Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Information
Millions of people drive millions of miles every day throughout Illinois and the United States as a whole: on average every American travels about 40 miles each day, and according to the Illinois Department of Transportation this results in over 850 fatalities and 61,000 injuries caused by car accidents in Illinois every year. In spite of new safety features being added to cars every model year (statistically half of people killed in a traffic collision were not wearing seatbelts, even though they have been mandated in new cars for decades) the number of traffic fatalities has been on the rise for decades. And while some of this can be logically assumed to be due to the ever increasing number of people on Illinois roads the fact remains that at some point every one of us will be impacted in some way by a fatal traffic accident.
Even the best drivers are still at risk from being involved in a serious car accident. In a car wreck it is not necessarily the driver who is at fault for the collision who ends up being injured, and the truth of the matter is that many people who have been hurt or killed in a car wreck were not involved in it through any fault of their own. In car accidents that are caused by another party’s negligence, seriously injured victims and families who have had a loved one killed may have the option of taking legal action in order to recover compensation for the injuries and losses that they have suffered. Among other compensable damages that can be recovered on in court are lost wages and earning capacity, medical bills, pain and suffering, and wrongful death recoveries.
As with many other things, it is important that victims of an automobile wreck rely on the best auto accident attorneys to handle their cases in order to ensure that they receive fair and reasonable compensation for their injuries and losses. The Illinois law firm of Levin & Perconti have been helping victims fight for justice for over twenty years, and in this time have recovered a number of significant Illinois accident verdicts and settlements. Our legal team has both the experience and resources to successfully resolve the most complicated of Illinois car accident lawsuits.What Types of Car Accident Lawsuits do We Handle?
At Levin & Perconti, our attorneys represent clients who have suffered serious or life-altering injuries and the families of those who have been killed as a result of:
- Drunk or intoxicated drivers
- Distracted drivers (radio, cell phones, text messages, and other electronics)
- Hit and run, or leaving the scene of an accident
- Uninsured or underinsured drivers
- Defective design such as defective seatbelts, tires, or gas tanks
Because the law establishes time limits in which a person must file a lawsuit, it is important that if you or someone you love has been in an Illinois motor vehicle collision that you believe was caused by the negligence of others you act quickly to contact an Illinois accident attorney to discuss your potential case and determine your best course of action.
Please contact a Chicago personal injury attorney at our office by calling 877-374-1417 (toll-free) or 312-332-2872, or via our case evaluation form. We will gladly review the details of your situation and consult with you on the best course of action. There is absolutely NO FEE for a consultation, and no obligation of any kind.