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    Power Rogers & Smith has not only been honored with one Best Law Firms designation, but five!

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    Inner Circle of Advocates

    This is a rare and exclusive legal honor limited to the top 100 attorneys in the US, and we are proud to have three of our attorneys included.

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    All three of our firm’s partners have been included in the list of The Best Lawyers in America for exceptional representation of plaintiffs in cases.

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Drunk Driving Crashes

Did A Drunk Driver Cause Your Accident?

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) reported that 10,265 people were killed by drunk drivers in 2015, approximately one out of every three motor vehicle-related fatalities that year. Even though the law permits drivers to get behind the wheel of their vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) up to 0.08 – 0.04 for truck drivers – any impairment can lead to dangerous mistakes and a catastrophic crash. If someone driving under the influence caused your injuries, you may be able to take legal action to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Fill out our online form for a free case evaluation today.

Our Chicago car accident attorneys at Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. have spent decades representing injured victims in court and at the negotiating table – through our efforts, we have successfully recovered over $4 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients. If you were seriously injured in a car accident, don’t wait to hire the representation you need to fight for the compensation you deserve to cover any damages or medical bills you incurred. Contact us today to learn what we can do for you.

Taking Care Of Yourself After An Accident

Car crashes are jarring and stressful experiences, and it’s important to keep calm. Remaining calm will allow you to assess the situation, check yourself and your passengers for injuries, and take any actions necessary to collect evidence that can help you prove your case.

  • Check Yourself For Injury: The most important thing to do is check to make sure that you haven’t suffered a serious injury – while your gut instinct may be to immediately go and help others, you need to make sure that you don’t exacerbate any injuries you may have suffered. Once you’ve done an initial check, consider whether you need to be taken to the emergency room via ambulance or on your own. Even in situations where you feel okay following a crash, you may have suffered an injury that isn’t immediately obvious, and emergent medical attention may still be necessary.
  • Get The Police Involved: Once you’ve assessed and addressed any possible injuries, you need to call the police to alert them of the crash. Once they arrive on the scene, answer all of their questions honestly to help them complete their police report. This will be an important document you may need to rely on to prove your case.
  • Make Sure You Get The Other Driver’s Information: Make sure you take down the insurance, ownership, contact and driver’s license information of any other drivers involved in the crash. While they may provide this to the officers on the scene, it’s best to have it in your possession for ease of access as necessary.

Call us at (312) 313-0202 today to explain your case to a member of our firm.

Hire The Legal Representation You Need

Car accidents can be stressful and even devastating experiences, and it’s important to hire the experienced legal representation you require to ensure your rights are protected. Our Chicago car accident lawyers at Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. have spent their careers providing injured victims with knowledgeable and dedicated legal assistance. Call us at (312) 313-0202 to explain your situation to one of our lawyers today, or fill out our online for to request a free case evaluation.

  • 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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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.