Chicago Car Accident Attorneys Who Stand Up For Your Rights
If you’ve been hurt in a car crash, our lawyers can help
The car accident attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C. know the impact an accident can have on your life. Suddenly you are hurt and need medical treatment. Medical expenses add up quickly. You can’t work, so there’s less income coming in. We fight to help victims of car accidents recover the financial compensation they deserve.
In Illinois, it is the duty of all drivers of motor vehicles to use ordinary care to avoid causing a collision or placing others in danger. Any driver whose dangerous or careless behavior causes injuries to other motorists, pedestrians, or bicyclists may be liable for damages. If you were in a car that was hit by another driver, you may have a claim whether you were the driver or a passenger.
- Asleep at the Wheel Accidents
- Dealing With Car Insurance Companies
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
- Intersection Accidents
- Rear-End Accidents
- Rideshare Accidents
- Taxi Accidents
- T-Bone Accidents
- Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
Recovering financial compensation after a car accident is often complicated. Negligent drivers typically do not accept responsibility. They may fear legal consequences for their behavior. Or they can’t accept that they did anything wrong.
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 544 people were killed and another 9,480 were injured in crashes on the streets of Chicago between 2010 and 2014.
Our attorneys fight for your rights
Unfortunately, insurance companies aren’t much help. It is their responsibility to provide compensation for the injured after an accident. They are mostly interested in protecting their bottom line. They may question the extent of your injuries or the need for certain treatment. They may even try to blame for you causing the accident.
Insurance companies have lawyers looking out for their best interests. You need an experienced car accident lawyer who will look out for you. Our attorneys know how the insurance companies operate. We know how to fight back against their tactics to help you recover the financial compensation you need and deserve.
We begin by investigating your car accident ourselves. Our legal team knows where to look for evidence that the driver was speeding, operating recklessly, asleep at the wheel, distracted or under the influence. We review accident reports and medical records. We interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Our car accident lawyers know how to build strong cases that insurance companies must take seriously. When they realize that we aren’t going to fall for tactics and are prepared to fight for you every step of the way, they often agree to talk about a settlement. Any resolution of your case must be one that meets your needs.
Depending on the situation, a car accident can cause a wide range of injuries. These can include head and brain injuries, neck and back injuries, burns, broken bones and spinal cord injuries. Recovery can take months or even years. Some car accident victims never fully recover and are left with a permanent disability.
The law firm with the experience that gets results
Our lawyers determine the total amount of damages you have suffered, including medical expenses for all current and future treatment of your injuries, and lost wages. We also consider other damages, such as pain and suffering. Keating Law Offices is committed to getting the best outcome in your case, either through a negotiated settlement or jury verdict.
It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible after a car accident. You generally have two years from the date of your bicycle accident to take legal action to seek financial compensation. It is only one year if it is a state or local municipality. While there are some exceptions for minors and disabled people, in any event it is important than you act quickly. It can take months to build a strong case. It is always better to start before evidence is lost or destroyed, and the memories of witnesses fade.
If you, or a loved one, have been injured by another driver, you may have a claim against the driver who injured you. Our car accident attorneys have successfully represented the victims of motor vehicle collisions and their family members. We are ready to help you. Please contact us today to discuss your case.