Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers

For Years the Personal Injury Attorneys at the Chicago Law Firm of Abels & Annes, P.C., Have Assisted Hundreds of Clients in Obtaining Compensation for the Injuries They Have Suffered from the Negligence, Recklessness, and Abuse of Others

Most of us take our daily lives in stride. We easily fall into our routines of going to work, or dropping the children off at school; we shop, go to restaurants, stroll through Chicago streets; we visit family and friends on the weekends. Yet despite the way we accept our ability to do these things for granted, every now and then, something comes along to seriously disrupt our expectations.

Every single day, people who are doing routine, normal activities encounter accidents and mishaps: car accidents; motorcycle collisions; workplace injuries; encountering an unsafe or defective product; slipping, falling or tripping on an unknown hazard; receiving the wrong medication from a doctor or a pharmacy. Frequently, these incidents cause only minor damage or injury, and can be handled by putting up with just a little inconvenience or aggravation. But at other times, the consequences are more serious, and can result in grave injury, or even death.

When this happens, your serious injury can be a grueling, life-altering experience. It can cause you to lose your good health for an extended period of time—perhaps even permanently—and seriously hamper your ability to enjoy everyday life. It can cause upheavals not only to your own life, but to those who love you, care for you, or depend upon you. And in addition to the physical and emotional turmoil caused by the injury, it can cause a financial crisis in your life: you may have massive medical bills, lose your ability to earn an income, or require costly care and medical supplies that endure for a lifetime.

After you have suffered such a catastrophe, it is natural for you to experiences feelings of being lost, overwhelmed, isolated, and uncertain. It is difficult to know what to expect, what you should do, and what your rights are, particularly when confronted by insurance companies, employers, businesses, and others who hire professionals and lawyers to represent their interests and to protect their rights and limit their exposure to liability.

But you do not have to go through your predicament alone and defenseless. We can help.

When you work with the Chicago personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C., we will explain to you your legal rights, take proactive steps to protect your rights and interests, and serve as your representative in working out all of the aggravating details of dealing with other parties. We can give you the help you need to cope with this difficult time, and let you concentrate on healing and getting your life back on track as soon as possible.

Car Accidents

Car accidents can occur in an almost limitless range of situations and cause an equally broad range of injuries. Victims may suffer lasting and even permanent harm, ranging from spinal cord injuries like paralysis to brain trauma and severe burns. Illinois drivers who fail to act safely behind the wheel should be held accountable for the consequences of their actions. Our car accident attorneys can help Chicago victims and their families take legal action to pursue the compensation to which they are entitled.

A personal injury claim after a car accident usually consists of proving that the other driver acted carelessly and that this lapse led to the accident in which the victim was injured. For example, drivers often speed through intersections rather than yielding as appropriate. They may also check their phones for text messages or get distracted in other ways, and some Illinois residents make the inexcusable decision to get behind the wheel while drunk. In any of these situations, a victim likely can recover compensation for their damages.

Damages in car accident cases may take both economic and non-economic forms. Victims typically can recover reimbursement for their medical bills, the costs of any future treatment that they need, any lost income and earning capacity, and the damage that their vehicle or other property suffered in the crash. But these are not the only types of damages that may be available. In addition, injured people often can recover compensation for their pain and suffering and other subjective forms of harm that reflect the impact of the accident on their quality of life.

Like other personal injury claims, car accident cases must be pursued within a certain statute of limitations. Illinois residents have two years to bring a claim, which makes it important to consult an attorney promptly. A skilled Chicago car accident lawyer will carefully gather witness testimony, photographs, police reports, medical documentation, any relevant expert testimony, and other evidence to present a comprehensive picture of the harm that you suffered.

I would give Abels & Annes an A+, a 10, they have far exceeded my expectations. Professional, direct, very educated and very honest.
- Molly

Client Reviews
I had no trouble reaching my attorney at any time. I was always updated on the case. I could text him, call him, or leave him a message and he would get back to me. Dave
After contacting several law firms, I sent an email to Dave [Abels] and he responded fairly quickly, asked me several questions, and took the case straight away. From there forward, it was simple and easy. Nik
These guys were great to work with. At the end of the day, tough case and all, Abels & Annes helped us get enough to pay our bills and then some. My wife has now recovered and we are able to move forward without the cloud of a huge medical debt. Brett
They were very detailed and communicated well. I felt very secure with professional looking out for my interests. They didn’t talk down to me and explained things in terms I understood. Robin
Everything was pretty smooth and there was a lot of communication between my attorney and myself. I am really happy with my settlement and I got more than what I expected. Arturo
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