Auto Accident Attorney – Nokomis & Litchfield, IL

Car crashes happen in every community. Following an accident, injured victims need full compensation to pay their bills and support their loved ones. Attorney Trent West is an experienced Illinois auto accident attorney who stands as a strong advocate for injured victims. At the Law Offices of Glenn & West, LLC, we hold careless drivers and insurance companies accountable.

To set up a free, no-obligation review of your car accident claim, contact our law offices in Nokomis or Litchfield, Illinois today.

Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims

Under Illinois law (735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/13-202), auto accident injury claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. If you do not file a legal claim within two years, you will likely be denied the right to seek financial compensation for your injuries. Speak with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible after a serious collision.

Car Accident Liability in Illinois

In Illinois, car accident claims are generally based on fault. To hold another party (usually another driver) responsible for a crash, you must prove that they caused your collision through their negligent conduct. Some examples of negligence in Illinois auto accident claims include the following.

  • Running a red light
  • Running a stop sign
  • Failure to yield
  • Following too closely (tailgating)
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Drunk driving (DUI)

Every major car accident requires a comprehensive investigation by an experienced professional. Unfortunately, other drivers may not be truthful with law enforcement officers or with insurance adjusters. Attorney Trent West will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your crash—gathering all of the evidence needed to help build a successful legal claim.

Compensation Available

Beyond establishing liability, recovering full financial compensation for a car accident injury requires proving the full extent of your damages. Most insurance providers that defend personal injury cases are aggressive. They will try to settle the case for a fraction of its true value as soon as the claim is filed, if you are not represented. Do not make that mistake.

A knowledgeable car accident attorney can help you maximize your settlement offer or legal judgment. Depending on the specific nature of your damages, there are a variety of items that you may be eligible to recover financial compensation for, including:

  • Emergency room treatment
  • Other healthcare expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Psychological counseling
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future financial benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of normal life (everyday issues you struggle with due to your injuries from the wreck)
  • Scarring/disfigurement
  • Permanent impairment and/or disability
  • Wrongful death

Get Legal Help Today

At the Law Offices of Glenn & West, LLC, our auto accident lawyer fights aggressively to protect the legal rights and financial interests of injured victims. If you or a loved one was hurt in a traffic collision, please contact us for a free, strictly confidential case evaluation.

With office locations in Litchfield and Nokomis, Illinois, we represent car accident victims throughout the region.