With the elderly living much longer on account of better healthcare and increased quality of life, chances are you may be driving next to a senior citizen at one point during your commute. The elderly, needing to regain a sense of control and independence, may choose to drive themselves wherever they go, and while this may be a bad idea, it may help with their ability to want to become autonomous and make it less likely that they will be checked into a senior citizen home by their loved ones. As individuals age, their eyesight, cognition and reaction time all diminish, making it more likely for them to make mistakes and cause accidents on our roads. That said, the age of the driver doesn’t absolve them of liability: if you were injured by an elderly driver, you have every right to file a legal claim in order to recover money damages, and we’re here to help you with that.
Are you looking for a best elderly auto accident injury attorney? Please call us NOW at (773) 673-9861 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. The experienced auto accident injury lawyers at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience helping individuals just like you get the compensation they are duly owed after getting injured by negligent drivers. What makes us unique is the fact that we have litigation experience where we’ve tried over 70 cases over the years in front of a Judge or jury and won. Most law firms rely on insurance company negotiations, which usually nets the plaintiff a fraction of the compensation. on top of having a bilingual staff (hablamos Espanol), we also take on cases on contingency fee basis, which means that there are absolutely NO UPFRONT FEES during any point in the processing of your case. Regardless of your location in the country at the moment, we can help: please call us NOW at (773) 673-9861 to learn more about your legal options: the call is 100% FREE!
The elderly are more likely to cause accidents because:
- They may not be able to accurately make out road signs
- Out of an overabundance of caution, they may drive way below the speed limit
- They may forget to use their indicators or check the rear-view mirror
- They may be heavily medicated as they get behind the wheel
- They may suffer from joint and mobility issues, slowing down their reaction times.
Accidents Cause by Elderly Drivers – Start Here
Every driver owes you something we legally call duty of care. That is to say, they are required to exercise caution and mindfulness while using the road in order to ensure your safety. Negligence usually breaches this duty of care, thereby causing accidents. If an elderly individual caused your accident, don’t make excuses for them: call us NOW at (773) 673-9861 and let us handle the potential claim. You may be able to recover a number of things such as property damage, lost wages, cost of present and future medical care, loss of consortium, and legal fees. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.