DuPage Car Accident Lawyers
Illinois is not a state that escapes the automobile accident dilemma. More than 1,000 accidents occur in the state each year. Dupage County sees its fair share of those automobile accidents. The sad truth about automobile accidents is that drivers can avoid many of them by abiding by the traffic rules, staying alert and being mindful other people’s safety. A high percentage of automobile accidents involve extreme neglect, which makes them personal injury cases. Zayed Law Offices can assist a Dupage County resident who is suffering in such a situation.
Why Automobile Accidents Are So Personal
The reason that automobile are so personal is that they destroy many people’s lives. One second of thinking about anything other than the road can cause multiple vehicles to collide. People who cause auto accidents are violating themselves, their passengers, other drivers, pedestrians and more when they choose to act neglectfully. Personal injury attorneys are in business to help citizens who fall victim to such neglect. They help victims to restore their lives by aggressively seeking compensation and restitution.
Examples of Neglectful Situations
A wide variety of traffic accidents fall under the umbrella of personal injury because of the neglect. One common example of a severely neglectful auto crash is one that happens because of drunken driving. Another common example of a neglectful crash is one that happens because of distracted driving. Distracted driving is driving that consists of divided attention. Examples of distracted driving are:
- Texting while driving
- Talking on the phone while driving
- Applying makeup while driving
- Having side conversations with passengers in the rear of the vehicle
- Watching DVDs while driving
- Playing videos while driving
- Peering into the streets for romance while driving
An accident can occur if a person takes his or her eyes off the road for only three to five seconds. All of the above-stated actions are careless and inconsiderate actions, and the courts may find a defendant liable for extreme neglect for conducting them.
Another example of neglectful driving is openly disobeying traffic laws. Speeding is one of the top causes of automobile accidents. Other violations that commonly cause auto accidents are:
- Improper turning
- Running red lights
- Running stop signs
All of the above-stated situations are situations that are unnecessarily dangerous and would qualify as neglect.
Other Auto Accident Personal Injury Situations
Automobile accidents sometimes happen because of other neglectful actions. An automobile manufacturer can produce a vehicle that has sub-par construction. The automobile may have faulty brakes, which can cause an accident. The safety apparatus may have an issue. Consumers who experience injuries and deaths because of defective vehicles may be able to get compensation. Manufacturers are always supposed to recall vehicles and repair the problematic components as soon as they hear of the problem. Any manufacturer that fails to do so is liable for a personal injury suit.
Percent of Fault in Illinois
Illinois is one of the state that considers a personal injury victim’s percentage of fault before it awards that person. A person can still collect compensation even though he or she may be partially responsible for the incident. An example of such a situation is a speeding driver who gets pummeled by a red light runner. The defendant can only receive compensation if he or she is less than 50 percent at fault for the accident.
How Zayed Law Offices Can Help
Zayed Law Offices specialize in assisting people with the auto accident aftermaths. The attorneys can assist people who have current injuries because of neglectful auto crashes. They can also help people who have lost their loved ones in such automobile crashes. The attorneys can gather the appropriate documentation that the client needs to be successful in pursuing relief. The attorney can also negotiate an out-of-court settlement as soon as the client confirms his or her approval of the representation. The out-of-court settlement is positive for the accident victim because it allows that person to get his or her life in order fast instead of having to wait several months or years. Only some offenders are willing to honor out-of-court settlements, and they are usually people who recognize their fault and do not want media exposure.
Types of Compensation
The Illinois court system will issue one or two of two types of compensation to a person who wins a personal injury case: compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are meant to compensate the victim. Such damages compensate the victim for medical bills, medication costs, therapy expenses and the like. The compensation that the victim receives can assist with household bills, automobile repairs and other expenses, as well.
Punitive damages are funds that cover the pain and suffering of a person who has survived an unnecessary automobile crash. The judge intends to cause the offender to be remorseful and think twice before acting in an irresponsible manner again. The judge in a personal injury case will not grant punitive damages without first granting compensatory damages. The victim must be eligible for the initial judgment of compensatory damages first.
Why You Should Contact an Attorney
You have many reasons to contact a personal injury attorney at Zayed Law Offices if you have fallen victim to an accident. The first reason you have to call an attorney is that you may be eligible for help. Some people do not call attorneys because they are partially at fault, or they do not think their injuries are severe enough for them to qualify. Only an experienced attorney can give someone advice on the matter. A consultation is necessary so that an attorney can assess the case. The attorney can provide some insight after the victim comes in and explains some of the details of the accident. The victim can then decide which way he or she should proceed with the case.
Another reason that you should contact an attorney is that there is no risk to you at all. It does not cost you one penny to schedule a consultation or proceed with the case. The attorney provides a free consultation as well as no-win-no-fee coverage. This contingency coverage allows you to conduct your life as usual while the attorney fights to get you the funds that you need. The attorneys want to make sure that your life is as stress-free as possible. All you have to do is sit back and let the lawyer work for you.
Finally, you should contact an attorney to ensure that justice is served in the situation. filing personal injury suits forces the offender to consider his or her actions and the costly repercussions of such. The attorneys want to ensure that people who treat other people with neglect make restitution for it.
If you or someone you know has been victimized in an auto accident, you can schedule an appointment for a consultation and get the help you need. The attorneys are waiting to assist you with the utmost level of concern and care.