Auto Accidents

Ferris & Thompson, LTD have been one of the leading personal injury law firms in Illinois for 23 years. We have successfully handled numerous cases involving accidents caused by negligent drivers, recovering millions of dollars in compensation for injured victims. Ferris & Thompson, LTD recovered $4.3 million for an auto accident involving a drunk driver, which was the largest jury verdict in Lake County history for a drunk driving accident. We changed Illinois law in favor of personal injury victims when we won the case of Voykin v. Estate of DeBoer before the Illinois Supreme Court. Our firm has the experience necessary to aggressively fight against insurance companies to help our clients get the settlements and jury verdicts they deserve.

How an Experienced Attorney Can Help You After a Car Accident

It is essential to call an experienced auto accident attorney such as Ferris & Thompson, LTD as soon as possible after being involved in an car accident so that they may immediately interview witnesses, contact police investigators to establish liability, take photos of the accident scene, make sure you are receiving proper medical attention, and contact the insurance companies on your behalf.

If you were injured in the accident, you will quickly be contacted by the other driver’s insurance company. Insurance companies generally want to limit the amount they will pay you for your injuries and the damage to your vehicle. Involving an attorney as soon as possible after an accident protects your rights and helps you get the maximum value you are entitled to from the insurance companies.

The insurance company may seek a statement from you regarding the cause of the accident and the extent of your injuries. Do not talk to talk to an insurance representative about the accident without contacting an attorney first. You should never agree to give a recorded statement to an insurance company representative without your attorney’s advice. Rather than risk saying the wrong thing or revealing too much, consult a lawyer who has more experience dealing with adjusters and protecting your best interests. Let your attorney handle these interactions on your behalf.

Needed Medical Attention

At Ferris & Thompson, LTD, we understand that many of our clients cannot afford medical treatment or have health insurance to pay for their injuries while they are waiting for insurance companies to settle their claims. We know that receiving proper medical attention as soon as possible after the accident is important. We can suggest to our clients medical providers who are known to work on a “lien” basis, which means that the medical providers will treat you and wait to be paid until the case settles. Also, we can negotiate with medical providers to reduce their total bills so that there is more money left over for the client when a case settles.

We also can suggest personal injury loan companies that will loan money to our client to help cover household expenses while they are waiting for their case to settle.

Some of Our Recent Settlements

Some of our recent settlements reflect our hard work and experience paying off:

  • $1,000,000 (policy limit) in a wrongful death auto accident
  • $1,000,000 (policy limit) in an auto accident requiring two back surgeries
  • $750,000 in an auto accident requiring shoulder surgery

Let Us Put Our Experience To Work For You

The attorneys at Ferris & Thompson, LTD have over 80 years of combined trial experience, allowing us to work diligently and aggressively to protect your rights after a car accident. We are adept at taking cases before juries, but we also know how to settle cases without having to go to trial. We work on a contingency fee basis, so we never charge a fee unless we win your case.

If you were injured in a car accident, an experienced Illinois auto accident attorney can help. Mr. Ferris is a former prosecutor who has successfully fought against insurance companies to protect the rights of car accident victims for over 27 years. He has prevailed against numerous insurance companies who try to take advantage of inexperienced victims by offering them unreasonable settlements for their injuries. At Ferris & Thompson, LTD, we understand that being injured in a car accident is a traumatic experience. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality representation and helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. To schedule a no-cost confidential consultation, call 847-263-7770 or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you.

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