Chicago Car Accident Attorney
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If you were injured in a car accident, you should immediately call a car accident attorney.
Contact Trapp & Geller at 312-818-2591 to discuss your case with an experianced attorney.
NEVER speak with the insurance company, and NEVER sign any papers or give a statement to any insurance company.
Your most important steps are:
- Seek immediate medical attention
- Contact a car accident lawyer to handle your case
Car Accident Lawyer Chicago
If you were injured in a car accident, a truck accident, a motorcycle accident or a taxi accident, you are entitled to money for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement and the permanent problems you will have in the future. You should hire a car accident attorney to maximize the amount of money you get for your injuries.
An experienced car accident lawyer can work to find all insurance coverage which is available for your injuries. The attorneys at Trapp & Geller have earned millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients who have been injured in car accidents.
We don’t get paid unless you get paid.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 312-818-2591 to discuss your case with an experienced car accident attorney. We offer free consultations.
Common types of motor vehicle & car accidents
Our lawyers have extensive experience and a proven record of success in handling a broad range of motor vehicle and car accident cases, including:
- Semi truck accidents: Semi trucks, delivery trucks, box trucks and other commercial vehicles are subject to special safety regulations that do not apply to passenger vehicles. If the truck driver violated these safety regulations, our lawyers will make the insurance company pay you for your injuries.
- Motorcycle wrecks: Motorcycle accidents usually involve devastating injuries. Insurance companies often seek to pin the blame on the motorcyclist, even when the other driver was clearly at fault. Hiring an attorney immediately to preserve the evidence of the crash and perform an investigation is important to win your case.
- Bus accidents: Bus, CTA and PACE accidents require immediate investigation and preservation of bus videos. If you were in a bus accident, you should immediately contact an attorney to guide you through the legal process and represent you. The CTA only holds bus videos for a short period of time, and obtaining these videos can prove that you are entitled to money for your injuries. There are special laws which apply to bus drivers, so you should call Trapp & Geller immediately for help.
- Taxicab accidents: Chicago’s streets are full of taxi drivers racing to make fares as quickly as possible. UBER and other ride-sharing services have added to the congestion and put inexperienced drivers on the road. Some taxis have video surveillance, so it’s important to call an attorney immediately to make certain you are properly represented.
Common car accident scenarios
Trapp & Geller car accident attorneys have extensive experience in dealing with motor vehicle and car accident cases, including but not limited to:
• Uninsured and underinsured driver accidents: An increasing number of drivers in Illinois do not have enough insurance to cover your medical bills and properly pay for your injuries. In these cases, our attorneys will look for other sources of compensation to get you money. We will look to go through your own insurance, called Underinsured Motorist Coverage, to get your money. This does not affect your coverage or your premiums and is an effective way to get money for your injuries. These underinsured motorist cases have their own special laws, so it’s important to contact an experienced attorney to handle these cases. Trapp & Geller has achieved millions in underinsured and uninsured benefits on behalf of our clients.
• Drunk driver accident and dram shop accidents: Victims of drunk drivers may be entitled to punitive damages, which are damages beyond your actual losses. The attorneys at Trapp & Geller may be able to actually sue the bar or tavern that sold the alcohol that caused the other driver to get drunk or intoxicated as another way to get you money for your injuries. In these types of cases, doing an immediate investigation is important to identify, so you should immediately call an attorney for help.
• Distracted drivers: Distracted drivers and texting are constant threats on the roadways today. With Internet and social media available while people drive, there are many distracted drivers causing serious accidents. Talking and texting on cellphones have become a leading cause of accidents in Illinois. If you were injured by a distracted driver, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Cellphone records can provide compelling evidence in these cases, and the attorneys at Trapp & Geller know how to get these records to win your case.
• Hit-and-run drivers: If the other driver hit you and fled the scene, your insurance policy for your own vehicle can provide coverage for your injuries. Even if you were a pedestrian or on a bike, the attorneys at Trapp & Geller can maximize your recovery by using your uninsured and underinsured coverage to get you money.
Other accidents scenarios
Pedestrian injuries: Obtaining compensation can be an uphill battle for pedestrians who are injured in accidents. Drivers of motor vehicles often attempt to shift blame to the person on foot.
• Bike accidents: As a bicyclist, you have the same right to the roadway as people on motor vehicles. Unfortunately, drivers of four-wheeled vehicles often fail to yield to people on bikes.
• Boat collisions: Accidents on lakes and rivers often end in tragedy. Alcohol is often a factor.
Illinois accident statistics
- In 2015, there was 313,316 crashes involving motor vehicles in Illinois.
- 21% percent of these crashes (65,744) resulted in an injury.
- That is 858 traffic crashes per day, and more than 10 per hour.
- A crash resulting in a fatality occurred 914 times in 2015.
- That is nearly 3 persons per day.
- *Source of data Illinois Department of Transportation