Car Accident Lawyers serving Buffalo Grove

Vito & Dollenmaier Law’s car accident lawyers in Buffalo Grove have decades of experience helping victims of car crashes seek the compensation they deserve for: 

  • Current and future medical expenses 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Property damage 
  • Disfigurement 
  • Lost wages; Loss of future income 

Let us handle the negotiations and long talks with insurance companies while you work on recovering from your injuries. 

We’ll seek the maximum compensation possible in your case to help alleviate the financial burden you’re experiencing. 

Illinois statute of limitations requires you to file a claim within: 

  • 2 years for a personal injury 
  • 5 years for vehicle damage 

We’ll review your case, file a claim on your behalf and help you receive the compensation you deserve. 

Call us or click here for a free consultation with a lawyer at Vito & Dollenmaier Law. 

Crash Statistics 

Accident statistics in Buffalo Grove for 2022 were: 

  • 499 accidents 
  • 111 injuries 
  • 337 property damage claims 
  • 1 fatal accident 
  • 152 turning accidents (highest of all accidents) 
  • 135 rear-end accidents 

Local Emergency Services  

If you or a loved one are in an accident in Buffalo Grove, use the resources below to contact the appropriate emergency services: 


Buffalo Grove Police Department 

46 Raupp Blvd 

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 

(847) 459-2560 

Fire Departments 

Buffalo Grove Fire Department 

1051 Highland Grove Dr 

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 

(847) 537-0995 


Buffalo Grove Fire Department 

1051 Highland Grove Dr 

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 

(847) 537-0995 


NCH Buffalo Grove Outpatient Care Center 

15 McHenry Rd 

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 

(847) 618-9530 

NCH – Northwest Community Healthcare 

600 W Lake Cook Rd 

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 

BG Medical Center 

975 Weiland Rd Unit 100 

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 

(847) 947-8444 

Urgent Cares 

Northwest Community Healthcare Immediate Care Center 

15 McHenry Rd 

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 

(847) 459-6100 

Vitality Urgent Care 

56 W Dundee Rd 

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 

(224) 601-5001 

Advocate Medical Group Primary Care 

650 W Lake Cook Rd 

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 

(847) 459-1160 

Common Injuries  

Even low-speed accidents can cause serious injuries to victims. Our car accident lawyers in Buffalo Grove often help victims who sustain the following injuries: 

  • Broken bones 
  • Concussions  
  • Disfigurement  
  • Fractures 
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) 
  • Scarring  
  • Spinal cord injury 
  • Whiplash  

Soft tissue injuries are common, such as swelling, tenderness or major bruising. Upper body injuries may involve broken wrists, ribs or arms. Lower extremities may include broken ankles, hips or legs. 

Nerve damage and neurological injuries may occur with or without spinal cord injury. Loss of feeling, function, severe pain or numbness may accompany your symptoms. 

The force of impact may cause internal injuries, such as internal bleeding or even organ damage. Serious accidents can cause internal bleeding or organ damage. 

Even if you don’t feel injured, it’s important to seek medical attention. A doctor’s evaluation will provide a baseline for your injuries and allow you to document them from the day of the accident on. 

Types of Car Accidents 

Car accidents can happen rain or shine. Common causes of crashes in Buffalo Grove include: 

  • Distracted Driving 
  • Drunk Driving 
  • Fatigued Driving 
  • Improper Turns 
  • Mechanical Defects 
  • Reckless Driving 
  • Speeding 
  • Unlicensed Operators 

The Illinois Department of Transportation found that the most common car accidents in the city are turning-related, which often means that one driver made an illegal turn. For example, if a motorist made an illegal left turn across traffic and hit your vehicle. 

Rear-end accidents were next, accounting for 135 of the total 449 crashes. Drivers involved in these crashes are often speeding or following too closely to stop in time. 

Weather had little impact on accidents since 358 accidents were during clear weather days. 

Illinois Applicable Car Accident Law 

Illinois follows modified comparative negligence, which means that you can only recover damages if you’re less than 50% at fault for the accident. If, for example, you sustain $100,000 in damages and are found to be 10% at fault for the accident, you can only collect $90,000 in damages. 

We’ll work with experts to help determine fault in your accident and hold the right parties accountable for your losses. 

Remember, you will need to file a claim within the statute of limitations of 2 years for personal injury and 5 years for vehicle damage. 

The claims process is complex, and it’s something that we can walk you through, 

Understanding the Claims Process 

If you were injured in a car accident, our car accident lawyers in Buffalo Grove can help you navigate the claims process. 

We can: 

  • Help you file a claim with the insurance company. 
  • Obtain evidence to support your claim, including photos of the accident scene, copies of police reports and witness statements. 
  • Communicate with the insurance adjuster on your behalf. 
  • Establish damages using medical documentation and records. 
  • Negotiate with the insurance company to secure a fair settlement. 
  • Take your case to court if necessary.  

Our experienced car accident lawyers will fight to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries.  

Working with an attorney early on in the process can help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.  

What is My Case Worth?  

Every case is unique, but there are several factors that will be taken into consideration when determining the value of your case. You may be able to pursue a variety of damages, including: 

  • Medical bills, including hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, ongoing care and other costs associated with the treatment of your injuries. 
  • Lost wages if you took time off of work because of your injuries. 
  • Loss of future income if you’re unable to return to your job. 
  • Pain and suffering caused by the physical and emotional trauma of the accident. 

Your lawyer may bring in medical experts to help value your case. Past and future expenses must be considered to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries. 

Determining your case’s value is a complex process that requires the skill and expertise of a car accident lawyer.  

What to Consider When Choosing a Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents can cause severe, life-changing injuries. Mounting medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering can make it difficult for you to move on from trauma. For the best chances of a positive outcome, you need an experienced lawyer on your side.  

The right lawyer will fight tirelessly to ensure you receive a fair settlement. There are several things to consider when choosing a lawyer. 

  • Do they have experience handling car accident cases? Specifically, have they handled cases that are similar to yours? You want a lawyer who is familiar with your injuries and knows how to successfully pursue compensation for your damages. 
  • Do they have the resources and availability to handle your case? You want a lawyer who will give your case the right amount of attention and will have the resources to support your claim. 
  • Are they responsive? The claims process can be confusing, and you may have many questions. Your lawyer should answer these questions in a timely manner and return your calls promptly if an issue arises. 
  • What is their fee structure? Are they transparent about their billing process? It’s important to understand all of the potential fees that may be associated with your case. 

At Vito & Dollenmaier Law, we understand that car accident injuries can leave you feeling stressed, anxious and unsure of which steps to take next. Our experienced car accident lawyers in Buffalo Grove will gather evidence to support your claim, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and fight tirelessly to reach a fair settlement.  

Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation and discuss your case.