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Chicago Car Accident Lawyer

Have You Been in a
Car Accident?

Victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents are the most common type of personal injury claim. These claims are typically based on the theory of negligence. In most Illinois vehicle accidents, the injured party, the plaintiff, must establish the negligence of the defendant in order to seek damages. Furthermore, the plaintiff must show that the defendant’s negligence was the actual and proximate cause of both the accident and the plaintiff’s injuries. Contact one of our chicago car accident lawyers to help guide you through this process.

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Violations of statutory law are often cited to establish the negligent driver in car crashes. If, for example, a driver failed to stop at a stop sign causing an accident, that statutory violation could be enough to establish fault in that accident. Establishing fault in a car accident can be more complicated in some cases, however. If you are a car accident victim, it’s important to contact our experienced personal injury lawyers. Our attorneys can help you determine who is at fault for the accident and seek damages where appropriate. Waukegan car accident lawyers at Ankin Law Office deal with these issues on a regular basis, so if you’ve been injured, please give them a call.

My entire family was in a car accident... we received the maximum amount. Ankin Law was great and I highly recommend them!
— Mark Z (Chicago, IL)
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Accident Victim FAQs

How does the amount of medical bills resulting from my car accident injuries affect the value of my lawsuit?

The value of an accident victim’s lawsuit is determined by a number of variables, including the total cost of your medical bills. Some injuries need ongoing medical treatment, which will be factored into your total damages.

How does the court measure damages in a car accident for a traumatic brain injury?

Severity of bodily injury is a key determinant of total damages, both due to resulting medical bills as well as loss of income and quality of life. All of these impact the award amount when receiving compensation.

How does the court determine who the negligent driver was?

  • High Velocity Accidents (Speeding)
  • Reckless Driving Accidents (Aggressive Driving)
  • Distracted Driving Accidents (i.e. Cell Phone Accidents)
  • Alcohol Related Accidents
  • Product Liability Accidents (Vehicle Defects)
  • Road Hazard Accidents

Where hazardous road conditions cause a car accident, can the municipality be held liable?

If unsafe driving conditions are the cause of a car accident due to neglect by the party responsible to keep the roads safe, your attorney will collect all available evidence in order to seek compensation for damages. This includes both property and personal injury damages caused by negligence. Even if you are partially at fault, you may pursue compensation for the portion of damages caused by the other party, including a municipality.

What steps should I take at the scene of my car accident?

  1. Call 911 immediately.
  2. Request an ambulance if you’re injured.
  3. If you’re able, take photographs of the property damage and of the other driver’s insurance card and driver’s license.
  4. Do not accept payments from or provide any sworn statements to an insurance company.
  5. Call Ankin Law for a free consultation on how to manage getting your property repaired

Can an accident victim expect a fair settlement from the insurance company if  negotiated without an attorney?

An insurance company’s goal is to find a reason to deny your claim, or settle a claim dispute for the least amount of money possible. Prior to receiving compensation from an insurance company, an experienced attorney with your wellbeing in mind will help you determine appropriate compensation for damages. Pictures of the scene taken promptly after the accident has occurred are a critical component of evidence documenting the damages and how they may have been sustained.

 

If I get into a car crash, how do I know if there is a cause of action against the other party?

Property damage or bodily injury that may be a result of the actions of another party present a potential cause for action for car accident victims. Your attorney will need as much evidence as possible to establish accountability for the damages you have sustained. Taking pictures of the scene and visiting a doctor as soon as possible will help begin your healing process, as well as determine the cause of action and build the evidence needed for compensation.

What are the damages you can recover in an automobile accident, traumatic brain injury case?

Past and future medical expenses, past and future wage loss, pain and suffering, and loss of a normal life are some of the damages for which a victim may seek compensation. The state of health and financial position of the victim prior to the accident influences the amount of compensation.

What damages can a family collect when the car accident victim is a loved one?

There are two causes of actions that can be pursued on behalf of a deceased loved one: wrongful death and survival. The family can recover money under the wrongful death act for the loss of love, affection, and support. This includes loss of wages and other forms of financial security and support.

Your loved one’s estate can pursue a survival cause of action, and recover damages the victim suffered between the time of injury and the time of their passing.

Why do I need to contact a lawyer immediately after sustaining an injury?

Establishing fault in an accident can be complicated, especially if fault lies with more than one party. An experienced attorney will help you document all evidence of damages, including photos of the accident and future medical bills, and evaluate loss of income and changes to quality of life. Negotiating the claims with insurance companies is best done with the experienced guidance of attorneys who have been beside you from day one.

CAUSE OF CAR ACCIDENTS
The cause of the accident typically indicates who is at fault. There are numerous potential causes for car accidents, the most common types of which include:

  • High Velocity Accidents (Speeding)
  • Reckless Driving Accidents (Aggressive Driving)
  • Distracted Driving Accidents (i.e. Cell Phone Accidents)
  • Alcohol Related Accidents
  • Product Liability Accidents (Vehicle Defects)
  • Road Hazard Accidents

Negligence in car accidents
The lawyers at Ankin Law Office are highly experienced in negotiating and litigating personal injury claims. With the help of our attorneys, you are more likely to get a fair settlement.

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Chicago Motor Vehicle Accidents

CAUSE OF MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
There are numerous potential causes for motor vehicle accidents. The cause of the accident typically indicates who is at fault. Some of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents include:

  • High Velocity Accidents (Speeding)
  • Reckless Driving Accidents (Aggressive Driving)
  • Distracted Driving Accidents (i.e. Cell Phone Accidents)
  • Alcohol Related Accidents
  • Product Liability Accidents (Vehicle Defects)
  • Road Hazard Accidents

Whatever the cause of the accident, it is essential to hire a knowledgeable and experienced Chicago car accident attorney to represent your interests. Our firm has years of experience negotiating and litigating motor vehicle accident cases and securing maximum compensation for our clients. With our office in Chicago, we have the capacity to handle cases throughout Illinois. Contact an experienced Chicago car accident lawyer today to schedule your free initial consultation and learn how we can help you seek the damages you deserve for your Illinois auto accident.

Negligence in Motor Vehicle Accidents
The lawyers at Ankin Law Office are highly experienced in negotiating and litigating personal injury claims. With the help of our attorneys, you are more likely to get the settlement you deserve.