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Being a drunk driving victim is stressful. You can face injuries and emotional trauma. You are the victim of someone elses own unlawful and selfish actions. Illinois law, however, allows victims of a drunk driving accident to seek several types of compensation. Navigating and potentially collecting compensation under these laws can prove a complicated and lengthy process. The attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C., however, can assist in your review and possible claims against the drunk driver and other potentially negligible parties.

Under Illinois law, if a drunk driver injured you or someone you know, you have several potential sources from which to seek compensation for your injuries and damages.

Drunk drivers insurance policyIf you sue a drunk driver for your damages and injuries, the first possible source of compensation is the drunk drivers insurance policy. Illinois law may entitle you to recover for your actual damages and injuries up to the drunk drivers policy limits. This might include recovery for medical damage, personal property damage, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.

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Drunk drivers cause about 40 percent of deadly car accidents in Illinois. While every driver knows that drunk driving is not only illegal but extremely dangerous, impaired people continue to get behind the wheel every single day. Drunk driving increases during the holidays along with drunk driving accidents and injuries, so all people need to know what to do in the event that they are the victims of drunk driving crashes.

First, when you encounter a driver after a crash, make note of any signs of intoxication, including:

  • Slurred words
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As we enter spring, many students are focused on summer and the end of the school year. For many high school and college seniors, this time will mark the end of a chapter of their lives, as they will walk across a stage at graduation and receive a diploma. Graduation is often a time to celebrate both a student’s past achievements and what he or she may look forward to in the future. Unfortunately, too many people have graduation season disrupted by a drunk driving accident.

Young Drivers and Alcohol

With graduation parties often comes alcohol, and this means that some people may make the dangerous decision to drive home after drinking. This practice is particularly common among young drivers, as they may not fully realize the risks of driving drunk. In addition, underage individuals may be hesitant to call a parent or another adult for a ride out of fear they will be punished for being intoxicated. For this reason, there may be an increase in the number of young and intoxicated drivers on the road in the coming months.