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Naperville Car Accident Lawyer

The Illinois car accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC understand that increased traffic congestion continues to be an inescapable problem for commuters in the Chicago metropolitan area. During peak hours in Naperville, Illinois, the congested traffic overloads the existing transit systems and roadways every business day.

The Chicagoland area is home to two of the four most congested national highway systems within the US - Interstate 90/Interstate 94, including the I-90 Circle Interchange.

Naperville Crash Statistics

These congestion problems regularly account for some of the severe motor vehicle collisions our personal injury law firm handles in Naperville, IL. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an Illinois car crash, schedule a free consultation with Naperville attorneys at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) to learn more about your legal rights.

The frustration of being stuck in traffic for hours on end is only part of the problem. Exasperated motorists expect delays caused by Naperville car accidents from distracted drivers' reckless actions.

However, not every major accident happens in 'start and stop' traffic. Drivers often push safe driving limits on roadways and side streets to get home or work on time.

As a result, a driver's negligence often victimizes helpless victims, leaving them with severe injuries. Many Naperville car crashes involve severe injuries and fatalities in Chicagoland's densely populated areas from downtown to its outlying suburbs.

Recent Naperville Auto Accidents

October 2022 – Naperville police and fire departments responded to a fatal single-vehicle crash just before 4:30 AM at Conestoga and Commons roads involving a 2016 Audi A6. Law enforcement pronounced the 19-year-old male driver deceased at the accident scene.

A 25-year-old male passenger from Naperville was transferred to the local hospital suffering critical injuries. The initial investigation revealed of the man was speeding eastbound on Commons Road while approaching Conestoga, where he drove off the road, striking a tree.

June 2022 – A single-vehicle fatal car crash claimed the life of a 57-year-old Bolingbrook resident. The car accident occurred at approximately 11 AM at the Plainville–Naperville Road/Gateshead Drive intersection in Naperville.

The driver left the roadway, striking a utility pole. Law enforcement pronounced the victim dead at the accident scene.

November 2021 – A 22-year-old Naperville mail allegedly driving drunk and traveling more than 120 mph crashed into a motor vehicle, killing three Illinois residents. One vehicle involved in the accident was cut in half from the impact.

Law enforcement conducted a sobriety test on the aggressive driver, who registered .147, significantly higher than the legal limit of 0.08. The court set the defendant's bond at $500,000. He faces aggravated DUI charges.

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Where Do Vehicle Accidents in Naperville Occur?

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers has obtained data from the Naperville Police Records Department via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regarding traffic safety data in the city. According to the information provided, there were the following traffic-related injuries and deaths in Naperville:

2021

  • Total Number of Crashes: 1876
  • Total Number of Injuries: 469
  • Total Number of Fatalities: 6

2020

  • Total Number of Crashes: 1295
  • Total Number of Injuries: 342
  • Total Number of Fatalities: 5

2019

  • Total Number of Crashes: 2544
  • Total Number of Injuries: 563
  • Total Number of Fatalities: 4

Our FOIA request confirmed that the following intersections were the most dangerous areas to drive locally:

Top 10 crash intersections for 2020:

  • Route 59/1-88
  • Route 59/Diehl Rd.
  • Route 59/North Aurora
  • 75th St./Naper Blvd
  • Ogden Ave/Aurora Ave
  • 75th St/Washington
  • Ogden/North Aurora/Raymond
  • Ogden/Naper-Wheaton Rd
  • Ogden/River Rd
  • Route 59/95th St.

Top 10 crash intersections for 2019:

  • N Route 59/North Aurora Rd
  • E 75th St/ S Naper B.I.
  • E 75th St/ S Washington St and S Route 59/111th St
  • W 75th St/ Book
  • W 75th St/ Naperville Plainfield Rd — Rickert Dr
  • N Route 59/1-88
  • N Route 59/W Diehl
  • N Route 59/ Ferry Rd
  • W 75th St/Millbrook and Aurora Ave/Ogden Av
  • Ogden Ave/North Aurora Rd-Raymond Dr

Top 10 crash intersections for 2018:

  • N Route 59/North Aurora Rd
  • E 75th St /S Naper Blvd
  • Aurora Av/ Main St, E 75th St/S Washington, N Route 59/E 1-88
  • Ferry Rd/N Route 59 and S Naper Bl/E Chicago
  • W Diehl Rd/ N Route 59 and W Ogden Ave/N Route 59
  • Iroquois Ave/E Ogden Ave and Rickert Dr/S West St
  • Aurora Av/ S Eagle St, Cedar Glade Dr/95th St, W Ogden Ave/Aurora Ave
  • S Washington/E Chicago Ave

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), many car accident cases are caused by negligent drivers, reckless behavior, and not wearing a seat belt.

All personal injury clients filing wrongful death cases were family members who lost their lives needlessly by negligent or reckless driving.

Naperville's Red Light Enforcement Program

In the summer of 2007, Naperville City Council endorsed the city's Red-Light program to reduce severe bodily harm and fatalities in the community. The council initiated the order to decrease the number of red-light violations occurring at major intersections throughout the city.

By 2009, many red-light cameras were installed at busy crossroads to reduce the number of crashes occurring in the community. The system is designed to capture an image of a motorist causing a traffic violation when turning on a red light without stopping.

The system is designed to ensure pedestrian and bicycle safety by ticketing drivers failing to stop at an intersection where right turns are permitted on a red light. While the program has been somewhat successful, severe accidents with bodily harm still occur.

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Filing a Claim for Maximum Compensation for Injuries Sustained in an Illinois Car Accident

Being involved in an Illinois car crash often creates many questions, including which parties are at fault, who will pay for your damages, and if you will receive lost wages reimbursement. In many situations, claims adjusters working for insurance companies will attempt to settle the vehicle accident case quickly to minimize their financial payout.

By making a quick vehicle accident settlement offer, the insurance carrier can avoid much of the legal process involving a personal injury lawyer who might offer their client more legal options to obtain substantial compensation.

Valuating Car Accident Cases

Unfortunately, many car accident victims are unaware of the seriousness of their bodily harm and the value of their case and settle for an amount far below fair compensation. Because of that, victims will hire Naperville accident injury lawyers to resolve the claim successfully to ensure their medical bills, hospitalization expenses, and medical treatment costs are covered.

Personal injury attorneys specializing in Naperville, IL, car accident cases know relevant Illinois civil tort laws and the state's procedural rules that significantly affect the case.

Statute of Limitations on Car Accidents

A skilled personal injury attorney can advise you of the statute of limitations deadlines that could permanently prevent you from ever filing a claim or lawsuit.

Also, an experienced Naperville, IL, passenger car accident attorney can file a lawsuit or claim on your behalf and build your case based on every possible defense raised by the other side - the party at fault for the automobile accident.

Through legal representation, our law firm can help level the playing field, especially when facing the vast resources and experience of a corporate auto insurance carrier.

Benefits of Using A Personal Injury Law Attorney

A lawyer specializing in injury uses tort law to resolve a claim, ensuring that car accident victims receive adequate financial compensation for their bodily harm, property damage, and other losses.

Car accident lawyers can work on the victim's behalf, perform legal legwork, and speak directly to the at-fault party's insurance company. Naperville car accident lawyers protect their client's legal rights when negotiating a settlement or taking the case to trial.

Typically, in Naperville, IL, car accident lawyers will speak directly with the defendant's insurance company or claims adjuster or hire experts to re-create the crash scene to ensure that the vehicle accident settlement is fair and accurate.

Building a Car Accident Case

Our Naperville car accident lawyers have been serving area residents for years and can help your family. Our law offices successfully resolve car accident claims by gathering necessary evidence, including witness statements, police reports, lost wages information, loss of future earning capacity, medical records, and hospitalization bills.

Should the insurance company fail to make a good-faith settlement offer, our Naperville car accident lawyers will take the case to court. To ensure a beneficial outcome, personal injury attorneys will build a case using a successful strategy when presenting evidence before a judge and jury.

Motor Vehicle Accidents FAQs

Our Naperville car accident lawyers understand that many families have unanswered questions about vehicle accidents, talking to an insurance company, and beginning the process of financial healing.

Illinois personal injury lawyers answered some of the most frequently asked questions below. For additional information, call our Lake County personal injury law firm at (888) 424-5757 today to schedule a free consultation.

What are the most common causes of vehicle accidents?

In 2018, nearly three million vehicle accident victims in the US suffered bodily harm requiring immediate medical attention. Catastrophic auto crash injuries severely change people's lives dealing with lost wages, hospital bills, pain, suffering, or permanent disability.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is a leading cause of many vehicle accidents in the United States. Other causes include speeding, recklessness, running stop signs & red lights, driving under the influence (drunk driving), aggressive driving, fatigue, and adverse weather conditions.

What are the most common car crash injuries?

According to the National Safety Council, drivers and passengers involved in car accidents suffer whiplash more than any other injury that strains muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the skull, neck, and shoulders.

Most car accident victims seek medical care when transported to the emergency room from the accident scene or days later when experiencing pain and discomfort.

Other common car accident injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Fractured ribs
  • Herniated discs
  • Internal bleeding
  • Internal organ damage
  • Knee trauma
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Psychological damage, including post-traumatic stress disorder

How do negotiated car accident settlements work?

Typically, all parties at fault for causing the crash are legally responsible for resolving auto accident claims by making the best settlement offer to cover hospital bills, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

A car accident settlement releases all legally liable parties from any future liability and closes the personal injury case, which could be financially devastating should the victim have additional future expenses beyond the agreed amount.

The victim (plaintiff) usually hires accident injury lawyers to represent their side. The accident injury lawyers will negotiate with the defendant's insurance company to ensure their client receives adequate compensation.

Additional people (third parties) may also be included in the claim, including the car manufacturer, road maintenance crews, or road construction companies that could provide additional compensation.

How are car accident settlements paid out?

Typically, car accident lawyers will negotiate directly with the insurance company representing the person responsible for causing the crash.

In Illinois, a car accident case is usually resolved by paying a single lump sum to the victim or through a structured settlement involving periodic payments covering property damage, ongoing medical bills, and rehabilitation costs associated with car accidents.

A Naperville personal injury lawyer will recommend that their client not agree to a structured settlement to resolve their auto accident without first using a financial advisor or tax attorney to protect the victim's rights.

What are the deadlines for filing a car accident claim in Illinois?

The statute of limitations for filing an accident injury claim in Illinois is two years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file your lawsuit within this time frame, you will be barred from seeking compensation for your serious injuries.

It is important to note that if the victim is a minor, they have two years from their 18th birthday to file a claim to compensate for medical costs, pain, and other damages.

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Hiring Naperville Car Accident Lawyers to Resolve a Personal Injury Compensation Case

Were you injured in an automobile accident, or did you lose a loved one through another's negligence? Call Naperville car accident lawyers at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) today to schedule a free consultation.

We will use Illinois law and the state's legal system to handle your vehicle accident case. We accept all personal injury lawsuits on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no upfront fees for our legal services, and you will owe us nothing if we fail to successfully resolve your case.

Our Chicago, IL car accident law firm is your legal advocate and representative to negotiate your claim. Each trial lawyer at our firm works on your behalf throughout the claims process to ensure that you receive adequate compensation by presenting your motor vehicle collision, bicycle accident, motorcycle accident, or pedestrian injury case in front of a judge and jury when necessary.

Our Naperville trial lawyers represent clients in various practice areas, including car accidents, worker's compensation employment law, medical malpractice cases, nursing home abuse, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, product liability, defective medications, premises liability, and wrongful death.

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Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld. Michonne Proulx
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