Attorneys for People Injured in Rockford Car Accidents
The Rockford car accident attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers fight on behalf of clients who have suffered personal injuries in auto collisions caused by negligent or irresponsible drivers. It is every driver’s responsibility to do his or her part to prevent accidents and when a driver’s actions result in injuries to others, the victims are entitled to compensation for the payment of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and property loss. If you were injured in a car accident, we will explore every avenue available to make sure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation available under Illinois law.
Recent Rockford Accidents are Cause for Concern
Rockford is one of the largest cities in Illinois and its location makes it a key point along major transportation routes. It is in close proximity to highways that serve millions of vehicles every year and this increases the risk local drivers face of being involved in accidents. In the last several months alone, several serious accidents have occurred in or near Rockford that remind us of how quickly our lives can change due to the irresponsible behavior of another person.
On December 13, 2015, a 26-year-old slammed into a utility pole in Belvidere and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Emergency responders were unable to reach the driver because downed utility lines threatened their safety. It was determined later that the driver died of multiple injuries suffered in the crash. Less than three weeks later, two serious accidents occurred just before the New Year on December 30.
A collision at the intersection of Winnebago Road and Highway 20 sent three people to the hospital. It was fortunate that all three of the victims survived, but no details were available concerning the severity of their injuries. In nearby Loves Park, on the same night, a 25-year-old woman raced down a street at nearly 80 miles per hour before losing control of her vehicle on Harlem Road as she approached Alpine Road. She was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle as it rolled over. Despite being thrown with enough force to land on the roof of a home, the woman survived the incident.
Common Injuries Suffered in Auto Collisions
Our Rockford auto injury lawyers encounter clients regularly whose injuries developed in the weeks and months following their accident, which is why we suggest that you seek immediate medical care following any accident regardless of whether you feel okay or not. Many of the injuries suffered in car accidents can go undiagnosed unless you request special testing to detect the presence of swelling, bleeding or other abnormalities. These injuries include the following.
- Traumatic brain injuries, which develop over the weeks following any blow to the head. Victims show no symptoms immediately following their accidents and slowly develop complications as micro tears within the brain lead to permanent damage. Over time, they begin to lose cognitive function and may experience severe headaches, seizures, loss of memory, loss of motor function and other complications.
- Internal injuries. In some cases, auto accident victims don’t exhibit any signs of external injuries, but are suffering from an internal bleed or damage to a major organ due to blunt trauma. It is important to have doctors observe you following an accident for signs of internal injuries, which can include worsening pain, lightheadedness, fainting, vomiting, severe headaches and loss of consciousness.
- Injuries to the neck and spine can result in whiplash weeks later. These injuries are the result of damage to the nerves, muscles and vertebrae in the spine and neck and can cause victims to experience debilitating pain that limits their ability to move while clouding their mind and causing severe headaches. Whiplash is a serious condition that often goes undiagnosed because victims mistakenly believe that they do not need medical attention following an accident. This refusal of care is often used against them by the defense, which is another reason that it is important to seek care even if you feel fine.
Contact Our Rockford Auto Accident Law Firm Today
If you have been in an accident, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help you recover the compensation that you are entitled to for the cost of your medical care, lost wages and other incidental expenses. We can also assist you in finding specialists who are qualified to develop an effective treatment plan that will allow you to move forward with your life. To learn more about how we can help you with your physical and financial recovery, contact us to arrange a free consultation.
Our qualified Rockford car accident attorneys will meet with you in the setting you are most comfortable with and review your legal options in a way that will allow you to understand everything you can expect from us throughout the process of litigation. We can also assure you that you will never need to pay us upfront and that our lawyers will never collect a fee unless we are able to secure compensation on your behalf.
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