Upon suffering an injury in an auto collision, you might wonder whether pursuing your legal remedies is worthwhile. Medical costs for injuries sustained in a car wreck can be extremely expensive and, when coupled with lost wages along with future medical costs, can range between $20,000 and $90,000 on average, but frequently cost much more depending on the extensiveness of your injuries. Recovery can be a prolonged, painful process. An accident victim often experiences immense anger, frustration, grief, and depression after an accident because learning to deal with a severe injury or a permanent injury is extraordinarily difficult. Why should you suffer in silence while the person whose carelessness caused your injury gets off scot-free? Your legal rights are yours, and you can waive them, but before you do, you should sit down with an accomplished, skilled, and successful Chicago auto accident lawyer to learn about your rights and how you can recover financial compensation for your injuries.
Negligent motorists in Illinois cause accidents in numerous ways. Illinois drivers have caused accidents by driving drunk, falling asleep at the wheel, driving while texting, driving while distracted, driving aggressively, speeding, and tailgating. Accidents happen by other means as well. The vehicle might have a mechanical defect, or a defect is present in the roadway that caused the crash. You might wonder why it is crucial to understand how your Illinois accident happened. The answer is simple: Illinois is an “at-fault” state, meaning that the injured party must prove another person committed an act the led to the injury.
One of the most complicated issues that arise in an Illinois car accident is comparative negligence. In Illinois, an injured person can recover damages even if he or she did something the contributed to the cause of the accident in some way. Illinois law imposes a limitation on recovery. The injured party might not recover damages if he or she was 50% or greater at-fault for the accident.
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