The New Year brings a few new driving laws for Illinois drivers. Scott’s Law, also known as the “move over” law, will require drivers to slow down or change lanes when they are driving by an emergency vehicle on the side of the road. This also includes vehicles on the side of the road with their hazards on. Also, anyone that has been convicted of driving without insurance could have their vehicle impounded if they are stopped within 12 months of their first citation.
The new laws are one step in the right direction to help prevent roadside accidents. Each year thousands of people suffer injuries and death due to roadside accidents that are caused by drivers not slowing down, paying attention or even distracted when driving by vehicles on the side of the road. Sadly, these accidents can be avoidable if motorists are alert and slow down for stopped vehicles. Injuries that are sustained from these accidents can be severe and result in large medical bills, physical therapy needs, lost wages from work, stress, and possible home modifications to accommodate injuries. These are all expensive scenarios and could cost the victims thousands of dollars.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have over a century of experience helping those injured in accidents. We understand that injuries are stressful but believe that finding competent and caring legal counsel doesn’t have to be. Our experienced staff work and communicate directly with our clients while striving to achieve maximum compensation for their injuries. If you or your loved ones have been injured in an accident, contact us for a free no-obligation consultation. We provide free initial consultations at our downtown St. Louis office so call today to start your road to recovery.