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What Types of Negligence Lead to Auto Accident Injuries?

Posted on in Car Accidents

Will County car accident lawyerEach year, there are more than 300,000 motor vehicle accidents in Illinois, with approximately 65,000 crashes with injury and 1,000 individual fatalities. With over 9 million registered drivers in the state, many fail to practice safe driving habits, thus endangering other drivers on our roadways.

Driver negligence is a common cause of car accidents in Illinois and nationwide. If you or a loved one were injured in an auto accident due to another driver, it is imperative you contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can fight for compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Here are some of the most frequent types of negligent driving that a skilled injury attorney can prove in court: 

Speeding

On every interstate and expressway in the Chicago metropolitan area, you are likely to see drivers speeding well over the posted speed limit on a daily basis. The danger these drivers present cannot be overstated, as an estimated 37 percent of injury crashes and 34 percent of fatal collisions involve speeding. 

Reckless Driving

Under Illinois law, reckless driving occurs when an individual drives a motor vehicle with willful disregard for the safety of property or people, or intentionally causing a car to go airborne over a bridge, railroad crossing, or hill. Types of reckless driving include following at an unsafe distance, running stop lights or stop signs, texting while driving, and erratic lane changes.

Driving Under the Influence 

With more than 27,000 annual DUI arrests in Illinois, this remains a significant threat to public safety. Drunk driving and driving under the influence of narcotics results in slowed reaction time, decreased vision, reduced concentration, lessened coordination, and inhibited judgment. Altogether, it is a recipe for disaster.

What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do for You?

With a complete investigation of your case, our personal injury attorneys can determine what factors played a role in the car crash in which you were injured. From there, we can build a case that clearly shows negligence on the part of the driver responsible for the accident. If the driver and their insurance company want to settle the case, your attorney will only agree to a deal that is in your best interests and that covers all potential expenses and discomfort associated with the collision.

Contact a Joliet Car Accident Lawyer 

The accomplished attorneys at McNamara, Phelan, McSteen, LLC are ready to help you get the financial award you deserve for the injuries you have suffered. To learn how our skilled Will County personal injury attorneys can help, call 815-727-0100 for a free consultation.

Sources: 

https://cdan.nhtsa.gov/SASStoredProcess/guest

http://www.idot.illinois.gov/Assets/uploads/files/Transportation-System/Resources/Safety/Crash-Reports/crash-facts/2015%20Crash%20Facts%20with%20cover.pdf

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