Personal Injury Lawyer Decatur, IL
Injured? Decatur, IL - Car Accident Injury Lawyer Scott DeSalvo can help you get the money you deserve for your injuries from the responsible parties, with no fees until you recover damages. (We only get paid if we win...and we usually do.) We offer convenient local and telephone/Zoom/Docusign services,which means you usually do not need to travel - we come to you! Always A Free Consultation By Phone or In Person. Get Your Bills and Lost Wages Paid, Your Car Fixed and The Most Money In YOUR Pocket.
"Scott is absolutely fantastic. He will always go the extra mile for his clients. They always take the time to return phone calls at all hours and I highly recommend him to all my friends."
"Great people and Scott's a great lawyer. They helped me make the wisest decision for my case, and that's important in serious legal matters. I trust him completely. He is the one to call."
"Beyond satisfied with the services I received from this law firm. Definitely recommend! They got me fully paid and all the doctor bills, too. If you want the best, this is the law firm for your car accident!"
"Scott represented me and I was really pleased with everything, my car accident paid a lot and quick. If you want a good Lawyer who is responsive, and straight with you, I highly recommend him."
Car Accident Personal Injury Law Firm in Decatur, IL
Getting seriously injured in an automobile accident requires the help of a lawyer who specializes in accident injury cases. The right attorney will get you on the road to financial and physical recovery as well as peace of mind. Whenever you file a claim and fight for justice after a car accident in the Decatur, Illinois area, you should turn to an attorney with experience and knowledge to assist you.
Despite years of experience in all areas of injury law, our attorneys have devoted themselves to helping our clients recover from the trauma and hardship caused by motor vehicle accidents. We do not collect any money unless you do.
We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Lawyer in Decatur, IL for Accidents
If you have been in a car accident or any other kind of accident, you probably have a lot of questions. The questions vary from victim to victim.
Can you recommend a doctor for me? Does seeing a doctor cost money? What if I get hurt? Will my injuries heal? Will I be required to miss work? I should consult an injury lawyer. Where can I find the best one?
Questions of this nature are normal and expected. Thousands of accident victims have sought my assistance over the years. Our clients receive full medical treatment after their injuries. We make sure that they get paid for their lost wages, and we pay for all of their medical bills. In most cases, our clients settle their cases quickly and with little hassle.
Technology enables us to see people living anywhere in Decatur, IL who were injured in a car accident or any other kind of injury. I rarely need to see someone in person. I travel and visit clients at home or at a nearby restaurant. We use Zoom and Docusign so clients do not need to travel to my office to be a client. Therefore, you can easily gather information about your case and resolve it to your advantage if that is what you desire.
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Injury Statistics for Decatur, IL Car Accidents
After a car accident, neck and back injuries are the most common. Rear-end and side impact collisions are most likely to cause these injuries. If you move violently backwards or forwards or side to side, you will experience them. You are far more likely to suffer a new injury in a Decatur, IL car accident if you are over the age of 35 or if you have a health history that includes back injuries or neck injuries.
Neck or back injuries are similar in that they begin the same way, whether they are short-term muscle strains or longer-term and more severe injuries. It is crucial to see a doctor as soon as possible no matter what kind of injury you have, whether minor or serious.
You should choose a doctor who understands car accident injury claims when choosing a doctor after a car accident. As a result, your doctor will record all of the relevant information in your medical records that an insurance company will require to proceed with a claim. And, you want a Doctor who is honest and communicates well with you. You do not want a doctor who doesn't spend time with you, doesn't explain the injuries or the treatment protocol. You want a doctor who communicates with you and your attorney so that the three of us can cooperate to make your case a success.
A friend of mine referred me to Mr. DeSalvo, and when I spoke with him over the telephone, he seemed like he was very straight up. He kept me informed and gave me his opinion on the case, but he let me make my own decision. He made me feel very confident about my case. I would refer a friend or family member who needed a lawyer to him.”
In Decatur, IL, How Long Does it Take to Settle a Car Accident?
A motor vehicle accident victim almost always asks me this question. It depends on the case. Sometimes it takes years.
Most people don't realize that we can't begin to resolve your case until you've seen your doctor. This will need to be done until you've healed as much as you can. Ideally, you will not feel pain anymore. Permanent injuries can result in permanent disabilities as well as permanent pain in the body.
Upon reflection, it makes sense. In Decatur, IL, we won't settle a car accident injury case until we know exactly how you were injured. Please let us know if you require surgery. I advise clients who need surgery to wait until they are fully recovered from the surgery and after the surgery. Some surgeries require other surgeries. Some problems can't be fixed with one operation. It is still possible to sustain permanent damage even if all goes well during surgery.
An injury that is permanent and serious is worth much more than an injury that is temporary and minor. We need to thoroughly investigate this case before settling it and make sure you receive proper medical care.
Due to this, predicting the length of time it will take to settle a case is impossible. I have a completely trained staff who understand that getting your money as soon as possible is a very high priority in my office. Typically, we settle our cases within a year of the accident or shortly thereafter. That's as good as any other car accident lawyer. Our clients get excellent service quickly.
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Do I Need to Talk to a Decatur, IL Car Accident Lawyer?
Many people don't know but it car insurance companies control injury claims. The minute you are in a fender bender or a more serious crash with someone else, the car accident insurance company hires a lawyer to defeat your case. The insurance adjusters have written scripts for how to take recorded statements from people involved in a crash who might be injured. These scripts are designed to minimize the money that an injured person ultimately gets. They asked tricky questions and ask them in a tricky way to try to get you to say things you might not fully understand or you might not fully mean.
I've been doing this for a very long time and I see it all the time. It is a very rare occasion when I receive a recorded statement taken from my client before I represented them. I usually expect to see a lot of bad stuff in that statement, and I am rarely disappointed. Usually, there are things that hurt my clients case or things which can out and out destroy their car accident injury case.
That's why tell people never give a recorded statement before you are represented. Also, be careful about signing any papers and be careful what you tell the insurance company on the telephone.
Insurance companies are represented by a lawyer from day one. Of course, they're rich and they can afford to handle that kind of thing. Most injured people don't have money coming in and can't afford to hire a lawyer.
That's why personal injury lawyers offer a free consultation. My office always offers a 100% free and no obligation consultation in person or over the telephone or even over zoom if you prefer. This way, you can find out what your rights are and what the danger zones in your case might be and how to avoid them. And, if you want me to take your case, I will tell you whether it's a good case or that case and I can sign you up right over the Internet via email or Docusign. Or, if you prefer, I can mail you sign up paperwork or you can meet me in my office. I can even drive near you to sign up your case.
My entire law practice is dedicated to helping victims of car accidents and people who have been injured in a car crash. I make the entire car accident injury claim process simple and stress free for the injured person. You should focus on getting better and keeping your doctors appointments. Let my team handle all the rest.
If you need help or you want representation or even if you just have questions, please don't hesitate to call me at 312-500-4500. You can call me anytime night or day any day of the year. That phone number always gets answered. I look forward to hearing from you if you have been in a car accident in Decatur, IL.