On this blog we often discuss the damaging effects of Illinois car crashes. Of course the costliest consequences of these accidents are the personal injuries and deaths that remain far too prevalent a problem. The problem is most prevalent for teen drivers in particular as these crashes continue to be the one of the leading causes of death for young community members. Each year more than 30,000 people lose their lives in vehicle crashes across the country.
There are many ways to calculate the losses from these accidents. As reported in Morning Call this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released information that shares the monetary cost of car accidents in medical and work losses alone. In total, the consequences of these accidents in those two measures amount to $41 billion nationwide.
Illinois suffers more losses from these accident than many other locations, as it is in the 10 states with the most medical and work losses. The data shows that the state loses $1.32 billion each year because of these car and trucking accidents. Medical costs are seemingly self-explanatory. The work loss information includes analysis of victim salaries, fringe benefits of household work, and expected loss of earnings.
Our Chicago car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti are committed to helping victims of negligent driving and their families recover for their losses. For nearly two decades the firm has provided legal advice and skills to fellow community members who have suffered at the hands of the carelessness of others. The inappropriate behavior occurs in a variety on contexts-at hospitals, nursing homes, and on our roadways. In all cases, however, we seek to ensure that victims and their families are respected, recourse is addressed, and abusers are held responsible.
Please contact an Illinois personal injury lawyer if you have been involved in an accident caused by another’s poor driving.
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