What Does a Car Accident Lawyer Do?

Car accidents in Chicago, Illinois, can cause a range of injuries, from bruises to catastrophic brain injuries. Under Illinois law, you can pursue legal claims against drivers who negligently or intentionally caused your crash.

After you get injured, a car accident lawyer from Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys will provide many services, including legal advice, negotiation skills, and litigation experience, to secure fair compensation for your injuries.

If you were injured in a Chicago, IL car accident, contact Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys, you can call (312) 726-1616 for a free consultation with an experienced Chicago car accident lawyer. 

How Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help After a Car Accident in Chicago, IL

How Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help After a Car Accident in Chicago, IL

Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys was formed in 2008 to represent accident victims in Chicago, Illinois, against at-fault parties and their insurers.

Our Chicago car accident attorneys have recovered tens of millions of dollars in injury compensation while amassing a 99% success rate of winning or settling cases on fair terms.

After you suffer an injury, our car accident lawyers help you by providing the following:

  • A case evaluation to assess the strength and value of your claims
  • A thorough investigation to gather the reports and records to support your claim
  • Decades of trial experience to take your case to trial if it cannot be settled

Car accident claims require skill, experience, and legal knowledge to resolve successfully. Contact Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys for a free consultation with our Chicago car accident attorney to discuss your injuries and how we can help you pursue your claims.

How Many Car Accidents Result in Injury Claims?

Chicago had 98,563 traffic accidents in 2021. Of these, 17,441 crashes caused injury, and 213 caused at least one death. Crashes in Chicago that year caused 230 deaths and 24,078 injuries.

Not all of the 24,308 accident victims had a personal injury claim. 3,625 people were injured, and 68 people were killed during single-vehicle crashes. Some people might have had claims, such as product liability claims for defective tires. But many caused their crashes and could not pursue compensation.

Among those remaining, some were injured in multi-vehicle collisions that involved no negligence. For example, suppose that you were injured when a gust of wind caused a semi-trailer to overturn. This can happen despite everyone involved exercising reasonable care. 

Plaintiffs filed 41,437 cases in the law division of Cook County Circuit Court. Many of these cases likely involved injury claims, including car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents.

The Role of the Car Accident Lawyer

The liability for a crash falls on the driver who caused it. However, Illinois requires all vehicle owners to carry liability insurance. Liability insurance is a contract that requires the insurer to pay any of the policyholder’s liabilities that fall within the scope of the policy.

Auto insurance in Illinois must include bodily injury liability (BIL) and property damage liability (PDL) coverage. BIL coverage pays third parties injured by a crash caused by the driver of the insured vehicle. PDL coverage pays third parties for the property damage they suffered.

To receive an insurance payout, you must prove your accident falls within the scope of the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. In most cases, you/must prove the at-fault driver acted negligently in causing the crash.

Whether a claim involves negligent or intentional actions, the liability for the crash always falls on the driver who caused it. If the insurance company is not required to pay or if the benefits are insufficient, you can still file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.

A car accident lawyer has several roles in this process, including the following:

A lawyer will listen to your story and assess the strength of your claim. The lawyer will also determine the value of your case so you know when you receive a fair settlement offer.


The law firm will gather medical records, crash reports, witness statements, and other information that will help you prove your claim. It will submit this documentation with your insurance claim.


The lawyer will respond to any communications from the insurer. The lawyer will work to overcome any claim denials and negotiate for a fair settlement.


If the insurer refuses to offer a fair settlement of the claim, you can sue the at-fault driver. The insurer may join the lawsuit to defend them. The lawyer will present your case to a jury to fight for a damage award.

Schedule A Free Consultation With Our Chicago Car Accident Lawyers

The law entitles you to pursue compensation for your economic and non-economic losses due to car accident injuries. Contact Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys for a free consultation with a Chicago car accident lawyer to discuss how we can help you pursue justice and compensation from the at-fault driver.