Driving on roads in the Springfield area can be dangerous. There are many drivers out there who don’t obey traffic laws and are putting others at risk. These drivers engage in many risky behaviors that affect thousands of families each year.
A recent study by CoPilot, a car shopping app, ranked the top states for speeding-related deaths. The study analyzed data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to determine the worst states for speeding-related fatalities. That study determined that Illinois ranks seventh in the nation for speeding. Speeding was involved in almost 40% of traffic fatalities. In the past 5 years there have been over 2,000 total traffic fatalities that have involved speeding.
Most Illinois drivers understand the importance of driving safely. When a driver doesn’t engage in safe driving practices it can lead to a serious car accident. If a family finds themselves facing an injury due to no fault of their own, they may want to speak with an attorney who specializes in personal injury. An attorney can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses, review the police report and help the family get answers as to what happened. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.
There are many drivers in Illinois who engage in dangerous driving behavior. Risky behaviors, like speeding, can result in an accident that turns a family’s life upside down. Those who have been affected by a negligent driver have the legal right to hold them responsible.