Rollover accidents in Chicago are not as common as many other forms of collisions, like rear-end crashes or even head-on collisions, but rollover crashes are likely to cause serious injuries or even death. Though safety advances have made vehicles safer over recent decades, few advances have been targeted at a vehicle’s ceiling or roof, meaning that there is little protection for passengers in the event of a rollover crash.
Victims of rollover accidents are often left with injuries that require medical attention. Some may require surgery or rehabilitative care. If a rollover accident in Chicago occurs due to the negligence of one or more drivers, those victims who are injured may be entitled to seek financial relief through the use of a civil claim. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer can help you understand what legal options may be available to you and whether you are entitled to relief for your damages.
Police have confirmed that a rollover accident occurred in Chicago on Friday, shortly after 4:00 a.m. Two women were inside the sole vehicle involved and both were trapped in the vehicle by the time emergency crews responded. Once they were removed, both victims were transported to area hospitals where their current conditions are unknown.
The accident happened near the inbound ramps from the Dan Ryan and Stevenson Expressways by Chinatown in Chicago and required that the area remained closed for several hours while crews worked to clear the scene.
Car accidents are serious problems in Chicago and across Illinois every year. In 2010 alone, over 280,000 automobile collisions occurred in Illinois, and among those accidents, over 84,000 people sustained injuries. An additional 918 people were killed. But accidents do not simply affect those involved; rather, the impact of a serious crash can stretch to the families of the victims as well.
If a car crash has left you hurt or has claimed the life of your loved one, make sure that you understand what legal options may be available to you, including whether you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer can help you understand whether you have a valid claim for your medical bills and other expenses you have been forced to incur following a crash.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we have experience representing numerous victims of Chicago area car accidents and helping them obtain the relief they deserve. We have a lawyer standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call and to provide you with a free case consultation. Call us today at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575 and let us help you today. All matters discussed will remain confidential and there is no obligation on your part for speaking with us.
If an accident has caused you to incur medical bills, missed wages from work, or will force you to undergo medical treatment, call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you towards a path of recovery.
Prior Blog Entry:
Chicago Chain Reaction Crash Leaves 4 Injured, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published February 28, 2014.
2 women injured in Chinatown feeder ramp crash, ABC 7 News, published February 28, 2014.