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Kendall County is located in Illinois. It has a population of 131,869. From 2009 to 2013, there were a total of 98 fatalities and serious injuries related to speeding and aggressive driving in Kendall County. While 3 fatalities and 43 serious injuries were incurred on local roads, the state routes saw 5 fatalities and 47 serious injuries. If you were injured because of another driver’s speeding, you should call the experienced Kendall County speeding accident lawyers of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca. We have 60 years of experience fighting for damages for accident victims.

Liability for Speeding Accidents

Speeding accidents make up many of the accidents that cause injuries. These are accidents in which drivers go faster than allowed by weather and road conditions. Typically, they also go over the speed limits set by law. Speeding can hamper a driver’s ability to control the car, and the resulting accident can result in devastating injuries, sometimes to multiple people. In some cases, the accident results in a wrongful death. If you were injured because of another driver’s speeding, you can seek compensation from the party responsible. An experienced attorney can investigate what happened and increase the likelihood that you get a fair settlement or damages award.

All drivers are expected to follow vehicle and traffic laws when they get on the road. They are also expected to use reasonable care to avoid injuring others. If someone fails to abide by this duty, they may cause an accident, and they can be held accountable under a theory of negligence. To prove a defendant’s negligence, we will need to prove: (1) the defendant owed you a duty to use reasonable care, (2) breach of the duty to use reasonable care, (3) actual and proximate causation, and (4) actual damages.

Our lawyers will investigate to determine whether the other driver was speeding. When there’s a police report, the police may include the speed at which you and the other driver were traveling in the report. Sometimes this speed is disclosed in an admission, while in other cases, other eyewitnesses, like pedestrians, other drivers, cyclists or bystanders, may be able to estimate the speed and provide other important information about why the accident happened. There may be other ways to estimate the speed at which an at-fault driver was going. It may be appropriate to retain an accident reconstruction expert who can look at other evidence such as damage to the vehicles, debris, skid marks, traffic cameras, and dashcams to determine the other driver’s speed. Sometimes data about speed and other information can be found in a car’s computer system.

Obtain Damages After a Car Crash

Speeding accidents can result in catastrophic or even fatal injuries. Catastrophic injuries are those injuries that cause permanent harm and change an accident victim’s life irrevocably. These injuries include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, amputations, fractures and broken bones, permanent scarring and disfigurement, internal bleeding, and organ damage. If we can establish liability, our attorneys may be able to recover compensatory damages for injuries. These can include compensation for both the tangible and intangible losses suffered as a result of the speeding accident. Damages could include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Out-of-pocket-costs
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental distress
  • Emotional anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

The nature and severity of your injuries will determine the amount of damages we can recover. If, for example, you suffer paralysis as a result of a crash on I-80, we may be able to recover not only emergency care bills and medical treatment, but also rehabilitation, physical therapy, as well as the amount intended to quantify and compensate for the pain you suffered in connection with the accident.

Consult a Kendall County Speeding Accident Lawyer

You shouldn’t have to go through the consequences of another driver’s negligence alone. If you were injured because another driver was going too fast for weather or traffic conditions, call the seasoned Kendall County speeding accident attorneys of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca to figure out whether you have a viable basis to bring a lawsuit for damages. Call us at 312-724-5846 or complete our online form.