Illinois

Illinois is a state in the United States of America. It stretches 385 miles southward from the Wisconsin border in the north to Cairo in the south. The state of Illinois was named after the Illinois Indians. Illinois is strategically located for the acquisition of raw materials and distribution of finished goods, ranks among the top states in terms of export value, agricultural income, and manufacturing value-added.

Legal Statistics

Average Income: Illinois’ median household income is $69,187. In the year 2019, Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.32 times that of females, which is $57,663. Illinois’ income inequality┬áis 0.479, which is higher than the national average.

Number of Attorneys: 63,422 people are involved in the legal industry.

Number of Law Firms: 19,789

Market Size: $20bn

Wrongful death Statistics:

A wrongful death occurs when a person dies as a result of another party’s “wrongful act, neglect, or default,” according to Illinois law. A wrongful death claim can be filed in any situation where the person would have been able to file a personal injury claim if he or she had lived. Between 2004 and 2014, Illinois public hospitals paid more than $180 million in 184 wrongful death suits resulting from patient deaths caused by medical errors.

Here are the statistics of some Illinois wrongful death cases:

The number of Car Accidents: As of July 28, 2020, the majority of crash fatalities in Illinois occur on city streets, accounting for 192 deaths. It may surprise you, but interstate crash fatalities are not nearly as common.

Fatal Car accidents: Many of Illinois’ deadliest car accidents involve the use of drugs or alcohol.

  • Alcohol was involved in 27.1 percent of fatal crashes. 547 of the 657 drivers killed in car accidents were tested, and 37.1 percent of them tested positive with a BAC of 0.01 percent or higher.

Motorcycle accident vs. Car Accident Statistics: In its most recent report, IDOT released a number of concerning Illinois motorcycle statistics that specifically address the prevalence of these collisions in the state, including:

  • Two thousand two hundred motorcyclists were injured, and 119 were killed.
  • Motorcycle fatalities accounted for 11.5 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in Illinois for the year.
  • Motorcycles were involved in 3.1 percent of all Illinois motor vehicle injury crashes and 12.1 percent of all fatal crashes, despite accounting for less than 1% of total statewide crashes for the year.
  • Motorcycles accounted for 10.2 percent of all fatalities in Illinois alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes.

Illinois Bicycle accident statistics:

  • Between 2005 and 2010, there were nearly 9,000 accidents that resulted in injury, with 32 fatalities.
  • Except for one, none of the cyclists who died were wearing helmets.
  • With 1,799 accidents, 2007 had the highest number of all crashes (both minor and serious) during the time period.

Food delivery accident and injury statistics in Illinois:

  • Fatal work injuries totaled 158 in 2019 for Illinois
  • In Illinois, transportation incidents resulted in 53 fatal work injuries, and violence and other injuries by persons or animals accounted for 31 fatalities.

Child Pedestrian Accident statistics: Digging into the numbers, we can see that there were many children injured in these incidents:

  • 4 years of age or younger: 103 injuries and 1 death
  • Aged 5 to 9: 199 injuries and 2 deaths
  • Aged 10 to 14: 316 injuries and 4 deaths
  • Aged 15 to 19: 452 injuries and 2 deaths

Truck accident Injury Statistics: According to Illinois crash data, there were over 19,000 crashes involving large trucks in the state in 2014.

Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics: TBIs were sustained by 108,101 people in Illinois in 2015. 1 699 (12.5 per 100,000) of those injured died.

Number of Lawsuits:

  • Since 2010, the number of civil cases filed in Illinois has decreased by 42%.
  • Since 2003, the number of medical malpractice cases filed in Illinois has decreased by 37%.
  • Between 2010 and 2019, the number of civil cases filed in Cook County decreased by half.
  • Since 2013, the number of asbestos lawsuits filed in Madison County has decreased by 22%.

DUI Statistics: 2018 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data:

  • Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities = 309
  • Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities = 18

Population Growth: In 2019, the population of Illinois was 12.7 million, with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $69,187. Between 2018 and 2019, Illinois’ population fell from 12.7 million to 12.7 million, a 0.544 percent decrease.

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