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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Decatur Car Accident Lawyer

Where I-72 and Illinois state Highway 51 intersect, Decatur stands out as a populated area almost equidistant between Springfield and Champaign. Neither a large metropolis nor a small town, Decatur is the home to many businesses and institutions that keep people on the move. Traffic accidents are perhaps not as common as in a big city, but when they occur, the results can be every bit as devastating as with crashes anywhere.

Car accidents are common, yes — but when you are seriously injured in a car accident, your situation is anything but normal. Your life can change drastically, and sometimes permanently. In the short term, you must deal with getting the best medical treatment in a timely manner. Over the long term, you may need to replace income lost as you are unable to work. You may need rehabilitation and therapy over many months or longer. You may need disability accommodations. Your family may need to compensate for your inability to assume the roles you once held in the family — contributing child care, home maintenance and repairs, companionship and more.

In fact, for many car accident victims and their families, financial difficulties end up assuming even greater importance than an injury itself, however painful and disabling the injury is. That is why, when we talk about what to do after a car accident, we emphasize two key points:

  • Get quality medical treatment and care in a timely manner.
  • Discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer before entering into negotiations with insurers or taking part in detailed investigations by law enforcement.

Let us advise you of your rights. Contact us and learn how we can help you recover compensation for your injuries and losses after a car accident in Decatur or elsewhere.

Contact An Illinois Auto Accidents Attorney

After a car accident in Decatur or elsewhere, consult with a local attorney for best results. Contact Frederick & Hagle to schedule a free initial consultation. Call us toll free at 1-800-642-1227 for an appointment. Our Decatur car accident attorneys can visit you at home or in the hospital if necessary. There is no need for you to come to our Urbana office.


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