About Schaumburg, Illinois
The village of Schaumburg Illinois is one of Chicago’s northwestern suburbs. Its already challenging traffic problems are exacerbated by its densely populated community of more than 75,000 residents, major local businesses and its proximity to the downtown metropolitan area. Six traffic fatalities occurred in 2012 on Interstates 90, 72 and 390, and on local streets including West Schaumburg, North Meacham, and West Wise Roads.
Schaumburg is a part of the Chicago area Golden Corridor, a nickname for the gold-mining of economic profits enjoyed by local area communities. During most daylight hours on business days and weekends, the village’s streets are crowded with commuters heading to work, airports, universities, colleges, hospitals, commuter train stations and local shopping centers. Due to the high number of filed claims and lawsuits, Schaumburg car accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC know that the community has a higher than normal rate of traffic accidents.
Dangerous Schaumburg Roadways Where Auto Accidents Occur
In the late 1990s, Schaumburg garnered national attention when State Farm Insurance named the junction of Roswell Road and Golf Road as one of the ten most dangerous intersections in the United States. In fact, the crossroad ranked third worst in the nation. Little has been done by authorities to change its designation in recent years. More than 200 accidents still occur at the junction every year. Unfortunately, it is not the only dangerous intersection in the community.
In April 2012, a village resident lost his life in a motorcycle accident occurring on the Hanover Park and Schaumburg border. The incident occurred close to the Wise Road and Irvington Park intersection near the Park Plaza Shopping Center. Police officers were baffled as to how the accident happened but stated that no other vehicle appeared to be involved.
A Northwest suburban woman lost her life, and a man suffered serious injuries, in March 2014 when an SUV collided with a car at an intersection in Schaumburg. The crash happened when the automobile turned left onto northbound Mitchell Boulevard from eastbound Irvington Park Road, closing the intersection for hours as accident investigators managed the scene.
In June 2014, a 52-year-old driver suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run event at the corner of Cranbrook Drive and Wise Road. EMT responders transported the victim to the Elk Grove Village Alexian Brothers Medical Center with a severe head injury.
A 23-year-old biker died the following month in a deadly motorcycle crash that involved a collision with an automobile at the intersection of Hartford Drive and Rosell Road. The Hoffman Estates resident was pronounced dead at the accident scene at midday, and EMT transported the female driver to the local hospital. Just one month later, a man lost his life after crashing his GMC Yukon Denali SUV into a concrete median on Interstate 290. The driver was pronounced dead at the accident scene, which remained closed for hours as officers conducted their investigation.
Deadly Schaumburg Car Accidents
Unfortunately, the men who lost their lives in two separate Schaumburg motorcycle accidents are not isolated incidences. Bikers are potentially at risk of being involved in an accident at a rate 26 times higher than occupants in passenger vehicles. In 2013, over 4300 motorcyclists died in accidents nationwide. This is because the biker has significantly less protection to shield their body in an accident compared to riding in a truck, car or commercial vehicle. Most passenger vehicle/motorcycle related accidents are the result of two specific causes including:
- Driver Error – Many drivers fail to detect motorcycle riders until the bike is close to their vehicle. In many incidences, the reaction time comes too late to prevent the collision. These mistakes often involve distraction from loud music, texting or talking on cell phones along with fatigue, intoxication, driver inexperience, road rage and reflex delay due to a handicap or the driver's older age.
- Traffic Law Violation – Numerous motorcycle accidents involve traffic violations where the biker or other motorist fails to yield the right-of-way or makes illegal lane changes, travels too fast or fails to yield at traffic controls including signals, stop signs and yield signs.
Injuries suffered by motorcyclists are usually classified in two specific categories including soft tissue injury and hard injury. Soft tissue injuries often involve lacerations, contusions, and abrasions along with torn ligaments, strain muscles, and whiplash. Hard injuries are classified as internal bleeding, spinal cord injury, brain trauma, organ damage or extensive burns caused by the motorcycle manifold, exhaust or engine. In many incidences, the motorcyclist breaks bones in the face, hands, legs, pelvis, and wrists.
Filing an Injury Claim For a Schaumburg Car Accident
Vehicle accidents are a common occurrence in the Chicagoland area on highways and side streets. Every motorist faces daily challenges, frustrations, and delays from road construction in traffic jams. Overcrowded, congested roadways often lead to automobile accidents with injuries and fatalities.
If you have suffered severe injuries or lost a loved one from a collision, crash or accident in Schaumburg, you will likely need to file a claim for monetary compensation. Having an experienced Schaumburg car accident attorney can help. Your lawyer can ensure you receive full financial recovery for all of your losses, damages, and injuries, especially if the accident was caused by the reckless, negligent or intentional actions of another driver.
Legal representation from a competent personal injury attorney can ensure that you receive full recompense to pay for all of your medical bills, hospitalization, ambulance transportation, physical therapy, rehabilitation, lost earnings, loss of future earned income, disfigurement, disability, pain, and suffering.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC at (888) 424-5757 work exclusively on wrongful death lawsuits and personal injury claims. Our Schaumburg car accident lawyers provide the highest level of legal representation. We work directly with you to negotiate an acceptable out of court settlement or take your case to trial to obtain a jury award. Our experience and comprehensive understanding of Illinois tort law ensure you will receive the compensation you deserve for your losses. We provide a speedy investigation of your accident and gather all evidence to build a solid case for recompense.