Vehicular Accidents

Accidents happen every single day, often unexpectedly, and affect many of us either directly or indirectly at some point in our lives. Because accidents are so common, Illinois (like every other state) makes carrying liability insurance mandatory. The purpose of insurance is to protect those injured in accidents, whether they were the driver, passenger, pedestrian, or other. Beyond the coverage that the at-fault driver may have, you should still protect yourself and those you love with extra coverage called "underinsured" coverage — which you can learn more about on this page.

Every personal injury lawyer handles car accident cases, but there are some key traits that set Mannis Injury Law apart from the pack. We provide personal service and possess an all-questions-answered philosophy to help ensure your experience is catered to what you need most. We're here to take your calls personally. If you don't get us the first time, rest assured that we'll give a call back quickly, providing unfaltering support through the process. In addition, we recognize that every case is different and aim to treat your situation with a perspective that's unique to you. Some cases are concluded in months while others take years of tough courtroom litigation. Whichever the case may be for your circumstance, keeping you informed and apprised every step of the way is what we resolve to do.

Do's & Don'ts of Car Accidents in the Chicago Area

  • Do get the name of witnesses and take photos at the scene, if you're able to.
  • Do get prompt medical care for your injuries and make sure you tell the ER or doctor everything that is bothering you, even if it seems relatively minor.
  • Do call us as quickly as possible after the crash so we can start helping and protecting you immediately.
  • Don't give a statement to the insurance company. They may ask you questions that seriously compromise your claim.

Don't wait for medical care if you're hurt, hoping you'll get better on your own. It will be held against you later by the insurance company.

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Hit-and-run Accidents

Have you been hurt by a hit-and-run driver? Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents happen more frequently than what people may realize and can cause additional pain and suffering that no one had to endure. When at-fault drivers choose to leave the scene of an accident, it's usually one of these two reasons:

  1. They're driving impaired, drunk, or under the influence.
  2. They don't have any auto insurance.

Regardless of the reason, hit-and-run accidents are criminal, immoral, and infuriating.

The good news is that your own liability coverage protects you up to the limits of your policy for harm caused by a hit-and-run motorist. Medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages are covered if you are the victim of a hit-and-run.

How Hit-and-run Claims are Different

Hit-and-run claims have different procedures for resolution from cases where a person is hit by a known car with insurance. When you call us at Mannis Injury Law, we'll immediately begin protecting you and perfecting your claim. We have vast experience with hit-and-run cases with just about every insurance company out there — from the biggest and baddest to the rinkiest of the dinkiest. In the end, we've collected settlements from every one of them.

Give us a call and attorney Michael D. Mannis will be glad to give you an overview of how the claim will proceed, the steps along the way, and a timeline for bringing your case to a swift close. We're aggressive on hit-and-run cases and work tirelessly to make sure you receive all the compensation you're entitled to.

Chicago, Illinois Vehicular Accident Attorney

Were you in an accident in the Chicago, Illinois area? If so, allow attorney Michael D. Mannis at Mannis Injury Law to fight for justice. Our firm has the expertise needed to handle your case with stride. We're experienced with all types of accidents and have worked with all types of insurance companies to help our clients receive compensation. Schedule a consultation with us today.