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A car accident can change your life in an instant. From physical and emotional trauma to the financial burden of medical bills and lost wages, your recovery can be a long and arduous journey. If you were injured in a car accident a little to no fault of your own, you may be entitled to legal compensation for your losses. Meirowitz & Wasserberg’s Chicago car accident lawyers are here to help you navigate the claims process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

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Samuel Meirowitz is “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and an accomplished NYC personal injury lawyer, trial attorney and relentless advocate for his clients. Previously, he served the State of New York for four years as a prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorney’s office. Mr. Meirowitz is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida State Courts.

Samuel Meirowitz is “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and an accomplished NYC personal injury lawyer, trial attorney and relentless advocate for his clients. Previously, he served the State of New York for four years as a prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorney’s office. Mr. Meirowitz is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida State Courts.

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Nobody prepares you for the aftermath of a car accident. The immediate shock and confusion can quickly give way to the reality of extensive medical treatment, insurance claims, and legal battles. Remember, you do not need to face this alone.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, the Chicago car accident lawyers at Meirowitz & Wasserberg are here for you. We’ll fight for your rights and work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need to move forward with your life. Our experienced team has supported countless car accident victims in the Chicago area. We are ready to do the same for you.

When Should You Get a Lawyer for Your Car Accident?

Car accident insurance claims go one of two ways. Either the insurance company offers you a settlement or denies your claim. To protect their bottom line, they normally try to settle for significantly less than the full and fair value of your claim. In many cases, their initial settlement offer is simply not enough to cover all of your losses resulting from the accident. The insurer may also use a variety of tactics to shift the blame onto you. 

Therefore, if you’ve suffered serious injuries in a car accident, it is in your best interest to contact a Chicago car accident lawyer right away. An insurance company’s settlement offer may seem like a quick and easy solution at first, but accepting it without consulting with an experienced attorney may result in you leaving money on the table. The sooner you have a skilled car accident lawyer on your side, the better equipped you’ll be to handle these challenges and pursue the compensation you deserve. 

Why Choose Our Chicago Car Accident Lawyers?

At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, we put people first—not insurers. Why we work tirelessly to build strong claims that maximize compensation for our clients in their hour of need. We prioritize our client’s needs and strive to provide the highest quality legal representation possible each and every time. Our client testimonials speak for themselves.

Our legal team has decades of combined personal injury experience and has recovered over $360 million in settlements and verdicts. When you turn to our Chicago car accident attorneys, you can count on us to handle your case with the utmost care and attention it deserves.

Defendants and their insurers know we mean business and that we won’t back down until our clients have received every penny they are entitled to. Whether during settlement negotiations or at trial, we will do everything in our power to secure the best possible outcome for you. We’ll use our extensive resources to gather compelling evidence, consult with experts when necessary, and build a solid case on your behalf. 

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What To Do Immediately After a Car Accident

Your actions immediately after a car accident can significantly impact your case’s outcome. Take the following steps where possible to protect your well-being and right to compensation:

What Are the Steps To Pursue a Car Accident Lawsuit in Chicago?

Among the first things you should do in pursuing a car accident lawsuit in Chicago is to consult with an experienced car accident lawyer. Our attorneys will stand by your side throughout the life of your case. Steps in a car accident lawsuit normally involve some combination of the following:

What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Car Accident Case in Chicago?

There is a strict time limit set by the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit after a car accident in Chicago. Under Illinois law, you generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim and five years from the date of the accident to file a property damage claim. Failure to file within these time frames may bar you from seeking compensation, so it’s essential to act quickly.

Who Is Liable in a Car Accident Lawsuit?

Anyone whose carelessness or recklessness contributed to your car accident can be held liable for your injuries and losses. Examples of potentially liable parties include:

  • Another driver who was violating traffic laws or otherwise behaving irresponsibly 
  • The owner of a vehicle if they negligently allowed the at-fault driver to operate their car
  • Manufacturers or mechanics if a defective part contributed to the accident
  • Government entities responsible for maintaining safe roads
  • The at-fault driver’s employer if they were working at the time of the accident

Our Car Accident Lawyers in Chicago

At Meirowitz & Wasserburg, we are extremely proud of our world-class legal team. Our personal injury lawyers in Chicago include Joseph Trunk and Nathaniel Wallace, both seasoned attorneys dedicated to delivering high-quality services to our clients. When you entrust us with your case, they’ll put their years of experience and knowledge to work for you and fiercely advocate for your rights. With Joseph’s extensive courtroom experience and Nathaniel’s client-focused, empathy-driven approach, you can rest assured that your case will be in good hands.

What Damages Can I Recover for a Car Accident in Chicago?

In a car accident lawsuit, individuals seek compensation for the losses they have suffered due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party. These losses are typically categorized into two main types of damages: economic and non-economic. 

Economic damages refer to tangible financial losses incurred as a direct result of the accident, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. On the other hand, non-economic damages encompass intangible losses that are more difficult to quantify, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. 

Both types of damages play a crucial role in ensuring that injured parties receive fair compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial toll of the accident. Our car accident lawyers will thoroughly evaluate your case and work hard to maximize your compensation. 

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How Much Does a Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Cost?

We work on a contingency fee basis. This means our fees are calculated as a pre-negotiated percentage of the compensation we recover for you, so there is no up-front cost to have our attorneys start working on your case. We also offer free consultations. This is just another way we put our clients first.

Our Chicago Office

Our personal injury law office in Windy City is a short walk from popular downtown attractions, including Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, Willis Tower, and the Chicago Cultural Center. We are conveniently located at:

This central location makes it easy to reach us via subway, with Washington, Monroe, and Lake stations located a few blocks away. I-90 or I-290 also offer convenient driving options. Garage parking is available on-site.

If you’re ready to discuss your case and explore your legal options with one of our car accident lawyers in Chicago, don’t hesitate to contact us. We offer free initial consultations to discuss the details of your accident and answer any questions you may have about the legal process.

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