An Illinois State Police Trooper was injured in a car crash on Sunday night about 10 miles North of Bloomington Normal, Illinois on Interstate 39, according to CentralIllinoisProud.com. The trooper, Brian Masters, was parked on the shoulder of the Northbound lanes when 19 year old Amelia Delee lost control of her car on ice and rear ended the squad car. She had 4 passengers in her car.
All parties in the accident were taken to St. Francis Hospital in Bloomington, Illinois. The driver was cited by police for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
From an injury lawyer’s view, besides having a job related injury, the Trooper has a civil case against the driver that hit him. There should really be no issue as to liability, and the only issue will be damages. The passengers also have an injury claim against the driver that lost control. Hopefully Delee has good and valid insurance to cover the loss.
David Abels is a personal injury lawyer who represents clients throughout the Chicago area and the entire State of Illinois. Many of his clients come from Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, McHenry County, Kane County, and Will County, as well as nearby towns such as Naperville, Downers Grove, Waukegan, Aurora, Elgin, Evanston, Skokie, Northbrook, Joliet, Arlington Heights, and Schaumburg.
Auto accident lawyers from his law firm handle all kinds of injuries resulting from car accidents, including broken bones, back and neck injuries, and severe burns. They also handle wrongful death cases for families who have lost loved ones because another person was negligent and caused a fatal car crash.