Car Accident Lawyers serving Mt. Prospect

Mt. Prospect has, according to the 2020 census, a population of 56,852 people and 21,917 households. Families drive to and from work daily, often traveling to I-94 E to go to work. A lapse in judgment can lead to a minor or major car accident, causing significant injuries, damaged vehicles, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Our car accident lawyers in Mt. Prospect are ready to fight back against uncooperative insurance companies and drivers responsible for the injuries you sustained.

We help victims:

  • Navigate complex liability laws
  • Negotiate with insurance companies
  • Gather evidence to prove fault
  • Receive the maximum compensation they deserve

If you or a loved one are in a car accident, we can help. We work on a contingency basis, so you won’t owe us a dime unless we recover compensation for you.

Call us or schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at Vito & Dollenmaier Law.

Crash Statistics

Crash accident data from the Illinois Department of Transportation for 2022 include:

  • 623 total crashes in Mt. Prospect
  • 3 fatal crashes in Mt. Prospect
  • 171 injuries in Mt. Prospect
  • 157,973 accidents in Cook County
  • 60,585 accidents in Cook County, not including Chicago

Local Emergency Services

If you’ve been in an accident in Mt. Prospect, the resources below may be useful:


Mount Prospect Police Department

911 E. Kensington Road

Mount Prospect, IL 60056

(847) 870-5656

Fire Department

Mount Prospect Fire Department (Headquarters)

111 E. Rand Road

Mount Prospect, IL 60056

(847) 870-5660


Mount Prospect Fire Department (EMS)

111 E. Rand Road

Mount Prospect, IL 60056

(847) 870-5660


Endeavor Health Immediate Care

199 W Rand Rd

Mt Prospect, IL 60056

(847) 618-5400

NorthShore Medical Group

1329 N Wolf Rd #2

Mt Prospect, IL 60056

(847) 803-3040

Northwest Community Hospital

800 W Central Rd

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

(847) 618-1000

Urgent Cares

Physicians Immediate Care

901 E Rand Rd

Mt Prospect, IL 60056

(708) 675-7966

360 Immediate Care

70 E Busse Ave

Mt Prospect, IL 60056

(847) 749-4408

Common Injuries Sustained After a Car Accident

Over 170 people were injured in car accidents in the village in 2022, and while every accident is different, our car accident lawyers in Mt. Prospect see the following injuries most often:

  • Broken bones: Ribs, legs, arms and any other bone can be fractured or broken in a car accident.
  • Facial injuries: Impact can cause your head to hit the dashboard, windshield or side window. Facial injuries can include broken bones, eye damage, bleeding, bruising and disfigurement.
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI): Head injuries are common, from mild concussions to long-lasting brain damage. TBIs require immediate treatment and you may never be the same following your injury.
  • Penetrating injuries: Foreign objects can puncture your body, such as loose objects in the vehicle or glass that punctures your skin. Nerve and tissue damage can occur or infection if not properly treated.
  • Scarring: Facial scarring or even burns can occur in a car accident.
  • Spinal cord injury: Injuries to your spinal cord will have a lasting impact on your life. You may be paralyzed, need to learn to walk again or sustain life-altering injuries that can stop you from working in your current field – or at all.
  • Sprains and strains: Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains and bruising, are all common, even in minor accidents.

You may face impact or penetrating injuries, all of which are serious.

Every injury is different and the impacts on your daily life can be long-lasting. We’re here to guide you through the next, crucial steps to receive the compensation you deserve so that you can recover with peace of mind.

How Does the Claims Process Work?

Illinois is an at-fault state, which means injured victims can recover damages if they are less than 50% at fault for the accident. While every case is unique, most claims will go through the following steps:

File an Insurance Claim

The first step is to file a third-party insurance claim with the other driver’s insurance company. Even though it’s early in the process, you may want to consider consulting with car accident lawyers in Mt. Prospect. A lawyer can guide you through the process of filing your claim and guide you through the next steps.


Once a claim is filed, the insurance company will open its own investigation to determine fault and damages. As part of their investigation, they will want to ask you questions. Your lawyer can help you prepare for this conversation and protect you if the insurance company attempts to over-reach.

At the same time, your lawyer will also conduct an independent investigation and gather evidence to support your claim.

Calculate Damages

Before you can move on to settlement negotiations, you must understand your damages. Your lawyer will work with medical providers and other experts to determine your past and future expenses.

Demand Letter

The process of calculating damages is complex and may take some time. However, once your lawyer has an understanding of what your injuries will cost, they will send a demand letter outlining your damages.

Negotiations and Settlement

Once the insurance company completes its investigation, it will either approve or reject your claim. If your claim is denied, your lawyer will guide you through the next steps, which will likely include filing a lawsuit.

Otherwise, negotiations can begin. The initial settlement offer may be close to what you need, but more than likely, it will be a low-ball offer.

Your lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company to reach a fair settlement. If you can come to an agreement, then you can settle out of court.

Filing a Lawsuit

If your lawyer is unable to reach a fair settlement, then you may decide to take your case to court.

Most claims are settled outside of the courtroom, but it’s important to work with a lawyer who isn’t afraid to file a lawsuit if needed and has trial experience.

What Is My Case Worth?

Car accident cases and injuries are complex. An experienced lawyer can help determine the value of your case, which may include the following damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future income
  • Property damage
  • Transportation costs
  • Other relevant out-of-pocket costs
  • Pain and suffering

Your case’s value should include past and future expenses. Many injuries require ongoing care and may even prevent you from returning to work. Calculating the value of your case is a complex process and requires the expertise of a lawyer who has experience handling car accident injury claims.

How To Choose the Right Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents can cause serious, life-changing injuries that require ongoing medical care and may even prevent you from returning to work. Negligent parties should be held liable for your medical bills, lost wages and other losses you’ve suffered.

For the best chances of success, it is crucial to work with the right lawyer. Here are some important things to consider when choosing a lawyer.

  • Do they have experience handling car accident cases?
  • Will they be available to answer questions?
  • What are their fees and billing practices?
  • Do they have a positive reputation?

Lawyers with experience handling car accident cases will know how to overcome challenges you may face and gather evidence to support your claim.

Our car accident lawyers in Mt. Prospect have extensive experience with car accident claims. We take a client-first approach, ensuring our clients understand their rights and the claims process. Because we work on a contingency basis, you will not be required to pay attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

We’ll fight tirelessly to help you get the compensation you deserve, so you can get back to life as normal.

Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.