Each year, nearly a thousand people lose their lives on Illinois roads
Each year, nearly a thousand people lose their lives on Illinois roads
The state of Illinois saw an increase from 910 road deaths in 2014 to 1,017 in 2015. Over the last five years, there have been more than 80,000 injuries per year on Illinois roads, with more than 10,000 of those car accidents resulting in debilitating injuries. Every hour, more than nine people are injured on Illinois roadways, with most of the injuries occurring in the Chicago area.
We are confident we will get you the compensation that you deserve
At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we have seen first-hand the toll that an accident can take on you and your loved ones. Having spent decades representing people who have been injured or who have lost loved ones because of the carelessness of others, we are confident that we will get you the compensation that you deserve. At the same time, as a family-owned and family-operated law firm, we strive to treat our clients with respect, compassion and empathy — just like we would a member of our family. Although we have successfully represented thousands of clients, recovering millions of dollars of damages, we have not lost sight of the fact that each client’s case is unique and important, regardless of its size.
We Handle Personal Injury Cases from Many Types of Car Accidents
Although crashes involving pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists are less common than car accidents in Chicago (accounting for 1.7 percent, 1.3 percent and 1.5 percent of the total crashes in Illinois, respectively), these accidents are more likely to cause serious injury or death. Similarly, while crashes involving tractor-trailers account for 3.6 percent of overall crashes, they make up 9.1 percent of fatal accidents, according to 2012 statistics from the Illinois DOT.
If you have been injured in an auto accident or a family member died because of someone else’s carelessness, you are probably wondering whether you have an auto accident claim. In order to recover monetary compensation, you must prove three things.FULL ANSWER
The statute of limitations is the time frame that an accident victim has to file a lawsuit for the damages suffered. In our legal system, if your lawsuit is filed too late, you can be denied from receiving compensation for your loss or injury forever.FULL ANSWER
Each case is unique. However, several factors can have a marked affect on the length of your case. In general, straightforward cases can be resolved in as little as six months, while complex cases can take two or more years to resolve.FULL ANSWER
Most people have never been involved in a lawsuit. As such, many accident victims and their families are anxious about pursuing a personal injury claim. It is true that a lawsuit could result in a trial before a jury, but most don’t, and the process should not be a stressful one.FULL ANSWER
Common Chicago Auto Accident Injuries
There are many types of injuries that commonly result from car accidents. They range from minor bumps and bruises to serious, catastrophic injuries such as paralysis or death. No part of the body is immune from injury in a car accident; accident victims can suffer injuries to the brain and head, including concussion or traumatic brain injury, and to the neck and spine, like whiplash or a disc bulge or herniation. Car accident victims can also suffer from psychological injuries and mental distress, which can be as painful and debilitating as a broken bone.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident because of the carelessness of another, you may be able to receive compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
When you call Briskman Briskman & Greenberg for a free consultation, you will speak directly to an experienced attorney in Chicago, usually one of the firm’s principals, who will assess the facts of your situation and advise you of your rights. Don’t delay getting your free legal consultation: if you fail to pursue your claim in a timely fashion, you could forever lose your rights.
Our commitment is simple:
We promise that you do not have to pay attorney’s fees unless we make a financial recovery for you in your motor vehicle accident case. In short, we don’t get paid unless you do.
Seek medical attention immediately: If your injuries are severe, emergency medical personnel may take you to the hospital for immediate treatment. Even if you don’t believe that you suffered serious injuries in an accident, you should still see a doctor if you experience any symptoms whatsoever. It is common not to experience symptoms immediately after an accident. It frequently takes hours or even days to feel the physical impact of an accident.
Document the accident: Take photographs and notes at the scene of the accident to document what happened. Ask the other drivers for their contact and insurance information, and ask any witnesses who are willing to talk to you for their names and phone numbers.
Contact your insurance company: You may be required to notify your insurance company of the accident under the terms of your policy, and notification is the best way to begin the process of making a claim. But the same advice does not hold true if you are contacted by the other driver’s insurance company. If this occurs, you should decline to make any statements or to sign anything without speaking to an attorney first.
Speak directly to a car accident lawyer: If you suffered injuries that require medical attention and you believe that another driver was at least partially at fault, then you should consult with an experienced Chicago car accident lawyer. Take advantage of a free legal consultation with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. We will advise you regarding the possibility of a personal injury lawsuit. If we represent you, then we will handle any further negotiations with insurance companies. We will not recommend that you accept a settlement offer unless you will be adequately compensated, and we are willing to take your case to trial if necessary.
Practicing law in the personal injury field, we have helped many people who have been seriously injured in preventable accidents. Although we take great pride in winning compensation for our clients, we advocate that everyone do their utmost to stay safe on the road.
Wearing a seat belt and observing a safe speed limit are basic safety tips that are too often ignored. While you cannot prevent other drivers from causing a hazard, you can still protect yourself. According to the CDC, seat belt use can reduce serious injury and death from car accidents by 50 percent.
It should also go without saying that driving while impaired, either by alcohol or by illicit or prescription drugs, is extremely dangerous. But many people do not realize that distracted or fatigued driving can be equally treacherous. According to a study from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, using a cell phone while driving can make a crash three times more likely.