If you drive often enough throughout Chicago, the odds are pretty good that you will get in a car accident. In fact, America’s roads see around 17,000 car crashes every single day, and not a day goes by in Chicago without several accidents on our streets and expressways. Many of these motor vehicle accidents are minor fender-benders leaving behind nothing more than some dents and scrapes. But many car wrecks involve serious injuries or death caused by another driver’s recklessness or negligence. When car accidents occur and personal injuries happen, victims need help, they need answers, and they need compensation. They need an experienced car accident lawyer. That’s why The Romaker Law Firm is one of the top choices in Chicago when vehicle injury victims are in need of assistance.
For over 20 years, Chicago residents have turned to the lawyers at Romaker that are aggressive and experienced in motor vehicle accident cases. Our attorneys understand the shock after an accident and we’re here to get our clients through the difficult challenges that follow a serious auto accident, including: huge medical bills, lost wages, and the pain and struggles of recovering from an injury that has changed their life.
We pride ourselves not only on our 90 years of combined experience, the thousands of cases we’ve won, and the millions of dollars we have recovered for our clients, but also on being an essential and trusted resource for Chicago and its Hispanic community in particular. In Spanish and English alike, our Chicago car accident attorneys bring the same commitment to ensuring that each client gets the same personal attention, care, and respect. Every auto accident case is important. Every client matters. Every dollar we put in your pocket can help make things better.
We understand that right after an auto accident, you may not know what to do or where to turn. After all, car accidents can leave us in a state of shock after such a dramatic event has occurred. We know that you have questions and worries. When you speak with one of our auto accident attorneys during your free initial consultation to discuss your case, we will listen to your story, learn about what happened and the losses you’ve suffered, and provide you with the answers that can ease your mind. Most importantly, our accident lawyers will fight tirelessly and relentlessly to get you the maximum amount of compensation for your auto accident injuries and losses, including money for:
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Past and future lost earnings
- Your pain and suffering
- All other losses caused by the other driver’s negligence.
While all car accident injuries and deaths are tragic, those caused by the negligence, recklessness, or wrongful acts of other drivers are even more so. The texting driver, the trucker who stayed behind the wheel longer than the law allows, the person who had one too many drinks before driving home – all of these people needlessly and senselessly ruin the lives of others, leaving victims and their families searching for answers and struggling to move forward after their lives have been changed forever.
The reasons for car accidents aren’t a mystery. Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, distracted driving, texting, speeding, fatigue, and reckless or aggressive driving are some of the most common driver behaviors that lead to severe injuries and death in car accidents.
Some car crashes and wrecks involve only one vehicle, such as a car spinning out and hitting an object or going off the road. But even single-car accidents can be the fault of other drivers, as when a dangerous lane change or swerving vehicle causes another driver to make a sudden correction or lose control of their car.
But most car accidents do involve multiple vehicles and are the fault of another driver. At The Romaker Law Firm, we represent personal injury victims who have suffered in every type of car crash, including:
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
- Rollover Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Rear-End Collisions
Regardless of the cause, auto accidents throughout the Chicago area can result in a wide range of catastrophic personal injuries, many of which permanently impact a person’s mobility, ability to earn a living, and capacity to enjoy life as they once did. Some of the most common car accident injuries include:
- Head and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Lower back injuries
- Broken bones
- Chest injuries
- Loss of limbs
Of course, many car accidents take the lives of drivers and passengers. For the families left behind, the sudden and needless loss of a loved one causes pain, injury, and scars of a different kind – the loss of a breadwinner, a son’s or daughter’s young and promising life cut short, a lifetime of companionship and love ended in an instant.
These families need support, justice, and compensation for these losses just as injury victims do. As an experienced auto accident lawyer, Charles P. Romaker and his equally committed and talented team of attorneys stand by the side of these families, day and night, helping them through a sad and awful time.
In most auto accident injury cases in Chicago, the other driver’s auto insurance company handles the claim on behalf of their insured driver. That insurance company is not your “good neighbor,” you’re not “in good hands” with them, and they definitely aren’t “on your side.” No matter how at fault their driver was, the insurance company doesn’t want to pay you anything or give you as little as possible.
Car insurance companies know you need money after an auto accident. They know that the offer of some quick cash can be tempting when bills are piling up and wages aren’t coming in. They also know that you may not understand your rights or what you are entitled to. They will take advantage of all of that to pay your far less than you deserve or that you could get if you had an aggressive car accident attorney on your side.
At The Romaker Law Firm, our experienced Chicago auto accident lawyers won’t let a car insurance company get away with nickel-and-diming you. We know insurance company tactics, and they know that our aggressive and determined trial lawyers are always prepared to go the distance on behalf of our clients.
As our clients will tell you, The Romaker Law Firm takes care of its car accident injury clients as if they were family. We welcome the opportunity to help you and your family during a difficult time.
Call us at (312)-377-7000 or reach out online to set up your free consultation in Spanish or English.
Initial Defendant’s Offer: $125,000.00
On Friday, October 16, 2015, at about 7:12 a.m., K.C. was driving her 2006 Hyundai Sonata in a westerly direction on Southwest Highway near its intersection with Harlem Avenue in the Village of Worth, Illinois. The traffic light signals for Southwest Highway vehicles were on solid green when K.C. entered the left turn lane of westbound Southwest Highway. K.C. drove into the intersection and stopped in the middle of the intersection and waited for eastbound traffic to clear. At the same time, the defendant was driving a 1991 Ford L7000, two axle straight truck pulling a wood chipper, in an easterly direction on Southwest Highway near its intersection with Harlem Avenue. When the traffic light signal for Southwest Highway vehicles turned to a solid red, K.C. started to turn left onto southbound Harlem Avenue. The defendant failed to stop for the solid red traffic signal and crashed into the rear passenger side of our client’s motor vehicle spinning it clockwise and sending it careening into the left turn lane of northbound Harlem Avenue.