In the Chicago area suburb of Bartlett, Illinois, a DUI driver has caused a six car accident, according to Chicagobreakingnews.com. The accident occurred at the the intersection of Illinois Route 59 and Army Trail Road on Saturday night as the defendant weaved in and out of traffic moving southbound in a 1995 Nissan Maxima.
The at fault driver fled the scene of the accident on foot. However, he was quickly apprehended by Bartlett police not far from the accident. He now faces criminal prosecution for felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended license, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and failure to reduce speed to avoid and accident. The defendant was taken into custody and transported to the DuPage County Jail in Wheaton, Illinois.
Often, hit-and-run drivers do not have valid and/or adequate car insurance. If you are the victim of a hit-and-run car accident in Illinois or if you have been hit by a driver who did not have valid automobile insurance, you may still have an opportunity to recover damages caused by the car accident.
In unfortunate situations such as this, you can make an uninsured motorist claim against your own insurance policy. When you are the victim of an automobile accident caused by someone without valid car insurance, your insurance company will pay on your claim to recover for damages and/or personal injuries caused by that automobile accident.
Personal injury lawyers from our firm can initiate an uninsured motorist claim and attempt to negotiate a settlement on your behalf . If a satisfactory settlement cannot be obtained, under the terms of your policy the next step would most likely be to resolve your case in arbitration.
Attorneys from Abels & Annes, P.C. often handle and successfully resolve uninsured motorist claims. If you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident, or if you have been injured by an uninsured or under-insured driver, please contact Abels & Annes at 312-924-7575 for a free consultation.