Car Accident Attorneys in Illinois

Assisting Injured Motorists in Aurora, Champaign, Chicago & All of Illinois

When drivers are careless, reckless, or negligent, other people on the road have to deal with the consequences. More than 1,000 people lose their lives each year on Illinois roads and highways in motor vehicle accidents; thousands more are seriously injured. At Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices, we believe that negligent parties should be held accountable for their actions. Our Aurora-based car accident attorneys provide skilled legal assistance for victims of negligence throughout the state of Illinois.

If you have been injured, contact our firm today to schedule a free confidential consultation with one of our experienced auto accident lawyers. Call (630) 585-2320 or fill out a contact form.

What to Do after an Auto Accident

The success of your case may depend on the steps you take immediately following your collision. After a car accident, there are several things you should do to preserve your legal claims.

Follow our instructions for the injured to protect yourself:

  • Refrain from talking to anyone (including the other driver’s insurance
    company) about the accident except for lawyers/investigators from our office
  • Seek medical treatment as soon as possible and return frequently to your
    doctor with any issues that arise; never minimize your complaints
  • Keep detailed records of any time taken off work as a result of the accident, lost wages/income, medical bills (including medication costs), and other losses caused by the accident
  • Wait to have your car or any other damaged property repaired until after our team has had a chance to examine the property, photograph it, and document evidence of the damage
  • Take down any witnesses names, phone numbers, and statements, if possible and provide them to our attorneys as soon as possible
  • Take photos of the scene of the accident (if possible), as well as any photos of your injuries and/or treatment (again, if possible), as these can be used as evidence by our team
  • Allow your health insurance company to pay any hospital and/or medical bills; do not wait for a settlement or verdict to begin paying these bills

Our Approach to Handling Your Car Accident Case

You do not have to deal with your car accident alone. Our auto accident lawyers can thoroughly investigate to determine if another person or organization is liable for your injuries. If so, we can aggressively pursue financial compensation for you.

In many cases, we will visit the accident scene to gather evidence and take photographs. We will talk to witnesses, obtain the police report, and, when necessary, bring in an expert to reconstruct the accident. We strive to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. We can take care of the investigation, the paperwork, and the red tape so that you can focus on healing. Motor vehicle accidents involving autos, trucks and motorcycles happen almost every minute of every day. Our attorneys know that auto accident victims and their families are confronted with a variety of questions such as:

  • Does health insurance cover car accidents?
  • Who is paying for the doctor bills from this car accident?
  • How to submit medical bills to insurance?
  • Is pain and suffering separate from medical bills?
  • How does the car accident settlement process work?

We have won compensation for our clients in all types of motor vehicle accident cases, including those involving:

  • Freeway accidents
  • Distracted drivers
  • Cellphone use while driving
  • SUV rollovers
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Interstate auto accidents
  • Red light accidents
  • Accidents resulting in paralysis
  • Speeding accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Head-on collisions and T-bone side impacts
  • Uninsured motorists

Auto insurance companies are supposed to protect you in unexpected events—we can work to ensure that your insurance company lives up to its obligations.

For a free consultation and case evaluation following any type of auto accident, please contact our auto accident attorneys at (630) 585-2320 today.

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Russ (and his firm Woodruff Johnson & Evans) has been my attorney during  a couple different cases. I have been extremely pleased with Russ’ work. He answers calls and always follows up even if there has been no movement on your case. I believe he’s personable and he gets to know his clients and going […]

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Attorney Leandro Alhambra Was Very Responsive to Adressing My Concerns. I Didn’t Have to Worry About Anything

I was so impressed by Lee’s responsiveness during such a long and potentially confusing process. I never had to worry about anything during the entire case.

Torianna L.

Thank You Mr. Jay Johnson and May God Bless You.

Thank you so much, Mr. Jay Johnson! I was very pleased with your service. If I need legal help in the future, I will call on you again. If I know of someone who needs legal help, I will give them your number. Thank You and May God Bless You.

Carolyn G.

When Russell Haugen took my case, I never had to follow-up as he ensured that I was always updated on the status.

It was a very long process for me as I started my case with one of their former colleagues then it was assigned to Russell Haugen, who worked diligently to finalize the case. From the beginning, he took the necessary time to clearly explain the position of the case, the potential timing of all the […]

Beverly F

Great Team of Lawyers

Attorney Dexter Evans is a part of a great team of lawyers and staff at Woodruff Johnson & Evans. They really get the job done. Excellent communication and great outcomes. I definitely recommend them for any injury cases anyone may have.

Travion H

From day one, Russell Haugen and Woodruff Johnson & Evans handled the work comp case with empathy and diligence. Highly recommended.

I would definitely recommend Woodruff Johnson & Evans to anyone I know that need legal help with a worker’s comp issue. From day one I’ve felt comfortable and was always kept informed on what was going on with my case. Mr. Haugen was always pleasant and empathetic to my case and worked diligently. I would […]

Shelia W

Jay Johnson is a good communicator and speaks to his clients in a language they can understand.

Jay always answers or returns my calls promptly. Jay is able to share information about my claim in a non-lawyer kind of way.

Chris J.

Fighting for My Workers Compensation with Attorney Lee Alhambra Gave Me Peace Of Mind And Victory.

I Had A Nasty Tumble/Fall On A Cushioned Mat Behind A Desk At Work. I Had Been Totally Misinformed And Misled By Employers About Making A Full Recovery And Legal Processes. I Did Not Understand Any Legal Issues. I Contacted Woodruff Johnson & Evans And Spoke With Leandro A. Alhambra. Lee Explained To Me How […]

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Jay Johnson Helped Me Through A Nightmare of a Lawsuit

I just want to thank Woodruff Johnson & Evans Attorney Jay Johnson and his legal secretary, Annie,  for helping me through this whole lawsuit nightmare. I appreciate your time and effort, and YES, I would  highly recommend you to anyone.

Tammy B

It was a pleasure working with Russell Haugen and the legal team at Woodruff Johnson & Evans!

It was a pleasure working with Russ and his team!!! They explained everything thoroughly and helped me with all my needs during this difficult time! I was happy with the outcome, they were a great referral to me and I will gladly refer this office on to others!

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