Distracted driving is a significant cause of accidents around the country and here in Illinois. For example, in the seconds that a distracted driver sends a text message or answers a cell phone, the traffic situation can change dramatically. When being distracted is accompanied by a mechanical difficulty, such as failing brakes, a wreck is certainly possible.
An 85-year-old Illinois man was killed recently while walking in a parking lot. Police are investigating the fatal car accident that occurred last month. They say the man was struck by a car but have not released many other details of the incident.
Driving in the winter often means driving when road conditions are less than favorable. Drivers are responsible for taking negative weather into account and adjusting their driving to suit such conditions. Unfortunately, not all drivers make the necessary adjustments for driving during inclement weather and accidents often result. Sadly, a recent car accident occurred during snowy weather in Illinois and is responsible for claiming the life of one man.
With the high velocities on Illinois highways, some element of risk may be unavailable in motor vehicle travel. When a car accident is the result of negligent drinking and driving, however, the tragedy may seem unforgivable.
A motor vehicle accident caused by another driver’s negligence can be a difficult ordeal. In addition to dealing with insurance claims, a victim may have to consider filing a personal injury lawsuit in order to obtain enough compensation to cover property damage, medical bills and expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Illinois readers might not be surprised by news of a personal injury lawsuit brought by a motor vehicle accident victim against a drunk driver. However, readers may not have known that a club or other establishment may also face third party liability for a car crash caused by one of its drunk patrons.