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How Likely Is An Auto Accident in Illinois?

Car Crashes in Illinois

Updated January 2020

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 2018 alone, there were 319,146 crashes involving motor vehicles in Illinois. Injury crashes accounted for 21.1 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.

Crash Data Illinois

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 2018 statistics boil down to 874 traffic crashes every single day, less than ten people injured every hour, and nearly three people killed each day.

Crash Statistic 2018

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 auto accident, please call my office at 312-346-8465 or contact us using the form below.


Illinois Department of Transportation: Illinois Roadway Crash Data

William J. Turner

William Turner has represented hundreds of working men and women who have been victims of the negligence of others – gaining equitable compensation for the medical expenses and pain and suffering for his clients. He concentrates his practice in the trial of complex personal injury cases, including car and truck accidents, construction mishaps, medical malpractice, dog and animal attacks, nursing home abuse, and slip-and-falls. Additionally, he offers niche counsel and advocacy for workers who are injured on a job.

William has obtained judgements from juries in approximately 150 cases and has secured fair and comprehensive settlements in even more over his career. William Turner has dedicated his professional life to fighting for the rights of those who are injured as a result of the negligent acts of others.

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