Who Is At Risk Of An Accident?
What can we learn reviewing Illinois road traffic accident statistics? Three facts leap out from the mass of numbers collected by the Illinois Department of Transportation — accidents happen at all times of day, on all types of roads and involve all types of vehicles. A large percentage of these accidents involve negligence, including distracted driving, speeding, aggressive driving and drunk driving.
If you have been injured or a family member has died in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your economic and noneconomic losses. You should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
In a free consultation, an attorney at Konicek & Dillon, P.C., can review your case, explain your rights and discuss how we can help you.
Illinois Traffic and Car Accident Statistics
Important facts about traffic accidents in Illinois:*
- In 2012, there were 274,111 crashes in Illinois, or 751 crashes per day. Of these, 22 percent involved injuries while less than one percent involved fatalities.
- There were 510,971 vehicles involved in these accidents. Of these vehicles:
- 76.4 percent were passenger cars
- 7.8 percent were pickup trucks
- 6.7 percent were vans
- Two percent were tractor-trailers
- 0.8 percent were motorcycles
- Pedestrians were involved in 1.7 percent of crashes.
- Pedal cyclists were involved in 1.3 percent of crashes.
- Motorcycles were involved in 1.5 percent of crashes.
- Crashes involving tractor-trailers accounted for 3.6 percent of total crashes and 9.1 percent of fatal crashes.
- Crashes involving speeding vehicles accounted for 29.9 percent of total crashes.
- Of the 886 fatal crashes in 2012, 37.2 percent involved alcohol.
How We Can Help
At Konicek & Dillon, P.C., we thoroughly investigate every motor vehicle accident case we handle, with the help of an accident reconstruction professional and other experts when the circumstances warrant it. This specialist visits the scene of the accident and collects all relevant data to determine how the accident happened and who was responsible. These findings are the key to proving negligence. When representing you, our attorneys will comprehensively examine all facts relating to the accident, including its cause, your injuries, insurance coverage, and your losses and suffering. Konicek & Dillon, P.C., will work diligently to obtain full compensation for you.
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*Source: 2012 Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics published by the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety