It is possible that one mistake or one error causes a car accident in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois, but it does not happen as often as many people would expect. A usual crash occurs after multiple factors, either independent or interrelated, combine to create a hazardous or dangerous situation. For example, in more than 50 percent of collisions across the country, excessive speed is believed to be a factor, but speed alone accounts for only a small percentage of all collisions. Rather, speed may be coupled with following too closely, failing to yield the right-of-way, or failing to obey a traffic signal. In other cases, distraction behind the wheel may combine with poor weather conditions or with an unsafe attempt to pass, leading to an accident.
If you have been the victim of a car crash in Chicago or if your loved one was injured or killed, it is possible that you do not realize all the factors that went into the situation leading to the crash. Many drivers who are responsible portray an image of their actions that is more flattering than honest, making it difficult for even skilled experts to understand the crash, including police officers and emergency personnel. Some personal injury lawyers who are dedicated to the representation of accident victims may be able to help you understand the legal implications of your collision and to help you understand your rights if you have been injured. If your family member lost his or her life, the right to seek relief may belong to you, though no amount of compensation can ever be considered adequate in these cases.
Authorities are still trying to sort through the factors that led to an SUV colliding into the side of a house in Arlington Heights on Tuesday. A woman was driving the vehicle with two children inside when the SUV left the road’s surface on Tuesday afternoon and collided with a brick wall of a house near Central and Belmont. The car knocked down numerous bricks and came to a rest partially inside the home.
Investigators responded to the scene and spoke with the driver who reported that she was initially struck by another vehicle, leading to the second crash with the house. Authorities have confirmed that the rear of the SUV was struck by a car that has yet to be identified but they have not concluded that the impact led to the car leaving the road at this time. Their final conclusions will be released upon completion of the investigation.
No one was inside the home at the time of the crash and no one in the SUV was believed to have sustained significant injuries.
In Chicago, car accidents take place every day, and often involve more than one vehicle. Many of these crashes leave people hurt and in need of medical treatment but without the means to obtain that help.
The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. dedicate their practice to the representation of those who have been hurt by the actions of others, including car accident victims. We offer a no-cost, no-obligation case consultation to those who call us locally at (312) 924-7575 or toll free at (855) 529-2442 and you will speak to a licensed lawyer when you call. At Abels & Annes, P.C., we understand that accidents occur at all hours of the day and night so we have someone standing by 24/7/365 to take your call.
If you have been injured in an accident, call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us fight for the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Metra Train Strikes, Injures Boy South of Chicago, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published December 3, 2014.
SUV Carrying Mom, 2 Kids Crashes Into Arlington Heights Home, by Pamela Jones, CBS Chicago, published December 2, 2014.