According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Crash Data Overview, in the year 2012 there were 11,689 crashes in Will County. 43 of these crashes included fatalities; 2618 of these 11,689 crashes involved injuries.
There are many different factors that may lead to a Will County, Illinois car accident or other type of vehicle accident.
Should one be involved in a such a vehicle accident, one does not want to jeopardize the potential to receive monetary compensation. It is likely in one’s best interest to contact a qualified Illinois car accident lawyer to protect one’s legal rights and pursue the largest potential monetary compensation.
Some types of vehicle accidents, aside from car accidents, include the following:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Train accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
Vehicle accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, and many of these reasons can be beyond the control of the vehicle’s driver or occupants. For instance, one contributor to recent Will County and other Chicago-area vehicle accidents has been icy roadways – particularly at night – as well as the existence of “black ice” on Chicago-area roadways. These types of roadway conditions and other types of traffic hazards are often beyond the control of the driver.
Other types of Will County vehicle accidents are caused by the negligence of other drivers.
Some types of vehicle accidents and injuries that may result from driver negligence include:
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Inattentive driving
- Reckless driving
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Failure to yield
Often, if one is involved in a vehicle accident, it is physically and emotionally traumatic. While it may be inconvenient to talk with a personal injury lawyer about the accident, it likely is in one’s best interest to start receiving immediate legal counsel. There are a variety of recommended actions that should be followed after a vehicle accident.