Speeding Accident Attorney in Schaumburg
Traffic Accidents in the Chicagoland Area
Some of the most dangerous intersections in Illinois are in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. 2020 was the deadliest year for drivers in Illinois in 13 years, when fatal motor vehicle crashes rose 16% over those from 2019. Overall, fatalities in car accidents in the state have been on a steady upswing since 2017, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
“Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident” is a crime under 625 ILCS 5/11-601(a) of the Illinois Vehicle Code. Any accident-related offense that resulted in an injury where the injured party was taken to a hospital can result in the suspension of your driver’s license, or even jail time.
What Should You Do if You're Involved in a Traffic Accident?
Speeding makes the road dangerous for both you and every other driver on the road. It reduces a driver’s reaction time and gives them less of a window to avoid obstacles and other vehicles.
The most important thing to do if you’re involved in a car accident is to stay calm. Fleeing the scene can result in you being charged with a hit-and-run, which makes your outcome much more serious by escalating it to a misdemeanor or a felony.
When you are involved in a traffic accident, take the following steps:
- Do not flee the scene: Pull over to a safe place by the side of the road and exit the vehicle
- Check if anyone is injured or in need of assistance: If so, call 911 for an ambulance
- Have a police officer come to the scene and file a report
- Exchange insurance information if there is vehicle damage but no injury
When They Do, Call Gregory Walker
Speeding accidents go through a high level of scrutiny in traffic court and require an attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of Illinois traffic law to result in a successful outcome for the defendant.
When the Law Office of Gregory Walker takes your case, they will examine your situation and build a compelling argument against you being at fault.
When you're accused of an accident, you want an experienced traffic attorney as your advocate. Call the Law Office of Gregory Walker at (312) 604-2250 today.
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