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Bolingbrook Car Accident Attorneys

Bolingbrook is a village of about 73,500 residents situated approximately 28 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. It shares borders with Woodridge, Romeoville, Plainfield, Naperville, and Darien. Bolingbrook is a thriving, diverse community, but it has one of the most hazardous intersections in the Chicago area -- Bolingbrook Drive at the Southbound Ramp to I-55. With an annual count of over 40 car accidents, Bolingbrook Drive and I-55 rank among the most perilous intersections in the greater Chicago area. Because the ramps leading to I-55 from Bolingbrook consistently experience heavy traffic, we recommend being extra alert when navigating the area.

Even if you drive cautiously, however, you may not be able to avoid a collision with a negligent driver. And if you are seriously injured in an accident, getting help from an experienced car crash attorney will be vital for recovering damages. The Bolingbrook car accident lawyers at The Collins Law Firm will aggressively pursue your legal options and let you focus on your recovery. Call us at (630) 527-1595 for a confidential, free consultation to find out how we can fight for you.

Where Are the Heavy Traffic Areas in Bolingbrook?

Below are some of the busy streets and highways in Bolingbrook where car accidents are likely to happen:

  • The southern part of the village is traversed by Interstate 55, commonly referred to as the Stevenson Expressway, which heads northeast toward Chicago and southwest toward Plainfield and Joliet.
  • Along the far eastern side of the village, you'll find Interstate 355, also known as the Veterans Memorial Tollway (previously the North-South Tollway), running between New Lenox and Addison.
  • Running through the middle of the village in a north-south direction is Illinois Route 53, locally recognized as Bolingbrook Drive.

Bolingbrook features several other busy streets, including Boughton Road, Weber Road, Lily Cache, Veterans Parkway (formerly known as Naperville Road), Briarcliff Road, Hassert Boulevard (formerly 111th Street), Rodeo Drive (formerly 119th Street), Schmidt Road, and Remington Boulevard.

Recent Car Crashes Statistics in Bolingbrook, IL

According to IDOT’s 2021 City Summary Crash report for Bolingbrook:

  • There were 997 Bolingbrook car accidents involving 1,934 vehicles. 274 of these accidents resulted in injuries.
  • A total of 384 people were injured in car crashes, and 5 people were killed. Thirty-six of the injuries were severe, being classified by IDOT as A injuries, 195 were classified as B injuries, and 153 were C injuries.
  • Amazingly, bad weather was only to blame for 155 of the Bolingbrook car accidents; the other 842 crashes happened in clear weather.
  • More accidents happened in daylight hours than at nighttime, with most car accidents happening between noon and 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Saturday were the most dangerous days of the week for driving in Bolingbrook, with most accidents occurring on these days compared to Saturday and Monday. Sunday was the safest day to drive in Bolingbrook.
  • Drivers aged 25-34 accounted for the highest number of accidents in Bolingbrook. More specifically, men aged 25-34 had more car accidents than any other age group in Naperville.
  • Only 24 alcohol-impaired drivers were involved in Bolingbrook car crashes and only 3 drivers were involved in drugs. These incidents resulted in only 11 people with injuries and 1 fatality.
  • While accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians were few, 8 and 11 respectively, most of the accidents resulted in injuries. 100% of the 8 bicycle accidents resulted in injuries, and 10 of the pedestrian accidents (90.1%) resulted in injuries. One pedestrian accident was fatal.
Recent Car Crashes Statistics in Bolingbrook, IL How Do Our Car Accident Lawyers Safeguard Your Legal Rights?
  • Compiling evidence to establish the other driver’s liability - Following a car accident, it is critical to seek the guidance of a seasoned lawyer as soon as possible. The evidence related to a car accident can disappear quickly. Our team will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident and gather evidence demonstrating the other driver’s negligence. This may involve interviewing witnesses, examining police reports, and obtaining surveillance footage. Additionally, we may collaborate with accident reconstruction experts to determine the sequence of events leading to the accident and who was responsible. Proving that the other driver was liable is essential for recovering damages.
  • Managing all interactions with insurance companies - Following a car accident, it is highly likely that the insurance company representing the other driver will reach out to you. They may attempt to obtain a statement from you in an effort to weaken your case or throw doubt on liability. You must refrain from giving a statement to the other driver's insurance company until you have spoken with a lawyer. Their insurance adjuster may also try to get you to agree on a quick settlement for less than you are rightfully entitled to. It is crucial not to talk to the other driver’s insurance company until you have consulted with a lawyer.

    We will handle all communications with the insurance companies on your behalf. We understand the tactics employed by car insurance companies to undervalue or deny car accident claims. Our team will negotiate with the insurance companies to secure the complete and fair compensation you deserve.

  • Ensuring Compliance with Statute of Limitations Deadlines - Timely action is crucial following a motor vehicle accident. Most personal injury claims in Illinois adhere to a two-year statute of limitations (735 ILCS 5/13-202). Failure to file your claim within two years of the accident date will result in the inability to recover any compensation for your injuries.

    Our Bolingbrook car accident lawyers will ensure you file your claim on time. We understand the significance of prompt action and will assist you in meeting the applicable deadlines specific to your case.

  • Obtaining the Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries - If you have been involved in a car accident, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. The amount of compensation you can recover will depend on the severity of your injuries and their impact on your life. We will fight to secure the maximum compensation possible for you. This can include financial reimbursement for medical expenses, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other applicable damages.

    In the unfortunate event of losing a beloved family member in a car accident, we can aid you in filing a wrongful death claim. This type of claim enables specific family members to seek compensation for their losses, including funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, and loss of companionship.

How Do Our Car Accident Lawyers Safeguard Your Legal Rights? What Kinds of Bolingbrook Car Accident Victims Do We Represent?

We represent car accident victims involved in various types of motor vehicle accidents, including:

  • Accidents caused by distracted drivers
  • Accidents caused by drunk drivers
  • Fatal car accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Highway accidents
  • Night driving accidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Side-impact collisions
  • Multi-car crashes
  • Speeding accidents
  • Uber and Lyft accidents
  • Hit-and-run accidents
  • Uninsured and underinsured motorist crashes

No matter what kind of accident you experienced—whether a DUI accident, a rear-end collision, or another type of car crash--our injury attorneys have the experience and knowledge to do an excellent job representing your interests. Hiring us will give you peace of mind and ensure the best possible outcome.

Our Car Accident Attorneys Will Support You Throughout the Entire Process

At The Collins Law Firm, we are committed to being by your side every step of the way. We will guide you through the legal process, answer your questions, and listen to your concerns. Throughout your case, you can count on our dedicated car accident attorneys to be accessible and responsive to your needs. When you hire The Collins Law Firm, you will know that you are in good hands and that our injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us at (630) 527-1595 or fill out our contact form to arrange a complimentary consultation with a skilled Bolingbrook car crash lawyer today.

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Shawn Collins is a very talented lawyer, as are all the attorneys on his team. I've known and worked with Shawn for more that 30 years. Not only is he a top notch technical litigator but his communication skills are second to none. If anyone I know is ever in need of an attorney, Shawn is my very first recommendation. He gives very solid advice that goes beyond the law. He is someone you can trust to tell you the truth so you are not lead astray in the complex legal world. You really can't find a better advocate. E.M.
We were incredibly satisfied with our experience with The Collins Law Firm. We worked closely with Ed Manzke and found that he had a personal touch and truly got to know us in addition to being knowledgeable and effective in his field. The caring and individual attitude helped us tremendously throughout the entire process and we always felt like our case was in safe hands. We would highly recommend The Collins Law Firm for both its stellar work and dedicated employees. M.A.
My father recommended The Collins Law Firm to me after watching Shawn Collins and Ed Manzke at trial representing Lisle residents against Lockformer. For years, he told us courtroom tales about Shawn and Ed, citing their incredible skill as trial lawyers and how they put the huge Lockformer legal team to shame. So when my son was the victim of a wrongful death, they were my first and only choice. I can't say enough to truly express how grateful I am to The Collin's Law Firm for all that they did for me and my family. This amazing team advocated for me in my darkest moments, surpassing my expectations in every way. I will be forever grateful to Shawn and Ed. K.D.
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