Chicago Lawyers Explain Who is Liable When a Car Crashes into a Building or Improper Space
Helping passengers, pedestrians, and bystanders hurt by irresponsible drivers in Illinois
A vehicle incursion occurs when a driver loses control of the vehicle, causing it to smash into a building, a telephone pole, private property such as a residence or a commercial site, or some space other than the roadway. Injured parties can include the driver, passengers inside the vehicle, and any bystanders or pedestrians who happen to be in its path. Injuries are often serious and can include death, permanent injuries such as a traumatic brain injury, broken bones, nerve and muscle damage, and other severe physical and emotional harm.
The Chicago car incursion attorneys at Gainsberg Law have the experience to help injured victims and their families get justice for this type of reckless conduct. We fight on behalf of clients throughout Illinois. We also bring claims on behalf of property owners who suffer financial loss due to the cost to repair and replace what was damaged.
Reasons why car incursions happen
Car incursions occur due to a failure of the driver to properly consider the safety of others. They are completely irresponsible acts. Some of the reasons car incursions happen are:
- Drunk driving
- Driving while under the influence of narcotics
- Driving while distracted because of texting, talking on a phone, eating, or for other reasons
- Fatigued driving
- Failing to obey local traffic laws
Car incursions can also be due to a defective car part. If the brakes or steering fail to operate as they should, then our Chicago car incursion lawyers will bring product liability claims against the manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of the malfunctioning parts.
Car incursions and wrongful death
Car incursions frequently cause death because the bystander can’t get out of the way of the car. If a car falls into a lake, victims often drown. Cars that strike a building can cause death as well. When death occurs, a Chicago car incursion attorney at our firm will file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family of the victim. We demand payment for the loss of financial services and emotional support the deceased would have given to family members — as well as payment for funeral bills.
We also represent survivors who often suffer heart attacks and other catastrophic illnesses because of the shock of the incursion, in addition to physical harm that requires orthopedic and neurological care.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our attorneys handle a variety of cases, including:
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Hit and run injuries
- Multi-car pileups
- Defective auto part accidents
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving incidents
- Fatal accidents
Speak with an experienced Chicago car incursion lawyer now
At Gainsberg Law, our Chicago car incursion lawyers understand why car incursions happen and how to prove fault. We represent injured victims and property owners. Our lawyers leave no stone unturned to hold wrongdoers accountable for their reckless behavior. To get answers to your questions and strong legal counsel, please call our firm today at 312-600-9585 or fill out our contact form.