car accidents

Chicago is routinely cited as one of the worst cities for traffic. If you own a car in the city and drive on a regular basis, you likely have sat in heavy traffic for hours on end. Slow traffic and careless drivers not only cause frustration, but they also can regularly result in car accidents. An accident can delay your commute, and it can also cause you severe injuries that can disrupt your entire life. If you are in a crash, contact a personal injury lawyer in Illinois as soon as you can.

Distracted Drivers

Many drivers try to multitask when they are sitting in traffic. While sending emails when traffic is crawling may seem productive, distractions can cause collisions even at very slow speeds. Distracted driving is a common reason why drivers in Chicago traffic crash into other vehicles.

Aggressive Drivers

Drivers can also become extremely frustrated and aggressive when they are caught in traffic, especially if they are running late. Aggressive drivers can engage in the following:

  • Tailgate
  • Dangerous lane changes
  • Speed
  • Cut other drivers off

Aggressive drivers can also escalate and engage in road rage behaviors, which can be highly dangerous. These include purposefully crashing into another car, threatening other drivers, excessive and distracting honking or flashing lights, displaying weapons, making obscene gestures, and more.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Illinois for Help Today

Car accidents happen regularly in Chicago, and many happen because of the terrible traffic. While you might stay calm, you cannot control the actions of other drivers, and someone may crash into you. When this happens, the law firm of Charles T. Newland and Associates is ready to stand up for your rights. Call 847.797.9300 or contact us online for a free consultation today.