Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in Chicago and throughout Illinois. If you have been injured in a car accident, you must first prove that either a person negligently operated a vehicle that caused the accident or that some defect involving the vehicle or the roadway was the cause. In some instances there may be multiple causes that contribute to a single accident. These causes may include: careless driving, driver distraction, driver impairment, poor road conditions, poor road design and/or mechanical failure.
Car accidents can cause victims to sustain physical injuries, pain and suffering, emotional injuries and can cause victims to incur significant medical bills and lost wages. Even accidents that seem relatively small in nature can produce injuries with severe consequences.