There are 6 million car accidents in the United States each year, caused by a multitude of factors. On average, these accidents will injure about three million people annually, and two million of them will never fully recover. While the exact cause of many of these accidents can not always be available for analysis, one thing is clear, a staggering number of them were avoidable. Reckless behavior like driving under the influence and speeding make up huge portions of this data, and that goes to show you that your choice to drive safely everyday really can lower your risk for personal injury and will also help protect the lives of others on the road. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
This weekend, the Illinois State Police intend to do their part in reducing traffic accidents by conducting a Roadside Safety Check in Springfield and throughout Sangamon Country. In an Illinois Department of Transportation sponsored even starting on Friday and running through Sunday, officers will be watching intently for drivers who might be operating their vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended license, or who are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The Illinois State Police has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to impaired driving, and these Roadside Safety Checks are designed to keep others safe by taking dangerous offenders off the road before they have the chance to hurt someone. (WAND-17 News)
While drunk driving and speeding are issues of paramount importance for law enforcement officials, our law firm reminds readers that we must also look for ways to reduce distractions among drivers. With the rapidity of development and innovation in the technological sector, a driver has to both process and tune out more distractions behind the wheel than ever before. Driving a vehicle requires full attention on the part of the driver, and anything that diverts one’s awareness away from the road can be potentially hazardous. Whether it’s using a cell phone, eating food, applying your makeup, or the presence of multiple passengers, all distractions significantly increase the likelihood of becoming a statistic.
Our Chicago car accident lawyers represent clients who are injured or killed as a result of another driver’s reckless or negligent actions.. We know the deleterious effects that these crashes can have on a victim and his or her family, and this is why we work hard to fight for the compensation that these victims deserve. Recently our attorneys recovered an $820,000 settlement for one of our clients that had been so badly injured in an auto accident that he had to undergo multiple reconstructive surgeries just to return his life to relative normality.
Each lawyer at our firm cares about of the emotional and financial well-being of our clients, and our team is committed to making sure victims of negligence will never be held financially responsible for the reckless or negligent actions of others.