Auto accidents happen every day in Illinois. Unfortunately, too many result from an especially bad type of driver negligence -- drunken driving. Drunk driving accidents often injure and kill, but they are considered largely preventable because drivers can choose between the correct and responsible choice of not driving after drinking, and the incorrect and irresponsible choice of driving after they have consumed alcohol. You may be interested to know more about how to obtain compensation in the aftermath of a drunken-driving accident.
If you were involved in a drunk driving accident and sustained injuries, then you may be able to receive compensation from the suspected drunken driver's insurer. As with other types of traffic accidents, each party's negligence or contribution to the crash is measured and weighed to determine the amount of compensation that the injured party will be able to receive. If the accident resulted from the suspected drunk driver's erratic behavior on the road, then you, the injured party, may be able to receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and other related losses.
In the event that someone you loved died in a drunk driving accident, then it is important to note that you may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. As the plaintiff, you can specify in your lawsuit how the accident could have been prevented by the defendant or suspected drunken driver if the person had made the right choice before driving.
You do not have to be alone in your quest to obtain compensation. Here at Konicek & Dillon, P.C., our team of legal professionals can help you get the right amount of compensation you deserve. You can read more about drunken-driving accidents on our law firm's website and learn how we can help build a strong case on your behalf.