As safety and reliability of today’s cars increase, so too does their performance. What has not changed, however, is human reaction times. Because higher speeds translate to higher closing rates, there is less time to react when trouble occurs ahead of you on the highway, or when another vehicle stops short. On highways that go through McHenry and Lake County, it is not uncommon to see drivers operating their vehicles at speeds in excess of 80 mph.

Lack of patience also contributes to the rising number of automobile accidents on our roadways in McHenry County and through Illinois. It is not uncommon for drivers to be talking on cell phones or to be texting and driving, which is a dangerious recipe for a car crash.  Aggressive drivers who try to save seconds by taking ridiculous chances and incidences of road rage are increasing as well. In an environment like this, daily commuters face a high likelihood of becoming involved in an accident not of their own making.

If you’ve been injured in an Illinois or McHenry County car accident, you will most likely need a personal injury lawyer to handle your case.  Even if you haven’t been injured and won’t be making any medical claims against the insurance company, chances are that someone involved in the car crash WILL make a claim.  And the first place their insurance company and lawyer will look for money is from YOU and your insurance company.  Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side can make a big difference in the outcome of such cases.  Mr. Rechenberg also handles Worker’s Comp cases as well, and can get you the money you deserve for your on-the-job or work-related injuries.