Hundreds of people are killed each year—and thousands injured—from auto accidents in Illinois. Many of these accidents result in absolutely debilitating injuries. Some negligent acts causing these accidents include: distracted and/or fatigued driving, drunk driving, using the cell phone, texting or instant messaging, putting on makeup or polishing nails. Under certain circumstances, a local government’s construction creates a hazard for drivers. Also, if traffic control devices are down or not working and the city or village knows, and there is enough time to fix it, liability may attach.
With over 50 years combined experience, the Law Office of Martin L. Glink, provides personalized, high quality legal representation to aggressively protect the rights of our clients who are injured in motor vehicle accidents. This includes recovering verdicts and settlements for those in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and Will Counties.
Motor vehicle accident can cover a variety of vehicles and circumstances, including but not limited to:
Each incident is highly dependent upon the specific factors involved—who was at fault, were they following the law at the time of the accident, your own conduct, your injuries, your preexisting conditions, etc. Incidents that involve large trucks and tractor-trailers with smaller vehicles can cause especially severe injuries, high medical costs, and wage loss. In addition, accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists, are typically more severe and can often be fatal. This includes head and/or traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, and sometimes even wrongful death. Visit our personal injury and wrongful death pages to find out more about injury-related claims and compensation.
Illinois requires drivers to carry liability insurance to address any bodily injury and/or property damage caused. In addition, you must also have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage to cover yourself and your passengers in case the responsible party does not have liability coverage, or adequate coverage. It is suggested that you raise your uninsured and underinsured limits to the level of coverage you have for bodily injury. This may not cost a lot more than the lower limits. Check with your insurance agent.
At the Law Office of Martin L. Glink, we’ve handled most-all types of motor vehicle collision/accidents and obtained significant results for our clients whether by jury or verdicts and settlements. We provide personalized, high quality legal representation in protecting the rights of injured victims, and fight aggressively to ensure that their medical bills and other needs are covered by the negligent parties. We serve clients in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and Will Counties in Illinois.
Several years ago, I was involved in a very serious crash. While driving to work on the highway, a semi truck hit me. As a result, I hired Marty Glink to represent me. My case lasted over 6 years and Marty helped me through the entire event. When you think of a stereotypical personal injury lawyer, i.e. ambulance chaser, Marty couldn’t be further away from that description. He is one of the kindest, compassionate and empathetic people I have had the fortune to know. I sincerely feel no other lawyer would have defended me, as well as Marty did. He went above and beyond, not to mention, he always treated me with respect. I wasn’t just another ‘client’ to him, but rather a human being. My case was extremely complicated; however, Marty took care of everything that was necessary, in order to get to my settlement. He always took my calls, listened intently and never made me feel uncomfortable. Rather, he always put me at ease. He played an enormous part in my life for 6+ years and I do consider him a friend. If anyone I know ever needed a personal injury attorney, there would be absolutely no hesitation in recommending Marty. It is because of Marty, I have been able to get to where I am in life. Even though the crash has left me permanently disabled, I am sincerely happy.
Marty is a very knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer. He always made me feel at ease and guided me through the process. I don’t know how I would have gotten through all of it without him and the best part is we won my case!
I can’t thank you enough for the outstanding job you did on my case. You left no stone unturned and were totally thorough. Both my husband and I were so impressed with your detailed and comprehensive presentation in court as well as your very convincing arguments. We have told our family, friends and acquaintances of your handling of our case. We totally praised you and recommended that everybody should use your services when in need of a fine attorney. I hope you and your wife will be our guest for dinner on any evening convenient for you. We want to thank you and show you how much we appreciated what you did for us. Please keep in touch and let us know when you are available.
In 2009 my family and I decided to hire Marty as our attorney. We have known Marty quite some time before that and we’re very Comfortable with our decision. Our case was a prolonged one due to ongoing medical treatment. Marty showed great empathy during this frustrating time for both myself and my family. First and most importantly he would follow up with calls just to see how I was doing and would always keep me posted on any news that has happened. Marty is very detailed and is very organized. He kept his notes very organized. He seemed to always remember all the little details that he noted during the 5 years of my case. Marty was outstanding presenting himself to the judge during the pre-trials. Everything Marty predicted was spot on. His skills made the settlement a quick one once it got to pretrial. I can confidently recommend Marty and will ask for his representation if needed again.