Chicago Attorney for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident
Traffic Violations Lawyer Serving Cook and DuPage County
Car accidents happen all the time. Road conditions, bad weather, and unforeseen obstacles, such as an animal in the road, can all factor into why an accident occurred. In Illinois, even if you are driving at or below the posted speed limit, and are involved in an accident, you may still be ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Normally, the police arrive after the accident occurred. Upon gathering information about what happened, the officer will then decide to issue a ticket for this offense or not. The officer’s determination is subjective and can often be challenged at trial.
Mr. Moretti is an experienced Cook County and DuPage County traffic violations lawyer with 21 years of experience. Mr. Moretti will give you and your case the personal attention you deserve. He will review the case, including the charges filed against you and the reports and statements from the accident. He will then prepare an aggressive defense strategy based on your individual case to help you get the most favorable outcome possible.
Failing to Reduce Your Speed
While driving in Illinois, you are expected to decrease your speed as necessary to avoid colliding with any person or vehicle. If you rear-end a car and receive a ticket, you should speak with an experienced lawyer. The State is required to prove:
- You were driving on a public highway,
- That you struck another car or person on the highway, and
- That when you did strike the other car or person it was because you were not using “due care” while driving.
When deciding whether or not to write a ticket, a police officer will consider the following factors: was someone not using due care, was the accident avoidable, or were there extenuating circumstances that caused the accident.
It is important to contact an experienced attorney any time you are involved in an accident, even more so if you were given a citation by the police officer on the scene. A ticket for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident can lead to fines, points on your license, increased insurance premiums, and subjecting yourself to a possible civil lawsuit if you are convicted.
Contact a Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident Attorney
Mr. Moretti will work to get you the most favorable result possible. He has received verdicts of not guilty, had charges dismissed, and amended. Mr. Moretti has gained the respect of prosecutors, judges, and local court personnel due to his knowledge and effective work with his clients.
If you have been received a citation for failing to reduce your speed to avoid an accident in Cook or DuPage County, contact Moretti Law, P.C. today at 312-861-1084 for a complimentary consultation. Moretti Law, P.C. has three offices conveniently located in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Oak Brook.