When driving a car, it is tempting for a driver to think about the actions that will be most convenient for her: taking the shortest route, cutting through a parking lot, or even making a rolling stop at a stop sign if no opposing traffic is present. But in many of these situations, these conveniences taken by drivers may be violations of the traffic code of Chicago or state driving laws. Breaking these rules of the road may lead to a traffic citation or even criminal charges against a driver and the potential punishments will only increase if those actions lead to a car accident.
Collisions do not affect only those who receive traffic tickets for their actions. Rather, anyone who is involved in a crash, whether that person is at-fault or not, may be affected by the accident and may suffer as a result. Car crashes can cause injuries that can be minor or severe and bad car accidents may even lead to the death of some involved. If you are involved in a crash or if your loved one is harmed, speaking with a personal injury attorney in Chicago can help you realize what legal options may be available to you and whether you have a valid claim for your suffering.
Chicago’s many neighborhood unfortunately experience car accidents on a regular basis with no one area being spared the devastation caused by these events. On Sunday at approximately 2:0 p.m., two cars collided in the Back of the Yards neighborhood and the resulting crash claimed the life of one of the drivers.
Police have reported that a 59-year-old man was behind the wheel of a parked vehicle on Ashland Avenue when he decided to attempt a U-turn. Reportedly, that man pulled out into oncoming traffic and placed his vehicle into the path of an oncoming car. The two vehicles collided and the 59-year-old driver of the first car was killed as a result.
In the first vehicle was a 51-year-old male passenger. He survived the crash and was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he received treatment for injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. Four people were inside the second car at the time of the crash but it did not appear that any of them were injured to any serious degree.
When a vehicle is involved, a trip can go from safe to life-ending in mere moments. For those that survive these accidents, the path toward a recovery may be long and may be fraught with anxiety and distress. When injuries affect your ability to live your daily life, the personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. will be here to help.
We have a licensed lawyer standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to take your call and to provide you with a free case consultation without any obligation on your part. When we take a case, we front all case-related expenses and we never charge our clients a fee unless we make a recovery for them. We are standing by now toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575 and we are ready to help you move forward if a car accident has affected you.
Prior Blog Entry:
Head-On Car Accident Kills Elderly Pedestrian in Lemont, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published April 13, 2015.
Man dead, 1 injured in 2-car crash on South Side, by Alexandra Chachkevitch, Chicago Tribune, published April 12, 2015.