We recently wrote an article, What to Do After an Auto Accident in Illinois – 2018, that is an easy-to-follow guide that takes you through several important steps you and your family should take after an auto accident, including everything that must be documented. Though no one can predict or really expects to get involved in an auto accident, let alone deal with the aftermath of one, they sure do happen. You may not be able to predict one, but you can prepare for one. The likelihood of an auto accident is higher then you think, check out these stats:
The unavoidable reality is that during 2016 alone, there were 324,473 crashes involving motor vehicles in Illinois. Injury crashes accounted for 20.5 percent of these crashes, while fatal crashes accounted for less than one percent. The majority of these fatal crashes occurred on dry roadways, with nearly half of all fatal crashes occurring in broad daylight hours, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
The bottom line is that auto accidents can happen to anyone, at any time, and they are far more likely to occur than you may think. The 2016 statistics boil down to 889 traffic crashes every single day, more than ten people injured every hour, and nearly three people killed each day.
The auto accident attorneys at FLT Law know that while nobody gets in the car planning to have an accident, having a plan beforehand in the event of a tragedy is a necessity. That way, if and when the unthinkable happens and you find yourself in an auto accident in the Chicagoland area, you aren’t caught unprepared.
If you or a loved one is injured or a victim of an unsafe product or the negligence of others, please call my office at 312-346-8465 or contact us using the form below.
Illinois Department of Transportation: Illinois Roadway Crash Data http://www.idot.illinois.gov/transportation-system/safety/Illinois-Roadway-Crash-Data