Chicago Intersection Accident Lawyers
Our attorneys help the injured recover financial compensation
Intersections are extremely busy places, especially in Chicago. Drivers are traveling in several different directions and many are making turns. It only takes one act of negligence to cause a car accident that leaves people seriously hurt. That is when you need to call the car accident attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C.
At every intersection, there are traffic signs or signals designed to direct traffic in a safe manner. They only work when drivers are paying attention and driving responsibly. There are drivers who are:
- Driving recklessly
- Trying to beat a yellow or red light
- Turning when they do not have the right of way
- Driving under the influence
The result is a crash that can leave drivers and passengers injured. Some of the injuries seen in an intersection accident include broken bones, whiplash, back injuries, head and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury. Victims may need surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy and medication. Recovery may take months or even years.
Attorneys who fight for the best possible outcome
Intersection accidents also have a financial impact on victims. Medical expenses can become overwhelming very quickly. People often can’t return to work for some time, resulting in less income coming in. It can become difficult just to pay the bills. If the injured person is a provider, many families find it hard to get by.
If you were injured in an intersection accident caused by negligence, you deserve financial compensation. Typically, negligent drivers do not admit to doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility for what happened. They may even try to blame you for causing the accident.
You won’t get much help from the insurance companies, either. Their main interest is in making money. So, to keep their profits high, they try to keep payouts low. They’re only too happy to accept the negligent driver’s version of events. There are many tactics they use to try to minimize your compensation.
Insurance companies have lawyers looking out for their best interests. You need a car accident lawyer who will fight for what’s best for you. Our attorneys know how to fight back against insurance company tactics. We hold negligent drivers accountable and help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
The law firm with the experience that gets results
Our legal team investigates your intersection accident so we can get the facts for ourselves. We’ll gather evidence that can help support your claim, such as traffic camera footage. We carefully review accident reports and medical records. We identify and interview witnesses to the accident. If needed, we also consult accident reconstruction experts.
Our attorneys build strong cases that the insurance companies can’t ignore. This forces them to take your claim seriously. In most cases, they agree to talk about a settlement. Any settlement must include compensation for all current and future medical expenses, lost wages and other damages such as pain and suffering. If they won’t settle, we’ll be ready to fight for you in court.
If you were hurt in an intersection accident, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. You generally have two years from the date of your car 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 time to build a case. We can also start investigating your crash before evidence can be lost or destroyed and while the memories of witnesses are still fresh.