We Protect The Rights Of Car Accident Victims
The Illinois Department of Transportation reported that in 2015 there were 313,316 crashes involving motor vehicles on Illinois roadways — 65,744 involved injuries, 914 of which involved deaths. In addition, 4,867 pedestrians were injured in crashes and 138 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.
We Can Guide You Through Getting Compensation For A Car Accident
The Chicago trial attorneys at Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., excel at prosecuting car accident and truck accident cases. Our expertise in vehicle defect cases, ejection injuries, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, rideshare accidents and other car accident injuries gives us a huge advantage over our opponents when seeking 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, including people who were hit by a car as pedestrians.
Frequently Asked Questions About Car Vehicle Accidents
Please see below for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about car accidents and compensation for car accidents:
Should I admit fault if I caused the car accident?
No, you should never admit fault for a car accident. While you may believe your actions caused the collision, several factors may exist that you are unaware of.
Fault is typically determined upon further investigation of the accident.
Do the police always need to be called to scene of an accident?
Not every accident will warrant police presence. Law enforcement should be called to the accident scene for:
- Major property damage
- Serious injuries
These critical scenarios will require police assistance.
What steps do I need to take after the accident, and what information do I need to collect?
From minor fender benders to severe side-impact collisions, car accidents can leave all parties in a state of shock. The initial shock of a crash can cause confusion when confronting the immediate aftermath, making it difficult to know what to do next. Here is a detailed explanation of what steps need to be taken after an car accident occurs. Taking these steps should help you receive the car accident compensation you deserve.
Is it O.K. to release my medical records to the other driver’s insurance adjuster?
No. You should never release your medical records to anyone without consulting with your personal injury lawyer first. Doing so, could severely hurt your claim.
How do I know if I have a personal injury claim worth pursuing?
If you suffered an injury from an auto accident, and feel you are not receiving fair car accident compensation, contact Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., today. During your free consultation, we will review your case and explore all options that may be available to you.
A Representative Car Accident Case
The attorneys of Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., are investigating a Chicago motor vehicle accident that involves a taxicab 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 taxicab 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…).
Learn more about Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., settlements and verdicts that involved car accidents.
Strong Legal Support For Injured Persons And Attorneys
If you, a loved one or a client has sustained serious personal injuries in a car 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 motor vehicle accident case.