Experienced Auto Intersection Accident Attorneys

Intersection accidents often involve issues of contested liability. Even if one party clearly ran a red light, it often takes a lawyer's help to establish liability and obtain compensation for your injuries.

The personal injury lawyers at Steinberg Goodman & Kalish have decades of experience helping auto accident victims in Chicago and throughout Illinois obtain the money they deserve for damages such as lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering. By carefully investigating every aspect of your accident, and in some cases, using accident reconstruction experts, we can hold the negligent party and his or her insurance company accountable for everything you have lost.

Were you injured by someone running a red light or stop sign? Contact Steinberg Goodman & Kalish to schedule a free consultation.

Comparative Liability and Intersection Accidents

In Illinois, you can recover compensation for damages suffered in an auto accident from the other party's insurance company as long as you are not more than 50 percent at fault. Your compensation is reduced by any percentage of fault that is assigned to you.

Example: Suppose you are injured by a person who runs a red light at an intersection. However, in talking to the other party's insurance company, you admit that you did not look both ways before entering the intersection. A jury may decide that you were 20 percent at fault for not looking both ways and reduce your award by that percentage.

Determining liability in accidents is complex, and anything you say to the other party, his or her insurance company or the responding police officer can be used against you. For this reason, you should never discuss issues, such as fault, before you have spoken to an experienced attorney. We provide a free consultation to explain your rights and answer your questions.

Contact Our Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have questions regarding intersection accidents, schedule a free consultation with an experienced automobile accident attorney at Steinberg Goodman & Kalish. We will examine your situation and provide an honest case evaluation. Call us at 888-325-7299 or contact us by completing our online form.