The passage of a traffic law doesn't guarantee instant driver awareness or compliance, especially when a law forbids something that was once permitted. Texting while driving in Illinois became illegal in 2010. A lot of drivers apparently missed that news, if results of an Illinois Tollway survey were accurate.
Financial relief is sought by people who file Illinois injury claims. Civil courts cannot undo the harm caused by auto accidents. Compensation is as close as a jury can come to easing the hardships experienced by crash victims and their families.
The way a Cook County patient's body responds to spinal damage is dependent upon the location and type of injury. Spinal cord injuries are diagnosed as complete or incomplete – there is or isn't at least partial sensation below the point of injury. The initial loss of the ability to move or function doesn't mean the loss is permanent.
Fault for a traffic accident may not be isolated to a single vehicle operator. Crash investigations sometimes determine blame is shared. In some cases, fault extends to third parties whose actions or inactions resulted in serious but preventable injuries or fatalities.