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Complete Mercer County, IL accident reports and news.
Accidents in Mercer County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year
In Mercer County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.
When an accident happens in Mercer County, it is important to do the following immediately:
- Remain at the crash scene;
- Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
- Call the police;
- Exchange information with other drivers;
- Get contact information from witnesses;
- Inform your insurance company;
- Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
- Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
- Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.
An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.
After a Mercer County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.
Personal injury lawyers offer a no-cost claim evaluation to help you.
Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential claim. Connect with an experienced Mercer County personal injury lawyer who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about the value of a no-cost legal claim evaluation.
Most recent accident reports
A truck hauling lumber overturned south of Aledo, Illinois, killing the driver.
Police said the straight truck was northbound on Illinois 94 when it went rolled onto its roof near 40th Avenue at about 1:45 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2014.