When a car and a semi truck collide in an accident, there is almost always significant damage done to the car. Often, the truck sustains damage as well but usually not as much as the car. That is because a passenger car is smaller, lighter, and lower to the ground than a semi, increasing the chances of damage to the car when a crash does occur.
But damage to a vehicle is not the only loss that results from a semi truck collision in Chicago. These crashes can cause injuries or even death to those involved and can leave victims to pick up the pieces once the dust settles. In addition to medical and surgical bills that result, a victim may lose wages while missing time from work and might suffer from significant pain while recovering from injuries. When that happens, the victim may be entitled to financial relief for his or her losses. Speaking with a lawyer who handles semi truck accident cases on behalf of those hurt in collisions may help you understand the legal implications of your case and whether you have a valid claim.
An early morning collision occurred in Bensenville this morning and left a driver in critical condition. Police in the area were called to respond to the scene of a crash between a car and a semi truck on Thorndale Avenue around 4:30 a.m. today. Upon arrival, police determined that one person was inside the car and that the driver was in critical condition following a rear-end crash. Medical personnel transported the driver to an area hospital for treatment but the driver’s current condition is not known.
The driver of the semi truck was not injured in the crash and was at the scene when police arrived. At this time, the investigation is still ongoing and police are trying to determine what led to the driver of the car striking the semi truck. It is not known whether anyone involved acted in a negligent manner or whether tickets will be issued in this case.
When a collision occurs, it is often the result of an error or mistake on the part of one or more drivers involved. Whether it is speeding, driving while distracted, or failing to yield the right-of-way, drivers in Chicago make mistakes every day that lead to collisions. These drivers may face traffic or criminal charges by local authorities but that may not be the end of the legal responsibility.
At-fault drivers can also be held liable for the injuries that result to the victims of a crash. The lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. dedicate themselves to the representation of those who have been hurt by others and they offer a free case consultation to all those injured in an accident. We are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to take your call and to help you get the answers you need, whenever you need them. Call us today toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575 and let us help you get the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Pedestrian Dies Following Collision in Skokie, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published April 30, 2014.
One injured in Bensenville crash, by Andrew Zuick, Chicago Tribune, published May 1, 2014.