Car accidents are among the leading causes of death and catastrophic injury in the United States every year with an average of 6 million accidents and 3 million deaths, and cost an average of $230.6 billion per year. Tragically, a driver's negligence often destroys a victim’s way of life and often prevents victims from earning a living and supporting their family.
Fortunately, the law requires negligent drivers and their insurance companies to pay fair compensation to the innocent victims they harm. The legal team at Meyers & Flowers is comprised of some of the most successful car accident attorneys in Chicago and throughout the State of Illinois. The Meyers & Flowers car accident litigation team combines years of experience in complex automobile litigation with the use of modern technology to achieve the best possible results for every client using our Chicago personal injury attorney.
Reasons To Hire A Car Accident Attorney
Car accident litigation can be unexpectedly complicated and therefore it is extremely difficult for victims to obtain a fair compensation without the help of experienced and reputable Chicago car accident attorneys. The insurance companies who insure the negligent drivers often take advantage of victims who are not represented by experienced car accident trial lawyers. Some specific reasons for hiring a car accident attorney include:
Fair Compensation for Car Accident Victims
Car accident victims in Chicago are entitled to receive compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of normal life and disability and emotional distress. Insurance companies can only be forced to pay fair compensation by experienced car accident lawyers who have the skill and knowledge needed to obtain fair compensation for their clients.
Negligent drivers who cause accidents often do not tell their insurance companies the truth about how the accident occurred. The insurance companies for the negligent drivers often try to blame the victim for causing the accident in an effort to avoid having to pay compensation. In these situations, experienced car accident lawyers can hire accident reconstruction specialists who utilize modern technology to prove the accident was caused by the negligent driver and was not the fault of the innocent victim. You will want among the best car accident lawyer Chicago has to offer to properly represent your case.
Insurance Coverage Issues
In automobile crashes involving death and/or serious injury, the most important and complicated issue is the amount of insurance coverage applicable to the case. The insurance coverage for any accident can be extremely complicated and difficult to understand. The experienced Chicago car and auto accident lawyers at Meyers & Flowers have the knowledge and skill needed to help you recover fair compensation from every potential insurance policy applicable to the case. These can include general liability policies, umbrella policies as well as uninsured and underinsured motorist policies.
People are often killed or seriously injured in car accidents that are caused by defective car parts such as:
- Defective tires
- Sticking gas pedals causing unintended acceleration
- Airbag and seatbelt failures
- Braking system failures
- Roof supports that collapse upon impact
If you have been injured in a collision caused by an automobile defect, the experienced Chicago auto accident and car accident lawyers at Meyers & Flowers can ensure the manufacturer of the defective device is held accountable and is forced to pay you fair compensation for all of your injuries and losses.
In some cases there are circumstances that may limit or alter a driver's liability. For example, negligent drivers working for the government at the time of the crash may be protected from litigation. Additionally, in circumstances where the negligent driver did not have permission to use the car at the time of the crash there will be complications involving insurance responsibility.
The team of Chicago car accident lawyers at Meyers and Flowers can help you evaluate each and every special circumstance applicable to your case and help you understand all of the issues that apply your situation.Learn how to choose a car accident lawyer »
Our Car Accident Attorneys Are Here To Help You
The law requires negligent drivers and their insurance companies to pay fair compensation to innocent victims for all of their injuries and losses. The Chicago car accident lawyers at Meyers & Flowers provide honest, aggressive and compassionate help to all their clients who have been injured in car crashes. Please contact our office today to speak with one of our car accident attorneys. There is no charge for the initial consultation and there is no charge for any attorney’s fees unless we win your case for you.Read Fran's Testimonial
Frequently Asked Questions about Car Accident Law
What is the First Thing I Should Do When I’ve Been in a Car Accident?
Remain at the scene.
Evaluate the condition of the passengers in your vehicle.
Call the police and ensure emergency medical personnel are dispatched to assist the injured. Get the badge numbers of police officers attending the scene.
If possible, take photos of the vehicles, the accident site, skid marks, etc.
Exchange information with other parties in the accident.
Get names, addresses, and phone numbers of eyewitnesses to the accident.
If any person suffered serious or fatal injuries, retain legal representation to protect your right to just compensation.
Do not admit fault or speak with the liable party’s insurance company representative without first retaining a lawyer – it could damage your case.
Who is Liable?
A full investigation into the collision will reveal what occurred. The liable party may be a negligent driver, whether drunk, speeding, distracted, or other act of negligence, a vehicle manufacturer, parts manufacturer, or the city, county or state responsible for maintaining roadways. The first step in determining liability is to connect with Meyers & Flowers.
What Are “Damages”?
In car accident injury cases, monetary compensation may be awarded in court. This compensation reflects the losses suffered by the injured party, including financial, emotional, and personal. The goal of compensatory damages is to attempt to make the injured party “whole.” While this is not always possible in cases in which a person has been seriously or permanently injured. In these cases, the damages must be of a value to provide the best possible quality of life.
Why Call Meyers & Flowers car accident lawyers?
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident, or if you lost a loved one in a car accident, you need a top-rated injury lawyer to protect your rights and interests. Meyers & Flowers is recognized as a top Chicago personal injury law firm with an extensive winning record. We have achieved many historic verdicts and settlements. Beyond our legal skills and experience, we genuinely care about the people we represent.