Hundreds of car accidents happen in Chicago and the rest of Illinois every day. They range from minor collisions to serious wrecks that claims the lives of those involved. In the best cases, no one is hurt in a car crash and everyone can walk away with only damage to a vehicle or vehicles involved. But with an average of more than 700 daily accidents, a number of these collisions leave behind victims with injuries.
In the unfortunate event that a driver’s negligence or recklessness causes a collision that results in injuries, the victims of that crash may be entitled to relief in the form of financial compensation. This can be achieved through the use of a civil claim which belongs to the victims and it is the victims who have the ability to pursue this avenue of relief. Civil claims for damages can help an injured person recover financially for the cost of medical bills incurred, wages missed from work, and pain and suffering endured as a result of the accident. These claims are available to victims whether or not an at-fault driver was cited in an accident or whether the responsible individual was found guilty for his or her actions in a traffic or criminal court of law. Speaking with a lawyer who handles car accident cases on behalf of victims may help you understand whether you have a valid claim and whether you may be entitled to relief.
Police in Crystal Lake were notified of a collision yesterday evening and responded to the scene of the crash on Pyott Road, south of Rakow Road. When they arrived, police determined that three vehicles were involved in the incident and that the crash was seriously, leaving many victims in need of medical help.
It appears that a Toyota was driving southbound shortly before 6:00 p.m. when the driver of the Toyota crossed into a lane designated for northbound traffic only. The Toyota collided with a northbound Honda which caused the driver of the Honda to lose control and strike a Chevrolet, which was also driving northbound.
The driver of the Toyota sustained life threatening injuries and was transported by emergency medical personnel to Centegra-Northern Illinois Medical Center for treatment but the driver’s current condition is not known. The driver of the Honda was too badly injured and died as a result of the crash. The driver and a passenger of the Chevrolet were both injured and transported to Sherman Hospital but officials stated that both were expected to survive.
Police are still investigating the incident and trying to determine the factors that led to the crash, including whether the Toyota crossed the center line, and if so, what led to that driver’s actions. In addition to reviewing evidence at the scene, police officers were also attempting to speak with witnesses who may have additional information regarding the collision.
If you have been hurt in a car accident in Chicago or if your loved one has been killed, know that you may be entitled to financial relief for your damages. Each accident is unique so you should speak with a knowledgeable attorney to make sure you understand your legal options and rights if you have been involved in a crash.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we believe that all victims deserve to have an advocate on their side, fighting for their rights if they have been hurt due to the actions of another. We offer a free case consultation without any obligation to all those who have been injured and who call us toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575. We have an experienced, licensed lawyer standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call so that you can get the answers you deserve, whenever you need them. If an accident has left you hurt, make sure your interests are protected. Call us today and let us help you.
Prior Blog Entry:
Pedestrian Killed At Scene of Earlier Truck Accident, Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog, published April 25, 2014.
Crystal Lake crash leaves 1 dead, 3 hurt, Chicago Tribune, published April 29, 2014.