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Car Accidents & Injuries


Chicago and the state of Illinois are no different from the rest of the country when it comes to car accidents and injuries. Of the millions of accidents occurring every year in the United States, car accidents are by far the most common. Injuries range from bone fractures, head, brain, back and spinal cord injuries to paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia and death. While highway irregularities, weather conditions, defective tires and wildlife in the roadway contribute to many vehicle accidents, most are caused because someone is not paying attention. Talking to a passenger, distractions of children, eating while driving, talking on a cell phone, texting or changing radio stations all divert a driver’s attention.

If you are injured in an accident caused by the fault of another, you may have grounds for a lawsuit to pursue compensation for the harm you suffered. Medical expenses for patients with serious and catastrophic injuries can be astronomical. If you require rehabilitation or assistive care, your life and that of your family may be changed forever.

The steps you take immediately following an accident are critical, if you wish to hold liable parties responsible for the harm they caused. The most important thing you can do is retain an experienced personal injury lawyer to protect your legal rights and determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit.

We have resolved hundreds of automobile accident cases on behalf of injured people and their loved ones. We are familiar with causes of these accidents, the insurance companies frequently involved and how to maximize the recovery in each circumstance.

If a negligent or irresponsible driver harms you or someone you love, call our law firm at (312) 726-1470 or toll free at (866) 696-1381 or email us to speak to an attorney. We will be happy to evaluate your case at no cost to you.

 

 

Listed below is a representative sample of verdicts and settlements we’ve obtained in the past:

$3,900,000 – Settlement – A DuPage County settlement was reach on behalf of two minor children for the wrongful death of their mother. Their mother was killed in a car accident, when a   drunk driver lost control of his car and crashed into a tree.

$2,450,000 – Verdict – A pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed in a head-on collision. The Will County car accident also seriously injured the woman’s husband. This federal court   wrongful death verdict was awarded to the husband and two minor children.

$1,800,000 – Settlement – A Cook County wrongful death settlement was obtained for an elderly passenger who was killed in a car accident when the driver steered off the side of the road.

$1,200,000 – Settlement – A settlement was obtained on behalf of a man who broke both legs after a drunk driver made a left-hand turn in front of his car.

$1,200,000 – Verdict – A Cook County wrongful death verdict was entered in favor of a motorcyclist who was hit by an SUV turning into a restaurant. The driver admitted that he did not see the   motorcyclist before the car accident, which caused the young man’s death.

$35,000 – settlement – for a man injured when a careless motorist opened up his car door in the bike’s path.