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Chicago Auto Accident Law Firm

If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, the challenges that lie ahead can be overwhelming, but obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled can help you achieve your fullest recovery. While auto accident claims tend to be complicated and the process can be lengthy, the dedicated services of a reputable Chicago auto accident law firm can help. 

Auto Accidents and Negligent Drivers

At the heart of most car accidents is driver negligence, and while no two-car accident claims are ever identical, they often involve one of the following forms of driver negligence:

  • Distraction – A driver whose attention is on something other than navigating the road safely makes accidents far more likely. 
  • Impairment – Motorists who don’t drive sober cause some of the deadliest accidents on our roadways. 
  • Exhaustion – Too little sleep can leave a motorist with physical and cognitive impairments that rival those experienced by drunk drivers. 
  • Excess Speed – Excess speed not only causes accidents but also makes accidents more deadly.
  • Aggression – Aggressive drivers have an agenda that leaves safe driving far behind. 

Your Damages

If someone else’s negligence or carelessness leaves you injured in an auto accident, the damages you experience are likely to be considerable and may include:

  • Property damage to your car
  • Medical expenses that may include the cost of ongoing care
  • Lost earnings that may need to address lost earning potential 
  • Your physical and emotional pain and suffering that can lead to serious psychological challenges

An important factor in your auto accident claim is ensuring that your complete damages (in every category) are carefully represented. 

The Insurance Company

You will file your auto accident claim with the insurance carrier of the at-fault party, but this does not ensure that you will be justly compensated. The insurance company is in the business of maximizing its profits, which means that if it can find a way to minimize your settlement amount, it will do so. Consider the following common insurance ploys:

  • Offering an early settlement that is far too low to cover your full range of damages
  • Denying your claim from the beginning
  • Denying the extent of your damages
  • Calling fault in the accident into question
  • Artificially complicating and lengthening the claims process 

Leave the insurance company to your dedicated auto accident attorney while you focus on regaining your health and well-being. 

A Note about Fault in Illinois

The insurance company may attempt to push fault away from its policyholder and toward you, but you shouldn’t let this tactic intimidate you. First of all, the insurance company has its own agenda, and you may not share fault, but if you do, as long as you are not more than 50 percent to blame, you have the right to seek damages for the percentage of fault for which the other driver is responsible. 

Seek the Professional Services of a Well-Established Chicago Auto Accident Law Firm

The accomplished Chicago auto accident attorneys at The Horwitz Law Group take immense pride in providing clients like you with the dedicated legal guidance they need to obtain favorable claims resolutions. For more information about how we can also help, please contact us today to arrange a free initial consultation. 

Case Results

$4,500,000.00

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

$2,100,000.00

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

$2,300,000.00

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

$1,400,000.00

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

$1,200,000.00

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

$1,197,000.00

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

$175,000.00

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

$100,000.00

for a client who was crushed between two cars nearly severing off her leg.

$100,000.00

for a client whose son was accidentally run over by her husband as he backed out of their driveway.

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