Car Accidents

BWMK lawyers have the knowledge and resources to investigate and reconstruct automobile accidents to determine liability (whether negligence, human error or defective product) and recover compensation for injuries or death sustained by accident victims.

Because negligence due to fatigue is often an accident factor (according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, one in 24 U.S. adults have admitted to falling asleep while driving), our lawyers are skilled at demonstrating the real cause of actions that frequently lead to accidents.

Defendants in automobile accident liability litigation often have counsel appointed through liability insurance carriers. We have the forensic experts, investigative capabilities and trial skill to challenge defense claims and demonstrate where liability resides – particularly if it involves intoxication, excessive speed or other deliberate violation of the traffic laws.

Successes

$5.8 Million Settlement for Accident Injuries, Loss of Consortium

The driver of the defendant company’s truck was distracted, lost control, swerved into oncoming traffic, and struck our client’s ComEd van head-on. Our client sustained…

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$5.5 Million Settlement for Accident Technology Could Prevent

We represented a client who was walking home and trying to cross the street when he was struck by a truck. Its driver could not…

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$5.25 Million Settlement for Traumatic Injury in Motor Vehicle Accident

In the early morning, our client was proceeding through a Chicago intersection on the green light when his vehicle was broadsided by a car driven…

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$3.6 Million for Product Liability

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$3.2 Million Record Jury Verdict for Mother of Four Killed by School Van

A 69-year-old mother of four was walking northbound on a residential street in Wilmette, Illinois, when she was struck from the rear and killed by…

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$3.9 Million Settlement for Boy’s Brain Injury

An 8-year-old boy was hit by a car at an intersection controlled by a crossing guard who was employed by the Village of Arlington Heights….

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$1.4 Million Settlement Secured by Commitment to Going to Trial

Our client was driving from O’Hare Airport to Indiana to care for his ailing father and was stopped in traffic on southbound Interstate 294 when…

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$1.1 Million Settlement for Woman Injured in Collision

A Chicago woman was paid $1.1 million by a glass company whose truck rear-ended her van.

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$1.25 Million Settlement in Boy’s Car Accident Death

A teenage boy was a passenger in a vehicle heading to a hockey tournament. He died as a result of his injuries when the car…

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$1.1 Million Received in Transportation Accident

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