Chicago Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Motor vehicle accidents are sudden, shocking and can leave you with serious, life-altering injuries. A motor vehicle accident can be anything involving a car, truck, large semi-trailer, SUV or a smaller motorized vehicle like an ATV, scooter or go cart.
At Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd., our Chicago motor vehicle accident lawyers are dedicated to you and your claim. We pride ourselves on personal attention and provide transportation options for our clients and access to our attorneys’ cell phones so you are always able to reach us. We don’t work for the money, we work for you.
Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Railroad Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
Car accidents are some of the most deadly motor vehicle accidents. Other drivers may be negligent, driving excessively or erratically, and cause a crash that leaves you with life-altering injuries.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, you could suffer an injury to any part of your body, depending on the impact and size of the vehicle(s) involved. While head, neck and back injuries are the most common, car accidents can also injure your limbs and internal organs.
Common injuries that result from car accidents include:
- Whiplash and neck injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Fractured bones
- Head trauma and brain injuries
- Internal organ damage and bleeding
Large semi-trucks are involved in thousands of accidents annually. Due to their massive size, large semi-trucks carry significantly more momentum. A collision with one of these huge vehicles often has catastrophic consequences to victims in passenger vehicles.
Common reasons for semi-truck accidents that result in severe truck accident injuries:
- Aggressive driving
- Driver fatigue
- Unrealistic driver schedules
- Overloading cargo
- Failure to yield
- Inclement weather (wet or icy roads, fog, snow, dust or high winds)
- Defective roadways
- Improper truck maintenance
- Road debris or other obstructions
Despite their stereotype, many motorcycle accidents are not caused by reckless behavior, but instead by other negligent drivers. Because of a motorcycle’s small size compared to other motor vehicles, many drivers of passenger cars and trucks do not see bikers and fail to yield or pull into their right of way.
Other common reasons for motorcycle accidents include:
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Motorcycle defects
- Poor road conditions
- Defective roadways
- Automobile or truck driver fatigue
- Traffic congestion
- Motorcyclist signaling error
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Your initial call to Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. is always free, and we work on a contingency basis. You pay no fees unless we win your case. If you have suffered a motor vehicle accident injury and you live in the Chicago area, please call or email our office today for a free initial consultation.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an auto accident and you need help, please call or email us today for a FREE consultation.