How common are car accidents in Lake County?
More than four out of every ten Lake County residents are involved in a car accident each year.
Most car accidents happen during the daytime in clear, dry conditions.
When do car accidents happen in Lake County?
However, accidents that happen during bad weather are more likely to be fatal.
of all accidents happen during icy, wet, or snowy weather
of all traffic fatalities happen during these conditions
The most dangerous times to drive in Lake County are between
3 pm and 6 pm.
Causes of Lake County Accidents
Some of the most common causes of Lake County car accidents include:
Speeding and Aggressive Driving
The Illinois Department of Transportation reports that speeding is cited as the cause in one-third of all accidents.
Speeding causes nearly 40% of all fatal crashes and 37% of injury collisions.
According to the CDC, more than eight people are killed every day in distracted driving accidents across the U.S.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone dies in a drunk driving accident every 50 minutes.
Driving while tired has a similar effect as driving under the influence of alcohol. Drowsy drivers suffer increased reaction time and diminished decision-making abilities.
Proving Liability in a
To successfully bring a Lake County car accident claim, an injured person must prove the four elements of a negligence claim:
Did the other driver owe the victim a duty of care?
Did the other driver violate the duty of care owed to the accident victim?
Was the other driver’s negligence the cause of the accident?
Did the accident victim suffer legally recognizable damages as a result of the accident?
If each of these elements is met, an accident victim can recover for damages related to the accident.
How long do I have to file a car accident lawsuit in Lake County?
Drivers injured in an Illinois car accident must file a case within two years from the date of the accident.
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