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Auto Accident Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois

We are the premier personal injury team in Chicago, Illinois and the surrounding Chicagoland area. If you were injured in an auto accident, call us today.

We’re here for you. You’re never alone.

Trucks, motorcycles, buses, and other large commercial vehicles crowd the expressways and cause severe accidents throughout the Chicagoland area on a daily basis.  If you are the victim of an auto accident you may be entitled to compensation for property damage, loss of wages or physical suffering.  You need immediate support and care, including an authoritative Chicago auto accident attorney who can begin protecting you immediately.

If an auto accident occurred in the Chicago area, you need a skilled car accident attorney in Chicago to represent your interests – one that deals with car crashes and catastrophic injury every day.

Friend, Levinson, and Turner Law protects people from insurance company tactics that deny, delay, or minimize compensation for injuries. William Turner is a personal injury lawyer who will pursue insurance providers and others involved head-on.  We understand the tactics that insurance companies use to avoid paying car accident victims, and we have the experience as personal injury and car accident lawyers in Chicago. Working tirelessly, we obtain the compensation to which you are entitled and advise you before accepting a settlement.

At FLT Law we get results for auto accident victims. Our commitment to you means we seek out your various legal options and take charge of any legal procedures so you can focus on healing and recovery from your pain and suffering. If you have experienced an auto-related accident or find yourself the victim of faulty automobile products, services, or other auto manufacturing issues, now is the time to seek relief.

Friend, Levinson, and Turner Law has handled thousands of car accident cases and our in-depth knowledge of insurance companies and the legal system enables us to achieve favorable outcomes.  Our experienced attorneys work hard to protect your rights, pursue recovery from property damage and lost wages, help with medical bills, and take the pressure off you and your family while you concentrate on re-establishing your life post-injury.

For 50 years FLT has protected injury victims by giving them a voice.  Find your voice with a Friend, Levinson, Turner Law attorney today. If you are in need of a Chicago car accident lawyer, look no further. Our law firm has the experience to handle your case.

Success Stories

$2,250,000 Settlement – Catastrophic Truck Crash

A young man was riding home from college with his best friend when their car was cut-off by a huge semi-tractor trailer. The car left the roadway and rolled over multiple times – launching the young man from the car. To make matters worse, the 20-year old man was thrown onto a rural barbed-wire fence. His extensive internal injuries required emergency surgery, multiple subsequent surgeries, and extensive recuperation and therapy.

$910,000 Settlement – Auto Crash

While driving to meet a client, a self-employed 42 yr old woman was struck by a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction that suddenly made a left turn.  She injured her lower back and eventually underwent surgery for a herniated disc. Incredibly, while she was recovering, she was involved in a second accident causing even more damage to her delicate back. She endured multiple surgeries to correct the failed lumbar fusion. We were there for her throughout her ordeal and were able to recover all possible insurance proceeds for her.

$775,000 Settlement – Minivan Struck

We represented a 36-year-old husband and father who was driving home in his family minivan when he stopped at a traffic light.  Out of nowhere, a vehicle crashed into the rear-end of his minivan – sending the husband/father to the emergency room with serious back, shoulder, and internal injuries. He underwent surgery to repair his cervical herniated disc and months of recuperation and therapy followed.

$500,000 Settlement – Mediation

We helped a woman in her 40s whose car was rear-ended on her way to work recover for her injuries.  While damage to her vehicle appeared minor, she sustained multiple injuries to her shoulder, neck, and lower back.  She suffered chronic pain and loss of function and range of motion. We represented her as the case progressed through mediation.

Frequently Asked Questions about Auto Accidents

Can the insurance company refuse to compensate me for my injury?

While the insurance company might try to draw a direct correlation between damage done to your car and the severity of your personal injury, it is possible that the body sustains damage even if the car did not. The reverse may also be true—a car might experience a major impact but the people inside might only suffer only minor cuts and bruises. Each auto accident must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to ensure every client receives the compensation they deserve according to the law.

I was feeling OK when I left an accident scene where I was rear-ended. I was a little dizzy, but OK to drive home. However, once I was home my head and shoulders ached. Am I covered by the other driver’s insurance?

It’s not uncommon that injuries don’t become apparent right away. See a medical professional immediately for care. Your health is always the first priority. If you were the victim of a car accident and you don’t feel well at any point, you should see a medical professional. As soon as possible, however, contact an attorney who specializes in personal injury and auto accident law.

Never make any statements to any insurance company claims representative. Only your attorney is looking out for your interests. The insurance companies are not looking out for you. Your auto accident lawyer is here to make this process as easy as possible for you. 

After the accident, I forgot to take photos at the scene. Do I risk others misrepresenting the situation?

Accidents can be frightening, and details are easy to overlook. While it’s certainly helpful if you do have some photos you snapped at the scene of a motor vehicle accident, additional non-photographic details are also valuable. Write down what you remember happening as soon as possible in your private notes.

Share these notes only with your attorney who will find these enormously helpful in investigating who is responsible and accountable for damages. Your car accident attorney will be able to assess what further action needs to be taken.

I received a police report at the scene of the accident. It mentions that the other driver received a citation for improper lane changing. Is there any other ‘reporting’ necessary?

You must notify your insurance company and provide the police report number. In Illinois, you must complete and mail an accident report and send it to the Secretary of State. There is a deadline for filing, and it is best to file as soon as possible. An experienced Chicago car accident lawyer will ensure that you complete all of the necessary steps on time in addition to being sure that you receive the compensation you deserve from the accident.

My neighbor said I don’t need an attorney – the insurance companies take care of everything. Is he correct?

Your neighbor is incorrect. Insurance companies employ experienced negotiators who understand the details of these cases but also exist to serve the interests of the insurance company – not yours. You should contact an attorney experienced in personal injury cases.

It is important not to delay. An attorney will help you avoid mistakes that may weaken your case. In addition, your attorney will help you keep track of your medical treatment, ensure that no legal deadline is missed, advise you on realistic compensation, and keep the case moving forward. It is in your best interest to have a personal injury attorney on your side.

Favorable Outcomes.

Faster Settlements.

Equitable Reimbursements.


The law firm of Friend, Levinson & Turner provides people just like you with practical solutions and representation for their legal needs when faced with a serious personal injury.

We understand and respect the dignity of individuals. We listen, advise, represent and counsel.

We unburden people of the stressful legal matters so they can focus on healing and their recovery. Our client's well-being is our priority.

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