Mallory Paul Injured In Jo Davies County Car Accident By Lake Road and Apple Canyon Road
Personal Injury - November 28, 2022
Mallory Paul, of Bloomington, Injured In Jo Davies County Collision Near The Intersection of Lake Road and Apple Canyon Road
JO DAVIES COUNTY, ILLINOIS (November 27, 2022) – One person identified as Mallory Paul was injured in a Jo Davies County car accident by Lake Road and Apple Canyon Road.
Jo Davies County officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:32 p.m. on Wednesday. Mallory Paul was making a left turn from Lake Road when she was hit by a driver that disobeyed a stop sign.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Police issued a citation to the driver that hit Mallory Paul for disobeying a stop sign.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Jo Davies County Car Accidents
Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. A large number of collisions are due to drivers that disobey traffic rules. According to the IIHS, “There were 35,766 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2020 in which 38,824 deaths occurred. This resulted in 11.7 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.34 deaths per 100 million miles traveled.” There are many factors that could contribute to a car accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-1204, any person approaching a stop sign must stop at the intersection and continue to yield the right of way until it is safe to proceed. Any person that is involved in a collision after disregarding a stop sign could be held liable for the crash through the doctrine of negligence per se. Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Many accident victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after a collision. It is common for car accident survivors to suffer from long term PTSD or other psychological injuries. Victims of car accidents are protected by a number of rights. They do have the ability to recover damages through a civil claim if that is what they choose.
Investigating A Jo Davies County Car Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to Mallory Paul. It is our sincere hope that she will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Jo Davies car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.