You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay your bills.
Accidents can cost you much more than you think. You never know how high the medical bills will be, how much work you’ll have to miss, or how expensive it will be to get something fixed.
Dealing with medical providers can be stressful, but it doesn’t compare to dealing with an insurance company that isn’t willing to provide you with a fair offer.
If you’ve been in an accident or aren’t getting fair treatment from an insurance company contact us. Our office is located in Rockford but we regularly travel to Machesney Park, and other parts of Winnebago County.
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Personal injury claims are for accident related injuries that result in monetary damages. These types of injuries can happen from car accidents, slip and fall accidents, defective products, or wrongful death claims.
Personal injury cases we work:
Auto accidents can be complicated and expensive. They are a form of personal injury. Auto accidents aren’t always cut and dry and can be fairly complicated. Injuries from auto accidents can extend for years and we’ve seen some that are problems for the rest of someone’s life.
What to do after an auto accident can be confusing, but we can help. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto crash in Machesney Park, call us. Let our injury lawyers help. We’re available 24/7/365. Our office located just south of Machesney Park.
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Hiring a personal injury lawyer means that you get guidance about what can happen next and a HUGE load of stress lifted from your shoulders. Simply knowing that someone who has experience working with medical providers, insurance companies and the legal side of injuries removes many of the questions you have. And if you do have questions, you know who to ask.
Our lawyers can help:
Often our clients want to help us as best as they can. After an initial consultation a common questions is “What Can I Do to Help You?”
Get Your Police Report
If you have been in an auto accident or any accident where there was a police report filed your police report is an important document that will help guide your case or claim.
Machesney Park is a village in Winnebago County. Generally, any accident near or around Machesney Park will be handled by the Winnebago County Sherriff’s Office. You can get a copy of your police report by contacting the Sherriff’s Office here:
Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office
Website: Winnebago Sheriff’s Office Machesney Park Division
Address: 650 W. State St. Rockford, IL 61102
Once you have contacted them for a copy of your crash report, if you provide this information to us we can begin your case by opening up a claim with the other insurance company, and/or your own insurance company to notify them that an injury has occurred, and to initiate a property damage claim for your vehicle. From there we can assist you and your family in the following ways:
We can determine how much a case is worth by looking at how much medical treatment you had to endure, and then discussing with you how your injury impacted your day-to-day life.
Are you able to play with your children, attend work, take a shower, pick up items to perform household chores, drive to medical appointments, etc.
Once we have a reasonable dollar value that we both agree on our lawyers submit a demand letter to the responsible insurance company that was covering the defendant or person who caused your injury.
If they agree to pay the specified amount this is called a “Settlement”.
If they refuse to pay what’s fair, or offer an amount lower than you wish to take this is when we would prepare a lawsuit. We would then file all the necessary paperwork to the Winnebago county circuit clerk and have the defendant served the suit.
When a defendant or their insurance company refuses to pay a fair amount for an accident we have the right to take them to court and have a higher legal power help us settle the dispute.
After a lawsuit has been filed with the Winnebago clerk it doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll have to go in front of a Judge or see a trail. There is still time for the defendant to settle with us.
If we are to reach the point where we have filed a lawsuit our lawyers will go over every option that might happen.
Think you might have a Personal Injury Case? Read more about Personal Injury and if you might have a case.
Illinois sets a time limit of two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in the state’s civil court system. In most cases, this two-year time limit, known as a “statute of limitations,” begins to run on the date of the accident. Sometimes, however, a statute of limitations might run from the date that you discovered you were injured, rather than the date of the event that injured you. This later date is known as a “discovery date.”
For injury claims against a city or county, you have one year to file a lawsuit. The time limit to sue the state is generally two years, but you must file a formal claim within one year in order to sue.
It can be confusing, but were here to help. If you suffered an injury and are unsure if you can still bring a claim or file a suit, call our offices – (815) 964-8303
For an honest, free, and compassionate consultation about your Machesney Park personal injury or car accident call or text us confidentially at (815) 964-8303.
Remember, our service comes at absolutely no cost to you unless we earn a recovery on your behalf. Let Personal Injury Lawyers help you or your loved one navigate the legal side of your case and fight for your financial recovery, while you focus on your physical recovery.