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Lawyer for Car Crash Injury Victims in Chicago and Cook County

Each year, more than 300,000 car accidents occur in Illinois, with more than half taking place in Cook County. These crashes result in tens of thousands of injuries, many of which are life-altering or fatal. Injury victims often face a long and frustrating road to recovery, but they are not without options for obtaining relief. When injuries are caused by the negligence of another party, victims have the ability to pursue full compensation for their damages.

At Adler Law Offices, LTD., we represent car accident victims to help them achieve the compensation they need to assist with their recovery and improve their quality of life. Attorney Charles Adler has over 40 years of legal experience, and he knows how to navigate personal injury cases to attain successful results for his clients. When he represents you, you can trust that he will not charge attorney fees unless he secures compensation for you.

Negligence in Cook County Car Accidents

As with many other types of personal injury cases, recovering compensation for car accident injuries requires that you demonstrate that they were caused by someone else's negligence. In a car crash, negligence often takes the form of unsafe or careless behavior on the part of another driver. Common examples include:

  • Speeding and other forms of reckless driving, including following another vehicle too closely, driving in the wrong direction, making an illegal or unsafe turn, or weaving in and out of traffic
  • Drunk driving, or driving under the influence of marijuana or other drugs
  • Distracted driving, whether due to texting or cell phone use or attending to something else inside or outside of the vehicle
  • Drowsy driving, including falling asleep at the wheel
  • Driver error or inexperience, which is common among young drivers and those who are unfamiliar with roads and traffic patterns in the Chicago area

Dangerous driving conditions including adverse weather, road construction, and heavy traffic on major highways throughout Cook County also contribute to the risk of car accidents, and drivers can be considered negligent if they cause a crash because they fail to account for these increased risks.

The Process of Recovering Compensation

If you are injured in an accident with a negligent driver, the process of recovering compensation begins as soon as the accident happens. You can increase your chances of a successful outcome by promptly notifying law enforcement of the crash to file an accident report, as well as by seeking medical attention for your injuries as soon as possible. You should also take care not to admit fault to other drivers involved in the crash and make an effort to gather contact and insurance information. Whenever possible, it is a good idea to start collecting evidence from the accident, including photographs of your injuries, vehicle damage, and the surrounding area.

Soon after the accident, you should hire an attorney to help you with the process of filing a personal injury claim and preparing for settlement negotiations by thoroughly investigating the crash, collecting all available evidence, and methodically documenting your damages. In your claim, you can seek compensation for all medical expenses related to your injuries, the costs of repairing or replacing your damaged property, lost income and earning capacity due to limitations on your work abilities, and your pain and suffering. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, you can recover similar damages through a wrongful death lawsuit.

In most cases, compensation for car accident injuries comes from the negligent driver's liability coverage through his or her car insurance policy. Your attorney will represent you in negotiations to resolve insurance disputes and work toward a fair outcome. If a reasonable settlement is not possible, we can also represent you in court to fight for a favorable verdict.

Contact a Rolling Meadows Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash, we can help you start working toward full and fair compensation as soon as possible. For a free consultation regarding your case, contact us today at 847-394-0100 or 312-236-2700. We represent clients in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Mount Prospect, Chicago, and throughout Cook County and the surrounding areas.

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