Car Accident Attorneys in Chicago

Assisting Injured Motorists in Champaign, Aurora & 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 Chicago-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 Chicago auto accident lawyers. Call (866) 891-9211 or fill out a contact form.

What to Do after a Car 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 Chicago car 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 won’t make you jump through hoops to understand what’s going on. 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.

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 in Chicago at (866) 891-9211 today.

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I was one of those guys that thought WC insurance would take care of me without legal representation. Then one day in the middle of being treated they closed my case without warning. When I questioned the WC insurance agent I caught her in a blatant lie and contacted Russell Haugen at my wife’s recommendation. […]

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Russell Haugen went above and beyond!

After being in a terrible car accident my attorney, Russell Haugen went above and beyond to getting me my compensation. I’m really satisfied with his work and it was all done in a reasonable amount of time. He also did an amazing job in explaining in detail his plans and cleared any questions I had […]

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I will not hesitate to recommend your services to others.

Casey, It was a genuine pleasure to have your firm work on my case. Your professionalism in this matter was great. You listened to my concerns and helped me move forward from a previous firm that was not representing my best interest. I will not hesitate to recommend your services to others.

John

Sending a big thank you!

Steve, Sending a big thank you! After all that time and hassle, you were finally able to get justice for me. I can’t even tell me how good that makes me feel, nor can I adequately express my appreciation. Way to go, Steve!

Melinda

I was very satisfied with the results!

I was referred to Woodruff Johnson & Evans by a friend who had used them in the past. Everyone I had contact with was so kind and polite. My lawyer, Jay Johnson, explained the process to me so that I understood what was happening with my case. He was very patient, keeping me informed and […]

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A friend referred me to Woodruff Johnson & Evans. Attorney Jay Johnson explained the process so that I understood what was going on with my case. He was responsive to my situation and kept me informed as my case progressed. Jay did great. He knows what he is doing. I was very happy with the […]

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I was injured in an auto accident and Dexter Evans handled my case. He was awesome. I will definitely recommend them to friends and family.

Jennifer

They always keep in touch & are quick to respond.

I want to thank attorney Jon Walker for all his work on my worker’s comp case. He explains everything in detail to you so you understand. Always kept in touch, you didn’t have to wait for long to get a response back. I highly recommend attorney Jon Walker.

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