While many car accidents are minor fender-benders that leave behind little more than dents and inconvenience, too many crashes involve catastrophic injuries or death. All such incidents are tragic, but they become even more so when they are the result of the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of other drivers. Unfortunately, a large number of car accidents result in damage and losses that are anything but minor, leaving severe life-changing injuries or deaths in their wake.
According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 40,000 Americans lost their lives in car crashes in 2018, with another 4.5 million people seriously injured in accidents that same year.
The reasons behind these shocking statistics are no mystery. The texting driver who ignores the well-known dangers of distracted driving; the person who has one too many drinks before getting behind the wheel; the fatigued trucker who stays on the road far longer than the law permits – these are just a few of the people whose negligence can turn an uneventful day into an ongoing nightmare.
Car accidents regularly cause devastating injuries. Some will heal with time, while others will leave victims forever changed and facing a lifetime of medical care, rehabilitation, and practical challenges. Those who die in a collision leave behind shocked and grieving families who must find a way to heal and move forward in the wake of a sudden and senseless loss.
In addition to fighting for the families of those lost in a car accident, Kirk Moyer has represented and recovered compensation for car crash victims in Lake County, Cook County, and Chicago suffering from every type of injury, including: