On March 20, 2015, Joliet resident Mark Cipolla was struck and killed while standing on the northwest corner of the intersection of Hickory Street and Western Avenue in Joliet by two drivers who were both driving under the influence.
Mark W. Mathys of Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid recently obtained a $650,000 settlement for a family of a man who was killed in a drunk driving accident in DuPage County.
Across the country, millions of Americans will hit the road for the Thanksgiving weekend. Unfortunately, the increase in drivers also means an increase in car accidents. If you are injured by another driver in a car accident, contact a car accident personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your claim.
A drunk driver caused a head-on collision while traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway near North Avenue on November 16, 2014. Authorities say that the crash happened at 3:50 am Sunday morning. The wrong-way driver was reported to be a male operating a Toyota Camry, and was charged with driving under the influence.
A drunk-driving car accident on October 16, 2014 at 95th Street and Wildcat Way in Naperville, Illinois left at least 1 person injured. The accident occurred at 11:18 p.m. across the street from the Neuqua Valley High School campus. Paramedics and firefighters had to remove the injured driver from his totaled vehicle before taking him to Edward Hospital for treatment. According to reports, the driver smashed his head on his windshield but his condition is unknown at this time.
If you were injured in a car accident by a drunk driver, you have the legal right to recover money damages for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement and future medical care. You may also be able to collect "punitive damages", which are additional money damages due to the drunk driver's reckless or "willful" conduct of driving while intoxicated and harming you. You have the same rights if you were injured by a driver who was under the influence of drugs or other illegal substances.
Fatal motor vehicle accidents spike on many major holidays in the U.S., including the Fourth of July. Some of the main reasons are fairly obvious. In part, the increase in accidents happens simply because more vehicles are on the roads. AAA expects 40.8 million people to travel more than 50 miles as they celebrate the day with family and friends.