DUTY OF CARE – DRIVER OF VEHICLE

The law states that every driver of a motor vehicle has a duty, before and at the time of any occurrence, to use ordinary care for the safety of the person and property of others. What that means is that every driver has the duty to be free from negligence.

This duty imposes a legal obligation upon every driver of a vehicle as far as how they should drive. When a driver does something to violate this legal duty, it is called “negligence”.

For example, drivers must not travel the wrong way down a one-way street. Also, they must keep a proper lookout for other vehicles on the roadway.

The latest from our blog...

Motorcycles Are Everywhere

Summer is in full swing and that means more motorcycles on Illinois roadways. Many motorcyclist enthusiasts say it is the feeling of the open road all around them that attracts ...

Read more...

AAA Study: Hangover Effect of Distracted Driving

The dangers of distracted driving have been well publicized. Laws have been enacted, as well as hundreds—if not thousands—of safety campaigns produced alerting drivers of just how deadly this driving ...

Read more...

Drunk Driving Crashes and Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Summer is here and that means lots of cookouts, family get-togethers, beach days, and vacations. At many of these social gatherings alcohol is served, and all too often, drivers make ...

Read more...

Successful Cases

More Settlements

James A. Payonk, Jr.

~ Attorney at Law ~

10705 W 159th St.
Orland Park, Illinois 60467

(708) 633-6005