For over four decades, the Burr Ridge car accident lawyers at GWC Injury Lawyers have helped thousands maximize the value of the verdicts and settlements for their car crash injuries. We know what Burr Ridge car accident victims and their families face because we have experienced it firsthand so many times. It is why our Burr Ridge personal injury attorneys are so dedicated to helping you get back to normal after you have been hurt in a car crash by bringing you the justice you deserve.
Having recovered more than $2 billion for our clients, we think our proven record of success speaks volumes. We are proud to say that many of our clients agree with us. In fact, past clients often recommend GWC to their friends and family members because they have seen how diligently our Burr Ridge car accident lawyers worked on their own cases.
So if you have been hurt in a Burr Ridge auto accident, contact GWC Injury Lawyers today to schedule a zero-cost, zero-obligation consultation with an attorney. Call our office at (312) 464-1234 or click here to chat with a representative.
GWC has achieved positive results in nearly every kind of car accident injury case, including those involving the following:
High-speed collisions represent some of the most dangerous car accidents. About one-third of all motor vehicle deaths involve drivers who are speeding, with more than 13,000 people dying across the United States every year in car crashes in which the speed limit was exceeded.
Even in non-fatal car accidents, the risk of serious injury remains huge. High-speed auto accident victims can suffer from broken bones, burns, scarring, loss of limbs, paralysis, and brain trauma. These injuries can be financially devastating, resulting in astronomical medical bills at a time when a victim may not be physically able to work. If you have been in a high-speed car accident, you need an attorney who will fight to make you economically whole again.
GWC’s Burr Ridge car accident lawyers can use their extensive knowledge of state and local laws to help you obtain full compensation for the damages you have incurred, whether they include physical injuries, lost wages, psychological trauma, pain and suffering, or permanent impairment.
When two vehicles crash into each other head on, the impact can be immense. In fact, head-on crashes are the most common type of car accident resulting in death. Head-on collisions account for 10.1 percent of auto fatalities in the United States even though only two percent of crashes occur head on.
Head-on crashes also have a higher likelihood of extreme injury, particularly of the brain and spine. Spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries can permanently alter the lives of victims and their families. They often require elaborate, continuous medical care and can limit the ability to engage in everyday activities.
In addition to being cumbersome, the costs of this medical care can be exponential, particularly when coupled with a loss of income. Most households under these circumstances require the assistance of an injury attorney who can make those who are responsible for these injuries pay for the damage they caused. At GWC, we have gotten the best results possible for our clients in thousands of auto accident claims. Our Burr Ridge car accident lawyers will place your needs above everything else in order to get you the compensation necessary to get your life back on track.
Drunk Driving Accidents
There is probably not a person reading this who is unaware of the dangers and extreme illegality of driving drunk. Thanks to decades of tireless advocacy, the rate of drunk driving has been falling steadily, but drunk driving accidents are still far too common – and far too destructive.
Each year, there are more than one million arrests in the United States for driving under the influence. Sadly, experts suggest that that number represents only about one percent of the total incidents of drunk driving. Approximately 28 people are killed in drunk driving accidents involving a drunk driver each day in America. This amounts to a DUI-related fatality every 53 minutes, and the rate of non-lethal injuries is even higher. Intoxicated motorists also commonly engage in some of the riskiest driving practices, including traveling about the speed limit or in the wrong lane of traffic. Consequently, the injuries in drunk driving accidents are frequently catastrophic.
If a drunk driver has seriously injured you or a loved one, reach out to an attorney who can help get you the largest settlement available. For over four decades, GWC’s Burr Ridge car accident lawyers have fought tirelessly for the innocent victims of drunk drivers.
In Burr Ridge and throughout the United States, distracted driving is a leading factor in car crashes, with one study finding that it plays a role in approximately 52 percent of car accidents. Of the activities that take a driver’s mind off the road, improper phone use is among the most significant. About two-thirds of drivers report talking on the phone while behind the wheel, almost one-third of motorists email or text while driving, and approximately one-fourth of drivers in car accidents were on their phones within a minute before impact.
When a driver is not paying attention, he or she can miss critical events and objects or lose control of the vehicle, increasing the likelihood of a serious car accident. Distracted drivers place themselves and everyone in their immediate vicinity at risk, and it can happen in an instant. At 55 miles per hour, a driver who spends five seconds sending a text is essentially traveling the length of a football field with his or her eyes closed, a reckless action that can have dangerous, sometimes deadly results. In fact, the National Highway Transportation Administration reports that distraction is an element in 18 percent of all crashes causing injury and ten percent of all crashes causing death.
If you have been injured because of a distracted driver, GWC’s car accident attorneys can help you build a successful claim, including by obtaining evidence that the defendant was using a cellphone at the time of the crash. Don’t let the insurance company for a distracted driver distract you from obtaining the financial compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle crash, GWC will work to achieve the best possible outcome for you, whether inside or outside of the courtroom. To arrange a free, no-obligation case evaluation with a Burr Ridge car accident lawyer, call our office at (312) 464-1234 or click here to chat with a representative at any time.