Car accidents are horrible—no one can dispute this. They can cause victims to suffer catastrophic physical injuries or death. They can scar a person's emotional and mental well-being for a lifetime. When alcohol is involved, it is even more tragic. Why? Because drunk driving accidents are 100 percent preventable. For this reason, it is not about wanting or even needing compensation for injuries. It is about what victims deserve when another person causes them harm.
Like other states, Illinois experiences more than a fair portion of drunk driving accidents. In 2014 alone, 81 people died in alcohol-related accidents. This figure represents about 30 percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities Illinois recorded for 2014. Whenever clear evidence exists that the other driver acted negligently, victims have a good chance of receiving compensation for the injuries they have suffered.
Our law firm is committed to helping the victims of Illinois drunk driving accidents. We do this by advocating for victims and showing them the path to success. Here are some of the key factors we investigate to bolster and support personal injury caused by drunk driving.
-- Intoxicated driver degree of fault
-- The victim's need for long-term health care
-- The possibility of naming a dram shop or other establishment in the suit
-- The presence of severe injuries that prevent the victim from working
-- The wrongful death of the primary wage earner in the accident, when applicable
Remember, you deserve compensation if a drunk driver has had a harmful impact on you or a loved one's life. Please browse our web pages or reach out to our staff to learn more about your legal options.