This past weekend, a 32 year old man was killed in a single car rollover crash early Saturday on the West Side.
Authorities stated that the man was driving a Mercury Sable northbound in the 3100 block of South Western Avenue at around three in the morning, when he suddenly lost control, causing him to hit a light pole, which resulted in the car rolling over at least once.
According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, the man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he died 30 minutes later. He was the only person in the car at the time of the crash.
The police Major Accidents Investigation Unit is investigating.
Unfortunately, as the large number of one-car accidents in recent weeks has shown, tragic single car accidents such as this one are very common in Chicago. Tired drivers, unexpected hazards in the road, malfunctioning vehicles, and even swerving in order to avoid another collision may potentially be to blame in causing a single-vehicle traffic accident.
Many times we can forget that if we take our eyes off of the road for even a second, we could potentially be leading ourselves towards suffering or causing a serious injury or death. It is these sorts of incidents that state handheld cellphone texting bans are intended to address.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a traffic accident in the Chicago area, you may be entitled to receive damages or compensation related to your claim. For example, potentially recoverable damages include, but are not limited to:
- property damages, including damage to your vehicle
- financial compensation for pain and suffering you endured as a result of the accident
- any work related losses, such as loss of wages or benefits, both past and future
- any resultant disability
- costs related to physical therapy
- funeral expenses (in some cases)
Whatever the nature of the circumstances surrounding your collision, you should contact an Illinois attorney with experience handling car accident cases in order to discuss your rights and any potential legal claims.
Our experienced Chicago car accident lawyers are available any time to answer the questions you may have. We can also help you determine how to best proceed with the filing of a personal injury or wrongful death claim, as the case may be. We have many years of experience in advocating on behalf of clients who have been injured in Chicago and throughout Illinois as a result of a one vehicle accident. Our deep commitment to helping our clients sets our practice apart. Contact our experienced Chicago car accident attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. today. You can reach us by calling (312) 924-7575 or contact us through our website.
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Man Charged with Drug Possession Following Crash with Chicago PD Squad Car, Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog, published April 3, 2013
Pedestrian Killed Next to Disabled Car Near O’Hare Airport, Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog, published April 1, 2013