The Chicago Tribune recently reported on how the Illinois State Supreme Court rules on drugged driving. The article discusses several Illinois car accidents in which the drivers were intoxicated. Some of the reported accidents included aggravated DUI involving drugs, motorists who had tested positive for THC, and other drugs.
Driving under the influence of any drugs or alcohol can result in serious Chicago automobile accidents. The article reported that the intoxicated drivers were cumulatively responsible for four fatalities, one pedestrian and three motorists.
The article discusses how Illinois driving laws are defined and established when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol, however the Chicago Tribune states that their experts say “determining when a motorist is impaired by drugs is uncharted territory”.
It is apparent that the State Supreme Court is continuously trying to develop the line where it is clear that an Illinois car crash was the direct result of drug intoxication, or if it was simply due to careless driving. Family members of lost loved ones discuss that it is simple for a person to think that a heavy sentencing on an intoxicated driver goes too far, however, when lives are destroyed and lost, it appears just to them.
Our Illinois accident attorneys agree that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is avoidable and preventable. Driving under the influence puts pedestrians and other drivers on the road, and the intoxicated vehicle operator themselves, at risk of serious injury.
Our Chicago car accident lawyers have handled many cases of this nature, and not only do we believe in receiving fair compensation for the victims or victim’s loved ones, but we continue to encourage that all motorists practice safe driving. Injured victims may be able to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for the accident. Accidents of this nature can result in personal injury cases, wrongful death, or pedestrian injuries or fatalities. Contact us if you or a loved one has been involved in an Illinois car accident and we may be able to aid you in receiving justice and fair compensation.