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Lake County drunk driving accident lawyer

Here in the state of Illinois, every year, thousands of drivers make the reckless and dangerous decision to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drinking during or prior to operating a motor vehicle can severely impact a person’s reaction time, vision, and decision-making. Due to the inherent dangers of drunk driving, law enforcement officers throughout the state are constantly on the lookout for inebriated drivers. 

If you or a loved one were injured in a collision with a drunk driver, you deserve injury compensation for any medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In the event of an accident, speak with an attorney immediately. 

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dram shop liability laws, Drunk driving accident, drunk driving damages, pub crawls, Waukegan car accident lawyerDrunk driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents, and more than 10,000 people die in drunk driving accidents every year in the United States. When you or a family member are injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, navigating the legal system as you seek compensation for your damages can be a daunting prospect. However, a recent case in the Chicago suburbs highlights how Illinois’ dram shop laws may allow you to recover damages from a bar or restaurant that was responsible for a driver’s intoxication.

Pub Crawls and Dram Shop Liability

In February 2017, Crystal Lake resident Lawrence Madigan was killed in a head-on collision with Tyler Stewart, who was driving home after a pub crawl that had taken place in multiple Chicago suburbs, with the participants traveling between bars using Metra. Stewart was also killed in the crash, and according to sheriff’s report, a blood test performed after the accident found that he had a blood alcohol level of .167, which is more than twice the legal limit.

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