Chicago Car Accident & Auto Accident Lawyers EACH YEAR, NEARLY A THOUSAND PEOPLE LOSE THEIR LIVES ON ILLINOIS ROADS The state of Illinois saw an increase from 910 road deaths in 2014 to 1,017 in 2015. Over the last five years, there have been more than 80,000 injuries per year on Illinois roads, with more than 10,000 of those car accidents resulting in debilitating injuries. Every hour, more than nine people are injured on Illinois roadways, with most of the injuries occurring in the Chicago area. WE ARE CONFIDENT WE WILL GET YOU THE COMPENSATION THAT YOU DESERVE At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we have seen first-hand the toll that an accident can take on you and your loved ones. Having spent decades representing people who have been injured or who have lost loved ones because of the carelessness of others, we are confident that we will get you the compensation that you deserve. At the same time, as a family-owned and family-operated law firm, we strive to treat our clients with respect, compassion and empathy — just like we would a member of our family. Although we have successfully represented thousands of clients, recovering millions of dollars of damages, we have not lost sight of the fact that each client’s case is unique and important, regardless of its size. WE HANDLE PERSONAL INJURY CASES FROM MANY TYPES OF CAR ACCIDENTS Although crashes involving pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists are less common than car accidents in Chicago (accounting for 1.7 percent, 1.3 percent and 1.5 percent of the total crashes in Illinois, respectively), these accidents are more likely to cause serious injury or death. Similarly, while crashes involving tractor-trailers account for 3.6 percent of overall crashes, they make up 9.1 percent of fatal accidents, according to 2012 statistics from the Illinois DOT.Ethiopia will “fully accept and implement” a peace agreement with Eritrea that was signed in 2000, its ruling coalition announced on Tuesday. The Horn of Africa neighbours have remained at odds since a 1998-2000 war over a disputed town that a boundary commission subsequently handed to Asmara but which Addis Ababa rejected. Asmara has long felt betrayed by world powers, who they say failed to force Ethiopia, now with a population of 97 million, to abide by the boundary arbitration ruling. Ethiopia long said it wanted talks on implementation, which Asmara refused. displayAdvert("mpu_3") The war between the two Horn of Africa nations, often plagued by famine and drought and among the world’s poorest countries, erupted in May 1998 when Eritrea invaded what Ethiopia considered its territory. Tens of thousands of soldiers died in brutal, sporadic fighting and tens of thousands were taken prisoner or displaced from their homes before a ceasefire took hold in June. Eritrea, on the Red Sea coast, was a province of Ethiopia, its much larger landlocked neighbour to the south, before winning its independence by referendum in 1993, with Ethiopian support.