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Seeking Legal Representation After a Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

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Lake County Wrongful Death Lawyer

Nothing compares to the pain of losing a family member. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon on our roadways. More than 40,000 Americans lost their lives in car crashes in 2017, and the vast majority were caused by driver negligence. While moving forward after a family member is tragically killed is incredibly difficult, facing the financial problems of life without a spouse or parent can compound the difficulty. 

If your loved one was fatally injured in a car accident, it is critical to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party. An experienced legal team can help you and your family receive the compensation you deserve. 

Traffic Fatalities Rising in the U.S.

According to a recent study conducted by the National Safety Council, traffic deaths have risen nationwide by 6 percent since 2015. Here in the state of Illinois, traffic collisions are more common than many of us would assume. According to the Illinois State Department of Transportation (IDOT), over 66,000 people were injured in car accidents throughout the state in 2016. Approximately 1,000 Illinoisans were killed in motor vehicle collisions that year. 

Common Forms of Driver Negligence

As mentioned above, the vast majority of motor vehicle collisions are caused by the negligent or reckless actions of a driver. Some of the most common forms of reckless driving include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, disregarding traffic laws, driving at excessive speeds, and distracted driving. While drivers unfortunately continue to endanger others through reckless driving habits, law enforcement officials are incredibly skilled at identifying the forms of negligence that cause collisions. Police reports and a complete investigation by a personal injury attorney can produce the evidence you need to pursue a successful wrongful death suit.

Contact a Waukegan Wrongful Death Lawyer

At Salvi and Maher, L.L.C., we understand how painful the death of a family member is. We also know how difficult it can be to overcome the financial difficulties of life without a spouse or parent. You and your family should not be punished for the negligent and reckless actions of an aggressive or drunk driver. Our legal team is ready to fight for you and get the financial security you need to provide for your family. To schedule a free consultation with a Lake County personal injury attorney, call us today at 847-662-3303. 

Sources:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/02/15/national-safety-council-traffic-deaths/340012002/

http://www.idot.illinois.gov/Assets/uploads/files/Transportation-System/Resources/Safety/Crash-Reports/crash-facts/2016%20Crash%20Facts.pdf

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