Car Crash Attorney in Chicago
If you have been the victim of a Chicago car crash, you are not alone – our experienced car crash attorneys are ready to help!
Each year there are thousands of car crashes in Chicago. You may hear about these accidents in the news or through social media. You may have a friend or relative that was injured in a crash. But when you are personally involved in an accident, it is a whole other situation entirely.
You may be a very safe and defensive driver, but you cannot control the actions of the other drivers with whom you share the road. Nothing can completely prepare you for being hit head-on by a texting driver or t-boned by a negligent driver that runs a red light.
At Willens Law Offices, we understand that an injury from a car crash has the potential to take over your life, making it difficult for you and your family to move forward.
If you have been injured in a Chicago car crash, due to the negligence or recklessness of another driver, we know how to step in and take care of the details that will protect your rights and options, giving you the compensation you need and deserve.
Determining Liability in a Car Crash
When it come to a car crash, insurance companies often start off ahead of the injured victim. While the victim is healing from his or her injuries, the insurance company has likely started their liability investigation. They gather police reports, inspect the scene, interview witnesses and further investigate the cause of the car accident. No matter how clear it may seem as to whom was at fault in the accident, the insurance companies often launch an investigation which usually involves calling the person who is injured. At no time do you need to dignify their inquiries by talking to them.
As a one-time employee of a large insurance company, our firm’s founder, Matthew L. Willens, is very familiar with their tactics and can thwart any effort to deny you of your rightful full and fair compensation. We know how to assign liability where it belongs.
Types of Chicago Car Crash Injuries
Unfortunately, being involved in a car crash is a fact of life for many people. While some crashes are minor, resulting in minor injuries, others are serious and result in life-changing injuries. Serious injuries can mean lost wages, lost earning potential, long-term medical treatment, and medical bills. The type of compensation you need often depends on the type of injury and it’s severity.
Some common types of car crash injuries include:
- Knee injury
- Back injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Face injury
- Neck injury
- Broken bones – bone fractures
- Fatal car accident
No matter what your injury is, you should be receiving all of your benefits. Insurance companies make billions of dollars by collecting as much as they can in premiums from ordinary people, then paying out as little as possible when claims are made. Their tactics of deny, delay, defend have been a mainstay after an accident for many, many years.
At Willens Law Offices, we want to help you take control of your situation so you can focus on what matters most — getting back on track.
Types of Chicago Car Crashes
Thousands are injured in car crashes due to another driver’s negligence and recklessness. When a person is cited for reckless driving, it is often because they have shown a complete disregard for traffic laws. Reckless driving is a major moving traffic violation.
Other auto accidents may be caused by a person who was not necessarily driving in a reckless manor, but was being negligent. A negligent driver may cause a crash simply because they allow themselves to be distracted. In either scenario, the person who was negligent or reckless is responsible for the accident and should be held accountable.
Some examples of reckless and negligent driving are:
- Texting while driving
- Drunk driving
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Speeding or racing
- Eating while driving
- Driving while drowsy or fatigued
- Distracted driving
If you or a loved one have been involved in a car crash, contact Willens Law Offices today! We want to help. We charge no legal fees, unless and until we succeed in obtaining a monetary recovery for you.
Contact a Chicago Car Crash Attorney
Call us as soon as possible following your car crash. You may be faced with huge medical bills and lost wages. Talk with a Chicago car crash attorney from Willens Law Offices to learn about your legal options. Call us today at (312) 957-4166 or fill out our online contact form.