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|DUI Traffic Accident
|3 in 10 Americans will be involved in an
alcohol related crash in their lifetime.
Since 1982, both the total number of traffic accident fatalities and alcohol related deaths have steadily decreased
in Illinois. In 2007, about 35% of traffic accident deaths in Illinois involved alcohol impaired drivers. Illinois had
439 alcohol impaired traffic fatalities in 2007.
In 1998, Illinois lowered the legal limit for a driver's blood-alcohol content from 0.10 percent to 0.08 percent. Any
person who now drives in Illinois with a BAC of .08 or more risks being charged with Driving Under the Influence of
In Illinois, over 50,000 people per year are charged with some form of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), whether
brought as a local ordinance, misdemeanor, or felony count. And many of those offenses stem from drivers being
involved in traffic accidents.
While alcohol impairment is certainly correlated with traffic accident involvement, it is not necessarily the cause of a
given crash. In order to assign causality to any factor, such as alcohol impairment, an expert reconstructionist must
believe that absent the factor in question, the accident would not have happened.
Very rarely will only one factor influence a traffic crash. In addition to impaired or negligent driving, failures of
equipment, such as tire blowouts, or environmental factors, such as icy roadways, may also play a role in a
Our accident reconstruction experts will thoroughly investigate all traffic crashes with the intention of identifying all
causal factors in a collision. When our investigation and reconstruction of the accident is complete, our written
expert opinions are presented in a clear and concise fashion.
In June of 2009, NHTSA published new
statistics on nationwide traffic accident fatalities,
including specific references to alcohol impaired
driving deaths. To read NHTSA publication,
please click here.
Illinois DUI traffic crash fatalities and statistics
are maintained by the Illinois Department of
To read about Illlinois crash statistics, please
DUI laws have become increasingly more
complicated over the years. Our expert
reconstructionists have experience in the
investigation and subsequent reconstruction of
alcohol impaired related traffic accidents. To
read the Illinois Vehicle Code Statute pertaining
to Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (625
ILCS 5/11-501), please click here.
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Our lead accident reconstruction expert is also a
certified State of Illinois Crash Reconstruction
Specialist. To learn more about our experts,
please click here.
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