Causes of Car Accidents in Illinois
The acts of negligence that lead to car accidents sometimes seem limitless. Negligent drivers run stop lights and stop signs, causing side-impact collisions. Truck drivers with overloaded trailers or poorly maintained brakes are not able to stop in time, causing rear-end collisions. People fail to watch for motorcycles, causing serious injuries and even wrongful death to these unprotected drivers. Driving too fast for hazardous conditions, such as rain, snow and ice, is the cause of many serious accidents in Illinois
More and more, auto accidents are being caused by distracted driving. Negligent drivers have their eyes on cellphones, calling or sending text messages instead of watching the road. The end result? A life-changing injury for the victim. We hold distracted drivers accountable for the harm they cause.
Drunk driving continues to be a major problem on Illinois roads. These cases are unique, because the drunk driver was not only negligent, but has clearly broken the law. We may be able to obtain additional money for the victim in the form of punitive damages. This is compensation that the drunk driver has to pay to the victim as a form of punishment for the crime.
Many negligent drivers do not have sufficient insurance coverage. That does not mean that the car accident victim cannot get compensation. In these cases, our lawyers turn our attention to the victim’s own insurance policy. If the victim has uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, we may be able to get the compensation necessary to ensure a full recovery. In some cases, there are multiple insurance policies that may provide potential coverage and all of these policies must be examined by an experienced lawyer.
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