Car Accidents

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Nobody wakes up in the morning expecting to be involved in a car accident that may cause them significant injury and financial loss. Yet, this is exactly what happens to millions of Americans every year. We provide expert legal aid for car accident cases. Our dedicated Chicago car accident lawyers strive for fair compensation and justice for our clients.

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The law on car accidents in Illinois

Under Illinois law, every person who is injured in a car accident due to the reckless or negligent actions of another person has a right to sue. The person can file a lawsuit directly against whoever caused the accident, and even their employer, if they were working at the time.

You are entitled to drive, commute or bike to work without fear of danger on the road, and where you are unnecessarily exposed to danger, you have the right to sue. You may recover damages for the hurt caused to you, and also for the value of your financial loss stemming from the accident.

If your loved one was hurt in a car accident and died as a result, Illinois law also gives you a right of action under the Wrongful Death Act. Surviving family members may file a lawsuit and recover compensation for the sorrow, grief, loss of financial support and companionship caused by the accident.

Being in a car accident is a difficult experience, and the Chicago car accident lawyers at Uche P.C. understand what you may be going through. We will fight for you and your family and recover fair compensation that gives you closure.

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Steps To Take

At Uchelitigation, we understand that seeking legal assistance can be a complex and intimidating process. That's why our team is dedicated to providing our clients with a supportive and personalized approach to legal representation.


Remain at the scene and call for help

It is a crime to leave the scene of a car accident, especially where injury or property damage has occurred. Remain at the scene and call emergency services for help. As soon as emergency services arrive, let yourself be looked over thoroughly by the paramedics. This will be important for early documentation of your injuries, and also to ensure you are not seriously injured.


Do not admit fault & write everything down

Do not make any statements that either minimize your injuries or admit fault for the accident. These statements are called “admissions against interest” and they can severely harm your case. As soon as you can, write down everything you can remember from the accident while the details are fresh. This way, you are less likely to forget important parts of your story.


Record the scene and do not dispose of evidence

It always helps to have video footage or pictures of the scene of the accident. This can provide early clues into what went wrong and who is at fault for the accident. Also, speak to witnesses at the scene and collect their personal information for future contact. Do not attempt to repair your car until an attorney has had the chance to look at it. The insurance loss adjuster will also want to look over the vehicle, in order to estimate your property loss.


Contact your insurer

Inform your insurer about the accident, but keep the interaction short. Do not speculate on what might have caused the accident or who was responsible. Only relate the facts as you saw them and leave it at that.

Who do you get compensation from?

What kind of compensation can you recover?

There are several types of compensation you may recover after proving your claim. You can recover compensation for the following:

Lost wages
Pain and suffering
Emotional distress
Cost of medical treatment, present and future
Out of pocket expenses such as the repair of your vehicle
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Statistics indicate that car accident victims who work with a skilled car accident attorney recover more in damages than those who are unrepresented. When you get in touch with our skilled Chicago car accident lawyers, we will listen carefully to your story, investigate your accident and consult with the best experts possible to help you recover maximum compensation.

Our Chicago car accident lawyers offer free consultations and work on a contingency basis. This means we will not collect a dime from you unless we recover money in your case. We have helped hundreds of other people like you find those responsible for their accidents and recover fair compensation. We can do the same for you.

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"Attorney Uche is a phenomenal attorney. On October 17, 2020, an off-duty police officer who was driving drunk ran into my vehicle in a head-on collision. I sustained fractures on my leg. Attorney Uche investigated and found out the off-duty officer had a hidden insurance policy apart from his regular auto insurance. Attorney Uche got the insurance company to settle with me for the maximum on both insurance policies for a total of $1.25M. Forever grateful to Attorney Uche."

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