When you or someone you love is injured by another driver in a car accident, you need the assistance of a Bridgeview personal injury attorney like the lawyers at Bizzieri Law Offices. Unfortunately, the number of traffic accidents in Illinois is climbing, meaning that more and more people will have to suffer through the sometimes tragic consequences of these accidents.
Nearly 800 Traffic Accidents a Day in Illinois
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) reports that in 2014 there were 848 fatal crashes on Illinois roadways resulting in 926 deaths. Even more shocking, however, is the number of traffic accidents that happen in our state each and every day. According to a Chicago Tribune report, in 2013 there were, on average, 782 traffic accidents each day statewide. Almost half of those crashes occurred in Cook County. In Chicago alone, 130 people were killed in these accidents, including 34 pedestrians and three bicyclists. Nine people were injured per hour that year.
Many of these Crashes Caused by Negligent Drivers
Obviously some accidents are just unavoidable. Even the most cautious of drivers can slide on ice or fall victim to an animal running unexpectedly and suddenly into the road. But a large number of these crashes are not innocent and unavoidable. According to the Tribune report, about one-third of the accidents are caused by speeding, and one-third of the fatal crashes involve alcohol. These crashes are completely avoidable and the victims of these drivers’ negligence deserve compensation.
Call Bizzieri Law Offices Now
If you or someone you love has been injured and you think someone else may be at fault, you should contact a Bridgeview personal injury attorney at Bizzieri Law Offices. We have the experience to help you recover compensation for your injuries. Call today at (773-881-9000) and we can schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.