Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are a common occurrence, and are often the result of a negligent or drunk driver. Our firm has extensive experience litigating cases resulting from motor vehicle accidents. We also have experience representing individuals injured as a result of defective products or design, such as defective seatbelts, tires, or gas tanks.
Frequently, negligent drivers lack adequate insurance, and sometimes they lack insurance altogether. In the State of Illinois, individual drivers are required to maintain liability insurance coverage for their vehicles. Minimum requirements for automobile liability insurance in Illinois are $20,000 per person and $40,000 per accident. Because of these low minimum insurance requirements, a negligent driver’s liability insurance may be insufficient to cover the claim of an injured person. Our attorneys are experienced at exploring the availability of additional insurance coverage for our clients who have been injured by an uninsured or under-insured driver.
Motor vehicle accidents often result in damages such as personal injury and time lost from work. A person who has been injured by a negligent driver might be able to recover damages for pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, disability, and lost wages. Damages may also include the loss of earning capacity, i.e., the inability to earn money at the same rate due to disability or diminished work capacity. A spouse of an injured person, if entitled, may be able to recover for loss of consortium damages, including the value of lost services and companionship provided by the injured person.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact us online or call us at 312-782-4545 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.