Car and Truck Accidents

Grayslake, IL Car and Truck Accident Attorneys

Skilled Lawyers for Victims of Motor Vehicle Accidents in Lake County, McHenry County, and Throughout Illinois

lake county car and truck accident lawyerEach year, hundreds of individuals are killed and tens of thousands are injured on Illinois roadways. A large number of these injuries and fatalities are due to driver negligence or recklessness, resulting in motor vehicle collisions. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an auto accident, you may have the right to compensation. Before making any statements to the insurance company, it is important to speak with an experienced car and truck accidents lawyer, so you fully understand your rights and options.

At Owens & Laughlin LLC, we have over 40 years of combined experience representing clients injured in motor vehicle accidents in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Our attorneys are aggressive and meticulous, and we have a strong track record of success going up against the big insurance companies and their armies of high-priced lawyers. We know the common tactics insurers use to try to settle cases quickly and for the lowest amounts possible. We put our extensive experience to work to effectively counter these tactics, so our clients are in a position to receive the full compensation they deserve.

Common Reasons for Car and Truck Accidents

There are numerous causes for motor vehicle crashes. Some of the most common include:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • DUI/DWI
  • Driving While Drowsy
  • Mechanical Defects
  • Poor Weather

Accidents involving commercial trucks are some of the most deadly. Sadly, many truck accidents are the result of the driver or trucking company cutting corners because of pressure to deliver their loads on time. When this occurs, our lawyers perform thorough investigations early on to ensure that all critical evidence is preserved and those responsible are held fully accountable.

What to Do After a Motor Vehicle Accident

After an auto accident, the insurance company for the other party will often ask you to give a recorded statement about the incident, or they may give you a settlement offer before you have a chance to fully assess your injuries. Prior to entertaining any offer from an insurance company, you must consider several questions, including:

  • How will you pay for ongoing medical expenses?
  • How much time have you missed from work?
  • Do you have a disability that might keep you from returning to work?
  • What about the emotional pain and suffering you and your family have endured as a result of the accident?

At Owens & Laughlin LLC, our attorneys perform a full investigation of the accident, injuries, or fatalities to determine the full extent of your losses and aggressively advocate for every dollar of compensation you are entitled to. We offer free consultations, and we take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis so you only pay attorneys' fees if we win your case. If you or someone close to you has been injured or killed in a car or truck accident in Illinois, contact our offices today at 847-854-8700 (Lake in the Hills) or 847-752-8537 (Grayslake) to schedule your free consultation.

At our law firm, we provide skilled counsel and representation for victims of car and truck accidents in Lake County, McHenry County, Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, and Rockford County.

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