Fatal Car Accidents
In the first seven months of 2012, the Illinois Transportation Secretary reported that Illinois had a 17% jump in car accident fatalities. The number of Illinois deaths rose from 478 in the first seven months of 2011 to 559 during the same period in 2012. Should you or someone you know require the services of experienced, legal assistance in all phases of a fatal car accident don’t hesitate, call attorneys at Kreisman Law Offices. The tragedy of a car accident fatality requires the best legal talent. The Chicago attorneys will immediately handle all aspects of the case, providing expert legal advice and the client confidence in successfully handling the matter to a prompt conclusion.
In 2011, the total number of Illinois residents killed in car accidents was 918. This was actually down slightly from the number of deaths in 2010. If you know someone who has been tragically killed in a car accident, it is imperative to contact experienced Chicago attorneys to assist. The lawyers at Kreisman Law Offices have been practicing for more than 40 years in Chicago and surrounding areas, including Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, Will County, Kendall County, Kankakee County and Kane County, Illinois.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that just in Cook County, there was an 11% increase in fatal car accidents compared to 2011. About half of the car accident deaths were within the city of Chicago. Traffic volume increases when weather is improved. In 2012, the winter was particularly mild in Illinois, which meant more persons were travelling by car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck. The warmer weather likely is the reason for the increase in fatal car accidents in Cook County and Chicago.
Fatal car accidents can occur because of driver error, such as disobeying traffic lights, stop signs, one-way signs and road construction warnings. Another cause of fatal accidents is automobile, motorcycle and truck manufacturing defects. Further, although it is the law in Illinois, some drivers disobey the seatbelt law which gives rise to fatal injuries following a crash. In one Kreisman Law Offices case, the driver of another car disobeyed a turn signal and entered an intersection illegally. Because of the driver’s poor judgment an intersection crash occurred with the client’s vehicle causing severe injuries and a long hospital stay. The client was driving through an intersection with a green light, yet the other driver’s breaking of the traffic rule, disobeying the light signal, caused this crash and the client’s injuries. The crash was unfortunately completely preventable and avoidable.
The lawyers at Kreisman Law Offices are experienced in investigating and successfully prosecuting fatal car accidents throughout Chicago, Cook County and Illinois. If a member of your family, friend or someone you know, has been involved in a fatal car accident, please call Chicago lawyers at Kreisman Law Offices for free and immediate consultation.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a fatal car accident, contact Kreisman Law Offices at 312.346.0045 or toll free 800.583.8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or fill out our contact form online. We are here to assist you and your family so that the responsible parties are held accountable for the injuries and death to passengers of a fatal car accident.