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Hurt in a Car Accident in Chicago?

Power Rogers & Smith Is Here to Help You Get Back on Your Feet

Our team at Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. has represented clients injured in car accidents in Chicago for many years. We are proud of our reputation for elite, effective advocacy in this field. Understanding the nuances of these cases has led us to repeated success. We're proud of our commitment to the injured clients and families we have been able to serve over the years. Experience makes all the difference in protecting your rights in an auto accident case, so choose a Chicago car accident lawyer with a long history of experience and success.

Our attorneys have recovered over $4 billion for our clients. That's over $800 million more than our nearest competitor. We fight to win, and we fight successfully. Choosing our firm for your case is a step in the right direction.

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What Are The Most Common Causes of Car Accidents?

In many cases, car accidents are caused by driver negligence or recklessness, such as:

  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Fatigued driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving over the posted speed limit or too fast for weather and road conditions
  • Disregarding traffic signs and signals
  • Tailgating

Any action that causes a car crash is a serious hazard, and our firm has spent years representing clients who were seriously injured in crashes caused by all types of negligent and reckless behavior. We understand what it takes to secure the maximum compensation possible, no matter your situation.

Distracted Driving

Drivers who take their eyes off the road and/or hands off the wheel are among the most dangerous hazards to everyone else on the road. Distracted drivers are responsible for an estimated 10 percent of all deaths and injuries in motor vehicle crashes. In 2015 alone, distracted drivers were involved in crashes that resulted in an estimated 391,000 injuries and 3,477 deaths.

Drunk Driving Crashes

Drunk drivers were involved in approximately one out of every three car crashes in 2015. These crashes claimed the lives of 10,265 people, and injured hundreds of thousands more. However, these statistics don’t account for the full scope of the issue – it’s legal to drive a car with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) as high as 0.08 percent, but even a slight amount of alcohol can impair a driver’s ability to function at the highest level.

Head-On Collision

Head-on collisions cause some of the most devastating injuries because of the sheer speed involved – even at low speeds, victims can suffer serious injuries. At high speeds, these crashes can easy claim the lives of anyone, and even everyone involved. These crashes are almost always caused by reckless actions, including driving under the influence, distracted driving, and road rage, but they can also be caused by poor road design.

Hit and Run Collisions

Driving away from a crash may be against the law, but that doesn’t stop people from attempting to avoid responsibility when they cause a serious crash.

Texting While Driving

Texting while driving is explicitly forbidden under 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2.

A person may not operate a motor vehicle on a roadway while using an electronic communication device.

Drivers who ignore this law are among the greatest threats to fellow motorists and their passengers. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), drivers who were distracted by their phones were involved in an estimated 341,000 crashes in 2013 alone. The NCS also reported that drivers who use their cellphones while on the road were responsible for one in every four car crashes.

Tire Blowouts

Tire blowouts cause an estimated 11,000 crashes every year according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The number one cause of tire blowouts is underinflated tires, which also negatively affect the vehicle’s handling and braking ability. While tire manufacturers keep most data about tire blowouts out of the public, these companies have reported that May through October is the most common time of year for this issue to occur.

Wrong-Way Driving Crash

Alcohol is the single biggest contributor to these types of crashes. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), 59 percent of drivers travelling the wrong way before the crash had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.15 percent or higher, and 69 percent of these driver had a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher. Officials believe the actual figures are even higher, because BAC is not always recorded in fatal crashes.

Our firm has handled cases involving driver negligence and inattention. If you were involved in a serious accident, you should be able to pursue the compensation you deserve with the representation of a knowledgeable Chicago car accident attorney.

Don't hesitate to call Power Rogers & Smith at (312) 313-0202 today to start with your free case consultation.

Common Car Accident Questions

  • What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

    A: File a police report, gather as much information as you can about the accident, and get in touch with a lawyer. The sooner you speak with a car accident attorney, the faster you can pursue financial compensation for your damages.

  • How Long Should I Wait to File a Claim?

    A: Generally, it’s best to file your claim as soon after the accident as possible. There are a few reasons for this, including the statute of limitations. In short, the statute of limitations is the legal “window” you have to file a claim. This time frame varies from state to state. Additionally the nature of your claim can influence the time you have to file.

  • Do I Need an Attorney?

    A: You are not legally obligated to seek representation from a lawyer; however, car accident claims and lawsuits can be complex. The insurance company is not on your side, so working with an attorney can provide valuable insight and guidance throughout the duration of your claim or lawsuit.

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  • Experience

    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $800 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingency Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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