Famous as the boyhood home of former President Ronald Reagan, Dixon has around 16,000 people, is located about 1.5 hours from Chicago, and is a regional employment hub. It’s also served by a number of major thoroughfares, such as the Lincoln Highway. While residential car accidents sometimes happen, most of the more serious crashes are on these high-speed roads.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a crash, our Dixon car accident lawyers at the office of Tuite Law are here for you. Call our law firm directly today to learn more about our services and how we can help.
Dixon, IL Car Accident Fault Laws
Illinois is an at-fault insurance state, also called a tort state. This means that when an accident occurs in Illinois, the at-fault driver–typically through their liability insurance company–is responsible for paying for damages.
Illinois also recognizes the rule of comparative negligence, which allows a partially at-fault party to collect damages from another so long as the plaintiff’s degree of fault does not exceed the defendant’s. However, while there is no bar to recovery, a plaintiff’s damages award will be reduced in proportion to their degree of fault.
Common Causes of Fault
Car accidents are almost always preventable and almost always are the result of the actions of one of the drivers involved. Common causes of car accidents including things like speeding, driving at an unsafe speed for conditions, failing to yield, driving while distracted or fatigued, driving while impaired, performing an illegal maneuver, or driving aggressively. Our lawyers will investigate your case to get to the bottom of what happened and who’s to blame, as well as collect the evidence to prove it.
Important Evidence in a Car Accident Case
In order to prove the fault of the other party, as well as disprove allegations that you contributed to or caused the crash, you’ll need to present compelling evidence. This is one of the benefits of working with an experienced Dixon car accident attorney–your attorney can handle the evidence-gathering stage of your case for you. Types of evidence that are useful in a car accident claim include:
- Police reports;
- Photographs of the accident scene;
- Eyewitness testimony;
- Accident reconstruction data;
- Vehicle electronic control module data;
- Driver cellphone logs, breathalyzer results, etc. depending on the alleged cause of crash; and
- Video footage of the accident.
When you hire the attorneys at the Tuite Law firm, we will focus on building your case while you focus on your recovery.
Call Our Dixon Car Accident Lawyers Today
If you have been involved in a car accident in Dixon, our experienced lawyers at the office of Tuite Law are here to assist you. You can reach our law firm by phone or online at your convenience to learn more about our team, our approach to representing car accident victims, what your rights are, and how to get started filing your car accident claim. Reach our Dixon car accident law firm online or by phone today at (815) 965-5777.