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Car Accident Attorneys in Marion

Fighting for Compensation for Injury Victims

If you were involved in a serious car accident, the Marion personal injury lawyers at Howerton, Dorris, Stone & Lambert may be able to help. Since 1932, our firm has been a reliable source for help to residents of Southern Illinois. We fight insurance companies on behalf of our neighbors to obtain fair compensation when they have been hurt. By understanding the strategies these companies use to deflect blame, the team at HDSL can help clients prepare effective strategies that succeed.

Get experienced representation in your Marion car accident case. Call (618) 310-3411 today for a free consultation.

Illinois Car Accident Laws

To obtain any compensation for a car accident, victims must prove that the other party was responsible for the damage. Since it would be counterproductive to sue another party when both drivers were equally at fault, Illinois state law requires that plaintiffs prove over 50% fault on the part of the other driver in order to obtain any compensation for damages.

As in any negligence case, you must be able to prove:

  • Duty – The other driver had an obligation to drive safely
  • Breach of duty – They failed to fulfill their obligation to safety
  • Cause in fact – The defendant’s unsafe driving caused harm
  • Proximate cause – There would have been no harm had this person not been driving irresponsibly
  • Damages – Plaintiff suffered actual injury or loss because of this unsafe driving

If the defense is able to prove any fault on your part, that percentage of fault will be deducted from the damages awarded. Insurance companies have been known to play dirty when minimizing a victim’s injuries and property damage.

Let Experience Take Charge

The team Howerton, Dorris, Stone & Lambert has been fighting insurance companies for fair settlements for nearly a century. Our client reviews speak to our commitment to preparing for each case by carefully examining its strengths and weaknesses. We take the time to do it right.

Call (618) 310-3411 now or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

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