Any car accident can be bad enough on its own. However, a motor vehicle accident cause by a drunk driver is not really an "accident," it's negligence. If you or a loved one has been severely injured by a drunk driver, speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at the law firm of George L. Tamvakis.

We represent clients, the injured individual or the family of the deceased, in the resulting personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. Contact us today to discuss your options if you have been the victim of an accident caused by an intoxicated driver.

Motor vehicle accidents involving drunk drivers carry criminal charges and civil liability. We are committed to aggressively representing the rights of individuals injured by drunk drivers in accidents and maximizing compensation for injuries sustained.

In addition to taking action against the driver of the car and their insurance company, it may be possible to sue under dram shop liability. This means that the bar or restaurant that continued to serve alcohol to the intoxicated individual may be held liable for the injuries and damages that resulted.

Our law firm has been recovering compensation for victims of serious car crash injuries caused by another person. Our accident attorneys have helped people injured in car wrecks caused by:

  • Drivers failing to signal
  • Drivers running stop signs or red lights
  • Speeding
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Drag racing
  • Cars crossing the median
  • Illegal turns
  • Drunk driving
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Drivers failing to look before changing lanes
  • Obstacles left in the road

Careless actions like these can cause very serious injuries, including broken bones, brain injury, paralysis, amputation, permanent disability, and wrongful death. If you have been injured as a result of a car crash, contact our office to learn how we can help you recover compensation.

Truck accidents involving semi-tractor trailers are among the most serious on the road. Our lawyers know that people with serious injuries should not have to add financial worries to their burdens. We help injured people get the compensation they need and deserve so they can focus on their recovery from the trucking accident.

Large truck accident injuries, whether caused by an 18-wheeler or a dump truck, are frequently very serious or deadly. The lawyers at the Chicago-based Law Firm of George L. Tamvakis have helped people suffering from brain injury, paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputation, and broken bones. Such injuries are very costly to the victim, and include hospital bills, physician expenses, prescription costs, bills from therapists and rehab specialists, and charges from in-home care providers. Truck accident victims are frequently unable to work, adding lost income to the other expenses of a trucking accident injury.

Truck accidents are frequently fatal to drivers of smaller vehicles. Our personal injury law practice represents families of victims who have died in truck accidents. While we know there is no amount of money that could ever adequately compensate for the loss of a loved-one, we fight to obtain compensation in order to ease the family's financial burden.

All motorists are required to carry insurance on their cars and other motor vehicles, nonetheless, many drivers do not. They may believe it is unimportant until an accident occurs. It makes a great difference when an underinsured or uninsured motorist is the cause of a car, motorcycle, truck or pedestrian accident. The injured individual may be left wondering how they are going to cover their medical costs and other damage

If you have been involved in an accident with an underinsured or uninsured motorist, it is important that you find out what your options are quickly. We know you have bills to pay and we work with you untangle the insurance forms and potential liability as soon as possible.

*** This information is intended to serve only as a general overview of the rights of employees who have had work-related injuries. This information provides a brief overview of the rights of injured employees as set forth under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. This information does not constitute legal advice and does not represent all the rights as set forth under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.

It is not intended to explain all the benefits or conditions pertaining to specific cases. Each individual case has to be evaluated by applying the law to the facts of each case.

Portions of this information were excerpted from the Illinois Industrial Commission Handbook on Workers' Compensation.