Illinois roadways are often busy, chaotic places. Some days, you might breathe a great sigh of relief when you finally reach your destination safely. There is no guaranteed way to avoid motor vehicle accidents although there are several ways to improve your own safety while you drive.
By avoiding distractions at the wheel, you keep yourself, your passengers and other nearby motorists safer. This means you should always avoid things, such as texting (which, in most states is illegal anyway) eating or drinking and reaching for objects in your glove compartment or a handbag while driving. The problem is that you can control your own driving behavior, but there's little to nothing you can do about another driver's actions.
When a distracted driver causes a collision, the results are often catastrophic. You are at great risk for a serious neck or back injury, broken bones and even traumatic brain injury if a motorist sharing the road with you is not focused on the task at hand. Furthermore, surviving a distracted driving collision does not guarantee that you will have a swift or full recovery.
Even if you are fortunate enough to fully recover, motor vehicle accidents often lead to exorbitant medical costs and other expenses as well. There is no reason you should bear the full financial burden when your injuries were preventable were it not for another person's negligence. The Law Offices of Millon & Peskin, Ltd., in Illinois are committed to requesting maximum compensation for damages on your behalf against any and all parties deemed liable for your injuries.