Will County Car Accident Lawyer
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, 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 other negligent parties.
At the Fotopoulos Law Office, our Will County car accident lawyer helps accident victims recover compensation for their injuries caused by negligent drivers. Whether you were hurt in a drunk driving accident, distracted driving accident, or as a result of a motorist who didn’t follow the traffic laws, we can help connect you with 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 were 11,177 Will County motor vehicle accidents in 2020, causing more than 2,400 injuries and 56 deaths. Thus, when looking at all Illinois counties, Will County sees the third-highest number of total car accidents and 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 report 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, and
- A motorist’s 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 accident. 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 the police 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 doesn’t clearly identify that the other driver was at fault, it shouldn’t discourage you from speaking with a Will County car accident lawyer.Speak With an Experienced Will County Car Accident Lawyer About Your Case Today
If you’ve recently been in a car accident, it can be overwhelming thinking about what steps to take next. Perhaps you have not yet been able to return to work, and the medical bills are piling up, but you don’t necessarily feel up to filing a lawsuit. The Fotopoulos Law Office can help. Our Will County personal injury lawyer uses the experienced he’s 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 the Fotopoulos Law Office a call at 708-942-8400 or connect with us through our secure online contact form.