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A serious car accident causing personal injury may impact your physical health, financial well-being, cause extreme mental distress and involve personal property loss.  Working to achieve a prompt and fair accident settlement is a priority.  Attorney Tim Henderson will work with you and the opposing counsel to craft the best possible settlement. Success is no accident.  It is Tim Henderson’s hard work, experience and commitment. If the final proposed settlement does not provide adequate compensation, he has achieved very successful settlements through the courts.  Call for a free case evaluation (312) 444-9400.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated in 2012,  33,561 people died in motor vehicle crashes and an estimated 2,362,000 people were injured in that same year.  Recently released statistics estimate that for the first quarter of 2014 there will be 6,800 motor vehicle deaths. In Illinois car accidents are the leading cause of death and injury.  The most recently released data from 2016 shows that there were over a thousand fatalities in Illinois.  Cook County alone had 164,717 vehicle crashes in 2016.

There are many type of automobile accidents and they happen in a variety of ways under many different circumstances.  Rear-end collisions, head-on accidents, side-impact crashes, parking lot accidents, and fender benders are among the most common types of auto accidents.  In more than half of all automobile accidents there is some type of personal injury.  It is always important to contact an attorney as soon as possible.  An attorney can help protect your rights and see that you receive the benefits you deserve – whether negotiated or in court.

STEPS TO FOLLOW AFTER AN ACCIDENT HAS OCCURRED

It is important to remain calm and handle any emergency situations first.  Get police and, if needed, medical assistance immediately.  When the police arrive on the scene, it is important to get the officer’s name and contact information as well as the name, address, telephone number and insurance company of the other driver.  Each driver in Illinois involved in a traffic accident must file a crash report if the accident resulted in a death, bodily injury, or more than $1,500 in property damage. An online accident form completed on your phone while at the scene of the accident can be helpful. Consult our “Steps to Follow After an Accident Has Occurred” for additional help.

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It is likely that at some point in your life you will be involved in some type of car accident that causes property damage and/or injury that has been caused by another person’s negligence.  You will be working with an insurance company that, more than likely, will interested in closing the claim as quickly as possible while incurring the least expense.   It is important that you speak to an attorney to make certain you are aware of your rights and responsibilities. Attorney Tim Henderson has the experience and commitment you need to help you through a difficult time.  As a personal injury and car accident attorney, he can make sure you receive the financial compensation that you need and deserve. He has experience working with insurance companies to negotiate settlements that meet the needs of his clients.