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How is victim compensation determined in a DUI accident claim?

Plaintiffs must provide proof to civil courts that compensation for accident injuries and deaths is warranted. The defendant's share of fault significantly influences damages, particularly in states like Illinois where comparative negligence laws apply.

Man killed by drunk driver in fiery crash

On Dec. 5, a 37-year-old Illinois man was killed in a two-vehicle crash involving a drunk driver. Three days later, the 29-year-old man who is accused of causing the fatal car accident was held on $500,000 bond and charged for two counts of aggravated DUI causing death.

Illinois driver and bar named in wrongful death suit

A 42-year-old driver involved in a head-on collision in Cook County on July 1 is facing a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of an individual who died in the accident. The bar where the 42-year-old man had purportedly been drinking prior to the accident was also named in the suit.

Police say construction worker killed by underage drunk driver

A worker at an Illinois construction site was killed when an alleged drunk driver crashed his vehicle at the site. The accident happened on June 21 in Chicago's Southwest Side. According to prosecutors, the driver is a 19-year-old man who had a blood alcohol content of 0.191 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit for adults in Illinois.

Illinois man dead after alleged drunk driving accident

An Illinois motorcycle crash left one man dead and a woman injured on April 27. Police arrested a driver involved in the car accident on suspicion of aggravated DUI, accident causing death or injury, failure to render aid and several other charges.

Illinois police officer and his dog killed in DUI crash

An Illinois police officer and his canine companion were struck and killed by a DUI driver on Oct. 30. The officer was a U.S. Air Force veteran who had been with the police force since 2007. A statement released by Pontiac police said the officer was an honorable and dedicated man who was deeply committed to law enforcement.

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