Areas of Practice
McHenry County Car Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident — whether car, truck, or motorcycle — we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
McHenry County Car Accident Lawyers
A motor vehicle accident or car wreck takes only the blink of an eye, a split-second misjudgment, but the effects can turn your life upside down. You’ve probably got a lot of questions, such as:
- Who will pay my medical bills?
- Who will pay me for my lost wages?
- How can I get the insurance companies to pay my long-term care?
Franks, Kelly, Matuszewich, and Andrle Attorneys at Law has assisted accident victims get the compensation they need to get back on their feet – financially, physically, and emotionally — and get on with their lives. We are here to help you get a just and equitable award, and have done so successfully for many clients, as shown on our Settlements and Verdicts page. Contact us today for a free initial consultation to find out howour experience can be used to your advantage.
Auto Accidents in Crystal Lake
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that highway accidents cost $871 billion in social harm and economic harm, $210 billion of which is linked to speeding. We know that insurance companies do their best to keep these costs down, often at the expense of critically injured drivers who are not at fault in the motor vehicle crash that sent them to the hospital. If you’ve been injured and not at fault, we strongly advise you not to accept the insurance company’s first offer because you may find you have not gotten all the compensation you need. In order to help you get a fair settlement, we urge you to order our free book, “7 Deadly Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Illinois Car Accident” by using the order form on the right. It is free of charge to Illinois residents, and available on Amazon.com for non-residents and other lawyers.
Truck Accidents in Algonquin
A crash with a big rig, semi tractor trailer, or 18 wheeler is generally far more injurious to passengers than a typical car accident involving two or more automobiles. Recovering compensation from commercially-insured trucking companies can be more complicated than getting a settlement involving privately owned and insured car insurance companies. Fortunately for you, the accident victim, we are familiar with how commercial insurers operate and how to go about obtaining compensation for victims with injuries that are severe and will require more care.
Motorcycle Accidents in Lake in the Hills
Drivers of cars and other vehicles often have a bias against motorcyclists, automatically assuming that the rider is at fault. However, we know that in many car-motorcycle accidents, nothing could be further from the truth. You’ve probably seen the “Start Seeing Motorcycles” campaign, which stems from the fact that in many motorcycle accidents, the driver of the automobile never even saw the motorcycle until it was too late. This places motorcyclists at increased risk of injury, and injuries are likely to be more severe. We are aware of all this and have strategies that will help you get an award to cover your injuries, lost wages, and oncoing care, if necessary.
Uninsured / Underinsured (UM/UIM) Motorist Coverage in Fox River Grove
Too often, the driver causing a car wreck is uninsured, with no coverage at all, or underinsured, meaning that they are not carrying enough insurance to pay your medical bills. A driver who chooses to carry only the minimum amount of car insurance required by state law probably falls into this category. If you have adequate “full coverage”, your insurance company should be able to pay your medical expenses (as the driver), and passengers should be able to recover damages from the driver or from their own coverage. However, even if you have full coverage, disputes with insurance companies may arise, and you may need the services of a qualified car attorney to recover compensation for injuries and/or disabilities resulting from a car accident. Call us today if you require assistance in your motor vehicle accident case.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in McHenry County, give Franks, Kelly, Matuszewich, and Andrle Attorneys at Law a call for your free consultation before you speak to an insurance adjuster. We’re here to help you maximize your benefits.