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Here in the state of Illinois, every year, thousands of drivers make the reckless and dangerous decision to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drinking during or prior to operating a motor vehicle can severely impact a person’s reaction time, vision, and decision-making. Due to the inherent dangers of drunk driving, law enforcement officers throughout the state are constantly on the lookout for inebriated drivers. 

If you or a loved one were injured in a collision with a drunk driver, you deserve injury compensation for any medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In the event of an accident, speak with an attorney immediately. 

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Libertyville drunk driving car accident lawyerOn the afternoon of Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, a drunk driver was deemed responsible for a three-vehicle collision on the Borman Expressway in Gary, Indiana. The reckless driver was a 42-year-old man, and the accident occurred when the inebriated driver began to drift onto the outer shoulder of Interstate 80/94. The man ultimately crashed into a car that was driven by a young, 23-year-old driver, who then collided with another vehicle. 

Although no drivers suffered serious injuries, the incident proved how significant the recklessness of one driver can be to everyone else on the road. If you or a member of your family are injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, it is important to seek legal guidance to determine how you can recover compensation for your damages. 

Drunk Driving Kills 

While many initiatives have made efforts to decrease drunk driving on American roadways, the sheer amount of drunk drivers nationwide continues to be a massive safety concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 10,000 Americans lost their lives due to drunk driving in 2016. In all, the CDC estimates that approximately 29 Americans die every day due to the negligence of drunk drivers. 

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Drunk Drivers Continue to Cause Car Accidents on Illinois Roads

Chicago drunk driving car accident attorneyRecently, a man was charged with a DUI after his involvement in a fatal three-vehicle crash in Schaumburg. Emergency personnel were called to the scene shortly after the accident, and one of the vehicle drivers passed away from injuries hours after the collision. The 25-year-old man was charged with the DUI, and he was allegedly driving under the influence of illegal drugs when he collided with two different vehicles before driving into a field off of East Schaumburg Avenue.  

The tragedy marks just the latest motor vehicle accident involving drugs or alcohol in the greater Chicago area. If you or your family are impacted by the negligent and reckless actions of a drunk driver, finding proper legal representation can help you obtain the legal guidance and financial compensation you deserve. 

DUI Statistics Throughout Illinois

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Conor’s Law, Drunk driving accident, underage DUI accident, underage DUI arrests, Waukegan car accident attorneyDrunk driving is a major, ongoing safety issue on our nation’s roads. Yet while the number of drunk driving accidents and fatalities has been on the decline in recent years, hundreds of people are still killed in these accidents every year in Illinois.

The state’s drunk driving laws aim to address this issue by providing harsh punishments for drunk drivers. One area in which the state hopes to improve safety is in matters involving underage drivers.

Conor’s Law Addresses Underage DUI Arrests

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dram shop liability laws, Drunk driving accident, drunk driving damages, pub crawls, Waukegan car accident lawyerDrunk driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents, and more than 10,000 people die in drunk driving accidents every year in the United States. When you or a family member are injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, navigating the legal system as you seek compensation for your damages can be a daunting prospect. However, a recent case in the Chicago suburbs highlights how Illinois’ dram shop laws may allow you to recover damages from a bar or restaurant that was responsible for a driver’s intoxication.

Pub Crawls and Dram Shop Liability

In February 2017, Crystal Lake resident Lawrence Madigan was killed in a head-on collision with Tyler Stewart, who was driving home after a pub crawl that had taken place in multiple Chicago suburbs, with the participants traveling between bars using Metra. Stewart was also killed in the crash, and according to sheriff’s report, a blood test performed after the accident found that he had a blood alcohol level of .167, which is more than twice the legal limit.

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