Car Accident Lawyers in Hoffman Estates

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Have you been injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence? Our car accident lawyers in Hoffman Estates can help you seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress and more. 

When you’re dealing with severe injuries, you need the help of an experienced attorney on your side. The lawyers at Vito & Dollenmaier will fight relentlessly for your rights and stand up to insurance companies to hold responsible parties accountable for your injuries. 

Crash Statistics for Hoffman Estates 

In 2022, there were 823 car accidents in Hoffman Estates alone. Among these accidents: 

  • 6 involved a bicyclist 
  • 24 involved alcohol impairment 
  • 1 involved drug impairment 
  • 2 involved drug and alcohol impairment 

Common Car Accident Injuries  

Car accidents can cause a variety of injuries, ranging from mild to severe. Some of the most common injuries include: 

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). TBI injuries can be caused by the impact of your head against the dashboard or other objects in the vehicle.  
  • Whiplash. The impact of the collision can cause your neck to snap forward and backward, leading to a whiplash injury. 
  • Spinal Cord Injuries. Severe accidents can cause spinal cord injuries that can potentially lead to paralysis. Spinal cord injuries can have lifelong effects and require ongoing medical care. 
  • Broken Bones. The impact of the collision can cause broken bones in the arms, legs, pelvis or ribs. These injuries may require extensive care and recovery. 
  • Internal Injuries. Sometimes, accidents can cause internal bleeding and injuries that may not be immediately apparent. If left untreated, these injuries can be life-threatening. 
  • Soft Tissue Injuries. These injuries often cause pain in the spinal discs of the neck and back. 

These are some of the most common injuries caused by car accidents, but passengers and drivers can suffer other types of injuries ranging from scrapes and bruises to loss of life. 

Types of Car Accidents 

Our car accident lawyers in Hoffman Estates have experience handling many types of accidents, including: 

Distracted Driving 

Every year, distracted driving claims thousands of lives. Any activity that takes a driver’s attention off of the road is a distraction and greatly increases the risk of an accident. Smartphones are the leading distraction on roadways, but drivers can also lose focus of the road because they’re talking to passengers, daydreaming or even eating. 

Drunk Driving 

In 2022, 24 accidents in Hoffman Estates were caused by alcohol impairment. One of those accidents was fatal. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol are slower to react, have impaired judgment and are more likely to engage in risky driving behaviors.  


Many accidents are caused by speeding. Driving over the speed limit makes it more difficult to stop in time to avoid an accident. Accidents that are the result of speeding are often more serious and result in severe injuries.  

Fatigued Driving 

In Hoffman Estates, 15 accidents were the result of fatigued drivers. Driving while fatigued can be just as dangerous as driving while impaired by substances. Reaction times are slowed, judgment is impaired, and there’s a very real risk of falling asleep at the wheel. 

Reckless Driving 

Driving without regard for the safety of others can greatly increase the risk of an accident. Examples of reckless driving can include road rage, excessive speeding, tailgating, racing, or swerving across lanes. 

Mechanical Defects 

Many accidents are caused by mechanical defects, such as brake problems, tire issues, steering issues and other malfunctions that make it difficult to operate a vehicle safely. 

Unlicensed Drivers 

Driving without a license is not only illegal – it’s dangerous. These drivers may not have the proper training to operate a vehicle, which can increase the risk of an accident. 

Improper Turns 

Drivers who make improper turns often do so at: 

  • Intersections 
  • Traffic signals 

Improper turns can include taking a left turn from the right lane or a right turn from the left lane along with failing to yield the right of way. 

Claims Process 

As your lawyers, we’ll handle most of the claims process and negotiation for you. We’ll contact the insurance company and start a claim on your behalf. We’ll need to create an extensive demand package, which includes your: 

  • Medical records 
  • Medical bills 
  • Witness statements 
  • Proof of lost wages 
  • Proof of out-of-pocket costs 
  • Property damage costs 

Anything that can be used to strengthen your claim will be added to a demand package, which provides proof of the damages from the accident. 

Do I Have a Case? What Is My Case Worth? 

Determining your case’s value is a complicated and multi-factored process. As your car accident lawyers in Hoffman Estates, we’ll evaluate your case, factoring these key elements: 

  • Medical Expenses: Any medical expenses resulting from your car accident fall under the umbrella of medical expenses. Included in this figure are EMS charges, diagnostics, emergency room care, treatment, medical equipment, therapy and any other medical-related costs. 
  • Lost Wages: Accidents that put you out of work cause a direct loss in wages. You can seek damages for these lost wages while you were in the hospital or unable to work due to your injuries. 
  • Pain and Suffering: Mental anguish from the accident has a cost attached to it, along with any significant injuries. 
  • Loss of Normal Life: How the enjoyment of your normal life was affected by the accident and your injuries. 
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Any costs incurred as a result of the accident that you paid for out-of-pocket, such as paying for prescription drugs or a vehicle rental. 

Accidents that cause temporary or permanent disability will likely increase the case’s value. 

How to Choose the Best Car Accident Lawyer for Me 

Your car accident demands the time and attention of a qualified lawyer. You’ll want to narrow down your choices by reviewing the qualifications of the accident lawyer. You’ll want to consider: 

  • Experience. How long has the lawyer been practicing? Do they focus on car accidents or personal injuries, or do they do a little bit of everything? 
  • Settlements. Does the lawyer share recent settlement data? Do they have a good settlement ratio? 
  • Courtroom Experience. If your case goes to trial, does the lawyer have experience in the courtroom? Major accidents may require going in front of a judge. 
  • Resources. Your case may require expert witnesses, live reconstruction experts, or medical experts. Will the lawyer and the firm have the resources to retain and utilize these experts? 

Legal representation requires close communication with your lawyer and a comfort level that allows you to be open and honest with your counsel. We highly recommend scheduling a free consultation to discuss your options with an attorney and to get a feel for their personality. 

Contact us to schedule a free consultation with our car accident lawyers in Hoffman Estates. 

Local Emergency Services 


Hoffman Estates Police Department 

411 W Higgins Rd 

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 

(847) 781-2800 

Fire Departments 

Hoffman Estates Fire Department 

1900 Hassell Rd 

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 

(847) 843-4825 

Hoffman Estates Fire Department Station 23 

1300 Westbury Dr 

Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 

(847) 843-4825 

Hoffman Estates Fire Department Station 24 

5775 Beacon Pointe Dr 

Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 

(847) 843-4825 


Hoffman Estates Fire Department (firefighters are trained EMTs) 

1900 Hassell Rd 

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 

(847) 843-4825 


Ascension Saint Alexius 

1555 Barrington Rd 

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 

(847) 843-2000 

Urgent Cares 

Rapid Immediate Care 

925 N Roselle Rd 

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 

(847) 310-3211