Palatine Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’re suffering from injuries and financial loss after a car accident, don’t let an insurance company give you anything less than the compensation you deserve. By hiring one of the Palatine car accident lawyers from Staver Law Group, you’ll give yourself a leg up in the insurance claims process. Our lawyers know how to negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you get full compensation for your losses. And if negotiations break down, we’ll take your case to court.
Working with Staver Law Group is different than working with other personal injury law firms. What sets us apart is our client-centered approach to the practice of the law. We don’t just win cases – we help our clients get control of their lives after traumatic accidents. Our initial consultations are free of charge, so if you want to discuss your case with a Palatine personal injury lawyer, you can call us right now to learn how we can help.
Palatine is suburb of Chicago located in northwestern Cook County. In 2013, Cook County was the scene of 231,271 car crashes, around 27,000 of which caused injuries. There were 231 deaths. In Palatine itself, there were 1,063 crashes causing injuries to 222 people and one death. Most of these accidents occurred on city streets and rural roads. State and national highways saw significantly less crashes, while interstates saw the smallest portion of accidents.
The most dangerous intersections in Palatine for 2012 were:
- Rand Road and Dundee Road, with 37 accidents
- Algonquin Road and Roselle Road with 34 incidents
- Rand and Hicks Roads, which saw 25 crashes
- Northwest Highway and Palatine Road with 22 accidents
According to the Palatine Police Department, drivers who failed to yield to oncoming traffic when turning left were the primary cause of these accidents. Many drivers also failed to avoid parked vehicles and stopped cars at intersections. Thus, the best way to avoid getting into an accident is to drive defensively. Don’t ever assume other drivers see you, maintain a safe distance between you and other vehicles, and drive slowly enough to be able to stop or swerve safely in case of an emergency.
For many months of the year, Illinois experiences harsh winter weather that can make the roads exceptionally dangerous for drivers. While it’s best to stay off the roads during storms, most people need to drive to and from work regardless of the weather. If you find yourself on the road during a storm, it’s essential to reduce your speed. Your brakes will not work on icy roads so you need to go slow enough so that you can coast to a stop if needed. Driving slowly will also give you time to react to obstacles on the road that may be obscured by snow and sleet.
If you get into an accident, the Palatine car accident attorneys at Staver Law Group are here to help. If you decide to hire us after your free consultation, you won’t have to pay us until we win or settle your case. While your case is pending, we guarantee that you can talk to the lawyer who is working on your case no matter what time you call. It’s just one of the many ways we put our clients first at every step of the recovery process.