Chicago Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Helping the Victims of Intoxicated and Drugged Driving Collisions
Anyone who decides to drink alcohol and then get behind the wheel is committing a crime. This crime often has devastating consequences, as these drivers are risking the lives of everyone else on the road. Drunk driving often results in catastrophic injuries and premature deaths.
At Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd., our compassionate Chicago drunk driving accident lawyers have more than 75 years of experience fighting for the rights of personal injury victims. We are dedicated to winning compensation for your injuries as quickly as possible.
A Widespread Problem
In the United States, drunk driving accidents are happing at an astonishing rate. Statistics now reveal that 3 out of every 10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related motor vehicle accident at some point in their lives.
Auto accidents involving alcohol accounted for more than 1,700 deaths in 2005, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In about 75% of those cases, the driver was legally intoxicated, with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher.
Impairment Caused by Drinking and Driving
Drinking and driving impairs judgment and delays your reaction time. This can have severe and devastating consequences for other drivers on the road. When driving, you need to be able to react to the sometimes-unpredictable behavior of other drivers. When you cannot, or if you respond inappropriately, accidents occur and innocent drivers often suffer catastrophic injuries from drunk drivers.
Punishment for the Driver
If you have been hit by a drunk driver, the criminal court system punishes that driver for breaking the law and causing the accident. However, the criminal court does not compensate victims or their families.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident by a drunk driver, that reckless driver should be held responsible for your injuries.
You may be able to collect compensation for:
- Hospital treatment
- Ongoing medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Costs of your medication
- Physical therapy or other rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages and the inability to earn future wages
- Property damage and repairs
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
Be Wary of Insurance Companies
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, be careful not to speak to an insurance adjuster without first talking to a qualified Chicago drunk driving accident attorney. Insurance companies will attempt to pay you as little as possible for your injuries and pressure you into agreeing to a fast, cheap settlement offer. Insurance representatives may try to call you, or even visit you in the hospital or stop by your house. You have no obligation to speak to them until you consult a lawyer.
Contact Us to Schedule a Free Consultation
The Chicago drunk driving accident lawyers at Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. can help you win the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Your first call to us will not cost you a penny, because we offer free consultations.
What Other Parties Can Be At Fault in a Car Accident?
There are, of course, other parties you could take ...
Can I Recover Damages in Drunk Driving Accidents Even if it Was My Fault?
It is so terrible to get hit by a drunk driver, ...
Is It Important to Retain an Attorney for My Illinois Motorcycle Accident Case?
In a motorcycle accident case, everyone believes ...
Loss of Legs in a Conveyor Belt Accident $23.5 Million
Wrongful Death of a Mom with 4-Year-Old Child $11 Million
Loss of Foot After Cement Truck Accident $10 Million
Severe Brain Injury from Unmarked Dump Truck 7 Figures
Verdict against a utility company and a municipality for leaving a dumpster on the street without any reflectors or lights, causing the client’s vehicle to strike the dumpster and our client to sustain a severe brain injury.
Wrongful Death in Swimming Pool Accident 7 Figures
Swimming pool accident causing the death of a 12-year-old child.
Mass Tort Against Municipality & Chemical Company 7 Figures
Lead counsel in a mass tort action against a municipality and a chemical company.
Wrongful Death from a Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000
Motor Vehicle Accident: Neck, Back, Shoulder, Leg & Arm Injury $170,000
Experience on Your Side
Our family-run law firm has more than 75 years of experience standing up for the rights of injured people and families across Chicago.
Thousands of Clients Helped
Our firm has helped over 10,000 clients get the justice they deserve since we opened our doors in 1961.
A Proven Record of Results
Our firm has recovered over $100 millions for our clients and is committed to maximizing your recovery.
We are committed to treating all clients with the dignity and respect they deserve, regardless of their potential case value.
An Extensive Network of Support
Our team of more than 45 legal and medical professionals are dedicated to providing our clients with access to medical experts, treatment, and financial assistance.
“Kristin was so knowledgeable and guided me step by step about my options and kept me in the loop about my case.”- Monica
“I chose Walner Law because they made me feel like a very important client and took consideration of my medical injury at the time.”- Denise
“This law firm was very responsive to my needs and very empathetic about my injury.”- Kyle