuries and back injuries. Some people can suffer traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injuries. Some people need surgery, hospitalization, medication and physical therapy.
But any type of injury can have a significant impact on your life. Suddenly, you are faced with rising medical expenses, which can become overwhelming very quickly. You may be left unable to work, resulting in less income coming in. Recovery from your injuries may take months, or even years. Some people are left with a permanent disability.
We handle cases involving:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Negligent security
- Swimming accidents
- Dog bites
If the negligence of another caused the accident that left you injured, the process should be simple. The negligent party admits fault, and the insurance company pays you for the damages you have suffered. You get the medical treatment you need and the compensation you deserve. But it is almost never that simple.
Personal injury lawyers building cases insurance companies can’t ignore
The fact is, negligent parties typically don’t accept responsibility for what happened. They often don’t even admit to doing anything wrong. This makes it more difficult for you to prove that negligence led to the accident that left you hurt.
You also can’t expect much help from insurance companies. Their primary goal is to make as much money as possible. In order to keep their profits high, they try to keep their payments low. They can dispute your claim. They may question the extent of your injuries. They may even try to blame you for causing the accident.
That’s why you need an experienced personal injury attorney in Rockford who knows how to win cases. Our firm investigates your accident to find out what really happened. We gather evidence, carefully review all related documentation and interview witnesses. If needed, we also consult with experts who can help us understand what caused the accident.
We also determine the total amount of damages you have suffered. This includes medical expenses for treating the injuries from your accident – both now and in the future. It includes any lost wages you suffered because your injuries left you unable to return to work. We may also seek compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering.
Contact the Rockford law firm that knows how to get results
When you’ve been injured in an accident caused by another’s negligence, you need experienced and aggressive representation that gets results. At Coplan & Crane, you can expect attentive and courteous service. And you can expect us to fight for the best possible outcome of your case.
In Illinois, the statute of limitations for taking legal action in personal injury cases is two years. But if you’ve been injured, it’s important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. Building a case can take some time. And the longer you wait, the more likely it is that important evidence will be lost or destroyed – and the memories of witnesses will fade.
If you’ve been injured in a Rockford personal injury accident, contact us today for a free consultation. One of our experienced personal injury attorneys can review the details of your case and answer your questions.