Traffic regulations are meant to ensure the safety of all motorists and other people on the nation's roadways. Although most drivers follow these rules, some do not. When drivers fail to obey even the simplest of these rules, such as yielding the right of way and obeying posted speed limits, the results are often catastrophic. An auto accident can both change and end lives in just a fraction of a second.
As Illinois residents know, car accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. The majority of car accidents involve at least two vehicles, although single-car accidents are also common. When two cars are involved in a collision, one or both parties involved may have been acting negligently before the collision. Accident investigators routinely try to establish the relative contributions of each party to the crash during their investigation. The party that is found to be wholly or predominantly negligent is most likely to be found liable for the crash.
Car accidents happen in an instant; and in that instant, it may be the case that the accident will yield damaged property and catastrophic injuries for those involved. Car collisions can be caused by driver negligence, such as texting and driving, drunk driving and failure to comply with traffic rules and regulations. A driver in Illinois who is found negligent in the crash may face civil liabilities.