If you have been seriously injured in any Illinois vehicle accident, immediately contact STYKA & STYKA, LLC to discuss your options, even if the other driver is only partially liable for the accident. We have the experience and expertise to protect your rights and pursue the maximum compensation for your injuries. Senior Partner Sylvia Styka has been standing up to insurance companies for nearly 30 years and aggressively pursues the best possible outcomes for clients through expert negotiation or, if necessary, skilled courtroom litigation.
Car & Truck Accidents
STYKA & STYKA represents the interests of those seriously injured in car, truck, semi-trailer, motorcycle and bicycle accidents in the State of Illinois. These accidents may include the involvement of drunk, distracted and/or hit-and-run drivers, underinsured or uninsured motorists, as well as accidents involving SUV, semi-tractor trailer, motorcycle, bus and vehicle collisions on the highway, in the city or on a county road.
We also represent those injured in accidents and collisions that involve defective truck or automobile designs or products, including defective tires, seatbelts and gas tanks.
Illinois’ vehicle-related fatalities have decreased for the second year in a row, but non-fatal injuries from any vehicle accident can be catastrophic and may include:
- Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injury
- Loss of limbs
- Spinal injuries and paralysis or quadriplegia
- Soft tissue damage
- Other life-altering impairments
While many auto accidents are minor—resulting in concussions, broken bones and muscle injuries—all car accidents can result in lost wages, hospital treatment, physical therapy, doctor visits and associated medical bills.
Motorcycle accidents can be particularly traumatic and, in addition to brain and spinal injuries, often result in painful and dangerous third-degree burns and road rash.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a multi-car collision, a car–semi highway accident or a motorcycle–vehicle accident, contact STYKA & STYKA for help pursuing the maximum benefits available for your injuries.
Pedestrian – Vehicle Accidents
Along with New York, Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco, Chicago is consistently ranked one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in the U.S. But along with that distinction comes one of the highest rates of pedestrian–vehicle accidents. From 2001 –2005, an average of more than 3,700 pedestrian-related accidents occuring within the city limits were reported to the Illnois Department of Motor Vehicles each year, which includes an average of 71 fatalities per year. An shocking 33% of these accidents involved hit-and-run drivers.
When pedestrians are involved in motor vehicle accidents, they are at risk for a countless number of injuries, ranging from scrapes and bruises to fatal injuries. The most common non-fatal injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Paraplegia or Quadriplegia
- Fractured Bones
- Internal Bleeding & Organ Damage
- Coma, vegetative state or brain death
If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian by a moving vehicle—whether a car, motorcycle, cab, CTA or PACE bus, or truck, uninsured/underinsured driver, or hit-and-run—contact STYKA & STYKA for help pursuing the maximum benefits available for your injuries.
Depending on the severity and extent of your injuries, STYKA & STYKA can help you recover settlements or jury verdicts that may include some or all of the following awards:
- Medical bills, including hospital, doctor, prescriptions, ambulance and other related bills
- Future medical bills and care, including long-term care, rehabilitation and physical therapy, hospital bed, wheelchair and other home medical equipment, prosthetic limbs and reconstructive surgery
- Lost income and future lost income
- Other economic costs that you incur due to your injury
- Pain & Suffering
- Loss of Consortium
- Vehicle repair or replacement
Different statutes of limitations apply to different injuries and circumstances. STYKA & STYKA can determine the limitations that apply in your injury matter. Click here for more information