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If another motorist’s negligence causes you to be injured in a car accident, your recovery is paramount, and this makes receiving the compensation to which you are entitled critical. The physical, financial, and emotional damages (or losses) associated with serious car accidents are often extensive, which makes working with an experienced car accident lawyer near you always in your best interest. 

Car Accidents and Driver Negligence

When we drive, we accept an immense responsibility for the safety of others, and this translates to a duty of care we each owe everyone with whom we share the road. When motorists fail to accept this responsibility, serious accidents are often the result. Many dangerous car accidents out there are caused by driver negligence, which can take any of the following forms:

  • Failure to follow the rules of the road
  • Distraction (texting is the deadliest distraction of all)
  • Impairment (drunk drivers are among the most dangerous drivers out there)
  • Excess speed
  • Aggression
  • Exhaustion (drowsy drivers experience many of the same impairments that drunk drivers do) 

Your Damages

If another driver’s negligence does leave you injured, obtaining compensation that covers your full range of damages is critical to your ability to reach your fullest recovery. The categories of damage addressed in car accident claims include the following:

  • Property damage to your vehicle
  • Your medical expenses, including all necessary ongoing care
  • Your lost earnings, including lost earning potential
  • Your physical and emotional pain and suffering

An important component of your claim is ensuring that your losses are well represented. 

The Insurance Company

You will look to the at-fault party’s insurance provider to cover the damages you suffer, and while that is what they are paid to do, the insurance company is unlikely to compensate you fully without considerable effort on your part. Insurance companies are in the business of generating immense profits, and they manage this by keeping their settlements as low as they can get away with. Common tactics that insurance companies employ to accomplish their goals include:

  • Offering early settlements that do not come close to covering the claimants’ complete damages
  • Denying claims outright 
  • Attempting to shift fault toward claimants (and away from their policyholders)
  • Making the already complicated claims process more so
  • Casting doubt on the severity of claimants’ damages

Common Injuries

The injuries that are closely associated with car accidents are often very serious and can lead to the ongoing need for medical care as well as to a decrease in earning potential. Examples include:

It Is Time to Consult with an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer Near You

If you have been harmed by another driver’s negligence, you need just compensation, and the seasoned Illinois car accident lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group have the experience, legal skill, and insight to help. Your recovery is important, so please don’t wait to contact us for more information today.

Case Results


for a motor vehicle wrongful death case.


for a 75-year-old woman who suffered an above the knee amputation due to being run over by a private school bus.


for a young lady who was run over by a private waste hauling company while crossing the street.


for a trucking accident resulting in the death of the driver.


for a 70 year old man who died, without any living relatives, seven months after being hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client whose family was killed by a street sweeper that ran a red light.


for a client injured in a 2005 Metra train derailment case.


for a minor rear-ended on an expressway in Kankakee.


for a premises liability accident resulting in below the knee amputation.


for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.


for a bicyclist hit by a car.


for a passenger injured in a rideshare rollover accident.


for a rideshare accident injury.


for a low-speed rear-end accident.


for injuries in a van accident pulling a trailer.


for a minor injured in a ride-share accident.


for a pedestrian injured due to a sidewalk defect.


for a passenger injured in a rideshare rollover accident.


for a driver injured in an auto accident.


for injuries from a right-turning truck.


for a family injured in an auto accident.


for a law enforcement officer rear-ended by a truck.


for a motorcyclist rear-ended.


for an individual injured by a dog.


for a bicyclist hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a driver rear-ended on the expressway.


for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.

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