For more than forty years, the Chicago car accident attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers have helped thousands of clients obtain the largest settlements and verdicts possible after being injured in a serious car crash. We understand the stress, trauma, and often life-altering implications that Chicago car accident victims and their loved ones face because we have seen it up close so many times. For this reason, our family of injury attorneys will work tirelessly to help you restore your life if you are hurt in a car crash. It is not only our profession but also our passion to bring you the justice you deserve.
At GWC Injury Lawyers, where we have recovered more than $2 billion for our clients, we think our record of success speaks for itself – and many of our clients agree. Former clients frequently recommend GWC to their families and friends because they know firsthand how unflaggingly our Chicago car accident lawyers worked on their own behalf.
So if you have been injured in a Chicago car accident, contact GWC today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney. Call our office at (312) 464-1234 or click here to chat with a representative at any time.
GWC has achieved successful outcomes in virtually every type of auto accident claim, including those involving the following kinds of incidents:
High-speed crashes are some of the most potentially dangerous types of car accidents. Speeding is a factor in about one-third of all motor vehicle deaths, with over 13,000 people across the country dying each year in car accidents involving speeding.
Even in high-speed car crashes that do not result in death, the risk of catastrophic injury is huge. High-speed car accident victims frequently suffer from broken bones, scarring, burns, disfigurement, amputated limbs, brain trauma, and paralysis. These injuries can be economically devastating, resulting in exponential medical bills from months of treatment, often at a time when the victim is physically unable to work. If you have been in a car accident with a speeding driver, you need attorneys who will fight to make you financially stable again.
GWC’s Chicago car accident lawyers have extensive knowledge of state and local traffic laws, and they can use that knowledge to help you obtain full and fair compensation for your damages, including physical injuries, emotional trauma, lost wages, and future pain and suffering.
The combined speeds of two vehicles colliding into each other head on can cause an extraordinarily violent impact. Statistically, the head-on collision is the most common type of car accident leading to death. While only two percent of crashes are head-on collisions, they account for 10.1 percent of driving fatalities.
Head-on collisions can also often result in spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries, both of which can negatively impact victims and their families on a permanent basis, requiring extensive, ongoing medical treatment and severely limiting their ability to enjoy and participate in everyday life.
Additionally, the costs of treatment and the loss of income associated with serious head-on collision injuries can be staggering, beyond what most households can handle on their own. They can require the assistance of a Chicago personal injury lawyer who can make the responsible parties pay for the damage left in their wake. At GWC, we have handled thousands of motor vehicle accident cases, getting the best results possible for our clients. Our Chicago car accident attorneys will put your needs above all else and fight to get you the compensation you need to be made whole.
Hit by a Drunk Driver
Drunk driving is clearly illegal and the public has long been educated about the perils of driving drunk. While it has been steadily declining, drunk driving is still far too common – and dangerous.
There are over one million DUI arrests in America each year, and that number only represents about one percent of the total number of drunk driving incidents. Each day in the United States, approximately 28 people are killed in car accidents involving a drunk driver, which translates to one DUI-related death every 53 minutes. The number of non-fatal injuries is even higher. Drunk drivers regularly engage in some of the riskiest behaviors on the road, including speeding and improper lane usage, which means that the injuries that may result from drunk driving accidents can be catastrophic.
If you have been seriously injured by a drunk driver, or if a loved one has been killed, contact an attorney who can help you maximize the value of your settlement. At GWC, our Chicago car accident lawyers have decades of experience fighting on behalf of those who have been seriously injured or killed by drunk drivers.
One of the leading causes of serious traffic accidents in Chicago and throughout the United States is distracted driving. One study found that distracted driving was a factor in 52 percent of car accidents. While distracted driving includes any activity that takes a driver’s attention from the road, negligent phone use is especially prominent. Nearly two-thirds of drivers talk on the phone while driving, almost one-third text or email while driving, and about one-fourth of drivers in car accidents were using phones within a minute before the crash occurred.
A driver who is not paying attention can miss critical objects and events on the road or abandon control of the vehicle, which can potentially result in a serious car accident. Distracted drivers put themselves, their passengers, and everyone else around them at risk – and it does not take long for them to do so. A driver who spends only five seconds to send a text while going 55 miles per hour on the highway is effectively traveling the length of a football field with his or her eyes closed. This can, and often does, have deadly consequences. According to the National Highway Transportation Administration, distraction is a factor in roughly ten percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes and 18 percent of all crashes causing injury.
The car accident attorneys at GWC can help you build a successful claim if you have been injured by a distracted driver. For example, they can subpoena cellphone records to prove a defendant’s distraction at the time of a collision. Don’t let a distracted driver’s insurance company distract you from obtaining the full compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle crash, GWC will fight to get you the best possible results, both inside and outside of the courtroom. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Chicago car accident lawyer, call our office at (312) 464-1234 or click here to chat with a representative at any time.