Chicago Auto Accident Attorney
Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys Knowledgeable in All Causes of Car Accidents
Auto accidents are the most common type of motor vehicle accidents and personal injury claims. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were over 2 million injuries and over 25,000 fatalities as a result of car accidents in 2008. The legal claims associated with car accidents can involve complex legal and factual issues.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a car accident, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately to determine if you have a legal case. The Chicago auto accident lawyers at Ankin Law Offices, LLC are highly experienced in handling all types of car accident cases.
Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents can be caused by any number of reasons. Some of the more common causes of auto accidents include:
- Alcohol-Related Accidents
- Cell Phones and Distracted Driving
- Head-On Collisions
- Rear-End Accidents
- Road Design Defects
- Weather-Related Accidents
- Road Rage
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving is a common cause of car accidents, and at Ankin Law Offices, we take distracted driving very seriously. Illinois law also prohibits sending or reading text messages and emails while driving anywhere within the state. Even when drivers use a hands-free cell phone while driving and both hands are on the wheel, talking on a cell phone alone distracts a driver and can lead to accidents caused by inattentive driving. According to the NHTSA, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers that use cell phones are four times more likely to get into auto accidents that result in injuries.
Documenting Your Car Accident Case
Depending on the cause of the car accident, car accidents typically involve a legal claim of negligence. In order for a plaintiff to prove that the defendant was negligent in a car accident case, it is important to document and retain as much evidence as possible. Our skilled Chicago car accident attorneys will conduct an independent investigation of the accident, and collect and review any available evidence, including police reports, photographs of the scene of the accident, documentation of the damages to your car, medical bills and medical records regarding injuries sustained in the accident, and statements of any accident witnesses.
Auto Accidents with Other Motor Vehicles
Sometimes auto accidents include a car and another type of motor vehicle, such as a truck, motorcycle, train, or bus. The knowledgeable Chicago auto accident attorneys have considerable experience handling all types of motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents involving trucks, motorcycles, and mass transit.
As with any personal injury accident, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact us at (800) 442-6546 to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Chicago, Illinois car accident attorneys so that we can begin working on your car accident case immediately.