Experienced Car Accident Attorneys in Chicago & Joliet
At Kipnis & Kahn LTD. our car accident attorneys know how a serious injury can change your life forever. We represent people injured or killed in auto accidents throughout Illinois. We are the law firm called upon by families and friends to represent them in insurance claims and lawsuits against negligent drivers when they have sustained injuries in a car crash.
Kipnis & Kahn LTD. knows the physical and economic impact that a car accident has on both in the individual and their family. If you or a family member was seriously injured in a car accident, we invite you to contact our office for a free consultation to address your legal options and rights for a financial recovery.
2016 Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics in Illinois
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, over a 1,000 people were killed in Illinois auto accidents during 2016. From a statistical perspective, Cook County lays claim to the highest number of collisions, fatalities and serious injuries compared to any other part of the State with over 200 fatalities; 27,000 plus reported injuries of which over 3,000 were reported to be significant in nature.
From a national level, traffic related fatalities claimed the lives of more than 40,000 in the U.S. in 2016. When traffic accidents are evaluated from an economic and quality of life perspective, the National Highway Traffic Safety Board estimates these incidents cost our society over $870 billion each year.
Frequent Causes of Car Accidents in the Chicagoland Area
Even with a growing base of car safety technology to reduce crashes, the safe operation of a car still falls on the shoulders of the person behind the wheel. When a person gets behind the wheel, they have a duty to operate their vehicle safely. Should they fail to do so and their negligence results in a crash and people are injured, they are responsible for paying the ensuing damages related to the individual’s injuries.
Despite this clear responsibility, drivers continue to make poor decisions when they operate their vehicles.
2 Locations in the Chicagoland Area — Chicago & Joliet
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111 W Washington St, Suite 1601 Chicago, IL. 60602
54 N. Ottawa St. #B80 Joliet, IL. 60432