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Harvard IL Car Accident Lawyer

How Can You Get Money For Car Crash Injuries in Harvard IL?

If you are the victim of a car crash in Harvard or elsewhere in the state, you may be entitled to compensation through personal injury litigation (a lawsuit).  This means that if you are less than 50% at fault for a car accident in which you were injured, you may recover damages from the other driver.  Here is the Illinois statute:

In all actions on account of death, bodily injury or physical damage to property in which recovery is predicated upon fault, the contributory fault chargeable to the plaintiff shall be compared with the fault of all [defendants] whose fault was a proximate cause of the death, injury, loss, or damage for which recovery is sought.

735 ILCS 5/2-1116(c)

The above basically says that when damages are sought in a car accident, it will first be necessary to determine how much each driver is at fault.  For example, one driver could be %25 at fault while the other is 75% at fault.

The plaintiff shall be barred from recovering damages if the trier of fact finds that the contributory fault on the part of the plaintiff is more than 50% of the proximate cause of the injury or damage for which recovery is sought.

735 ILCS 5/2-1116(c)

This passage states that if you are more than 50% responsible for the accident, you will not be able to sue the other driver for damages.

In the event that you are able to bring a lawsuit against the other driver, you will most likely need an experience Personal Injury lawyer to successfully win your case.  Studies have shown that you will receive more money by hiring a lawyer than trying to represent yourself.


In order to help you decide whether or not you need a lawyer for your car crash lawsuit, we are giving away our FREE Car Accident Book to residents of Illinois.  This book is filled with helpful advice that you must follow to successfully obtain compensation for your injuries. If you are unsure whether or not you should hire a lawyer, we suggest you read this book.


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