Car accidents happen, but they are rarely accidents - they are the result of bad choices and inattentive driving. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, in 2018, there were 319,146 crashes involving motor vehicles in Illinois. Whether it is a car wreck, motorcycle accident, truck accident, or another type of motor vehicle accident, automobile accidents can cause mild to severe injuries, traumatic head injuries, permanent disabilities, loss of limbs, property damages, and sometimes fatalities.
If you've been hurt in an car accident that was caused by another party's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Marker & Crannell can protect your rights and help you pursue fair financial compensation for your injuries, property damage, and pain & suffering.
We proudly represent victims of auto accidents in the communities of Naperville, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Joliet, Aurora, Plainfield, and other nearby areas of Illinois.
Motor Vehicle / Car Accident and Personal Injury Laws in Illinois
Illinois is an at-fault state. If you've been injured in an auto accident in the state of Illinois, you're within your rights to seek financial compensation for your damages, whether you were driving, walking, or riding. A person may be considered “at-fault” if they were guilty of any of the following at the time the accident occurred:
- Reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving while fatigued
- Texting and driving and other forms of distracted driving
- Any other kind of negligent driving, including failing to yield, ignoring traffic signals, and violating other traffic laws.
However, with Illinois being an at-fault state, you may only recover damages if you were found to be less than 50 percent at fault. The at-fault driver (the driver that caused your injuries) and their insurance provider will be responsible for the injuries and damages that resulted from the accident, depending on their fault percentage.