As the name implies, motor vehicle accidents involve personal injuries sustained by drivers, passengers, pedestrians or bicyclists. As trusted Chicago accident attorneys, we have experience representing clients throughout the city, suburbs and throughout the State of Illinois in motor vehicle collisions involving:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Crashes
- Bicycle Collisions
- Medical Transportation / Handicapped Transport Accidents
- Semi-Truck Collisions
- Bus Accidents
Highway Accidents Common Cause Of Injury & Death
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental death and serious injury in the U.S. In 2011, there were 32,367 fatalities in motor vehicle accidents and 2.22 million people injured. This takes into consideration all types of motor vehicle accidents, from car and passenger vehicles, to large commercial trucks and even pedestrians. These accidents can lead to lifetime costs of billions of dollars for the victims. According to the Center for Disease Control, the estimated lifetime costs for the injuries and deaths from one year of motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. can be more than $70 billion.
Financial Compensation For Injuries
There is a large scope of injuries that are sustained from motor vehicle accidents, from critical and life threatening to the common whiplash injury. Anyone who is injured in a MVA may need immediate medical attention and often times will have other costs associated with their injuries. In order to obtain the most beneficial resolution / settlement of every case from an at-fault drivers insurance carrier, our attorneys focus on both tangible and intangible expenses such as:
- On-going physical therapy
- Time lost from work
- Car repair
- Surgical bills
- Hospital bills
- Pain and suffering
Depending on the type of accident and the insurance companies involved, there may be one or more entities that can be held responsible in a MVA case. To ensure that the victim is being fairly compensated for their injuries, legal representation is often needed to explore all the options. Insurance companies often will only pay the bare minimum they think they can get away with, taking advantage of victims lack of knowledge of their legal rights. They hope by offering a settlement, the victim will take the money instead of seeking legal advice that could lead to much higher settlement terms or even a trial.
Benefits Of Hiring An Experienced MVA Attorney
When facing months and even years of medical bills and wage loss due to an MVA, those who have been victims of a motor vehicle injury crash need an experienced attorney to negotiate on their behalf. Many different laws may pertain to a case, including both state and Federal regulations and making legal counsel that is well versed in these laws essential to establishing a strong legal case. Having a legal team that can also research the accident and those who can be held responsible can make a large difference in the financial compensation a victim may receive.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers are experts in both Illinois and Federal laws and regulations that pertain to motor vehicle accidents. We have experienced Chicago motor vehicle lawyers and legal staff that can advise our clients on the best strategy for their particular accident and situation. We offer a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your case and what the next steps will be to move towards securing compensation for your injuries.
Transportation Accident Attorneys In Chicago, Illinois
While there may be some similarities between injuries sustained in these modes of transportation, each case involving a particular situation needs to be evaluated differently, as there are different laws applicable to each modality. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is experienced in handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases involving different types of motor vehicles. Particularly in Illinois motor vehicle cases involving severe injuries, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help advise individuals and families of the best possible outcomes for them though settlement, arbitration or trial.