Car Accidents – Chicago/Cook County
Chicago is the heart of Cook County in Illinois. This urban metropolis is the third largest city in the United States, with more than 2.8 million residents in the city and nearly 10 million in the Chicagoland metropolitan area. The city was founded in 1833 and used primarily as a shipping center for points throughout the Midwest, given its location on the shores of Lake Michigan. Today, Chicago is a business, finance, art and tourism juggernaut, attracting some 33 million visitors every year for business and/or pleasure.
The major highways are heavily used to travel throughout the city of Chicago and adjoining suburbs. Commonly referred to as their nicknames instead of their government numbered titles, navigating the city’s interstates can take some getting used to for those not from the area. Popular thoroughfares include: the Kennedy Expressway (I-90 and I-94), the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90, I-94 and I-57 at different parts), the Edens Expressway (I-94 and US Route 41), the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290 and IL Route 53) and the Stevenson Expressway (I-55). Further outside of the city, the I-88 toll road, I-294 and I-94 are all widely traveled as well.
In 2008, there were 158 fatal auto accidents involving 233 vehicles within the Chicago city limits. Drunk drivers caused 60 of these accidents. If you area Chicago resident who’s been injured at the hands of another driver, you must contact a lawyer immediately. Insurance companies will try to deny you all the benefits you deserve, and a lawyer can fight for your rights.
At Newland & Newland, LLP, we represent clients in Chicago and in the Suburbs as well, with additional offices in Arlington Heights, Libertyville and Crystal Lake. We have successfully argued cases for people in Lake County, Will County, McHenry County, Kane County and Cook County. You are our top priority and we won’t rest until you have gotten all you are entitled to under the law. Contact us today by phone or e-mail to schedule your free initial consultation.