The Village of Bellwood, IL is located just 13 miles west of Chicago. Until the early 1890s, the Village of Bellwood, IL was comprised of mostly farmland. The Village of Bellwood was incorporated in 1900. When the Eisenhower Expressway was completed in the 1950s, the population of Bellwood, IL jumped from 8,746 in 1950 to 20,729 in 1960 given its prime commuter location.
The Village of Bellwood, IL is home to a number of stately brick bungalows and Georgian homes. There are also several fine apartments in Bellwood, IL, including Whaley Apartments and Prairieview Apartments. Bellwood, IL news can be found by visiting the website of the Village of Bellwood, IL.
Motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents are the most common type of personal injury claim. Given Bellwood, Illinois’s prime commuter location and its station along the Eisenhower Expressway, Bellwood, IL sees its fair share of auto accidents.
In most Bellwood auto accidents, the injured party must prove that the defendant was negligent in order to obtain compensation for any injuries or damages, such as lost income and medical bills. The injured party, or plaintiff, must show that the defendant’s negligence was the proximate cause of both the accident and the plaintiff’s injuries.
Because the legal and factual issues involved with personal injury lawsuits, such as those involving car accidents, can be complex, a skilled Bellwood car accident attorney like those at Ankin Law Offices, LLC can help guide you through the entire process.
Motor vehicle accidents can happen for a number of reasons – distracted driving, hazardous road conditions, poor weather conditions, hit and run accidents, speeding, just to name a few. Distracted driving is a common cause of car accidents. Illinois law also prohibits sending or reading text messages and emails while driving anywhere within the state. Even when drivers use a hands-free cell phone while driving and both hands are on the wheel, talking on a cell phone alone distracts a driver and can lead to accidents caused by inattentive driving. According to the NHTSA, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers that use cell phones are four times more likely to get into auto accidents that result in injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can occur in Bellwood apartments, hotels, restaurants and other crowded facilities. Slip and fall accidents are covered by the legal theory of premises liability, which provides that the owner or occupiers of a property are liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. Other types of accidents covered by the premises liability theory include: stairway accidents, elevator accidents, falling merchandise, negligent security, and swimming pool accidents.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a personal injury accident, contact our office to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Bellwood personal injury attorneys. We are committed to helping clients with their specific legal issue – whether it be a personal injury lawsuit, auto accident, or workers’ compensation claim.