AIM Illinois—Attorneys Involved with Motor Vehicle Accidents in Illinois
AIM Illinois is a blog focusing on personal injury attorneys and their stories. One of the most common areas in personal injury litigation is motor vehicle accidents, and this site focuses primarily on attorney stories involving car accident cases. While this site originally discussed the stories of Illinois lawyers alone, we’ve expanded our scope to personal injury lawyers nationwide.
We hope that these narratives give insight into what types of motor accidents occur, which accidents are most frequently brought to court, how lawyers handle each case depending on its unique factors, and how clients can use this information to benefit their cases.
Types of Car Accidents
There are many types of car accidents that can occur, and each one varies in severity. Animals in the road, car malfunctions, bad road conditions, and bad weather can cause single-car accidents. Driver negligence such as speeding, driving under the influence, improperly changing lanes, drowsy driving, distracted driving, or failing to yield can cause multi-car accidents.
Driver negligence can also cause pedestrians, bicyclists, and scooter accidents. Other types of car accidents can involve motorcycles and trucks. Knowing how a wreck happened and who was involved can be the first step in identifying who’s liable for the wreck.
Proving Negligence in Car Accident Cases
The attorneys in many of the stories we share do an excellent job of proving negligence in the car accident cases they represent. Proving negligence can be difficult when there is no initial evidence to consider. Many lawyers must thoroughly investigate the wreck in question and gather photographs, witness testimonies, and video footage to uncover the facts.
Evidence can be the key to pinpointing the liable party and holding them liable in court. Once negligence is proven against the defendant, a lawyer will try to maximize their client’s claim by accounting for all the damages that their client has suffered. Both economic and non-economic damages should be considered.
Economic damages can comprise financial losses such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damages, while non-economic damages can comprise non-financial losses such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, scarring and disfigurement, emotional distress, and loss of consortium.
Learning from the Stories of AIM Illinois
We’ve laid out the basics of car accident cases here, but you’ll learn much more when reading the unique stories told throughout our blog. Because each car accident is unique and each lawyer is unique, you’ll see how cases and results vary depending on the client, the defendant, and the choices of the attorney. We hope you’ll find our blog both interesting and informative.