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Car Accident Lawyer

Pignatelli & Associates P.C. is the premier car accident lawyer in Illinois. With our experienced team and personalized approach, we’re here to guide you through your recovery process and fight to maximize your claim.

Trusted Representation Nationwide

Multi-Awarded Car Crash Lawyers in Illinois

Insurance companies are known for employing tactics to minimize payouts or deny claims altogether. At Pignatelli & Associates P.C. we take pride in being a powerhouse of legal expertise for auto injury cases in Illinois. Our vehicle accident lawyer specializes in handling all communications with insurance companies to protect you from being taken advantage of and advocating for your best interests.

Moreover, we are also the only recipient of the 2018 NAOPIA Top Ten Attorney and Martindale-Hubbell 2018 Peer-Rated for High Professional Achievement awards in Illinois. This underscores our credibility as the #1 personal injury and car accident law firm in and outside of the courtroom. Contact us today and experience outstanding legal services that can fight for your rightful compensation.

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We Specialize in Maximizing Claims

Our Car Accident Injury Practice Areas

Car accidents can have devastating consequences, leaving auto accident victims and their families facing physical, emotional, and financial hardships. That’s why our firm specializes in several key practice areas related to car accident injuries to ensure our clients receive the support and advocacy they need during their time of need.

DUI

DUI

Impaired or drunk drivers should be held accountable for the harm they inflict.

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DUI

DUI

Impaired or drunk drivers should be held accountable for the harm they inflict.

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Hit and Run

Hit and Run

We have the resources to track down hit and run drivers and hold them accountable.

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Hit and Run

Hit and Run

We have the resources to track down hit and run drivers and hold them accountable.

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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

We handle all aspects of the legal proceedings of wrongful death claims.

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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

We handle all aspects of the legal proceedings of wrongful death claims.

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Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Our personal injury attorneys represent clients with all vehicle accident-related injuries.

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Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Our personal injury attorneys represent clients with all vehicle accident-related injuries.

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Driving Your Path to Recovery

Our Car Accident Resolution Process

Consultation

Our skilled car accident lawyers assess the circumstances of the accident and feasible claim options for your case.

Consultation

Our skilled car accident lawyers assess the circumstances of the accident and feasible claim options for your case.

Preparation

We obtain police reports, witness statements, and medical records, and conduct reconstruction analysis to support your claims.

Preparation

We obtain police reports, witness statements, and medical records, and conduct reconstruction analysis to support your claims.

Litigation

If a settlement is not met, we will advocate for you before a judge and jury to secure maximum compensation for your injuries.

Litigation

If a settlement is not met, we will advocate for you before a judge and jury to secure maximum compensation for your injuries.

Securing Your Future

Advantages of Partnering with Pignatelli & Associates P.C.

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Professionals With Proven Success

State-Recognized Legal Team for Car Accident Cases

Pignatelli & Associates P.C. has been a pillar of legal excellence in Illinois for over 75+ years. Our reputation is not only built on integrity, expertise, and client-focused advocacy but thousands of clients we are able to help move forward. We are driven by our goal to stand for those who often lack a voice in the legal system and to ensure their rights are protected.

Moreover, our auto attorney car law firm is affiliated with prestigious organizations such as the American Bar Association (ABA), the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), The Chicago Bar Association (CBA), and the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). This membership is crucial in upholding the highest standards of legal professionalism and ethics. Thus, giving us access to a vast network of resources and legal insights that can be instrumental in achieving favorable outcomes for car accident cases.

Setting the Legal Standard

Why We’re Illinois’ #1 Car Accident Lawyers?

Choosing the right legal representation can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Here at Pignatelli & Associates P.C.,  our car crash lawyers possess a deep understanding of Illinois laws, insurance practices, and courtroom procedures. This expertise allows us to provide our clients with strategic and effective legal representation tailored to their unique circumstances. Here’s why we are trusted by Illinois residents:

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Consistent Favorable Results

95% Success Rate and Jury Verdict Wins

At Pignatelli & Associates, we measure our success by the victories we secure for our clients. With a remarkable 95% success rate and a history of winning jury verdicts, our firm stands as a beacon of excellence in the realm of car accident litigation. We have successfully handled cases involving reckless driving, fatal collisions, rear-end collisions, head-on collisions, side-impact collisions, rollover accidents, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents.

While many cases are resolved through insurance settlements, some require the skill and determination to take the fight to the courtroom. This is what our car accident lawyers are also trained in that has led to a proven track record of winning jury verdicts in car accident cases. Our vehicle accident lawyers are skilled trial advocates who know how to present compelling arguments, cross-examine witnesses, and persuade juries to rule in favor of our clients.

What We Do

How Our Crash Crash Lawyers Can Help?

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Claims Filing

We assist in gathering documentation such as police reports, witness statements, insurance forms,

medical professional statements, and any other relevant paperwork or expert testimony. Our legal team will also aid in submitting your legal claim promptly to ensure that you meet all deadlines and requirements.

Responsive Pleadings

In case a lawsuit is filed against you or you need to defend yourself against a claim for damages, our

attorneys will draft responsive pleadings on your behalf. We will review the allegations against you, conduct an investigation, and craft a strong legal defense to increase your chances of winning.

Medical Record Review

Our attorneys meticulously review your medical records and consult with experts as needed to

ensure accurate documentation of injuries and related expenses for your claim. Medical evidence guarantees that all aspects of your injuries are properly accounted for to ensure your recovery expenses are covered.

Pre-Trial Order and Trial

If your case proceeds to trial, our attorneys will be by your side to achieve a favorable outcome through

trial strategies. We will prepare pre-trial orders, conduct depositions, and present compelling arguments on your behalf in court.

Insurance Company Negotiation

Our attorneys are experienced negotiators who will handle all communications with the insurance

company on your behalf. We will fight for fair compensation on the insurance claims for your injuries, damages, and losses, and we won’t settle for anything less than you deserve.

Settlements We Win

Compensable Losses in Car Accident Claims

Lost Wages

If your injuries prevent you from working, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of

income. Our vehicle accident lawyers work to calculate the full extent of your lost earnings, including wages, bonuses, and other forms of income, ensuring that you receive a fair settlement.

Pain and Suffering

Car accidents can cause physical pain and emotional distress that extends far beyond

the initial impact. We fight for compensation for your pain and suffering, taking into account the physical discomfort, emotional anguish, and psychological trauma you have endured.

Medical Care Expenses

Medical expenses can quickly add up after a car accident. Our attorneys ensure that all of your

medical expenses are properly documented and accounted for in your auto accident claim and cover the full cost of your medical treatment and care.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Serious injuries can limit your ability to enjoy life’s activities and experiences. We advocate

for compensation for the loss of enjoyment of life and recognize your ability to participate in hobbies, social activities, and other aspects of daily life.

Emotional Distress

The emotional toll of a car accident can lead to anxiety, depression, and other 

mental health issues. Our attorneys seek reimbursement for the emotional distress you have suffered and the therapy needs to ensure that you receive the support to address your emotional well-being.

Rehabilitation Benefits

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages may be awarded to punish the at-fault party and deter similar behavior

in the future. Our car accident attorney meticulously builds your case to pursue punitive damages when warranted, holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.

Looking For A Vehicle Accident Lawyer Near You?

Seeking justice for your personal injury from a car accident? Reach out with a trusted auto injury lawyer in your area for expert guidance and support throughout your legal journey. 

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The amount someone can sue for a car accident varies depending on the extent of the injuries, property damage, and other losses incurred. Generally, individuals can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other related damages. You can consult with our car accident lawyer to assess the specifics of your case and provide guidance on the potential compensation you can pursue.

Start by researching attorneys who specialize in car accident cases and have a proven track record of success. Look for reviews and testimonials from past clients to gauge their reputation and level of client satisfaction. In addition, consider scheduling consultations with multiple lawyers to discuss your case and assess their experience, communication style, and approach to representation.

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident is generally two years from the date of the accident. This means that individuals typically have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their injuries, damages, and losses. Take note of this deadline to protect your rights, as failing to file a lawsuit may result in the forfeiture of your ability to seek legal recourse.

Yes, Illinois does have caps on damages in certain types of cases. For example, non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, are capped at $500,000 in medical malpractice cases against doctors and $1 million against hospitals. However, there are no caps on damages for economic losses, such as medical expenses and lost wages. Feel free to give us call to understand how these caps may affect your specific case.

Special damages, also known as economic damages, refer to the specific financial losses incurred by a plaintiff. This is a direct result of an injury or harm caused by the defendant‘s negligence or wrongful conduct. These typically include quantifiable expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other out-of-pocket costs directly related to the injury. Unlike general damages special damages are concrete and calculable, making them an essential component of personal injury claims in Illinois courts.

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