Will County Car Accident Lawyer

Attorney Aggressively Pursuing Compensation on Behalf of Clients Injured in Motor Vehicle Collisions

Motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of preventable injuries and death in Will County and throughout Illinois. Drivers have a great responsibility to act as safely as possible, but for a variety of reasons, many people push these responsibilities off to the side when they get behind the wheel. The result is that innocent drivers and passengers end up suffering serious injuries at the hands of negligent parties.

At Fotopoulos Law Office, our Will County car accident lawyer helps accident victims recover compensation for injuries caused by negligent drivers. Whether you were hurt in a drunk driving accident, a distracted driving accident, or as a result of a motorist who did not follow the traffic laws, we can help you receive money damages to cover all of your accident-related expenses.

Will County Car Accidents

Will County reports a disproportionately high number of car and truck accidents. As the fourth-largest county in Illinois, Will County has a population of nearly 700,000. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there are an average of more than 12,000 Will County motor vehicle accidents each year, causing more than 2,500 injuries and 50 deaths. When looking at all Illinois counties, Will County consistently experiences the third-highest number of total car accidents and the second-highest number of fatal accidents. But why?

One of the reasons why Will County has so many accidents is that many commuters live in Will County and travel to Chicago each day. This amounts to a lot of time on the road for these drivers, much of which is spent in rush hour traffic. Some of the highways where accidents are most likely to occur include:

  • Interstate 80
  • Interstate 55
  • Interstate 57
  • Interstate 355
  • U.S. 52 (Jefferson St.)
  • U.S. 53 (Chicago St.)
  • U.S. 30
  • U.S. 6

Based on the most recent reports from the Illinois Department of Transportation, the leading causes of car accidents in the state include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding and other types of aggressive driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Failure to follow posted traffic signs and traffic laws

Regardless of where an accident occurred or why the other driver hit you, an experienced Will County personal injury lawyer can help you identify your options and effectively pursue a claim against the responsible party.

How Do You Get a Will County Accident Report?

Obtaining an accident report after a car accident can give you insight into what caused the collision. To request a Will County accident report, you should contact the sheriff's department of the city where the accident took place. For example, you can order a copy of a Joliet accident report online. However, for smaller cities in Will County, you will likely need to contact the local sheriff's department directly.

Keep in mind that an officer's findings about who was at fault or what contributed to the accident are not definitive and may be called into question. Thus, if an accident report indicates that you shared responsibility for an accident or does not clearly identify that the other driver was at fault, this should not discourage you from speaking with a Will County car accident lawyer.

Speak With an Experienced Will County Car Accident Attorney About Your Case Today

Following a car accident, it can be overwhelming to think about what steps to take next. Perhaps you have not yet been able to return to work, and the medical bills are piling up. With everything you are going through, you may not necessarily be prepared for the stress involved in filing a lawsuit. Fortunately, Fotopoulos Law Office can help. Our Will County personal injury lawyer uses the experienced he has obtained over two decades of practice to help accident victims recover the compensation they need, deserve, and are entitled to. We understand what you and your family have been through in the wake of the accident, and we want to make the recovery process as easy on you as possible while maintaining a focus on recovering the maximum amount of compensation possible. To learn more, give us a call at 708-942-8400 or connect with us through our secure online contact form.

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