Chicago is a busy city with plenty of traffic to back this claim up. Car accidents are common, and they are often quite serious. If you’ve been injured by another motorist’s negligence, an experienced Chicago car accident lawyer can help you get back on track.
The majority of car accidents are caused by driver negligence, and this negligence can take wide-ranging forms.
Distraction behind the wheel means that the motorist in question is not capable of paying adequate attention to the road ahead and to the traffic all around. The most dangerous distraction of all, bar none, is texting. When a driver allows his or her attention to focus on a text for the average five seconds that it takes to write or read one, that is five seconds in which the risk of a car accident happening increases exponentially.
Drunk driving is dangerous no matter how you look at it. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol think less clearly, see less well, and experience decreased motor skills. None of these bode well when it comes to driving safely. The greater the impairment the driver experiences, the greater the risk that any ensuing accidents will be fatal accidents.
Many motorists fail to recognize that driving under the influence of exhaustion can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Drowsy drivers often contribute to or cause dangerous car accidents.
It is not a stretch to say that aggressive drivers are among the most dangerous drivers out there. While excess speed is the hallmark of aggressive driving, it can take any number of deadly forms, and they often occur in unison. Consider the following examples:
Unfortunately, this list could go on and on. Aggressive drivers, in fact, are so dangerous that – when you recognize one on the road (they are easy to recognize) – it is in your best interest to steer clear of the driver and to alert the authorities when it is safe to do so. Your efforts could help save a life.
If a negligent motorist leaves you injured in a car accident, obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled is very likely essential to your ability to fully recover. The accomplished Chicago car accident lawyers at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., have an impressive amount of experience successfully guiding cases like yours toward favorable resolutions, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today to learn more about how we can also help you.