Motor vehicle accident statistics for 2007 in greater Chicago were at 120,982. (According to the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety Statistics.) Injuries were reported in nearly 15% of these accidents. These included minor, moderate and catastrophic injuries as well as 191 fatalities. While these statistics are now several years old, Chicago’s population has only grown in the interim. As the population has increased, so has the number of cars on the roads and highways.
If you are injured in an auto accident in Chicago, it’s important to choose an experienced attorney to handle your personal injury case. Blindly accepting an insurance company’s settlement offer can cost you the full compensation that you deserve. Insurance companies are in the business of making money and protecting their own bottom lines. Consequently, settlement offers are typically far less than is appropriate to compensate for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
At Ankin Law Office, our attorneys are skilled in determining what is fair compensation for motor vehicle accident injuries. We aggressively advocate on behalf of our clients to obtain a maximum recovery. Contact us immediately following your accident to schedule a free consultation.