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Illinois Comparative Fault Law

Whether traveling on a road in a car, motorcycle, bus or even on foot, you can quickly become a victim of a road related accident. For any type of roadway accident, you have the option to obtain compensation by pursuing a personal injury claim against the person who was at fault for your injuries and/or that person’s insurance company.

If you fail to resolve the personal injury claim with the at-fault party, you can file a lawsuit  in a court of law to get the compensation you deserve. In order to be successful in any personal injury case, you need to prove that the other party was at fault for your injuries. In Illinois, this means you must overcome the state’s comparative fault laws. Basically this means which party pays for damages resulting from an accident. In some cases, a single party can be totally at fault. In other situations, when multiple parties are found responsible, fault is divided for any personal injuries or property damage.

In the case of a car accident, a driver could absorb liability by committing a moving violation (e.g. running a stop sign or traffic light, driving under the influence, speeding, improper lane change or distracted driving). In another example, the municipality could be found at-fault due a malfunctioning traffic light, a pot hole or even poorly planned roads and stop signs. Or, both the driver and the municipality could share fault for the accident. The portion of fault assigned to the plaintiff adds complexity, as well as, if a municipality is found negligent. In either case, a personal injury lawyer should be consulted.

Roadway accidents resulting in injuries and wrongful death include:

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