Holiday weekends are a wonderful time to spend with both family and friends. However, along with the merriment comes the increased likelihood that many drivers are going to choose to operate their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. According to a myfoxchicago.com news report, the Chicago area unfortunately saw its share of fatalities and injuries over Labor Day weekend, with a total of six people being killed and more than two dozen people being injured in car accidents.
The reported injuries and fatalities took place from Saturday morning through Monday night, and occurred in both the city and the suburbs. The accidents involved motorcycles, SUVs, smaller passenger cars, bicycles, and even stolen vehicles. The causes of the accidents ranged from driver inattention to failing to yield at a stop sign to other erratic driving practices. Some injuries sustained were minor, while others resulted in death.
Some accidents involved single vehicles, while others involved multiple vehicles. Some incidents resulted in fiery crashes, while others involved vehicle rollovers. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding each one of these Chicago car crashes, it is likely that negligence of some kind contributed greatly to its occurrence. With the holiday season just around the corner, it is important to remember that safe driving practices not only make the driver exhibiting them safer, but all other motorists on the road as well.
If you’ve been injured in a Chicago car crash, the best course of action involves retaining the services of an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney. At The Bradley Law Firm, our skilled Chicago car accident attorneys will examine the details of your accident and will hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. For more information about your rights as a Chicago car accident victim, please call 800-360-5072. The Chicago personal injury attorneys at The Bradley Law Firm offer free consultations.