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Wheaton Car Accident Lawyers

Wheaton, Illinois, is a vibrant city located in DuPage County, just 25 miles west of Chicago. Known for its picturesque charm and a strong sense of community, Wheaton offers a wonderful blend of small-town appeal and modern amenities. The city is home to approximately 53,000 residents who enjoy its tree-lined streets, beautiful parks, and thriving downtown area.

Wheaton has a well-maintained comprehensive road network, ensuring safe and efficient travel for residents and visitors alike. Some of the primary roads in Wheaton include Roosevelt Road (Route 38), which serves as a major east-west thoroughfare, and Main Street (Route 56), which runs north-south through the heart of the city.

Although Wheaton has fewer car accidents than bigger cities like Chicago, Aurora, or Naperville, crashes still do happen. And when they do, our experienced Wheaton car accident lawyers are here to help. For over 25 years, our car accident clients have trusted us to get the best possible compensation for their injuries. So, give us a call at (630) 527-1595 to discuss how we can get you great results, too.

Wheaton Car Crash Statistics

Overall, Wheaton prioritizes efficient traffic management, pedestrian safety, and accessible transportation options, making it a convenient and navigable city for both motorists and non-motorists. Regardless, occasional accidents still occur. The following are some notable crash statistics as reported by IDOT in its 2021 City Summary Crash Report.

  • In Wheaton, a total of 490 car accidents took place in 2021, with nine hundred seventy-four vehicles involved.
  • In 2021, 141 individuals were injured, and 2 lost their lives in car crashes. Among the injuries, 17 were categorized as type A (incapacitating injuries such as broken bones or internal injuries), 64 as type B (non-incapacitating injuries such as bruises or lacerations), and the remaining 60 as type C (possible injury).
  • Interestingly, only 94 of the recorded car accidents in Wheaton were attributed to bad weather, whereas the remaining 396 occurred under clear and calm weather conditions.
  • Wheaton car crashes were more prevalent during morning and afternoon hours than nighttime, with most incidents happening between 7 am and 6 pm.
  • When it comes to the most dangerous days for driving in Wheaton, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday are the top 3. The accidents occurring on these days account for 53.67% of all accidents recorded in Wheaton during the year.
  • Wheaton Car Crash Statistics
  • In Wheaton, the age group between 25-29 had the highest number of accidents. Not far behind were men and women aged 30-39. The least number of accidents based on age goes to individuals 75 and above. Surprisingly, an accident involving an individual in the 95-98 age group has even occurred.
  • Of the 936 drivers involved in Wheaton car crashes in 2021, only eight were alcohol-impaired, and five were drug-impaired. Eight hundred forty-five of the drivers showed no signs of any impairment, sickness, or fatigue.
  • Most of the vehicles involved in the accident were passenger-type and SUVs. There were also 69 vans and minivans, a few buses, and 6 motorcycles.
  • Of the 490 car crashes, 196 occurred on urban principal arterial roads, while 99 occurred on minor roads. The majority of the rest happened on major collector roads and local streets.
We Recover Damages for All Types of Car Accident Injuries

Severe injuries caused by car accidents can have significant consequences, resulting in hospitalization, surgical procedures, and/or extended periods of medical treatment or physical rehabilitation. In some instances, these injuries can even result in permanent damage, such as significant scarring, loss of a limb, paralysis, or brain damage. Individuals who suffer from such injuries can file an auto accident claim and should seek experienced legal representation as soon as possible. Our team of Wheaton car crash attorneys commonly encounter the following types of injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Fatalities

It is crucial for your car accident lawyer to be aware of all the injuries you have sustained to effectively represent you and secure fair compensation for all of your losses.

We Recover Damages for All Types of Car Accident Injuries Our Wheaton Car Accident Attorneys are Tough, Knowledgeable, and Dedicated to You

Being seriously injured in a major automobile accident can be a traumatic ordeal. Often, victims wish they could turn back the clock to the time before the car crash happened. Unfortunately, life doesn't operate that way. Here at The Collins Law Firm, we understand that we cannot restore your life to its exact pre-accident state, but we can offer you something else - rightful compensation.

Our team of car accident lawyers in Wheaton will build your case and fight to obtain the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. Our car crash attorneys have years of experience and are dedicated to getting the best results for car accident victims like you. We have recovered many millions in compensation for our clients, including:

  • $8.5 million recovery in a wrongful death traffic accident case.
  • $1.35 million recovery in a car accident case with serious injuries.
  • $1 million recovery in a rear-end semi-truck crash.

Statistics show that individuals who hire a skilled car accident lawyer after a car crash typically receive three times more compensation than those who attempt to negotiate on their own.

That is why your first call after securing appropriate medical treatment should be to our Wheaton car crash lawyers. We will take care of the legal process while you focus on recovering. The call is free, and we will not charge you anything unless we successfully recover funds for you, so you have nothing to lose. To arrange your FREE CONSULTATION, please get in touch with us at 630-527-1595 or complete our contact form.

Client Reviews
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.
I have worked with Rob, Shawn and The Collins Law Firm team in connection with both complex business transactions and litigation over the past several years. Shawn is far and away the best business litigation attorney I have worked with. Rob has been our lead attorney on M&A and corporate restructures, and he has delivered each time, and on time. I would highly recommend Rob to get the deal done! W.D.
Rob has been our out-side General Counsel for ten years. As a business with a global presence, it is important that we have the very best legal representation. Rob and the team have guided us through litigation battles, negotiating and drafting our important business contracts, and advising us in our business strategies. He has a great team of lawyers working with him. M.F.