Car Collisions

Illinois Auto Collision Attorneys Pursue Justice for Clients

If you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries in a car collision, lawyers Jerry A. Latherow and Bridget Duignan can work diligently to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. The Chicago-based Latherow & Duignan Law Office has several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in car collision cases, including a $4.2 million jury verdict for an 18-year-old female passenger who suffered a brain injury when the car in which she was riding collided with a truck; the truck driver’s insurance company made no offer to settle.

Mr. Latherow and Ms. Duignan consider it a privilege to serve every client that they represent. Latherow & Duignan Law Office represents individuals and families in the Chicagoland area and throughout Illinois for a variety of automobile collision claims, and we make negligent parties take responsibility for your injuries or your family’s loss. We have always been and will always be a small Chicago firm that emphasizes a personal approach in creating trusting relationships that ultimately lead many past clients to refer friends and relatives to our firm for their legal needs.

Causes of Car Collisions

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there are more than a quarter-million vehicle crashes throughout the state each year, resulting in nearly 100,000 injuries and almost 1,000 deaths annually. Our Chicago-based firm seeks compensation for catastrophic injuries in car collisions and files wrongful death claims on behalf of families whose loved ones died in automobile collisions. Mr. Latherow and Ms. Duignan have experience litigating cases for car wrecks resulting from:

  • Defective auto parts — This may include blown tires or brake, steering or any other mechanical failure
  • Distracted Drivers— This can include talking, emailing or texting while driving; eating, drinking or grooming while driving; talking to other passengers; adjusting a GPS or radio; attempting to retrieve a dropped item
  • Impaired Driving — This might involve a motorist driving while under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drug, but can also be due to driver fatigue
  • Speeding — This could include a driver who exceeded a posted speed limit or a motorist whose speed was unsafe because of weather, road or traffic conditions
  • Poor road conditions or road design — This could include weather as well as other hazards such as potholes, substances or objects that may have affected the visibility or control of drivers and dangerous road design                 

Car Collision Injuries

The Chicago-based Latherow & Duignan Law Office understands that injuries sustained in car collisions can have long-lasting implications that forever change the lives of victims and their families. Mr. Latherow and Ms. Duignan want you to feel comfortable throughout the legal process; our attorneys help people in the Chicagoland area and throughout Illinois who have sustained injuries such as:

  • Amputation
  • Back or spinal cord injury
  • Broken bones
  • Facial injury
  • Head or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Neck injury
  • Paralysis
  • Psychological injury

What Should I Do After a Car Collision?

After a car collision, you should not give any statements to or accept any settlements from an insurance company without speaking to legal counsel first. You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, and disability and disfigurement, and you have absolutely nothing to lose by talking to our firm. You will always talk to one of our caring, concerned car collision lawyers rather than going back and forth with simply the legal staff. Contact us today at (312) 372-0052 to set up a free, confidential consultation.

Need a Car Collision Lawyer?

There is no attorney fee to speak with a lawyer at Latherow & Duignan, so we encourage you to contact us to confidentially discuss your case.