Auto accidents are a leading cause of serious injury and death. About 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States; that is one death every 13 minutes. Many of these car accidents could have been avoided had the driver exercised reasonable care. Under Illinois law, reasonable care is the care a reasonable person would exercise under the same or similar circumstances.Common Mistakes in Auto Accidents
There are usually many reasons why an auto accident occurs. The most common auto accidents that occur involve one or more of the following factors:
- Failing to keep a proper lookout
- Distraction while on a cell phone or eating food
- Speeding or traveling too fast for conditions
- Improper ane changing
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Auto accidents may involve rear end impacts, head-on collisions, side impact collisions, roll overs, and pedestrian knock downs. These motor vehicle accidents may involve temporary injuries, permanent injuries, or death. Depending upon the injuries, the plaintiff may seek recovery for pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, medical expenses, and lost wages. If death results, the heirs of the decedent may seek compensation for pain and suffering the decedent may have experienced before death. The heirs may also recover for loss of companionship, moral guidance, and financial support. In exceptional cases, punitive damages may be permitted to punish the defendant and to deter future similar misconduct.Choosing A Personal Injury Lawyer For An Auto Accident Case
In deciding how to proceed, it is critical to choose an auto accident attorney with the knowledge, skill, and dedication to prosecute your case. Chicago personal injury lawyer Jason M. Kroot has successfully recovered over 25 million dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients, while providing the highest degree of personal service. In the event you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injury or death from an auto accident, we invite you to contact Kroot Law, LLC, for a free consultation.