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Dolton Car Accident Lawyer 

Car accidents in Dolton can be devastating. Even if you do everything right behind the wheel and pay attention to your surrounding while wearing a seat belt, another motorist’s reckless or careless behavior can result in a life-threatening or even deadly motor vehicle crash. You deserve to seek compensation, and an experienced Dolton car accident lawyer can help.

Get the Facts About Dolton Car Accidents 

What do you need to know about car accidents in Dolton? According to a report from the Illinois Department of Transportation, the following are some key facts and figures about car crashes in the state in recent years:

  • In 2019, there were 312,988 motor vehicle collisions reported to police. In 2020, while much of the state was under stay-at-home orders, reported crashes dropped to 246,752.
  • About 21 percent of all reported car accidents involved injury (about 52,000 collisions).
  • Over 1,000 accidents in Illinois resulted in a fatality in 2020.
  • Speeding was a primary factor in more than 31 percent of all collisions in 2020.
  • In 2020, motorcycle accidents accounted for about 14 percent of all fatal collisions and about 4 percent of all injury crashes in Illinois.
  • Truck accidents in 2020 accounted for about 4 percent of all accidents and over 9 percent of deadly collisions.

Causes of Dolton Car Crashes 

What causes most traffic collisions in Dolton? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the following are some of the most common causes of motor vehicle crashes: 

  • Aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued or drowsy driving
  • Drunk driving or impaired driving
  • Auto defect
  • Poor road conditions
  • Inclement weather

Statute of Limitations in Your Dolton Car Accident Case 

The Illinois statute of limitations (735 ILCS 5/13-202) for most personal injury cases, including most car accident claims, is two years. What is the statute of limitations? The statute of limitations is the period of time in which a personal injury victim is permitted to file a legal claim. With a two-year statute of limitations for a car accident case, an injury victim must file their claim within two years from the date they sustained the injuries, which is the date of the accident.

Typically, unless there is a way to “toll” the statute of limitations (or to stop it from running), once that two-year period is up, the victim cannot file a claim for compensation. Given the short time window, it is extremely important to speak with a Dolton car accident attorney as soon as possible.

Contributory Fault and Your Dolton Car Accident Claim 

What will happen if the court says you are partially at fault for the accident? Under Illinois contributory fault law (735 ILCS 5/2-1116), as long as you are not 51 percent or more at fault for the crash, then you can still recover damages. However, your recovery will be reduced by the proportion of your fault. For example, if the court finds you are 10 percent at fault, your recovery will be reduced by 10 percent.

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in Dolton 

If you or someone you love sustained serious injuries in a motor vehicle collision, you should have an aggressive car accident lawyer in Dolton on your side. Contact The Horwitz Law Group to learn more about how you can obtain financial compensation.

Case Results

$4,500,000.00

for a young lady who was run over by a private waste hauling company while crossing the street.

$2,100,000.00

for a client injured in a 2005 Metra train derailment case.

$2,300,000.00

for a client whose family was killed by a street sweeper that ran a red light.

$1,400,000.00

for a premises liability accident resulting in below the knee amputation.

$1,200,000.00

for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.

$1,197,000.00

for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.

$175,000.00

for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.

$100,000.00

for a client who was crushed between two cars nearly severing off her leg.

$100,000.00

for a client whose son was accidentally run over by her husband as he backed out of their driveway.

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