The personal injury trial attorneys at McNabola Law Group are recognized among Chicago's preeminent law firms representing individuals injured in car collisions caused by another driver's negligence. Attorney Mark McNabola has earned Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV* review rating by peers and are recognized among the top 100 consumer attorneys in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network and Illinois Super Lawyers. Our extensive experience and success pursing these types of cases provides us with the expertise necessary to thoroughly investigate and aggressively prosecute these claims.
Trucking Negligence - A young girl was killed when she was struck by a vehicle that had previously collided with a bus that was traveling too fast for conditions. After a ten-day jury trial, a Cook County jury returned a verdict in favor of the family. According to the Jury Verdict Reporter, this is a record high verdict for the wrongful death of a minor in a motor vehicle collision. There was no offer for settlement by any defendant.
Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola
Trucking Negligence - Cook County jury awarded $7 Million to a construction worker who lost his leg working on a City of Chicago site. As a result of the defendant’s failure to safely route traffic in the area the man was pinned against his truck by a driver. The defendant did not offer any money to settle the case.
Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola
Because of the high speeds typically involved in highway collisions, the drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles are far more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries or death. Another danger from trucking collisions along interstate highways is the potential for the trailer to contain hazardous materials, posing a threat to everyone in the area of the collision.
There is no type of car collision that results in more serious injuries than a head-on collision. When two cars meet head on, it is almost always because one of the drivers crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic because of a distraction, fatigue or his or her inability to control the car because of intoxication. Head-on collisions many times result in a catastrophic injury or death.
Although rear-end collisions are often referred to as fender-benders, there is often nothing minor about the injuries that can result. When struck from behind at even five miles per hour, the head, neck and torso can lurch forward quickly enough to cause terrible neck and shoulder injuries. At higher speeds, the head can be jolted forward and then slung backward, causing serious brain injury by sudden deceleration, even without striking anything inside the car.
Side-swipes, T-bones and other types of side-impact crashes are usually the result of overly aggressive driving. Someone changed lanes abruptly, pulled out into an intersection too soon or perhaps tried to beat a red light. While car manufacturers have made vehicles safer with the addition of door airbags for side-impact crashes, people riding in the vehicle are still subject to tremendous physical forces, resulting in serious injuries.
Distracted Driver Collisions, Texting While Driving
It is undisputed; texting while driving causes collisions. But texting is not the only bad habit many drivers have. Many drivers surf the Internet using smart phones, laptops and tablet computers. These distractions are very prevalent and frequently lead to very serious, even deadly collisions.
Drunk Driver Collisions
Drunk drivers destroy the lives of hundreds of people in Illinois every year, causing catastrophic injuries and death for innocent drivers on the roadways.
Fatal Car Collisions
After a fatal car collision involving a family member, you should set aside time to speak with an attorney about your right to compensation. Though it may be difficult to discuss this subject, you owe it to your family to learn about your legal options.
In Chicago and communities throughout Illinois, hundreds of men, women and children are seriously injured or killed when walking in crosswalks, on sidewalks or walking legally along the shoulder of the road. Pedestrian collisions are frequently the most difficult cases to resolve with the insurance companies, in part because many drivers are quick to blame the pedestrian for a perceived fault. In addition, often the driver simply leaves the scene, leaving the injury victim no recourse for filing a claim.
Every year, more commuters turn to bicycles as their primary form of transportation. Add recreational bikers and children to the mix and there is no question that bike riding has become one of the most popular activities enjoyed by millions of people. Unfortunately, as the number of bikers has increased on our roads many drivers still have not adapted to sharing the road or exercising reasonable care for bicycle enthusiasts. In fact, some car drivers are outright hostile when it comes to yielding right of way.
Motorcycle collisions are often the result of inattention on the part of automobile r and truck drivers who fail to see bikers when changing lanes or proceeding through intersections. It is not uncommon for motorists to blame a motorcycle rider for causing an collision. Illinois is a modified comparative negligence state, so if you are found 51% or more at fault in contributing to the collision, you are barred from recovering any damages. Alternatively, if you are 50% or less at fault, your damages will be reduced by the percentage of your fault. As a result, insurance companies have a financial incentive to shift as much blame onto bikers as possible.
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From our offices in downtown Chicago our personal injury litigation attorneys represent clients in communities throughout Cook County and Illinois. Learn more about ways we can help you receive the compensation you need for your physical, mental, emotional, and financial recovery. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Product Liability - Family man paralyzed in a boating injury when he fell from the upper deck of a yacht. The offer by the insurance company for the defendant was only $3 million before trial and $25 million after three weeks of jury trial, offered after closing arguments.
Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola and Ruth Degnan
Construction Site Negligence - A man was demonstrating construction equipment known as a “man lift," and was elevated in the air. The lift collapsed, and the plaintiff suffered permanent injuries to his ankle and lower back. McNabola represented one of two seriously injured plaintiffs. Prior to trial, the offer was only $3 million.
Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola