Traffic Collision Tips

Whether you have been involved in a car, truck or motorcycle crash make sure that you protect yourself and the value of your case.

Make sure that you seek proper medical treatment right away.

Delay may jeopardize getting your medical bills paid and reduce the value of your settlement.

Make sure that you do not settle to soon.

Insurance companies want to pay out your claim as soon as possible. This may cut off needed medical treatment, and result in a low ball offer.

Make sure that you seek a second opinion on any offers you receive from the insurance company.

Experienced injury attorneys understand the value of your motor vehicle collision case. It does not cost you anything to have your case reviewed.

Accident lawyers are only paid if they make a recovery for you.

You can be certain that the insurance company has many attorneys working for them and advising them in ways to protect themselves.

Make sure that you have someone helping you sort through the complexities of a traffic collision.

Feel free to contact Illinois Injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371

Roodhouse woman injured in crash near Chatham exit

A 78-year-old Roodhouse woman was taken to Memorial Medical Center on Sunday to be treated for life-threatening injuries following a crash on Interstate 55 near the Chatham exit, Illinois State Police said.Evalyn L. Mathews was southbound on Interstate 55 around 2:35 p.m. when she turned into the path of another vehicle, state police said.The other vehicle, driven by Bonnie Sue Johnson, 54 of O’Fallon, Missouri, struck the driver’s side of Matthews’ car, causing it to veer

Source: Roodhouse woman injured in crash near Chatham exit

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Many collisions caused when a vehicle changes lanes. Blindspot results in accident.

Day after hit-and-run crash in Defiance costs motorcyclist his leg, son leads police to suspect | Law and order | stltoday.com

Owning his own auto repair shop helped D.J. Helfert spot suspicious details about the car he found three miles down the road from the crash site, he says.

Source: Day after hit-and-run crash in Defiance costs motorcyclist his leg, son leads police to suspect | Law and order | stltoday.com

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If you are a victim of a hit-and-run crash, you may collect against the other driver’s insurance. Of course, you must find the driver and then proceed against his insurance. You may also seek punitive damages for leaving the scene. If you are unable to locate the hit-and-run driver, then you will have to seek reimbursement from your own underinsured or uninsured policy provisions.

One passenger in critical condition following I-55/74 crashes | Local News | pantagraph.com

BLOOMINGTON — A Tennessee man remained in critical condition in a Peoria hospital Wednesday after being airlifted Tuesday from the scene of one of three separate crashes on Interstate 55/74.

Source: One passenger in critical condition following I-55/74 crashes | Local News | pantagraph.com

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A passenger who is injured in a crash may sue the driver of the passenger’s vehicle. The passenger must prove the driver violated safety rules and it caused injuries.