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Motor vehicle accidents: What can you do about driver negligence?

Navigating an Illinois roadway can be dangerous whether you are driving, riding as a passenger or walking. Motor vehicle accidents often occur suddenly, with little to no notice, resulting in serious, even life-threatening injuries. Perhaps, you were sitting at a red light when another car crashed into your vehicle from behind.

This type of accident is common, and is often caused by drivers who were distracted instead of focused on the task at hand. Someone reading a text message may not notice that traffic has slowed or stopped entirely. Alcohol consumption is another common factor of collisions at traffic lights or intersections. It is not your responsibility to make sure a stranger does not get behind the wheel with a blood alcohol content that exceeds the legal limit.

T-bone collisions, head-on crashes and other roadway disasters often prompt a need, not only for immediate medical attention but also long-term care for those who suffer serious, perhaps debilitating injuries. If you have to take time off work after getting hurt in a collision, you might face financial challenges as well. Especially if you are your family's sole breadwinner, this can quickly result in escalating expenses that you may be unprepared to meet.

Motor vehicle accidents that result in serious injuries often lead to litigation. Illinois law allows recovering victims to seek financial recovery for their losses in court. This means, if you file a personal injury claim due to injuries caused by another motorist's negligence, the court may see fit to award you compensation for damages that you could then use to help pay medical bills, replace lost wages and offset other expenses associated with the collision. If you have questions or concerns about the legal process, you can request a meeting at The Law Offices of Millon & Peskin, Ltd for guidance and support.

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