The laws in Chicago and Illinois are designed to hold those who act in a negligent manner as responsible for all the damages that result. This often comes into play in the context of a car accident, hundreds of thousands of which occur within the state every year. The laws enable the victims of car accidents to seek financial relief through the use of a civil claim for damages, a legal option that is separate and distinct from any traffic tickets or criminal allegations made by local authorities.
The right to seek relief belongs to the victims of car crashes so an at-fault driver cannot block or prevent these claims from occurring. Speaking with a lawyer in the Chicago area who has experience helping injury victims, including those who have been involved in car collisions, may help you understand the laws as they apply to your case, including whether you have a valid claim for relief.
A significant collision occurred in northern Schaumburg yesterday morning at the intersection of Higgins Road and Martingale Road. According to witnesses, one vehicle was stopped at the intersection, waiting for a red light to turn to green. Three other vehicles were in the area when a crash occurred, involving all four vehicles and leaving six people with injuries.
Police and ambulances responded to the scene and evaluated all those involved. The six victims needed additional medical treatment and were transported to area hospitals where their conditions are not known, though all victims were expected to survive. The nature of their injuries have not been disclosed.
Police are still reviewing information related to the collision and are in the process of determining what caused the four-car crash. As the investigation unfolds, it is possible that one or more of the drivers involved will be issued a traffic ticket.
When a collision occurs, it can be difficult to understand exactly who bears the legal responsibility for the crash and the resulting damages. This is particularly true when multiple vehicles are involved and a victim is injured in the crash, thereby making the victim unable to process all the available information or discuss the crash with police officers.
Most collisions result in investigations that can range from hours to months into the facts of a crash and the factors that led to that impact. It can be difficult for a victim to follow all the aspects of an investigation while trying to recover from their injuries. Having an advocate like an attorney can make the process much less stressful and demanding on a victim to seek relief.
The lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. have represented numerous victims of car accidents in the greater Chicago area and we are ready to help you and your family as well if you have been involved in a crash. We offer a free case consultation without any obligation on your part to those victims who call us toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575 and we are standing by 24 hours a day.
If a car accident has affected your life, do not continue to suffer due to the actions of another. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Illinois Had 3rd Most Train-Related Deaths in 2013, Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog, published September 15, 2014.
Schaumburg crash sends six to hospital, by Sally Ho, Chicago Tribune, published September 16, 2014.