When involved in a motor vehicle accident, whether as a driver or a pedestrian, one would expect the responsible party to step up and accept liability. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. There are those who flee in an effort to escape any consequences. Most times hit-and-run drivers are caught, though sometimes they are not. If one is the victim of a hit-and-run car accident in the state of Illinois, even if the responsible party is not found, it may be possible to seek relief for one's losses through legal means.
In any car crash, there is a risk of injury and property damage. This is why drivers must stay on the scene of an accident if there may be injuries or damage in excess of $1,500. In fact, it is a law in Illinois that parties must report these accidents.
Every driver should know that there are some important things you must do after any accident: check for damage; check to make sure other people are okay; exchange contact and insurance information. You might also need to call the police if the accident was serious.
Illinois is home to many fine public universities, including our own Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. To our northeast sits the state's biggest seat of higher education: the University of Illinois with its Champaign-Urbana campus.
When you are involved in a car accident, you often have to work with the other driver’s insurance company to receive compensation for your injuries. But as you are struggling to cover the medical expenses and vehicle repair bills that result from the accident, the worst case scenario is when the other driver doesn’t have any auto insurance.
Automobile accidents are upsetting enough, but the misfortune is only compounded when the driver responsible flees the scene, leaving injured people behind. A recent car accident in Illinois involved just such a hit-and-run when, police say, the driver of a car ran a red light and caused a collision with a minivan. After the crash, the man driving the car fled the scene, leaving behind the occupants of the minivan, an injured woman and her three young children.
Parent's typically expect their children to outlive them and live full long lives. The unexpected death of a child is devastating, and having to witness the tragic death of a child is heartbreaking. Recently, an Illinois mother had to witness not one, but two of her children die after they were involved in a car accident just outside their house.
Numerous factors and studies are taken into account to determine the speed limit for streets. Safety for all drivers and pedestrians are a big factor in determining those limits. While many speed violations may only result in a citation, there are times that speeding can cause a car accident and result in serious consequences. Recently, an Illinois woman lost her life after a speeding driver ran over her causing a fatal injury.
People make poor choices every day. Unfortunately, some of those choices can negatively affect others. Recently, an Illinois trooper recounted how his life has changed after a woman decided to drive drunk and cause the car accident that injured him.
Trick or treating with a child is a tradition that has many families out on the streets on Halloween night. Parents expect to enjoy the night watching their eager children in the age old tradition and return home with a child full of sugar. With the increase of pedestrians on the street on Halloween, the risk of a car accident increases. Recently, in Illinois, one driver did not take enough precaution when he struck a 3-year-old boy with his car and fled the scene.