Arlington Heights, Illinois Personal Injury & Accident Attorney
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Law Firm OverviewThe Law Offices of R. F. Wittmeyer Ltd. in Arlington Heights is a personal injury law firm with 30 years of experience helping injury and accident victims in the Chicago area.
Attorney Ronald Wittmeyer Jr. personally manages each case. Our team of dedicated and caring legal professionals who treat each client with respect. We understand that when you are suffering you need extra care and attention. Whether you are an accident victim, suffering from a workplace injury, or if a family member has lost their life due to someone else’s negligence, our office will fight to protect your rights and secure for you the compensation you deserve.
At the Law Offices of R. F. Wittmeyer, our reputation is built on trust and it is reputation we are proud of. Our number one priority is to help you recover the compensation you deserve. When you are suffering physical pain and dealing with financial hardship due to an accident or negligence, you deserve to have someone fighting with you and for you.
Year this Office was Established: 1984
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Vehicular Homicide; Fatal Product Defects; Fatal Prescription Errors; Doctors & Hospital Malpractice; Dog Bites; Uninsured Motorist Accidents; Taxi Accidents; Ankle Injuries; Arm Injuries; Chest Injuries; Disc Injuries; Elbow Injuries; Facial Injuries; Foot Injuries; Hand Injuries; Head Injuries; Hip Injuries; Knee Injuries; Leg Injuries; Paralysis; Shoulder Injuries; Vertebra Injuries; Wrist Injuries.
Mr. Ronald F. Wittmeyer, Jr.
Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Construction Accidents, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury
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- Illinois State Bar Association
- Association for the Advancement of Justice
- Northwest Suburban Bar Association
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While traffic accidents are not what people dream of getting into, unfortunately they still occur. Because accidents happen to drivers of all ages and experience levels, it is important for all motor vehicle operators to know what to do in case they are involved in an accident. Below are some steps a driver should take if they are involved in a motor vehicle accident.Read Article
As the summer winds down, it is important to stay safe on the water. Remember to follow the law and do not drink alcohol and operate a vessel, because just like driving under the influence, boating under the influence is illegal. Individuals are not allowed to operate a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.Read Article
Operating a boat on the water is comparable with operating a motor vehicle on land: accidents happen. Just as a driver of a motor vehicle can use safety precautions in operating their vehicle, an operator of a vessel (including an open motorboat, personal watercraft, cabin motorboat, sailboat, canoe, kayak, or pontoon) can use safety precautions in operating their vessel.Read Article
Common carriers include buses, trucks, and taxicabs. Common carriers serve upon reasonable demand by all who seek their services; are held to a high standard of care for the persons and properties entrusted to them; and are limited to incidental damages for breach of duty. Liability is a big issue for buses, trucks, and taxicabs when collisions occur.Read Article
After you are involved in an automobile accident, you have been trained to ask the driver for their insurance information. However, 1 out of 7 drivers are uninsured. What happens then? According to an April 2011 report from the Insurance Research Council (IRC), nearly one in seven drivers across the United States is uninsured.Read Article
It is important to take immediate action because trucking companies often have investigation teams who arrive at the scene as soon as possible in order to reduce their potential liability for personal injuries. Often, the injured party is still recovering while the truck company is dealing with their attorney. Failure to preserve crash site evidence is critical to winning (or losing) the case.Read Article
On January 31, the Illinois Supreme Court chose the 14th Judicial Circuit in northwestern Illinois to be the first jurisdiction to allow cameras and tape records in the courtroom.Read Article
The new Patients’ Right to Know Act, which became law earlier this year, restored consumers’ right to access this information. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) recently launched a website which contains profiles of physicians currently licensed in Illinois.Read Article
A Florida software developer, and father of two teenagers, has developed an application to help stop texting while driving. The software uses the phone’s GPS system to detect when it is moving faster than 10 miles per hour and shuts the phone off. Once motion has stopped, such as at a stoplight, the phone will work as usual. The goal: to reduce traffic accidents, car crashes, and injuries to teenagers and anyone else prone to text-and-drive.Read Article
If a car accident occurs, the seat belts cannot help protect if they aren’t in use. Recent legislation was signed by Governor Quinn that requires seat restraints for all passengers, including those in the rear seats. Seat belts save lives.Read Article
The Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety has reported that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among young people. To address teens’ lack of driving experience, the three-tiered Graduated Licensing Program mandates that each new driver practice under a learner’s permit for a minimum of nine months, with at least 50 hours of supervised driving. To attempt to reduce the number of car accidents involving teenagers, many avenues are being investigated.Read Article
Every year, the majority of traffic fatalities involving motorcycles occurs between May and September, a time of year which has been dubbed “riding season” due to the influx of motorcyclists on the roads. In anticipation of this year’s riding season, the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Safety aims to protect Illinois motorists with the implementation of the “Gear Up” campaign, a motorcycle safety initiative.Read Article
You may have noticed when shopping for a new vehicle that each one has a safety rating and information available about government safety tests.Read Article
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrative has changed its current rating system for 2011 model cars. New standard have added a new collision rating: pole collision.Read Article
GPS devices are everywhere and in many devices, including your phone. Recently, GPS receivers are also being used to provide essential data for accident reconstruction. Speed and vehicle position will be recorded if a GPS device is in use at the time a crash occurs. This data can then be used by analysts to determine a vehicle’s path and speed before, and even after a collision.Read Article
With one of the worst winter storms in Illinois history passing through early February, it has become extremely important to practice safe winter driving in order to avoid automobile accidents.Read Article
There have been recent media publications in Chicagoland and other parts of Illinois claiming that, based on a recent study of medical students at Northwestern University School of Medicine, physicians are fleeing the state of Illinois. These claims simply are not supported by the evidence, or even the study itself.Read Article
The new IRE should afford the practitioner efficiencies in adequately preparing for evidentiary issues before trial, as well as expediting the resolution of evidentiary issues during trial. The Special Committee performed a tremendous unpaid service to the bench, bar, and citizens of the State of Illinois in creating the new Illinois Rules of Evidence.Read Article