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Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer If I Was Hit By A Drunk Driver?

Every day, lives are turned upside down due to the recklessness of drunk drivers. In an instant, you find yourself grappling with injuries, medical bills, and the emotional trauma of an accident you did not cause. The question arises, do you need a personal injury lawyer if you were hit by a drunk driver? The answer is an unequivocal yes. The Horwitz Law Group is here to help you seek the compensation that you deserve. If you were injured by a drunk driver, you’ll want our legal team at your side.

The Devastating Impact of Drunk Driving

Drunk driving accidents often lead to severe injuries and even fatalities. The negligence of the drunk driver puts an abrupt halt to your life as you know it. You bear the brunt of someone else’s mistake, but why should you pay for it? Thankfully, the law provides several avenues to seek justice and compensation.

The Advantage of Working With an Attorney

Having a dedicated personal injury lawyer from The Horwitz Law Group on your side can make a significant difference in your case. With our extensive experience and proven track record, we understand the nuances involved in litigating car and truck accident cases effectively in any Illinois court. We are committed to getting you the compensation you deserve, fighting for your rights every step of the way.

Filing a Lawsuit Against the Drunk Driver

In Illinois, the at-fault driver must compensate the victim for the damages. Sometimes the cost of accidents exceeds the limit of insurance policies, and some insurance companies may refuse to pay when their insured was purposefully negligent by drunk driving. In such instances, you have a right to sue the drunk driver for your injuries. But remember, there is a time limit to file a drunk driving lawsuit. Having a legal advocate ensures that you navigate these complexities effectively.

Filing a Car Accident Insurance Claim

Another option is to file a standard car accident insurance claim with both your insurance company and the at-fault driver. While the drunk driver’s insurance company might deny your claim, they may be forced to pay by a court if you include them in a lawsuit. With our experience, we can make a reasonable demand to the insurance company and negotiate to reach a fair settlement on your behalf.

A Guilty DUI Verdict Can Strengthen Your Case

If the at-fault driver is found guilty of a DUI, it can significantly strengthen your case. Their actions were negligent, and this violation of the law supports your claim for damages. However, even without a formal DUI conviction, early intervention and effective representation can demonstrate that the impaired driver caused your injuries.

The Horwitz Law Group Is Prepared to Protect Your Right to Compensation

When you’re hit by a drunk driver, you should not shoulder the burden of your losses alone. Our car accident attorneys at The Horwitz Law Group serve clients throughout the Chicago area. We are unafraid of taking a case all the way to trial, and our history of winning key Chicago car accident cases stands as a testament to our dedication to our clients.

Having a personal injury lawyer is not just advisable but crucial if you have been hit by a drunk driver. We stand up and fight for you, helping you pursue the financial compensation you deserve. Reach out to us today, and let us make a difference in your life.



Case Results


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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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