When YOU need a WARRIOR!

Phil Lee Illinois
Auto Accident Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one was injured in an auto or car accident anywhere in Illinois and you need an actual warrior to fight for you let me and my legal team lead the way.

Phil Lee – Auto Accident Lawyer & Combat Veteran

As an army officer and combat veteran fighting for others has been my life work. While serving in Afghanistan I was wounded in a Taliban mortar strike.  There I learned firsthand just how difficult it is to recover from injury.
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As a civilian I became an Illinois lawyer to help the seriously injured throughout our State based out of my Chicago offices.
If you or a loved one was injured in an auto or car accident anywhere in Illinois and you need an actual warrior to fight for you let me and my legal team lead the way.

Illinois Auto Accident Lawyers

If you’ve ever been in an Illinois car accident, you know that the experience is frightening and disorienting — or worse. One minute you’re heading home, and the next, it feels like the world around you is crumbling.

In the immediate aftermath, it’s sometimes hard to know how to react and respond. Shock may even set in, which can lead to scary disorientation. Of course, your priority is to make sure that you and any others are OK. In the days and weeks to come, you may want to consider discussing your case with a personal injury attorney at Lee & Andreano P.C.,, which is located in Chicago’s Southwest suburbs, one of the nation’s busiest transportation corridors.

If your accident involves signs of recklessness or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team of experienced lawyers can help you to look objectively at the facts and figure out the best possible strategy to get you what you deserve. Here’s our short guide on how personal injury attorneys can help.


At your initial consultation, a personal injury lawyer will collect the facts, seek to understand the available evidence, and explain the applicable law. Based on that assessment, the attorney may decide to take the case and begin work right away.

Our personal injury lawyers at Lee & Andreano P.C. collect and analyze the accident reports and interview any witnesses. They may hire traffic safety or other experts to reconstruct the accident scene to establish that you weren’t at fault.

Part of the task of personal injury attorneys is to help you to gather the necessary records to support your request for compensation. They can advise you on what records to collect to document your injuries properly and any lost wages or related costs that might be covered under personal injury law.


One of your obligations after an accident is to report the incident to the insurance companies — both your own and the insurer of the other drivers that are involved. Nothing legally prevents you from having these discussions yourself, but for many reasons, it’s better to let the personal injury attorneys at Alvarez Law handle the discussions. This usually happens soon after the accident, so the sooner you obtain legal counsel, the better.

Research has shown that self-negotiated settlements are usually much lower than settlements or jury verdicts that are obtained with an experienced personal injury attorney. Insurance companies understandably want to settle for the lowest amount possible. Often, they will try to close a case early on, either before you have been able to retain counsel or while you are still in recovery.
Based on their experience as negotiators, personal injury attorneys can take charge of settlement negotiations and often obtain a larger and fairer offer than you would be able to get on your own.

If settlement negotiations prove to be fruitless, your next step may be to file a lawsuit. The law restricts the amount of time you have to file; having an attorney will prevent you from missing statutory deadlines.

Even if the car or truck accident was partly your fault, you could still receive some compensation. Based on the available evidence, we could show that another party shares the blame for the accident, and you could receive at least partial compensation.


Don’t wait to consult a personal injury lawyer after an accident. Our team at Lee & Andreano P.C., which serves Chicago, Joliet, and all of Illinois, provides experienced personal injury counsel. Our dedicated team and professional staff work hard to ensure that you receive the financial compensation that you deserve for the painful injuries that you suffer in an accident. To learn more or to sign up for a free consultation with our team of car injury lawyers, call us toll-free at 815-242-2000. We take cases on a contingency basis, which means that you pay nothing unless we recover for your injuries.


You should always get a medical exam, regardless of how you feel. Some injuries don’t become obvious for a few days. A common injury in a car accident is whiplash, which usually gets worse after a few days. Even a serious injury like a herniated disc may not be immediately apparent. Don’t leave anything out in your discussions with doctors; adding symptoms later may prove problematic.
If you are able, it makes sense to create a diagram of what happened that shows the cross streets while it’s fresh in your mind. If you feel safe enough to do so, you can exchange contact information with the other drivers and get phone numbers for witnesses.

If possible, take detailed photos of all vehicles, especially the part of the vehicle where the impact occurred. You should also get photos of any traffic signals and signs, streets, surrounding buildings, landscaping, and any other relevant features.


If you are seriously injured in an accident, you may be able to recover various forms of compensation to help make you whole financially. The size of your final claim depends on the seriousness of your injuries. You may be able to claim some or all of the following items:

Lost wages, including work missed during lengthy hospital stays and for follow-up treatment.
Loss of future earnings.
Cost of medical care.
Pain from the accident.
Emotional suffering.

If an accident has claimed the life of a loved one, the personal injury attorneys at Lee & Andreano P.C. can file a wrongful death claim. Plaintiffs can recover lost wages and compensation for the loss of companionship. Our team can guide you on the records that you need to document your claim.


Car accidents happen for many reasons. Sometimes, they are pure accidents, while other times, they exhibit a reckless disregard for safety. Recklessness and negligence are key elements of a personal injury lawsuit.

Over the years, some of the main causes that we have noticed in our personal injury practice are as follows:
Texting or other driving distractions.
Intoxicated driving.
Tired driving.
Unsafe road conditions.
Defective car parts.

The Illinois car accident legal team at Lee & Andreano is ready to help you in your time of need.
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Founded by Afghanistan combat veteran Phil Lee, recipient of The Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart, the law firm of Lee & Andreano P.C. is dedicated to helping those injured in trucking and other serious accidents. Under the direction of our leader, Phil Lee, our team battles each and every day for our clients in Court and in our community. More than just a law firm, we dedicate a portion of our profits to Veteran based charities and encourage every American to do the same. Our attorneys stand ready to help and to fight for you! We never charge for consultations and we only get paid from what we collect from the at-fault party or insurance carrier.

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Recovered for our clients

Phil Lee

Partner – Trial Lawyer
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Frank Andreano

Partner – Trial Lawyer
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Kelly Kirwin

Eric Cobb

We have recovered over 15 MILLION dollars for our injured Illinois clients!

$9.1 Million

Settlement in a Truck accident death

$1.4 Million

For family of 76 y.o. killed in truck accident


For injured driver rear-ended on I-80

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$9.1 Million Settlement Following Deadly Crash

“The truck driver had impaired vision and was suffering from extreme fatigue as we sat in traffic. Being injured and losing my mother was indescribable. Having Frank as our Lawyer made all the difference. He proved everything the trucking company said was a lie. He was professional in every way. I’m glad he was on our side.” – A.B.

What our clients say

My aunt was a great person who didn’t deserve to die. Having a knowledgeable and ultra-professional truck accident attorney made all the difference. Absolute thumbs-up. 100% positive recommendation. – T.R.

Phil was a warrior for me! He fought hard. He never gave up! I don’t know what I would have done if Phil was not my lawyer. – Michelle D.

Phil Lee stepped into my life at a very difficult time. He brought a very calming attitude to a chaotic situation. Phll is easy to speak with. He explained every scenario and my results were wonderful. – Dawn S

Phil Lee turned my life around. He was easy to speak with. He explained everything in detail and helped me through the most difficult time in my life. I would have been lost without him. – Roger G.