Illinois car accident lawyers who put your best interests first

Reclaim the road ahead with expert, ethical support.

If you've been in a car accident in Illinois, you may be feeling overwhelmed. Car accidents take meaningful tolls on those involved. Between medical bills, lost income, lost energy, property damage, and confusing paperwork, the path ahead can feel overwhelming.

But you're not alone. With the help of a skilled legal team and a compassionate support system, you can maximize your chances of recovering and minimize your financial burden.

Illinois car accident attorneys from Mighty Law put the personal back in personal injury. We stick to an ethical Code of Conduct and say no to quid pro quos, quotas, and hidden fees. At every step of your recovery journey, we take care to make sure our actions align with your interests, so you can feel confident and supported as you move forward.

Most Common Car Accident Injuries

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Arm and leg injuries
  • Broken bones

(source)

Crystal Cooke
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Crystal Cooke

Crystal has 10+ years experience practicing law. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut Law School, from which she also earned an LL.M., and holds a master's degree from Northeastern University.

Why Choose Mighty?

Mighty Law is here to get you back on your feet—legally, medically, and financially. With an easy-to-use client portal, transparent fee structure, and strict Code of Conduct, we've built a holistic support system that helps our clients stand tall and start fresh.

Resources

Recovery 101
— 2 min read
The Right (and Wrong) Reasons to Get Medical Treatment After An Accident

If you’re hurt in an accident, the most obvious course of action is to get medical treatment. But getting treatment after an accident has implications that go beyond just your physical health. People get pressure from their attorney to get treatment, even though their attorney may not disclose that often medical treatment from an accident isn’t covered by health insurance, and your legal settlement may depend on the treatment you get.

The Mighty Team

June 23, 2022

Expert Reviewed
Hiring a PI Lawyer
— 1 min read
Why Personal Injury Lawyers Won’t Help You Get Your Car Repaired

Personal injury law firms generally only help recover money for bodily injury - and unfortunately that does not include the body of your car.

The Mighty Team

June 23, 2022

Expert Reviewed
Hiring a PI Lawyer
— 2 min read
How do I Know if I Should Pursue a Personal Injury Case?

In order to pursue a personal injury settlement there must be another party responsible for the accident who is able to personally, or more commonly through insurance, provide compensation. You must also have suffered damages in the form of a physical injury or emotional trauma.

The Mighty Team

June 23, 2022

Expert Reviewed

FAQ

What should I do if I get in a car accident in Illinois?

If you've been in a car accident in Illinois, the first step is to seek help for medical injuries and notify law enforcement right away. When responders arrive on the scene, they can write an official accident report, which can be useful as your case progresses. If you are able, you might want to collect photographic evidence, the other driver's license and insurance information, and witness statements. Along with an official accident report, this information can help your Mighty Illinois car accident lawyer build a strong case for your compensation.

What is the average settlement for a car accident in Illinois?

It's not necessarily possible to land on a specific number for the average car accident settlement amount in Illinois. That's because some cases settle privately, while others vary widely in terms of case details and outcomes.

Although 75% of personal injury cases settle for less than $30,000, the financial support you receive will likely depend on a handful of factors, including the details of the accident, the kinds of injuries you've sustained, and the cost of your medical treatment.

We know that it can feel impossible to put a price on a traumatic experience. Mighty Law's team of Illinois car accident attorneys will use their experience and expertise to help you arrive at an outcome that feels fair.

Is hiring a car accident lawyer in Illinois necessary?

While hiring a car accident lawyer after your accident isn't mandatory, an experienced legal support system can help you navigate the complicated process in Illinois. It can be overwhelming to manage the aftermath of an accident, and a skilled lawyer can take away some of the stress that comes with paperwork, proving fault, and evaluating your options. With a strong support system and the right resources, you can focus on healing—physically, emotionally, and financially.

How much does a car accident lawyer in Illinois cost through Mighty Law?

Mighty Law works on a contingency basis, which means you'll only pay us if you receive a payout. If we can help reach a settlement you feel good about, we'll charge a pre-suit fee of 30% or less of the final settlement. If you decide to pursue a lawsuit, we'll cap our fees at 36%.

Because we're not interested in adding to your financial burden, we keep our rates 10% lower than the traditional personal injury firm industry standard.

What does the process look like to get started filing my claim?

You'll begin the process by filling out our easy online form or giving us a call. After that, a Mighty Law specialist will reach out to learn more about your case. If we think we can help, we'll ask you to sign a retainer agreement making Mighty Law your law firm. There's no upfront fee, you'll get 60 days to try our service without any obligation, and even then, you'll only pay if we help you win your case.

Once you're a client, we'll assign you a case manager who will collect relevant documentation, including medical records, insurance information, and more.

While your case worker draws up personalized medical treatment and vehicle repair plans, you'll be working with an expert Mighty Illinois car accident lawyer who will use those records to build a case and kick off the negotiation process. We'll handle all of the back-and-forths with the insurance company until we reach a solution that satisfies you. Sometimes that doesn't happen right away. In that case, we may file a lawsuit on your behalf.

How long will it take to investigate a car accident claim in Illinois?

While the average personal injury case takes 1.5 years to resolve, the length of time varies greatly. Some car accident cases in Illinois settle within a year, while others can last over five years. Your specific case will depend on the negotiations, the complexity of the case, the possibility of a lawsuit, and other factors. For this reason, your car crash attorneys from Mighty Law work to expedite the process and start building your case from day 1.

What happens once my car accident case is settled?

If you choose to accept a settlement offer, you'll receive the agreed-upon compensation. From there, the rest is up to you. Mighty Law's Illinois car accident lawyers will cheer you on as you make strides in your recovery and move towards a healthier, happier future.

Top Car Accident Lawyers in Illinois

Dworkin & Maciariello

(312) 857-7777

134 North Lasalle Street, Suite 650, Chicago, IL 60602

McCready Law

(773) 825-3547

10008 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60643

Costa Ivone, LLC

(708) 400-0000

311 N Aberdeen St #100B, Chicago, IL 60607

Dombrowski Sorenson And Gigac

(312) 943-7804

670 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654

Karchmar & Stone

(312) 236-9744

111 West Washington Street, Suite #1030, Chicago, IL 60602

Mighty Law Lawyers

Mighty Law lawyers have civil litigation experience, come from mission-driven backgrounds, and agree to a strict Code of Conduct for how they work with clients.

Chris Gutierrez
Chris Gutierrez

Mighty Law Attorney

Chris has 3+ years of experience practicing law. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and also holds a masters and bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona.