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car crash, car accident claims, car accident case, car accident injuries, car accident damagesCar accidents in DuPage County frequently lead to serious personal injuries and substantial property damage. In addition to costing injury victims thousands of dollars (and sometimes much more) in medical bills and auto repair costs, those victims also lose thousands of dollars in lost wages due to the inability to work after suffering debilitating injuries. Generally speaking, if you are injured in an auto accident in Lombard, Illinois, what types of damages can you expect to receive and how do courts make decisions about these damages awards?

Different Types of Damages in a Motor Vehicle Crash in Illinois

In most car accident claims, Illinois law allows a plaintiff to seek compensatory damages, which are supposed to compensate the plaintiff for losses in the auto accident. The statute clarifies that compensatory damages are the combined total of both economic and non-economic damages. These two types of damages are defined as follows:

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b2ap3_thumbnail_wrongful-death-actions-Illinois.jpgWhen a loved one dies unexpectedly in an accident, it can feel like nothing can make you whole again. This is an understandable and common feeling. Illinois law does attempt to make a victim’s family whole again by giving family members the option to file a wrongful death action in cases where the fatal accident was due to someone else’s negligence.

If your wrongful death action is successful, you could be awarded damages for your grief, sorrow, and mental suffering.

Myth #1: Anyone Who Loved the Decedent Can Get Damages

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DuPage County car accident attorneys, intoxicated driverIt is hard to not feel outraged when you spot an intoxicated driver, especially considering how many lives the driver is putting at risk. You may become so irritated, in fact, that you attempt to stop him or her from driving, and thereby keep the driver from doing harm to others. Unfortunately, this Good Samaritan kind of act could actually be just as dangerous. Learn how to appropriately handle an intoxicated driver, and what your options are, should you or someone you love encounter one.

Never Try to Stop an Intoxicated Driver

While it might seem like the right thing to do in the heat of the moment, you should never attempt to stop an intoxicated driver yourself. At best, the actions of an intoxicated driver are unpredictable, and by trying to shadow the driver, pull up next to him or her, or otherwise interact with the driver can increase your risk of an accident. Moreover, these actions can also put those around you at an increased risk for an accident, injury, or death. Instead, if you spot an intoxicated driver, take down his or her license plate number and call the authorities.

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DuPage County personal injury attorney, motorcyclists and lane splittingSpring weather across the nation is luring out motorcyclists onto highways and roads. While some drivers may view motorcycles as a risk or menace on the road, most motorcyclists are law abiding enthusiasts who have chosen a motorcycle over a car for various reasons. Yet whatever the reason, drivers are still wise in being cautious of motorcyclists.

Cars and motorcycles are involved in accidents daily—accidents which can cause significant personal injuries to both motorcyclists and others, in addition to property damage. Moreover, motorcyclists who “lane split,” or travel between actual lanes, can be a risk to themselves and to other cars and drivers.

Data from the California Enhanced Motorcycle Collision Data Project reports that 997 collision-involved motorcyclists, out of 5,969, were lane-splitting at the time of their collision. And while lane splitting may be considered actually safer for a rider, there are those who flout the law and create danger for others.

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DuPage County personal injury lawyer, Illinois car accidentSometimes a car accident is caused by more than one driver’s mistake. When both drivers acted negligently and there is car crash, Illinois has special rules that deal with how damages are paid out. This is called comparative negligence. Sometimes, insurance companies try and use comparative negligence as a tool to pay out less for personal injury claims.

How Comparative Negligence Works

Every state has its own comparative negligence laws. Illinois has what is called a modified comparative negligence law. Under this approach, drivers cannot collect damage unless they are less than 50 percent responsible for an accident. Any driver who has any portion of fault for an accident will have his or her damages reduced. The total amount of damages will be reduced according to the percentage of fault the driver had in the accident. Consider the following examples:

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