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Decatur, IL Failure-to-Stop Accident Lawyer

Adams County pedestrian and motorcycle accident lawyers for failure to stop

Attorneys for Collisions Caused by Driver Negligence in Macon County, Peoria County, and Sangamon County

Everyone makes mistakes. Unfortunately, some of these errors happen while a person is behind the wheel of a car or truck, and this can lead to dangerous or deadly car accidents. One error that can be especially dangerous is the failure to stop in time to prevent a collision. When a driver does not take the proper care to protect the safety of others, they may be held liable for the injuries that occur as a result. Accident victims should work with an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn the steps they can take to hold a negligent driver responsible for the harm done to them and their family.

The lawyers of Kanoski Bresney have more than 40 years of legal experience, and we understand the legal issues involved in car accident cases and the best ways to ensure that victims are fully compensated for their injuries. Whether you are looking to make an insurance claim, receive coverage for an accident involving an uninsured or underinsured driver, or pursue a lawsuit against a driver who acted irresponsibly, we will provide the legal help you need.

Accidents and Injuries Caused by Failure to Stop

In many cases, motor vehicle accidents occur because a driver failed to slow down or stop quickly enough to avoid a collision. This can often result in rear-end collisions when a driver does not react in time to avoid striking a vehicle in front of them that has slowed down or stopped. Drivers may also fail to stop at a stop sign or red light, leading to T-bone collisions or other accidents involving vehicles traveling through an intersection. Failure to notice motorcycles and stop in time can lead to dangerous motorcycle accidents.

Failure to stop can also lead to pedestrian accidents that result in serious or fatal injuries. This can occur when a driver does not stop at a crosswalk or yield to pedestrians in the road. Bicyclists can also be seriously injured if a driver does not stop correctly or yield the right of way. Drivers who do not stop as required for a school bus can cause deadly injuries to children who are boarding or exiting the bus.

Distracted driving is one of the most common reasons that a driver may fail to stop to avoid an accident. A person who takes their eyes off the road to check their cell phone, adjust the radio, or reach for an object in their car may not notice that vehicles in front of them have slowed down or that pedestrians have entered the road, and their failure to stop can cause serious injuries to others who are involved in a collision. Drunk driving is another reason a driver may fail to stop. The reduced reaction time a person experiences when they are intoxicated by alcohol or drugs can make it impossible for them to stop in time to avoid colliding with other vehicles, pedestrians, or obstacles.

Failure to stop is often a factor in truck accidents. Due to the large size and weight of semi-trailer trucks, drivers must allow for additional time to slow down and stop. Failure to properly judge distances or account for the weight of a truck can cause a truck driver to collide with other vehicles. Speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, driver fatigue, or brake failure may also be factors that cause a driver to be unable to stop a truck in time to avoid a collision.

Contact a Macomb Car Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, our attorneys can investigate your case and determine whether a driver's failure to stop was responsible for your injuries. We will help you pursue financial payments that will allow you to recover from your injuries and address the costs involved in your collision. Contact our office and set up a free consultation by calling 888-826-8682 or 888-U-COUNT-2. We work with clients across Illinois, including McLean County, McDonough County, Springfield, Adams County, Quincy, Tazewell County, Decatur, Schuyler County, Pekin, Peoria County, Champaign, Champaign County, Rushville, Macon County, Bloomington, Sangamon County, and Peoria.

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