Teenagers are sadly associated with a higher rate of wrongful death than any other age group, and it isn't hard to see why. Teenagers are far more likely to engage in high-risk behaviors such as drinking and driving, driving at excessive speeds and engaging in distracting activities while they are behind the wheel. Add to this a pervasive issue with seat belt compliance and overcrowding in vehicles and it is no wonder that these grim statistics seem to recur year after year in Illinois.
Wrongful Death: Aptly Named
That said, there is no excuse for a fatality on an otherwise safe road, and this is why wrongful death statutes exist. The law is designed expressly to provide some measure of damages and support to family members who have lived through a tragedy such as this. Here at Klest Injury Law Firm, we offer a standard of legal care commensurate with the scale of each case, ensuring you and the people you love get the best possible team of attorneys on your side.
Teenagers and Safety
Wrongful death cases that involve teenagers frequently touch on the issue of passenger safety and driver responsibility. Negligent or reckless driving can swiftly lead to catastrophic consequences for more than just a teenage driver; passengers are even more likely to be killed in the event of a major wreck. Whether the problem was DUI, inattention or brazen decision-making, it is essential to build a case that includes the full breadth of forensic evidence, photographic documentation and eyewitness testimony.
Klest Injury Law Firm Can Help
Klest Injury Law Firm has been at the forefront of efforts to protect teenagers and their families for many years here in Chicago. No matter what kind of injuries or circumstances led to that fatality, we are available to give each client compassionate and effective legal counsel from day one. Please call us at 866-264-7639, or fill out the contact form for more information. And remember: We do not take a dime in fees unless we win you money.