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Car Accidents

It’s no wonder you need a car accident lawyer in Chicago. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, over 2 Million drivers in Chicago, drive on an estimated 10.8 million miles of streets and roadways within our city every single year!

With that many drivers on that much local roadway, car accidents are unfortunately going happen.  That is when insurance needs to do its job and take care of accident victims like you.

Chicago is one of the largest cities in America. In fact, an annual report for 2018, conducted by INRIX, revealed that Chicago is now the 2nd “most congested urban area in the U.S.” on their list.

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If you are the victim of a car crash, whether you were a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, you need and deserve fair compensation and we know that isn’t always the easiest thing to pursue on your own!

The professional car accident lawyers at Shuman Legal, have extensive experience handling accidents involving vehicles. This means you don’t need to struggle with the bureaucracy on your own! We investigate every possible contributing cause of your accident to ensure you receive full compensation for your damages.

Though not exhaustive, when we say we handle extensive vehicle accidents, that refers to all these types listed below:

How a car accident lawyer can help:

If you were injured because of an auto accident, and have lost significant time from work, your household is likely to struggle without that income. Likewise, if you find yourself unable to perform household duties or meet your school requirements, you are suffering a loss that demands compensation.

If you find yourself in any of these situations, it is especially important to secure the services of a professional car accident lawyer.

Injuries, lost wages or insurance and disability claims can significantly complicate a case and drown most people in bureaucracy and paperwork during an already difficult recovery time. We can cut through that red tape and take care of these details while you focus on your recovery.

Our expert car accident attorneys will help you do the following:

  • Complete the lengthy paperwork from doctors, insurance companies and SSI/SSDI (disability) that often accompanies car accident claims.
  • Communicate with insurance companies.
  • Locate witnesses/investigate the accident scene.
  • We handle all the details – YOU RECOVER.

Our car accident lawyers have the skill and experience required to critically evaluate all the facts involved in the cause of your accident. We take over the investigation of your case so you can concentrate on your essential recovery.

In addition to helping you address your medical needs and expenses, we will assist you with other issues that often surround a car accident, including:

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Lost Wages
  • Property Damage
  • Funeral Costs

We will help you find the appropriate medical specialist to treat your injuries and make arrangements to delay payment of medical costs until your case is resolved through settlement or trial.

Illinois Car Accident FAQs

How you can help move your case forward:

We have learned over many years that people feel best when they can take some action towards securing what they need. Although, we want you to focus on recovery, there are some areas where we know you can contribute, if you are well enough, that do make a difference.

The best way to ensure you have a strong case is to begin gathering all relevant paperwork related to the accident immediately. That’s step one and something that you can help with. Here are a few things we will need to file a car accident claim:

  • Police reports.
  • Auto insurance claims.
  • Medical billing statements.
  • Any other important letters or documents directly related to your case.

These are the documents that will cover the facts about How, When and Why the incident occurred. These details tend to become blurred, especially if you’ve been hurt. The odds are that if you’ve been injured, or your car was damaged in some way, there will be medical and auto repair bills to pay.

Those moments immediately following the crash are a critical time to document as many of the details as possible so that you can be compensated adequately.

Auto Accident Report Information

Car accident reports can never contain too much information! So often, drivers remember to ask about car insurance information but forget simple details like phone numbers and license plate numbers.

It’s recommended that you always dial 911 to call the police to the scene of an accident, even for minor fender benders. A police officer will be equipped with the proper forms and the experience so nothing important is left out.

Car accident reports always contain contact information with names, addresses and phone numbers of all drivers involved in the accident as well as the insurance company and policy information. Talking with drivers, passengers and witnesses will also provide details of the event from different perspectives to add to the documentation.

All this information is important to car accident attorneys when fighting for client settlements. If you were injured, or not thinking clearly – then you, your lawyer and your insurance company representative will always have the police report to refer back to.

By gathering this information ahead of time, our experienced car accident lawyers can get to the heart of your case quickly and make an informed decision about how to proceed.

Since 1996, the Shuman Legal have advocated on behalf of over 25,000 injury victims and their families, helping them successfully navigate the complexities of the legal process.

As experienced attorneys, we can help you evaluate the facts, assess your options, manage the legal challenges. We help you recover damages for your loss so that you can focus on your recovery. Contact us today for a free consultation.



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