Chicago Car Accident Attorney
There were nearly 6.4 million auto accidents in the United States in 2015.
The financial cost of these accidents is a staggering 230 billion dollars.
249 million people were injured in car accidents in 2015 and approximately
43,000 people were killed in 2015. This amounts to 115 people a day or
one every 13 seconds. Teenagers comprise the largest percentage of drivers
involved in car accidents in the state of Illinois.
The financial and emotional toll an auto accident can take on a person's
life can be devastating. For this reason, it is important you retain competent,
aggressive and knowledgeable representation following a car accident.
At Leonard Law Group, our team of car accident attorneys in Chicago share
decades of legal experience, and can capably handle a wide variety of car accident cases. Since 1995,
more than $500 million on behalf of our clients and have established a track record of success.
Contact Leonard Law Group for a case review today!
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Common Causes of Car Accidents in Illinois
Determining the cause of an accident is key in proving liability and recovering
maximum compensation. Regardless of the cause, you should not be left
holding the bills if your injuries were caused by another person's negligence
Common causes of auto accidents include:
- Distracted Driving
- Reckless Driving
- Teenage Drivers
- Traffic Violations
- Drunk Driving
- Bad Weather
- Poor Road Conditions
At Leonard Law Group, our legal team has been serving the people of Illinois
since 1995 and has extensive experience handling all types of car accident
injury claims. If you've been seriously injured in a collision and are
looking to be compensated for your damages, please do not hesitate to
contact us today.
5 Common Types of Auto Accidents in Chicago
Different types of accidents result in different injuries and property
damage. Because Chicago is a busy city, drivers face the risk of a car
accident every time they're on the road. In 2017, the
Illinois Department of Transportation reported that there were 96,302 vehicle accidents in the city of Chicago.
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, common types of
car accidents that occur in Chicago include:
Sideswipe Accidents: In 2017, there were
16,006 sideswipe collisions in Chicago that resulted in
1,260 injuries and
Head-On Collisions: In 2017, there were
760 head-on collision accidents in the city of Chicago that resulted in
210 injuries and
Rear-End Collisions: In 2017, there were
27,083 Chicago rear-end accidents that resulted in
4,378 injuries and
Turning Accidents: In 2017, there were
13,153 turning vehicle accidents in Chicago that resulted in
2,449 injuries and
Parked Vehicle Collisions: In 2017, there were
19,394 accidents in Chicago involving parked vehicles that resulted in
18,578 injuries and
Driving is a risky activity and driving in a busy city is even more dangerous.
At Leonard Law Group, our car accident attorneys in Chicago have decades
of experience and have represented all types of vehicle accident claims.
Arrange a free, initial case evaluation with our firm today to learn your
What Injuries Can You Get from a Car Accident?
If you’re in a car accident, even a “small” one, you
could get injured. You can either experience an impact injury, your body
hits a part of the car, or penetrating injuries, like cuts or scrapes.
Some common types of car accident injuries include:
- Head injuries
- Scrapes and cuts
- Internal bleeding
- Broken or fractured bones
- Back injuries
Required Documents After an Auto Accident
Besides having an Illinois driver’s license and registration, all
drivers at the site of an accident must present proof of active insurance.
Failure to present these three requirements may result in the following:
- Issuance of tickets
- Court fees
- Attorney fees after a hearing
Driving is risky and all drivers must be able to meet the financial responsibilities
that Illinois mandates.
Insurance After a Car Accident
The defendant’s insurance company will contact you for a recorded
statement and attempt to use that statement against you to mitigate their
exposure in paying out your claim. They will also ask for a signed authorization
allowing them to view your medical records. It is important you know and
understand your rights early on following an accident as this time is
extremely crucial in determining the path your claim takes.
Take a look at several situations involving insurance:
The Other Person Is Not Insured or Is Minimally Insured:
Unfortunately, some people drive in Illinois without insurance or do not
have adequate coverage to fully compensate you for your injuries. In situations
like these, maximum recovery will depend on the extent of coverage you
have as of the date of the accident.
The Other Person Is Not Insured & You Do Not Carry Uninsured Coverage:
If the defendant does not carry insurance and you do not carry uninsured
coverage, you may find yourself with overwhelming medical bills, severe
injuries and no insurance coverage to recover from. If the policy limits
of the defendant's insurance do not fully compensate you for your injuries
and you do not carry underinsured coverage, you may again find yourself
with a heap of problems.
Get the answers you need and the representation you deserve by speaking
with an experienced car accident attorney in Chicago at
(312) 487-2513! Contact us today for a