Car accidents are the most common type of motor vehicle accidents and personal injury claims. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were over 2 million injuries and over 25,000 fatalities as a result of passenger vehicle accidents in 2008. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a car accident, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately to determine if you have a legal case. The Chicago auto accident lawyers at Ankin Law Offices, LLC are highly experienced in handling all types of car accident cases.
Most car accidents involve a legal claim of negligence. In order for a plaintiff to prove that the defendant was negligent in a car accident case, it is important to document and retain as much evidence as possible. Our skilled Chicago car accident attorneys will conduct an independent investigation of the accident, and collect and review any available evidence, including police reports, photographs of the scene of the accident, documentation of the damages to your car, medical bills and medical records regarding injuries sustained in the accident, and statements of any accident witnesses.
Car crashes with large commercial trucks can have particularly devastating effects. Like all motorists, truck drivers have an obligation to be cautious drivers, obey the rules of the road, and take appropriate safety precautions to prevent accidents. Moreover, commercial truck drivers and trucking companies are also required to properly inspect the truck and keep the truck in safe operating condition.
Unlike car accident cases in which the other driver is typically the sole defendant, truck accidents cases often have multiple defendants, including the truck driver, trucking company, shipping company, employers, contractors, and the manufacturer of the cargo in the truck. At Ankin Law Offices, our skilled Illinois motor vehicle accident attorneys understand the unique legal issues that come into play when a large commercial truck is involved in the car accident and we can vigorously advocate on your behalf.
Distracted driving is a common cause of car accidents and at Ankin Law Offices, we take distracted driving very seriously. Illinois law also prohibits sending or reading text messages and emails while driving anywhere within the state. Even when drivers use a hands-free cell phone while driving and both hands are on the wheel, talking on a cell phone alone distracts a driver and can lead to accidents caused by inattentive driving. According to the NHTSA, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers that use cell phones are four times more likely to get into auto accidents that result in injuries.
At Ankin Law Offices, our skilled Illinois motor vehicle accident attorneys have vast legal knowledge regarding all types of motor vehicle accidents, including auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, and mass transit accidents. We are experienced Illinois personal injury attorneys with considerable experience representing clients in a wide variety of personal injury lawsuits, which affords us a vast amount of legal knowledge and allows us to effectively advocate on behalf of our clients.
If you have been involved in a car accident or other motor vehicle accident, do not hesitate to contact the knowledgeable Chicago, Illinois auto accident attorneys at Ankin Law Offices to schedule a free consultation to discuss your motor vehicle accident case.