IL injury lawyerCar accidents often happen because more than one driver erred. However, if you were less than 50 percent at fault for a wreck, you can likely still recover compensation. If the accident was more than 50 percent your fault, you might be barred from recovering damages under Illinois’ comparative negligence statute. This means that your Will County, IL car wreck lawyer will need to investigate and try to show the court that the accident was less than half your fault. If the court finds that you were less than 50 percent at fault, your compensation might be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you. For example, if you were 20 percent at fault for the accident, you can likely recover compensation for 80 percent of your damages. If there is a dispute over who was at fault for an accident, being represented by a skilled attorney is essential.