A serious highway accident can leave you with painful injuries and unable to work. If this happened to you, you are not alone. A Chicago highway accident lawyer from The Kryder Law Group, LLC can help you pursue justice.
A highway involves faster speeds than city streets and a variety of vehicles, like that of large trucks. Sharing the road in a safe manner is imperative for all drivers. When one driver engages in reckless behavior, causing you serious harm, you may be entitled to compensation.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC represents Chicago highway accident victims who suffer physical, financial, and emotional harm. To learn more about how we can help you, call us today for a no-obligation, free case evaluation: (312) 223-1700.
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Highway Crash Data
Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) shows more than 14,800 accidents along interstate type roads during 2018. The data also shows that more than 12,000 tractor-trailer crashes occurred during the same year. Fatalities from tractor-trailer accidents increased by 5.2 percent over the previous year.
Sharing the road with a large tractor-trailer or with passenger vehicles requires a commitment to traffic laws. When a driver speeds or engages in other dangerous behavior, the results are often catastrophic for those around them.
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Common Causes of Highway Crashes
When going 70 mph, a highway crash can cause you to experience a serious injury. A catastrophic injury like that of a brain or spinal cord injury can require specialized—and expensive—medical care.
Maintaining control of a passenger vehicle or a tractor-trailer is possible if the driver remains focused on the task at hand. The following actions are among the contributing causes of many highway crashes:
Drunk driving: poor judgement and delayed reaction time can result from a passenger vehicle driver with a .08 or higher blood alcohol content (BAC) level and a .04 percent or higher level of a tractor-trailer driver.
Distracted driving: driver distraction can involve not only smartphone use but also such behaviors as programming music, navigational devices, and eating behind the wheel.
Aggressive driving: purposely tailgating, speeding, and red-light running are just a few examples of the types of aggressive driving listed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Drowsy driving: long hours at work or an undiagnosed sleep disorder places some drivers at risk for nodding off behind the wheel, placing others at risk for harm.
This is not a complete list of the types of driver behavior that make highway travel dangerous. Failure to exercise care behind the wheel can make a driver liable if they cause an accident resulting in serious injuries or death.
A Chicago highway accident lawyer from The Kryder Law Group, LLC can assist you with a claim and civil lawsuit. To get started, contact us now for a free case evaluation: (312) 223-1700.
Insurance Companies Can Confuse You
The aftermath of a serious accident is no time to make deals with assertive insurance companies. Their eagerness to help you is often an attempt to get you to accept less than you deserve.
An initial settlement offer may spark your interest and lead you to consider accepting it. Consider speaking to a lawyer beforehand.
Once you accept their offer, you lose your right to pursue civil action later, should your condition worsen. Pursuing compensation will help protect your current and future medical and financial needs.
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How the Civil Process Typically Works
A member of our team will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. Most personal injury cases settle out of court; however, some cases must proceed to trial when negotiations fail to produce a settlement.
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we prepare each case to pursue a fair settlement or award. We can recognize when an insurance company attempts to deny, underpay, or delay paying a claim.
We keep our clients up to date and we happily answer any questions they have throughout the civil process. It is our honor to represent those injured in highway accidents.
Get Help Today from The Kryder Law Group, LLC
If you suffered serious harm—or lost a close loved one—in a highway accident, we can help you. Time is of the essence as state law for personal injury (735 ILCS Sec. 13-202) and for wrongful death (740 ILCS 180.1) allows two years for filing your lawsuit.
This time can fly by as you adjust to your injuries or mourn the loss of a loved one. A Chicago highway accident lawyer from The Kryder Law Group, LLC can help your case meet the required court deadline.
Serious injuries can leave you feeling depressed and anxious about your future. The loss of a loved one is especially devastating as their loss leaves a void nothing can fill.
Pursuing compensation can serve as a possible form of justice. If you receive an award for your damages, you may breathe easier knowing you can cover your medical needs or the final expenses for your loved one.
All drivers have a responsibility to share Chicago highways and other interstates throughout the state in a safe manner. If a highway accident caused you harm or was the reason you lost your loved one, call us now for a free, no-obligation consultation: (312) 223-1700. We handle cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you do not pay any upfront fees and do not pay attorney’s fees unless and until you recover compensation.