Have you been injured in an auto accident? Call us at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers today.
Compared with other tasks that we engage in on a daily basis, driving a car is overwhelmingly the single most dangerous activity from a statistical perspective in terms of physical harm. While our society has become so accustomed to getting behind the wheel to get to work, take the family on vacation or just picking up something at the local grocery store; most of us never consider that car accidents are the number one source of injury and death in almost every age group and race.
Impossible to plan for the unexpected
As much emphasis as you put on the safety of your family each time you strap them into your vehicle, there is despairingly little that can be done to anticipate or change the behavior of other drivers on the road. In an era where people are under pressure to adhere to tight schedules or sneak in a bit of work while behind the wheel, the opportunity for inattention and distraction has never been higher and serious automobile accidents are the end result.
A source of significant injury to drivers and occupants of vehicles
Improved accident avoidance technology and crash impact engineering have helped improved vehicle occupant safety for low-speed collisions. However, drivers and passengers involved in high-speed car accident collisions are still vulnerable to trauma due to the direct impact of another vehicle or an impact where the vehicles are thrown from the roadway. These high-velocity impacts are not limited to highway accidents and may even occur when drivers are adhering to posted speed limits.
Bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians involved in car crashes
With much—if any protection to buffer the impact from a vehicle collision, cyclists and pedestrians understandably compose a significant proportion of serious injuries and fatalities sustained in motor vehicle accidents that take place on Chicago streets. Further distinguishing this group from other groups of personal injury clients is the fact that many cyclists and pedestrians are younger and more active people who are frequently injured to the extent that they may suffer a permanent disability and may be unable to work for extended periods of time. Put another way, auto accidents have a tremendous impact on the lives of pedestrians and motorcyclists.
Recognizing the serious nature of these injuries to pedestrians and cyclists, our Chicago car accident law firm evaluates each case in order to determine creative avenues for recovery so our clients may be fully and fairly compensated for their injuries. For example, we regularly request that our clients bring us a copy of their own auto insurance policy to determine if a claim for under-insured coverage may be pursued or with their own carrier when the at fault parties insurance limits are insufficient. In the case of a person injured in the course of their employment, we always explore the possibility of pursuing a workers compensation case.
A momentary lapse in judgment on the part of drivers
As car accident attorneys who represent drivers and passengers injured in collisions in the Chicagoland area and throughout the State of Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers regularly represent clients involved in almost every conceivable fact pattern including:
- Rear end accidents
- Intersection collisions
- Head on impacts
- Left-turn accidents
- Vehicle merging accidents
While similar fact patterns may emerge in auto cases on a regular basis, as experienced Chicago car accident attorneys we address every case on an individualized basis in order to achieve the best possible results for each client and their unique circumstance.
In addition to accident attorneys with experience litigating motor vehicle cases in State and Federal Court, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers has a team of investigators who can be deployed at a moment's notice to the scene of an accident to collect measurement of vehicle positioning, photos and witness statements all of which frequently becomes a substantive part of our clients’ cases and ultimately make a pivotal difference in terms of case value.
Appreciating the nuances of each client’s injury
It may sound cliché, but every accident case is indeed unique and the injuries sustained by each client are unique both their intricacies and in their impact on an individual. As lawyers for people injured in car accidents, it is our job to fully absorb the significance of the injury and how it has impacted the individual so we may relay this information to a jury or insurance claims adjuster who is responsible for evaluating the case.
Many of our clients have suffered life-altering injuries such as a fractured bone, damaged joint or herniated disc due to a car crash, as legal counselors we recognize that our clients deserve to have a dedicated team working with their best interest in mind. Our commitment to our clients may be symbolized by the fact that our Chicago, IL auto accident attorneys regularly secure experts to firmly establish the liability and damages aspect of the case. Presently we have auto cases involving the following expert witnesses to secure the best case for our clients:
- Accident reconstructionists
- Life care planners
While the utilization of these experts may not be justified for every case, you can rest assured that when the circumstances dictate, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers will do what it takes to ensure that the full value of your car accident case is achieved via settlement, mediation or jury trial.
Experienced Chicago car accident lawyers for you and your family
When it comes to selecting an attorney for a car accident or other type of personal injury case, you obviously want an auto accident law firm with experience handling cases like yours (please see our Results and Car Accident FAQ’s). You also want a team of Chicago car injury attorneys who are deeply committed to seeing your case through to the best possible resolution.
While you may never have chosen to become involved in an auto accident, the decisions you make following the incident will have an impact on how your case will play out and its final case value. At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, we strive to provide you with the best possible combination of zealous advocacy with a sense of compassion. We invite you to contact our office anytime to discuss your circumstance and how we can help you.