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Injuries and Fatalities in DUI Car Crashes Common During the Holidays 

Posted on in Personal Injury

Glen Ellyn Car Accident LawyerAlthough car crashes that result in serious injuries or fatalities are always tragic, these accidents leave victims and loved ones especially grief-stricken when they occur during the holiday season. The loss suffered in a serious car crash can be made even worse when it could have been prevented by something as simple as sober driving or using a designated driver. 

Unfortunately, the holiday season in Illinois often sees an increase in drunk driving accidents, and poor driving conditions resulting from inclement weather can make bad accidents worse. If you have been a victim of a car crash because somebody broke the law and drove under the influence of alcohol or drugs, consider working with a personal injury attorney who will work to hold them accountable. 

Why Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help After a Car Crash? 

Although some victims of car accidents consider representing themselves, having a skilled attorney with experience in litigating against major insurance companies can make the difference between a successful outcome and a lost case. Although there is never a 100 percent guarantee that any case will result in a specific outcome, personal injury attorneys are often able to recognize the extent of a client’s injuries and the way they have affected the client and their family. Insurance companies are often more willing to negotiate substantial settlements with attorneys because they know they mean business. 

Does Financial Compensation Help Victims of DUI Car Crashes? 

Although money cannot undo the accident or bring back a lost loved one, financial compensation can make a major difference in a victim’s life. Damages may be recovered for expensive medical treatment, physical rehabilitation, loss of income, repairing or replacing a damaged vehicle, and even the physical and emotional suffering a victim and their family has experienced. Because serious car crashes often result in catastrophic injuries like brain damage, broken bones, amputated limbs, vision loss, and even loss of life, it can be very difficult for victims and their families to move forward without the financial compensation that may be awarded in a personal injury lawsuit. 

Speak with a  Cook County DUI Car Crash Injury Attorney

The skilled and compassionate Orland Park car accident attorneys with Schwartz Injury Law have helped win significant damages for victims harmed by people who got behind the wheel while under the influence. When you need your case handled with competence and experience, trust the attorneys at Schwartz Injury Law to help you. Call our offices today to schedule a free initial consultation at 708-226-9000

 

Source:

https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=062500050K11-401 

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