Why you need a personal injury attorney in Bloomington
With a population of approximately 77,000 residents, the violent crime rate in Bloomington, Illinois is 5.12 per 1,000 residents – just slightly higher than the national median rate. If you live, work, or play in Bloomington, you have a 1 in 195 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. While the city is safer than 29% of cities in the United States, adequate security is still a must for businesses. In 2019, 1 person was murdered, 54 were raped, 57 were robbed, and 284 were reportedly assaulted.
Motor vehicle accidents are another common cause of personal injury and death in Bloomington. While fatality crash rates are lower than those reported in Peoria, Springfield, and Chicago, accidents that cause serious injuries are alarmingly common. Driver, passengers, and pedestrians are often severely injured or killed when they fail to wear their seatbelts, especially when someone is speeding, driving distracted, operating a vehicle while impaired, or driving recklessly in a work zone.
The most dangerous intersection in Bloomington, with 18 accidents in 2019, was Empire Street and Veterans Parkway. Others include Morrissey Drive at Veterans Parkway, Oakland Avenue and Veterans Parkway, Clearwater Avenue and Veterans Parkway, and Washington Street at Veterans Parkway.
Types of Cases Our Bloomington Personal Injury Lawyers Handle
At Strong Law Offices, our Bloomington personal injury attorneys handle the following types of cases:
About Bloomington, Illinois
Located in the heart of Central Illinois, Bloomington is the county seat of McLean County. The city is host to a variety of cultural and entertainment options including, but not limited to: performing arts, theaters, festivals, art galleries, and even a candy factory. It is the only place in the world where beer nuts are manufactured. A booming college town, Bloomington is also home to Illinois Wesleyan University.
With its world headquarters located in the city, State Farm Insurance Company is the top employer in Bloomington, Illinois. Other top employers include electric car manufacturer Rivian, and Country Financial.
The major medical facilities in Bloomington-Normal are BroMenn Healthcare, and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center.
The McLean County Fair, often referred to as the “World’s Largest County 4-H Fair,” takes place every August in Bloomington.
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