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Your Chicago Attorneys for Injuries from a
Car, Truck or Recreational Vehicle Accidents

Your life and the lives of your loved ones can change in an instant because of a distracted or negligent driver. It happens to thousands of us every year. Kaveny + Kroll has experience in representing victims of motor vehicle accidents involving bicycles, cars, trucks and big rigs. If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s driving, please call the attorneys at Kaveny + Kroll today for a free confidential consultation at 312-761-KKTL (5585).

Whatever form of transportation you use to commute or recreate, the risk of life altering accidents can occur. Kaveny + Kroll cautions drivers of any kind of motorized or non-motorized vehicle, to do so carefully.

Vehicle Deaths Estimated at 40,000 for Third Straight Year

For the first time since the Great Recession, the U.S. has experienced three straight years of at least 40,000 roadway deaths, according to estimates released by the National Safety Council. In 2018, an estimated 40,000 people lost their lives to car crashes.

245
Total traffic fatalities in Chicago 2018

In particular, the number of people in cars who died in Chicago crashes spiked dramatically over the past 3 years — a 27 percent increase. This was well above the average number of Chicago motorist fatalities from 2011 to 2015 of 65.8 deaths, based on official crash data from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Source: National Safety Council

If an accident occurs, we are experts in working with you to help get justice and financial compensation, regardless of your ‘ride’.
Automobile

We take driving a car or driving in a car as commonplace today. Unfortunately, equally as commonplace are the numbers of accidents that occur on our roads that can debilitate or destroy the lives of our loved ones, or ourselves. In an instant, a distracted, negligent or impaired driver can change lives forever.

Bicycle

Despite dedicated bike lanes, getting around Chicago on a bicycle can be treacherous. In a collision with an automobile, the odds are stacked against a bicycle, and its rider. Kaveny + Kroll can even those odds in the event an accident occurs.

Boat

Sunshine, water and a boat…what could go wrong? A great deal, particularly if those driving are not doing so in a conscientious manner.

Ride Share

Uber and Lyft are as part of our lexicon today as Taxi and Bus once were. But, do you know that Ride Shares are often under insured? They are also not immune to the dangers of the road, but also can pose additional safety threats to riders.

Truck

Semi-Trucks rule the road on our streets and highways. We hope that they are operated by drivers who follow the rules of the road, but this is not always the case.

Scooter

One of the newest additions to our streets and byways, scooters have taken Chicago and the rest of the nation by storm. Too often, riders are not aware of important issues to safely operate a scooter. Drivers of larger vehicles are not as accustomed to looking out for scooters and the mere increase of a new motorized means of transportation can pose potential dangers.

CASE STUDIES

Click through the tabs below to learn about a few of our cases involving CAR, TRUCK OR RECREATIONAL VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Automobile

$15.504 million

Recovery for the wrongful death of a 64-year-old man and the debilitating injuries of a 62-year-old woman—both from southern Illinois—arising from a multi-vehicle pile-up on a highway in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

$5.25 million

Recovery for a woman who suffered a brain injury in an automobile accident after a taxicab attempted to cut across three lanes of traffic on the Kennedy Expressway to reach an exit (then the largest recovery with a cab company in Illinois).

$4.4 million

Recovery for a 34-year old man with significant brain damage requiring 24-hour supervision following an automobile collision on I-57 in Chicago.

$3.065 million

Recovery for a River Forest police officer who suffered a fractured ankle and knee when his vehicle was struck by another car.

$2.8 million

Recovery for the wrongful death of a 22-year-old Kendall County college student who was rear-ended by a Chicagoland food truck.

$2.583 million

Verdict for two women involved in a collision on the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago; one woman was killed, while the other suffered personal injuries and post-traumatic stress after witnessing her best friend’s death.

$2.45 million

Verdict for an unemployed Lake County woman’s injuries due to the broken leg she sustained when another vehicle crossed the centerline and struck her vehicle.

$2.005 million

Verdict for the wrongful death of a single mother who was struck and killed by a taxicab at the Milwaukee Avenue and Green Street intersection in Chicago.

$2 million

Recovery for the wrongful death of a 43-year-old LaGrange Park husband and father of two who was killed in an automobile crash after a drunk driver crossed the centerline on Route 83 in DuPage County.

$1.75 million

Recovery for the wrongful death of a 61-year-old man whose car was rear-ended by a Pepsi-owned vehicle while stopped at a red light.

$1.005 million

Recovery for a 31-year-old male who lost his left leg after the parked pick-up truck on which he was standing was negligently rear-ended by another vehicle.

$1 million

Recovery for a woman with a fractured hip, broken rib, pulmonary contusion, and hernia after a truck crossed the center line on IL Route 47.

$1 million

Recovery for the wrongful death of a mother and son killed in a truck/automobile accident in a newly-opened construction zone in Bartlett, Illinois.

$1 million

Recovery in Grundy County for an 80-year-old man who had a head-on collision while crossing a bridge. His life long best friend and driver was killed in the accident.

$409,975

Verdict for a mentally handicapped 19-year-old boy who suffered two broken legs when he was struck as he crossed the street in a crosswalk.

Bicycle

$5.25 million

Verdict for the family of a 25-year-old woman who was wrongfully struck and killed by a truck as she was riding a Divvy bicycle across a Chicago intersection.

$2.065 million

Verdict for a north suburban 20-year-old woman with a shattered pelvis after she was hit by a pizza delivery car while crossing the street within a crosswalk on her bicycle.

$1.2 million

Verdict for the wrongful death of a 13-year-old boy killed by an ambulance while riding his bicycle in Golconda, Illinois (largest reported verdict in Pope County).

$100,000

Recovery for a teenager with ankle injuries after his bicycle was hit by a speeding car ticketed for failure to yield the right of way.

Bicycle/RideShare

$7 million

Verdict for the wrongful death of a 25-year-old helmet-wearing cyclist who was struck and killed by a truck.

$5.25 million

Verdict for the family of a 25-year-old woman who was wrongfully struck and killed by a truck as she was riding a Divvy bicycle across a Chicago intersection.

Motorcycle

$2.25 million

Recovery for a 35-year-old DuPage County resident who suffered broken ribs, a torn knee ligament, and a mild, traumatic brain injury after a car crashed into his motorcycle.

$1.45 million

Recovery for the wrongful death of a motorcyclist who was struck and killed by a motor vehicle while motorcycling in a “Toys for Tots” fundraiser parade.

Pedestrian

$6.5 million

Recovery for a 55-year-old Chinese immigrant whose leg was crushed by a Chicago Transit Authority bus making too-tight-a-turn at a downtown intersection. The 55-year-old woman was within the crosswalk at the time of the Chicago accident.

$5 million

Recovery for a 31-year-old woman who suffered permanent brain damage after she was struck by a public transit bus while jogging.

$2.775 million

Recovery for a 34-year-old pedestrian whose leg was degloved after a Greyhound bus making a right turn pinned her against a downtown Chicago construction barrier.

$1.25 million

Recovery for the wrongful death of an 18-year-old University of Illinois student who was struck and killed by a public transit bus while walking home from class.

$1.005 million

Recovery for a 31-year-old male who lost his left leg after the parked pick-up truck on which he was standing was negligently rear-ended by another vehicle.

$1 million

Verdict for a non-English speaking Hispanic pedestrian hit by a truck while crossing a downtown street.

$409,975

Verdict for a mentally handicapped 19-year-old boy who suffered two broken legs when he was struck as he crossed the street.

Trucking

$10.5 Million

Recovery for a 37-year-old police officer who suffered severe burns to his torso, arm, buttocks, and leg when a truck crashed into his stopped vehicle on the shoulder of the highway during a roadside assistance stop (Featured on local TV news stations and papers).

$5.8 million

Recovery for a 49-year-old man who suffered multiple fractures, internal injuries, nerve damage, and multiple other injuries in a vehicle crash after a truck swerved into oncoming traffic.

$1,415,519

Verdict for a 55-year-old man who suffered a traumatic brain injury when his car was rear-ended by a speeding truck.

$5.25 million

Verdict for the family of a 25-year-old woman who was wrongfully struck and killed by a truck as she was riding a Divvy bicycle across a Chicago intersection.

We are on your side and have experience in all types of motor vehicle injuries.

Please call us today with your questions at
312-761-KKTL (5585).

Kaveny + Kroll is a leading boutique personal injury law firm in Chicago. Established in 2019 by award-winning attorneys Elizabeth A. Kaveny and Jeffrey J. Kroll. Their firm is driven by their commitment to justice and the need to fight for victim’s rights and financial recovery. We believe a valued law firm should take your case personally … because it is.

FEES

Should you contact or hire Kaveny + Kroll, keep in mind that your payment to Kaveny + Kroll is based on our success in obtaining financial compensation for you. In other words, we only get paid if and when there is a monetary recovery on your behalf.