Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common kinds of personal injury accidents, and our firm represents the victims of car accidents on a regular basis.
While car accidents may seem on the surface to be simple, uncomplicated matters, they represent a trap for the unwary. Insurance companies often aggressively push accident victims to give recorded statements or authorize the release of medical records. Insurance companies have spent years and billions of dollars in advertising building public trust in their businesses. However, in the end, their bottom line is boosted by paying you as little as possible. These cases have more difficult and hidden issues than are visible on a surface level, and too often accident victims wait until it is too late to get quality legal help.
There is no such thing as a “minor” motorcycle accident. Even in those cases where the injured rider is able to walk away from the crash, the injuries are always more significant than you would find in a car accident involving passenger vehicles. Once involved in the legal process, the injured rider is confronted with a more difficult task of explaining how the accident occurred to people who have never ridden before and do not understand how a motorcycle works while at the same time having an unfair preconceived notion of motorcycle riders as daredevils. We help riders get past these stumbling blocks to get fair compensation for their injuries.
The size and power of tractor-trailers can result in catastrophic results when they are involved in collisions with passenger vehicles. Trucking companies are required by federal regulations to carry large insurance policies, which means that many trucking companies and their insurers have “go teams” at the ready to investigate accidents as soon as they are reported. These serious accidents call for the devotion of serious resources and legal firepower to fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Our law firm not only handles traditional motor vehicle accidents, we also represent the victims of accidents with trains. This includes railroad crossing accidents, injuries resulting from train derailments, injuries to train passengers, and on-the-job injuries suffered by railroad employees (or FELA claims).
With millions of passengers transported each year and constant bus activity, our firm regularly prosecutes cases against the Chicago Transit Authority, or CTA. These include collisions between buses and pedestrians or other vehicles, injuries to passengers on aboard el trains or CTA buses, and injuries on CTA property. Much of the work that the CTA does is covered by security cameras, and securing video of the accident early is a key investigative step. Sadly, some accident victims wait too long to get good legal help – the statute of limitations against the CTA is only one year, not the usual two years.