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Car Accident Lawyer in Naperville

Trust a Lawyer with Experience. Trust Chute, O’Malley, Knobloch & Turcy, LLC.

If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, your emotional and financial stress can sometimes feel worse than the injuries themselves. An automobile accident does not have to ruin your life! With representation from an experienced attorney, you may be able to get money to help with the costs of your injuries, as well as to make up for your pain and suffering.

A key aspect of moving beyond this accident is talking to a lawyer who can discuss your legal options with you and give you peace of mind. With help from one of our Naperville car accident attorneys, you will find that the legal process is not nearly as daunting and that you will feel more enabled to make smart choices that will lead to a more favorable result for you.

Contact Chute, O’Malley, Knobloch & Turcy, LLC at (773) 906-4063 for a free consultation to discuss your case.

Our legal team is accessible and attentive to your needs, offering personalized legal services for every client. We have recovered millions on behalf of injury victims and will charge you no fees unless we win your case. You can meet with us for a consultation at our office in Naperville or in Downtown Chicago.

Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents

Even relatively minor accidents can result in significant injuries that can last months, years, and even a lifetime.

Car accidents can result in a wide variety of serious, life-altering injuries, including:

  • Neck injury
  • Brain injury
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Back injury
  • Scarring
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD
  • Hearing or sight loss

It is extremely important that after you are in an accident, even if you feel minimal symptoms or perfectly normal, you go to the doctor to identify any possible problems. Due to shock and the nature of many of these injuries, the painful symptoms may not be apparent until days later. Rather than risk your health and safety, it is always best to identify any problems as early as possible so that you can do what needs to be done to treat and fix them.

You can reach us today at (773) 906-4063. Get started today!

An Overview of Illinois Car Accident Laws

Illinois operates under a traditional tort system for car accidents, meaning that drivers are responsible for paying for any damages and injuries they cause to others in the event of a crash. While some other states employ a "no-fault" system which requires drivers to turn to their own insurance providers for compensation regardless of who caused the crash, injured parties in Illinois have the right to sue the at-fault driver directly.

As we all know, car accidents can be caused by a multitude of factors and can involve several at-fault parties. Because of this, Illinois combines its fault-based car accident system with a concept known as "modified comparative negligence" which allows an injured party to still recover compensation even if they were partially responsible for the crash, albeit at a reduced rate. As an example, say you were injured in a collision and the other driver is found to be 80% at fault for the crash. Under Illinois' comparative negligence rules, you would still be able to pursue compensation for 80% of your damages from the other party directly or their insurance company.

People generally take one of the following actions after a car accident in Illinois:

  • File a claim with your own insurance company, who will pay the claim and then seek reimbursement from the at-fault driver's insurer
  • File a claim with the at-fault driver's insurance company
  • File a lawsuit against the at-fault driver or their insurance company

An attorney can review the circumstances of your case and pursue the most appropriate course of action.

How Much Is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

Chute, O’Malley, Knobloch & Turcy can help you determine a fair compensation amount that takes all costs into account. There are the "hard costs" that are easy to add up, such as medical bills and car repair/replacement costs. But what about pain and suffering? It's difficult to add up something that doesn't come with a receipt. Our experienced Naperville car accident lawyers can help determine the maximum amount you deserve after an accident by determining a fair dollar amount for injuries such as:

  • PTSD after the accident
  • depression, anxiety, and insomnia
  • memory loss
  • physical limitation
  • physical pain, whether permanent or temporary

Should I Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Wasn’t My Fault?

While you are not required to get a lawyer for a car accident that wasn't your fault, having a competent Naperville car accident lawyer on your side may help you avoid liability if the other driver claims it was your fault. Additionally, an attorney can help you fight for compensation to cover medical bills, lost income, car repairs, and more.

A good question to ask your self if you are considering hiring an attorney is, "Are my injuries serious enough to consider filing a claim to get compensation?" If your answer is yes, then hiring a lawyer is beneficial. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don't pay anything unless we win your case, so you have nothing to lose.

Your Attorneys, Advocates, & Counselors

There are countless lawyers out there, but it can be hard to find a lawyer who sees you as more than just a client and sees personal injury law as more than just a job. Our dedicated Naperville car accident attorneys are committed to helping you succeed and see themselves as your biggest advocate and most trusted counselors.

They give honest advice and treat you with the respect, kindness, and compassion you deserve. We can even try to get more compensation than the insurance company promised for your lost or damaged vehicle. You deserve more!

Contact our Naperville car accident lawyers today for a case evaluation. We would love to discuss your case with you. Call us today at (773) 906-4063 to begin.

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