Chicago Auto Accident Lawyer
One of the leading causes of injury and death in America is most often preventable. Motor vehicle accidents take the lives of 1,000 people in Illinois every year and injure over 80,000 more. Between one-fourth and one-fifth of all traffic accidents in the state happen in Chicago and Cook County. Chicago traffic and weather combined with risky driving behaviors such as texting while driving, speeding or drunk driving create a dangerous mix for other drivers and pedestrians on the road who are doing their best to stay safe.
If another driver’s negligence or reckless driving caused a crash that injured you or a family member, you should be able to get compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and the pain and suffering their negligence caused you. Connolly Injury Law can take on this responsibility for you and see that you get appropriate compensation for your injuries and the damage done. Insurance companies take advantage of people who don’t have a lawyer by paying them far less than what they owe or convincing the victim that their own negligence is behind the accident and they should get nothing.
As a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney, Mark Connolly has helped hundreds of accident and injury victims get the compensation they need and deserve. Mark’s successes have included significant payouts to motor vehicle accident victims who suffered severe injuries and permanent disability. At Connolly Injury Law, our Chicago auto accident lawyers understand what it means to your quality of life to get seriously hurt in a motor vehicle accident. Mark Connolly is here for you during your most difficult time, professionally handling your case and making sure you get the medical care and compensation that reflects the harm done to you.
Chicagoland Car Accidents
Illinois drivers are required by law to carry liability insurance of at least $25,000 for personal injury and up to $50,000 if more than one person is injured. Often, the insurance companies will try to get to you before you get a lawyer and be quick to write a check they say covers all your damages. This offer is far below what you could get if you had an experienced lawyer representing you, but once you take their money, you sign away your rights to recover anything more, even if you later find out you were significantly underpaid.
Connolly Injury Law will not settle your case until all your damages are known, including present and future medical expenses, lost income for the time you missed from work or if you became disabled from working in the future, and the degree to which this accident has affected your quality of life, ability to care for yourself, and your relations with family members. We build a strong case that thoroughly documents your injuries and damages and proves the other driver’s liability to you. Armed with the facts and significant experience in both trials and settlements, Chicagoland car accident attorney Mark Connolly is equipped to resolve your case for the appropriate amount.
Chicago Uninsured Motorist Claims
Despite the Illinois law requiring drivers to carry liability insurance, more than one in ten drivers in the state are uninsured. So long as you carry the mandatory coverage yourself, you’ll also have Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage on your policy. With this coverage, you can make a claim with your insurance company when the other driver was uninsured. Connolly Injury Law can help you with this claim, the same as if you were going up against the other driver’s insurer. Don’t make the mistake that your insurance company is on your side and will treat you fairly. You’ll still need a skilled and experienced lawyer to recover substantial compensation after a serious accident.
Cook County Truck Accidents
Commercial vehicles far outweigh even the largest SUVs; not only are they built larger and heavier, but they are loaded down with cargo as well. A full tractor-trailer outweighs the average passenger vehicle by 20 times or more. When a car and truck collide, the occupants of the passenger vehicle always get the worst of it. Connolly Injury Law has a record of going up against trucking companies and their insurers and recovering significant compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries.
Commercial vehicles like delivery vans and box trucks are constantly on Chicago city streets, and their numbers are only increasing. These unwieldy vehicles have numerous blind spots yet require frequent backing and stopping. When commercial drivers operate unsafely, they are likely to cause a crash. Meanwhile, 18-wheelers ply the highways and interstates to and from the Port of Chicago on their way across America. Semi-truck drivers are well-known to drive and work longer hours than is safe or legal, while a disgraceful portion of the nation’s truck fleet is riding on bad tires and broken brakes.
Whether you are injured by a truck backing out of a driveway or a big rig barreling down I-90, Connolly Injury Law has the skills and experience needed to resolve a case against major trucking companies, businesses and their insurers.
Help With Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries in Chicago and Cook County
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Chicago, Cook County or surrounding areas, call Connolly Injury Law at 312-780-0816 for immediate assistance. Your call is free, and there’s no fee unless our Chicago auto accident lawyers recover for you.