An Illinois auto accident lawyer at Abels & Annes has signed on to represent a local resident that was injured in a collision on the West Side of Chicago. The crash occurred in early September, 2010 at the intersection of Washington & Lamon.
Our client was stopped in traffic moving westbound on Washington Street when she was caught in the middle of a four vehicle chain reaction rear-end accident. Another vehicle that was headed westbound struck a second vehicle that was behind our client, and that second vehicle smashed into the her car. The force of the impact then knocked the plaintiff’s automobile into a vehicle in front of her.
At the scene of the accident she started experiencing severe low back pain. She was seen right after the accident at the Oak Park Hospital emergency room. At the ER, she was examined by nurses and physicians, and x-rays were taken.
Over the coming weeks, her pain only got worse. When the pain became unbearable, she was seen again at Rush Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. She has since started going to treatment with an orthopedic doctor.
The accident was investigated by the Chicago Police Department. After interviewing all the parties involved, the defendant was issued several citations, including failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. The at fault driver has since pleaded guilty in traffic court at the Daley Center.
If you have been hurt in a Chicago area car crash, contact an Illinois accident lawyer at Abels & Annes for a free case evaluation at 312-924-7575. There is no attorney’s fee unless we recover for you.