Now that warmer weather has arrived in the Chicago area, many people find themselves enjoying the outdoors, planning barbeques and family gatherings, and taking to the road for vacations and quick getaways. As fun as this time of year can be, it can also be fatal. As alcohol pours for those enjoying these get-togethers and holidays, far too many choose to climb behind the wheel after they have become intoxicated.
These negligent drivers put many others in harm's way. A drunk driver may struggle to maintain lane control, regulate speed, adequately respond to road conditions, and acknowledge traffic signals. Many times, they cause serious accidents that leave victims with devastating injuries. Sometimes victims succumb to their injuries.
The aftermath of these accidents can be severe and wide-reaching. Those fortunate enough to survive the accident may have a long, hard road to recovery. They might also be overwhelmed with physical and emotional pain and suffering, and financial losses in the form of medical expenses and lost wages. Surviving families of those who die in these wrecks can face similar hardships, with funeral costs also coming into play.
So what can these victims do to try to find some sort of remedy to the harm caused to them? Many in these types of situations find that the assistance of a legal professional is helpful. At Konicek & Dillon, we aggressively pursue all of our clients' claims. We approach negotiations and litigation with our eye on recovering as much compensation as we can for our clients so that they can reclaim their financial footing, find the justice they deserve, and impose the penalties that drunk drivers should face.