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If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car crash or car accident, this page can help you learn everything you need to know to make sure you do not fall into an insurance company traps that beat your car accident injury case, and make sure you get what the law says you deserve after being hurt in a car accident.


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Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Tells You What You Need To Know To Protect Your Rights And Maximize Your Settlement If You Got Injured A Car Accident.

When a person get hurt in a car crash, they have many things on their mind.  They want to know if they have a good case or a bad case.  They want to know what their car accident injury might be worth.

A Chicago car accident lawyer is a special type of lawyer who focuses his or her law practice on helping injured people who got hurt in a car crash.  After many years of college and law school, car accident attorneys begin the long process of learning all the tricks and 'ins and outs' of injury law and the special challenges facing people who got hurt in a car accident in Chicago or its many suburbs.  As top car accident lawyers in Chicago, we offer a free consultation and no fee until we win your case.

Some people, especially people who got hurt that are searching for a car crash lawyer or car accident lawyer, usually want information and answers without talking to a lawyer. The purpose of this page is to give you information and tools to answer your questions.  But also, to let you know that if you had a car crash or got hurt in a car accident, I am here for you to give you a free consultation.

"I Want To Know The Value of My Car Accident Case.  What Is My Car Accident Case Worth? How Can I Calculate My Car Crash Injury Case Value Without Talking To A Car Accident Lawyer?"

I have you covered.  Use my Injury Case Settlement Value Calculator.  it is below, it is free, and it gives you an answer in 15 seconds or less.  No talking to anyone, just a free tool.

"What if I Want a Free Consultation With An Experienced Car Accident Lawyer?"

If you are ready to speak with a car accident attorney, you can give me a call any time, night or day.

Here's how it works.

  • You call and the call and consultation is 100% free.
  • I answer all of your questions and we talk about your concerns.
  • By the end of the call you have answers and you know what to expect going forward.
  • You hire me, or you do not, either way, your choice.
  • We are friends either way.

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"I Am Looking For Information.  I Don't Need To Talk To A Car Crash Lawyer Right Now."

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The Ultimate Guide To Car Crash Injury In Illinois

If you are ready for the definitive, ultimate 'one stop shop' source to learn just about everything you will will need to know about car crash and car accident and other motor vehicle injury cases, then "The Ultimate Guide To Car Accident Injury In Illinois" is what you need.  100% free and downloadable so you can refer to it offline.


This video "Car Accident Injury Masterclass" course is called "Law School In One Hour" by the people who watch it, because it gives you all of the 'insider secrets' that everyone who has been injured in a car crash ought to know -- without law school or a career in insurance claims.  Also 100% free, but with invaluable information that can mean the difference between winning or losing your case.

What's the Difference Between an Attorney and a Lawyer?


Lawyers who are trying to seem fancy call themselves "Attorneys".  But whether you are calling a lawyer or an attorney, we are all the same.

Do I Need A Car Accident Attorney In Chicago?

Believe it or not, you do not always need a Chicago car accident lawyer if you were involved in a crash.  A lot of lawyers will not tell you that.

I always encourage people who have been involved in a car accident in Chicago to get a free consultation. It is the best way to know if you have a case or not.  Lots of people have called me over the years to discover they actually did have a case when they had doubts.  And I've rescued a lot of cases.  So a free consultation is a good idea.

Here are a few sitautons where there is no need to consult with Chicago car accident lawyers.

  • You were not hurt.

If you did not get hurt in the crash, I tell people to give it at least a week. I have successfuly helped dozens of people who had no pain on the scene of the crash, but pain delveoped in the days and week which followed.  Do not give up on a claim.  

But if you really are not hurt at all, then there's little point to calling a car accident attorney.

  • The crash was your fault.

If you got hurt in a car crash and the crash was your fault completely, then there's no other person, company or insurance company to file a case or claim against.  Still, if you had insurance coverage, you may have what's called 'Uninsured Motorist Coverage' and that means we can get you some money to cover your medical expenses.

  • The crash was more than 2 years ago in Illinois.

If your car crash was more than 2 years ago and you never filed a law suit or ademand for arbitration, then your Statute opf Limitations for your Chicago car accident case might be over.  That means you probably cannot collect any money.

I really must caution you, however.  A good Chicago car accident lawyer can do a lot for you.  You just might have a case after all. 

  • You already have a lawyer.

Ethical rules prevent you from having more than one lawyer unless the lawyers are working together.  And those same rules mean a lawyer cannot give you legal advice or help. on your case if you are still prepresented.

Of course, you can always change lawyers, but I caution people to be careful. if your case has been going on for a long time or has problems, or it is too close to a deadline or trial, it will be hard to find a new Chicago car accident attorney lawyer willing to take the case.

When Should I Call A Chicago Car Accident Lawyer?

The sooner you call, the sooner a Chicago car accident lawyer can give you the benefit of their experience and advice.

I speak with a lot of people every year who delay months or even years, and it is never good. From knowing who the good doctors are, which insurance companies are good or bad, or knowing about the deadlines which apply to your car accident case, you get valuable information early enough in your case for it to do you some good.  This means a faster and biggger settlement for you.

How Much Does It Cost To Talk To A Car Accident Lawyer In Chicago, IL?

Most if not all injuiry lawyers offer a free consultation.  That means you can talk to the lawyer, ask youre questions, tell them what happened, and you get free advice.

Of course, the lawyer will tell you if you have a good case or not, and perhaps what it might be worth.  He or she will be able to tell you if there are big challenges or problems in your case and how they might be fixed.  And, the lawyer might offer to represent you.

It is always your choice whether you want to hire the lawyer or not, but with way, the consultation is free.

If you have been hurt, reach out for a free consultation.  It is free but the info you get may be worth thousands (or more) to you.


Top Car Crash & Car Accident Articles

These are the foundational articles that provide you the most and best practical information about car accident injury cases and how they work, so that you can know what to expect and how to protect the value of your injury case.

Do I Have A Good Car Accident Case?

That is maybe the #1 question I get when someone calls me at my office about a car accident.  People do not want to waste their time.  They want to know if their case is good or if the case will be a waste of time.

So I made a "Good Case Calculator" you can use right here for free.  And in 15 seconds (or less) you can have a good idea if you have a good case.

Sound like a plan?  Check it out below.

How Can I Know Who Are the Best Car Accident Lawyers?

Everyone wants a top car accident lawyer for their case.  That's smart because a good lawyer can make a huge difference in what you put in your pocket at the end of the case.

Here are a few things to ask yourself when talking to Chicago car accident lawyers:

  • Do they only settle or do they go to Court, too?
  • What do their reviews look like?  Do they look real or fake?
  • Is the lawyer you talk to going to handle your case, or will you get lost at a big firm?
  • Is your lawyer easy to get on the phone if necessary?
  • Is your lawyer up to date on his or her skills?

You ability to have a good, honest relationship with your lawyer is the number one factor in your happiness in the process, in my opinion.  Pick a lawyer who seems honest and competent.

A Different Kind of Lawyer Running A Different Kind of Injury Law Firm.

When I was nine years old, my father was catastrophically injured.

His injury case took 17 years to resolve.

At the end of 17 years of being run around by the insurance company and insurance defense lawyer, his own lawyer sued him to get more lawyer fees.

You can watch the 2 minute summary here:

Guess what I discovered when I started practicing injury law?

I became an injury lawyer, helping injured people.  

Even though my father's case was an extreme example, the way injured people get treated by the insurance company, Defense lawyers and even their own lawyers isn't much different.

So I decided to represent injured people in a different way.

A better way.

Here are my Three Principles which guide my representation of every injured person.

The Three Principles of Excellent Representation.


Treat All Injury Victims Like Family:  

Honesty, Care, Respect

People who have been injured in an accident deserve to have their phone calls answered and they deserve to have an injury lawyer who they like, trust and respect. They deserve to know where their case stands, to have their questions answered.  And they deserve a lawyer who works hard and smart on their case.  I make sure that all people who got hurt in an accident have this kind of experience by making sure everyone on my team is trained to understand that winning your case while helping you and being there for you is our #1 goal.


World Class Legal Ability, Skill & Knowledge

In order to get every dollar our clients deserve, whether at Settlement or Trial, I have spent the last 2 decades of my career studying with the 'best of the best'.  I have spent well over $100,000 for advance settlement and trial training that most other lawyers never even consider doing. I have flown all over the country (and continue to do so) to study with the top legal minds.  I am a graduate of the  world-renowned "Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College" as well as a graduate of the prestigious "The Edge" program.  Not one in 10,000 lawyers has completed the training I have.  And I did it for one reason so you get the very best, most cutting edge and effective representation possible.


Proprietary, One Of A Kind Case Processing


Fast & Excellent Case Outcomes

From our one-of-a-kind, in-house developed automated case management software to our proprietary pre-suit case process, my firm discovers more about your case, earlier.  We beat the insurance company to the punch, and that means better results and faster case settlements for all of my injury clients, no matter how they got hurt or the kind of injury.

I hope you will see that I am not just the average injury lawyer. But instead, I have made it my mission to do everything in my power to ensure that injured people get the respect and case outcome they deserve from a highly skilled injury lawyer from a law firm of good people doing excellent work on behalf of injury victims.

No matter how you or a loved one has been hurt, I truly hope to hear from you to see how I can help.  You can call my office any time, night or day, at 312-500-4500.

Or if you prefer, you can submit your case by clicking the button below.

How Long Does A Car Accident Case Take To Settle?

I once settled a case for a client in one afternoon.  Many cases take less than a year.  Some cases, if they are complicated and we have to file a law suit, can take years.

The biggest factor in how long it takes to settle your case is how long you are in medical treatment. That's because we usually have to wait until you are done going to the doctor and have recovered from your injuries (or as much as you can) before ordering your medical bills and records and tryingf to settle your Chicagto car accident case.

In my office, we try to settle every case before filing a law suit. This way, you get your money faster nad you avoid the hassle and stress of going to Court.

But sometimes, we have to go to Court.  That may be because they are not offering you a fair settlement.  Or they might just want to fight your personal injury case.

Either way, we have you covered.  We have a world class Pre-Litigation Department using state of the art custom computer programs that get us medical bills and records quickly, which means a faster, larger settlement for you.

And if we must file a law suit and go to trial, we will.   We are great at litigation. From our custom "Case Tracker Live" software to my training at the 'invitation-only' Gerry Spence's "Trial Lawyers College", we bring a case by case custom approach based on the strategies and techniques that are known only to a few few lawyers, but are world renowned.

That means better, faster results for you. (Of course, every case is different, and your case will be handled and evaluated on its particular strengths and weaknesses).

What Do Car Accident Attorneys Do For Me?

There are two things I can offer you that I think are the most important.

First, we do all of the leg work.  All of the phone calls.  All of the hassle. All of the paperwork.

That means that you can focus on healing and getting your life back after a car accident.

Second, we can offer you the peace of mind knowing that your questions are answered, you know what's going on, and what to expect.  I take pride in making sure my clients are informed and supported through the claims and litigation process.

We do not disappear on you once you sign up with our office.  Instead, we return calls within 24 hours, at the latest.  or at least that is the standard at my office, and busy as we arem, we try to hold to it.

There are lots of twists and turns in car accident cases.  You do not have toface them alone.

Please consider calling my office for a free consultation.  And thanks for reading.

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