Chicago remains an active and most-populated city in Illinois where scores of cars travel on local roads and highways. All drivers must be careful when taking to the road under any driving conditions because a car crash could lead to fatalities. Statistics raise some concerns as accidents involving Chicago residents seem to be on the upswing.
Trends in car crashes
Chicago isn’t the only big city that experiences an unfortunate number of car crashes each year. However, for those who live in the “Windy City,” a report from the National Safety Council might give residents more to worry about. The first quarter of 2020 saw an 11% increase in fatal accidents from the same period in 2019.
The causes for the crashes may come from speeding and a lack of concern over moving violations. If the roads are a bit emptier, a driver may go above the speed limit, feeling that fewer cars mean fewer risks. Such a decision could prove deadly.
Fewer cars on the road may contribute to reckless driving. Cutting off other vehicles, not using turn signals or failing to come to a complete stop represent illegal and dangerous actions under any conditions.
Driving behavior and negligence
No matter how many cars are on the road, drivers must follow the state’s traffic laws. Speeding is negligent behavior and may lead to a crash. The speeding driver could face a negligence suit after causing a car accident involving serious injuries or wrongful death. Drivers who carry enough liability insurance may cover an injured party’s losses, but the driver risks being sued above his or her policy limits.
A motor vehicle accident victim could speak to an attorney about their legal options. The attorney may explain ways to seek compensation and represent the accident victim in a lawsuit. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision, call The Fakhouri Firm, LLC at 312-999-9990 to obtain the justice you deserve.