Chicago Auto, Bus & Trucking Collison Lawyers
Put Years of Experience in Your Corner
It’s well-known that traffic accidents are the most common cause of personal injury and wrongful death claims. These types of collisions occur daily across the nation and are most frequent in metropolitan areas such as Chicago where high-density traffic occurs. Their primary cause is from human error, such as negligent traffic behaviors, and have devastating effects on unwitting drivers and their passengers.
At Angelini, Ori + Abate, we deal with the tragic results of traffic collisions every day. We see firsthand what these incidents can cost victims in terms of their physical, emotional, and financial well-being. That is why we take every legal measure to seek justice through financial compensation for all of your losses and damages following an injury or when your family has endured the shock and devastation of a wrongful death. With more than 75+ years of legal experience in fighting for our clients, we know what it takes to get successful results and are prepared to put our insight and skills to work for you.
When To Get a Lawyer for A Car Accident
It’s best to hire a lawyer as soon as possible after a car accident. There are a couple crucial reasons for this. First, your lawyer will most likely start your case by gathering important evidence about your accident, such as finding witnesses or security camera footage. The more time that passes the more difficult this step will be. Second, you only have a certain amount of time to file a personal injury claim before you are legally not able to do so anymore.
This law is called the statute of limitations, and it is imposed on a state level. In Illinois the statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurred. This two-year time period does have exceptions that can both lengthen and shorten your filing window depending on the specifics of your case which is why it is important to speak to a lawyer about your accident as soon as possible.
Accidents involving cars, buses, and trucks can cause serious injuries that may take weeks, months, or even years in which to recover. Catastrophic injury cases may cause permanent disability requiring medical care, personal assistance, and more for the rest of your life. The impact of a serious accident can result in staggering medical expenses, lost income, and financial ruin for both you and your family as well as emotional and physical trauma.
Serious injuries can include but are not limited to:
- Whiplash and torn ligaments
- Fractured and broken bones
- Internal injuries/organ damage
- Lost limbs
- Lost eyesight or hearing
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Neck, back, hip, and knee injury
- Scarring and disfigurement
When faced with such injuries, that last thing you will want to take on is dealing with all of the legal details in filing a claim against the other party and/or his or her insurer. Now two accident cases are the same and require investigation, case preparation, and tenacious negotiation or litigation.
This task can be difficult, most especially when your accident involves a commercial trucking company, city bus, school bus, or other commercial transportation entity. While all claims can be complicated, those involving commercial or governmental entities can become especially complex. For example, trucking companies are subject to state and federal regulations and their questionable compliance with such rules may involve in-depth investigation.
In all traffic accidents, you will generally be involved with large insurance companies who are well-versed in tactics designed to avoid or limit their liability. While they may appear to be helpful, their priority is to pay you as little as possible to maintain their profitability. That is why it is commonly known that accident victims who have legal representation obtain better results than those who try to go it alone.
At Angelini, Ori + Abate, our goal is to help you obtain maximum compensation for such damages as your past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, lost earning capacity, property damage, and emotional distress. We are committed to helping you get the justice you need and deserve through holding those responsible accountable.