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Chicago Alcohol-Related Accident Attorneys

Helping the Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents throughout Illinois

Every day, nearly 30 people die in alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents. Despite stricter laws against drunk driving and increased enforcement of those laws, drivers continue to get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol – and people are injured or killed as a result.

At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., our Chicago auto accident attorneys focus on representing clients who were the victim of serious motor vehicle accidents that caused by negligent or intentional wrongdoing, such as drunk driving. We pride ourselves on devoting a significant amount of time and attention to each client and his or her case so that we can get our clients full and fair recovery.

If you were injured or a loved one was killed in an alcohol-related auto accident, we can help get you the financial compensation that you deserve. Contact our office today at (312) 346-8990 to schedule a free consultation with one of our compassionate and skilled Chicago auto accident lawyers.

Drunk Driving Statistics

Alcohol-related accidents continue to plague the country. According to statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-related auto accidents, which accounts for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
  • Of the 1,210 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2010, 211 (17%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
  • Of the 211 child passengers ages 14 and younger who died in alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents in 2010, over half (131) were riding in the vehicle with the alcohol-impaired driver.
  • Drugs other than alcohol (such as marijuana and cocaine) are involved in about 18% of motor vehicle driver deaths and are often used in combination with alcohol.

Fighting to Get You the Financial Recovery You Deserve

At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., our dedicated Chicago auto accident attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of victims who are injured, or who have lost loved ones, due to an alcohol-related accident. After conducting a thorough investigation of the accident, we will analyze all possible legal claims in order to get you full and fair financial recovery, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and possible punitive damages.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal auto accident caused by drunk driving, you may have a wrongful death cause of action. While no amount of money can compensate you for your loss, money damages can go a long way in helping to meet various financial obligations. In a wrongful death lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills incurred by the decedent prior to death
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of the decedent’s future income
  • Loss of the decedent’s employment benefits
  • Loss of future inheritance
  • Loss of parental guidance (if decedent has surviving minor children)
  • Loss of spousal companionship, protection and care (if decedent was married)
  • Pain and suffering of the survivors
  • Pain and suffering of the decedent if an injury preceded the death
  • Punitive damages if the defendant’s actions were intentional, malicious, or particularly egregious

Focused and Attentive Legal Advisors

Because we are selective about the cases that we pursue, we are able to focus a considerable amount of time and attention to each case and client. Under our contingency fee arrangements, we do not collect any legal fees until you have obtained financial recovery – either through settlement or judgment.

It is important to act quickly to protect your legal rights following an alcohol-related auto accident in order to comply with applicable statutes of limitations and launch a comprehensive investigation and legal analysis. Contact the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C. today at (312) 346-8990 to schedule a free consultation with one our dedicated Chicago alcohol-related accident attorneys.