Motor vehicle accidents play a significant role in the number of Chicago-area personal injury cases people face. The Illinois Department of Transportation reported that in 2014 there were 296,049 crashes involving motor vehicles on Illinois roadways — 61,084 involved injuries, 845 of which involved deaths. In addition, 4,911 pedestrians were injured in crashes and 135 pedestrians were killed. 1
These staggering statistics should be taken seriously by drivers. Negligence on the road has significant consequences, and negligent parties should be held accountable when they hurt someone on the road.
Experienced Chicago Attorneys Who Can Guide You Through These Next Steps
The trial attorneys at Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., excel at prosecuting car accident and truck accident cases. Our expertise in vehicle defect cases, ejection injuries and other car accident injuries gives us a huge advantage over our opponents when seeking money damages for our injured clients.
We regularly work with physicians, engineers and police officers, which provides us with a better understanding of how to prove our clients' cases. This specialized knowledge has enabled us to obtain significant settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients who have been injured or killed in car accidents and truck accidents, including people who were hit by a car or truck as pedestrians.
Our Representative Car And Truck Accident Cases
- Estate of J.G. v. a Wisconsin Trucking Company and Dennis Oltesvig — Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., obtained a $9.36 million jury verdict for the estate of a 48-year-old man who was killed when a tractor-trailer truck backed into him, pinching his legs and causing fatal hemorrhages. The jury's verdict included $8.8 million in noneconomic damages. Attorney Bruce Pfaff tried this wrongful death case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois before Magistrate Judge Denlow in 2008.
- Estate of S.C., et al. v. Hogan Dedicated Services, LLC — Attorney Michael Gill represented the estates of three women killed in an accident that involved a car and tractor-trailer truck. At trial, one of our experts created and used the video clip below to show the jury the reconstruction of the accident sequence. The driver of the truck was traveling at an excessive speed for winter road conditions, and collided off the roadway with the car in which our clients were passengers.
- The attorneys of Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., are investigating a Chicago motor vehicle accident that involves a taxi cab and a street sweeper-equipped vehicle. Our client sustained injuries when a street sweeper vehicle traveling in the wrong direction collided at an intersection with the taxi cab in which he was a passenger. UPDATE: In June 2015, Michael Gill successfully tried this case in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The jury awarded our client a $6.4 million verdict (read more...).
Click here to learn more about additional Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., settlements and verdicts that involved car accidents and truck accidents.
Help For Injured Persons And Attorneys
If you, a loved one or a client has sustained serious personal injuries in a car accident or truck accident or other motor vehicle accident, you and your lawyers must act quickly to preserve the evidence necessary to investigate the collision. Evaluation of all the evidence before it can be hidden or destroyed is an important part of preparing a car accident, truck accident or motor vehicle accident case. Contact the car accident and truck accident lawyers at Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., for a free consultation and representation.