98%

Victory Rate

The personal injury trial attorneys at McNabola Law Group are recognized among Chicago's preeminent law firms representing individuals injured in car accidents 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.

Highway Collisions

Highway Accidents

Because of the high speeds typically involved in highway accidents, the drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles are far more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries or death. Another danger from trucking accidents along interstate highways is the potential for the trailer to contain hazardous materials, posing a threat to everyone in the area of the accidents.

Head-on Accidents

There is no type of car accidents that results in more serious injuries than a head-on accidents. 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 accidents many times result in a catastrophic injury or death.

Head On Collisions
Rear End Collisions

Rear-end Accidents

Although rear-end accidents 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.

T-bone Accidents

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.

T Bone Collisions
Distracted Driver Collisions Texting While Driving

Distracted Driver Accidents, Texting While Driving

It is undisputed; texting while driving causes accidents. 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 accidents.

Drunk Driver Accidents

Drunk drivers destroy the lives of hundreds of people in Illinois every year, causing catastrophic injuries and death for innocent drivers on the roadways.

Drunk Driver Collisions
Fatal Car Collisions

Fatal Car Accidents

After a fatal car accident 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.

Pedestrian Accidents

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 accidents 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.

Pedestrian Collisions
Bicycle Collisions

Bicycle Accidents

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 Accidents

Motorcycle accidents 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 accident. Illinois is a modified comparative negligence state, so if you are found 51% or more at fault in contributing to the accident, 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.

$27

million

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.

Trial Attorneys Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

$20

million

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

$14

million

Medical Malpractice - Following induced labor, the unborn child suffered fetal distress, C-section delivery was delayed. The baby’s mother died from an amniotic fluid embolism during delivery and the baby suffered severe developmental delays.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$12

million

Medical Malpractice - A 52 year old man suffered an anoxic brain injury following routine bowel surgery when doctors and nurses at a suburban hospital failed to properly monitor and treat post-operative metabolic changes. This case concluded after evidentiary rulings at the time of jury selection. The offer before trial was only $3 million.

Trial Attorneys Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

$10

million

Trucking Negligence - A grandmother who was rendered wheelchair dependent in a motor vehicle incident involving car versus truck. The offer for settlement prior to trial was only $2 million.

Trial Attorneys Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

$9.2

million

Medical Malpractice - A young woman suffered amputations as a result of complications following surgery at a suburban hospital in a collar county of Chicago. The doctors and nurses failed to develop and implement an appropriate plan to manage blood thinning medications pre and post-operatively leading to severe clotting and tissue death. The case settled after evidentiary rulings at the time of jury selection. Offer before trial was only $2 million.

Trial Attorneys Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

$8.8

million

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 accident. There was no offer for settlement by any defendant.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$7

million

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

$6

million

Motorcycle Negligence - A teenager and her father were injured in a motorcycle accident. The 15 y/o suffered a severe fracture of her right ankle and has required multiple surgeries

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$6.8

million

Construction Site Negligence - A young man injured on a construction site received blood thinning medication intended and prescribed for another patient at the defendant hospital. The case was tried to verdict with a jury award of $6.5 million and later settled for $6.8 million.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$7.8

million

Medical Negligence - After presenting to the emergency room on three out of four consecutive days with increasing and worsening symptoms, the plaintiff was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. 

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$1.1

million

Medical Negligence - The plaintiff suffered a stillbirth despite having carried her baby to term through a healthy pregnancy as a result of the failure of the nurses and physicians to properly monitor and treat signs and symptoms of significant fetal distress. 

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$4.8

million

Car Negligence - The plaintiff, a front seat passenger, suffered multiple fractures and spinal cord injuries resulting in quadriplegia when the car she was riding in traveled through a construction zone and off the end of the roadway where the bridge had been removed, plunging into the construction pit, 25-40 feet below.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$5.8

million

Car Negligence -  Two teenage boys were killed when a tire and component parts of the wheel assembly dislodged from the axle of an 18-wheel semi-tractor trailer traveling in the oncoming lane.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$3

million

Car Negligence - A young man suffered permanent disabling injuries after this care was hit by the defendant’s taxi.  

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$2.7

million

Car Negligence - A 41 year hold husband and father was killed instantly by a driver for a courier service who ran a red light and hit the plaintiff’s vehicle as it passed through the intersection.  

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$2.3

million

Car Negligence - A 51 year old mother was killed instantly when a backhoe on the defendant’s flatbed trailer hit an overpass on I-88 in Downers Grove toppling off of the flatbed and onto the top of her car as it travelled behind the flatbed.    

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$1.2

million

A 20 year old college student sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns over her face, neck, chest and arms when a bartender’s stunt involving flaming grain alcohol went bad. 

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$1

million

The defendant landowner allowed an unnatural accumulation of ice and water to collect near the entrance to the loading dock receiving door at Navy Pier. 

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$3.6

million

Medical Malpractice - A 12 year old girl was deprived of oxygen for 15 minutes during a routine surgical procedure.  Plaintiffs alleged the surgical residents mismanaged the young girl’s airway and negligently allowed her condition to deteriorate before attempting intubation at the bedside.  

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola