We Will Fight For Full Compensation For You Following A Car Or Truck Accident

Injuries suffered in a car or truck accident can be life-changing. When they result from someone else's negligence, the injured party should not suffer the financial consequences on top of the physical injuries. That is the simple premise of personal injury lawsuits resulting from motor vehicle accidents.

Unfortunately, insurance companies do not always share this view. Like all private businesses, insurance carriers are mostly concerned about their bottom line. That is why they routinely deny or undervalue valid claims. At The Lerum Law Firm in Chicago, we hold insurance providers accountable when individuals are injured in car and truck accidents

When selecting a personal injury attorney, it is important to make sure your lawyer has successfully tried cases rather than only settling outside of court. We have extensive trial experience. Call 312-782-1087 to schedule a consultation.

Attorney Norman J. Lerum has represented injured parties in Illinois personal injury claims for more than 30 years. Before that, he worked as an insurance defense lawyer. That experience provides him unique insights into the strategies that insurance companies use to deny claims. It also helps our firm identify and collect the critical information that will support our clients' cases.

What You Can Recover

Illinois law allows injured parties to recover compensatory and punitive damages in personal injury cases. We help accident victims seek reimbursement for:

  • Current and future medical costs related to the injuries, including rehabilitation
  • Lost wages if you are unable to return to work
  • Property loss
  • Pain and suffering suffered during the accident and in its immediate aftermath
  • Emotional distress caused by more serious injuries or the death of a loved one
  • Loss of consortium if the injuries permanently affect your relationship with a spouse

Truck Accidents Are Aggressively Defended

Commercial trucking companies face personal injury lawsuits regularly, which means they have legal counsel who are adept at handling these cases. It is critical that injured parties work with a lawyer who is similarly experienced and who is able to withstand the assertive tactics that trucking companies use to minimize their exposure in personal injury cases.

We conduct our own thorough accident investigations in order to uncover the important details that often make a difference in these cases. We work with highly regarded medical professionals, accident investigators, lifetime medical cost evaluators and other specialists in order to obtain a full and accurate value for our clients' injuries.

Contact Us Immediately Following A Serious Car Accident

If you are injured in Illinois car accident, you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. Of course, it is best to act immediately whenever possible. Collecting important evidence to support your case becomes more difficult if too much time elapses following an accident.

We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible after you have received the emergency medical care you need. Do not speak with an insurance company representative — yours or one from a third-party provider — before you speak with us.