Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Fighting for Injured People and Families
At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, our personal injury attorneys have seen first-hand the toll that an accident can take on you and your loved ones. Having spent decades representing people who have been injured in car accidents or who have lost loved ones in fatal car accidents because of the carelessness of others, we are confident that we will get you the compensation that you deserve. At the same time, as a family-owned and family-operated law firm, our attorneys strive to treat our clients with respect, compassion and empathy — just like we would a member of our family. Although we have successfully represented thousands of clients in Chicago and throughout Illinois, recovering millions of dollars of damages, we have not lost sight of the fact that each client’s case is unique and important, regardless of its size.
THE MAJORITY OF CRASHES IN ILLINOIS OCCUR IN URBAN AREAS LIKE CHICAGO
According to an analysis by the National Safety Council (NSC), there were 118,304 car accidents in Chicago in 2018. Of those, 123 resulted in at least one death, while 21,881caused at least one injury.
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 938 fatal Illinois motor vehicle crashes in 2019 resulted in 1,010 deaths. The majority—63 percent—of these fatal accidents occurred in urban areas, while 37 percent occurred in rural settings. Car occupants accounted for around 37 percent of deaths, compared to just 10 percent of large truck occupants. Pedestrian fatalities accounted for about 16 percent of all traffic-related deaths. Alcohol was a factor in 509 driver deaths in the state. Of those fatalities, around 27 percent of drivers had a blood alcohol content above 0.08 percent.
OUR ATTORNEYS HANDLE PERSONAL INJURY CASES FROM MANY TYPES OF CAR ACCIDENTS
Although pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents are less common than car accidents in Chicago (accounting for 1.7 percent, 1.3 percent and 1.5 percent of the total crashes in Illinois, respectively), these accidents are more likely to cause serious injury or death. Similarly, while crashes involving tractor-trailers account for 3.6 percent of overall crashes, they make up 9.1 percent of fatal car accidents, according to statistics from the Illinois DOT.