Illinois roadways are often busy, chaotic places, especially if drivers fail to adhere to traffic regulations or are otherwise negligent behind the wheel. Distracted drivers, drunk drivers and those who are reckless are responsible for causing thousands of motor vehicle accidents every year, many that have catastrophic results. State law allows those who are injured because of other people’s negligence to seek compensation for damages.
If you are driving along an Illinois highway and a drunk driver hits you, you might spend several days or more in the hospital. Even minor injuries often necessitate medical treatment, which is typically quite expensive. If you are unprepared to meet such costs, the injuries you suffered in a situation that was likely preventable may spark a serious financial crisis that adds to your suffering.
By filing a personal injury claim, you can seek legal accountability against any and all parties deemed liable for your injuries. Damages may include emotional trauma and loss of wages as well if you have to take time off work during recovery. In some cases, accident victims are sometimes unable to ever return to work because of partial or full, permanent disabilities that have resulted from their collisions.
Sadly, many motor vehicle accidents result in fatalities, leaving grieving family members burdened with funeral expenses and other costs related to such incidents. The Law Offices of Millon & Peskin, Ltd in Illinois is committed to providing legal support to those who suffer because of negligent or reckless drivers. There is no reason you should bear the full financial burden of an accident you did not cause.