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Traffic Accident Attorney Chicago

You don’t have to live in Chicago for long before realizing that its traffic is not one of its finer points. In fact, the traffic here causes numerous accidents every day. Some of these accidents are severe, causing debilitating and even fatal injuries. If you or a family member sustained a serious injury in a recent accident, don’t hesitate to call a reputable traffic accident attorney in Chicago for help. 

Do You Have a Traffic Accident Claim?

Whether they are careless, reckless, or even intentional in their actions, Chicago drivers are known for causing accidents. However, not every traffic accident results in an injury claim.  At least one other party involved in your accident must have done something negligent to cause or contribute to the accident. All drivers are expected to obey traffic laws and drive defensively. Some negligent driver actions that frequently lead to accidents are:

  • Texting and driving
  • Other forms of distracted driving such as eating or grooming
  • Speeding
  • Going too fast for conditions
  • Making sudden lane changes
  • Passing in “no passing” zones
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Failing to yield to oncoming traffic
  • Failing to maintain their vehicle properly
  • Not stopping at a stop sign or stoplight
  • Turning from the wrong lane

However, sometimes the other party is a municipality responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of traffic lights and signs and the roadways. The manufacturer or a car or its parts can also sometimes be to blame for a traffic accident. No matter who caused yours, an experienced traffic accident lawyer in Chicago can investigate the accident to determine who should be held responsible.

Traffic Accident Legal Damages

Traffic accident victims are often entitled to many damages. Damages are meant to compensate the injured party for a loss or injury. There are economic or special damages and non-economic or general damages. 

As the name suggests, economic damages compensate the injured party for their financial losses. These might include lost wages, medical bills and expenses, and travel expenses to get to medical appointments. Non-economic damages represent the losses the victim incurred that aren’t financial. They can include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium

While proving economic damages is generally simple with bills, receipts, and wage loss statements for evidence, non-economic damages are more complicated. It’s hard to place a value on such intangible losses. Insurance companies almost always try to pay less for non-economic damages than what they are worth. By hiring a skilled traffic accident attorney in Chicago, you’ll have a professional on your side who knows what your damages are really worth. They can work to negotiate a fair settlement. If this isn’t possible, they can litigate your claim.

Speak to a Skilled Traffic Accident Attorney in Chicago

Traffic accidents are stressful situations. Unfortunately, the stress doesn’t end once the accident scene is cleared. There are medical appointments and bills, pain, and missing paychecks. A skilled traffic accident lawyer in Chicago at The Horwitz Law Group can help decrease your stress. They can build a case to establish the fault of the other party and your damages. You can get your claim started today and get one step closer to receiving the compensation you deserve by contacting us. We offer complimentary traffic accident consultations to injured victims.

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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