There is always an added risk of injuries and the worsening of them when a victim of a car accident is unable to escape the vehicle on his or her own. Often, this results when the damage done to a car is too severe for a door to be opened or for any viable means of escape to result, necessitating help by passersby or emergency crews to assist those trapped inside get out. Higher speeds and more forceful impacts tend to lead to the type of damage that may pin a victim inside a car and of all the types of collisions that may cause this damage, rollover car accidents may be responsible for the lion’s share.
Rollover crashes in Chicago account for a small percentage of the overall collisions that take place but they are disproportionately responsible for a large number of injuries and fatalities. Many times, when a rollover happens, the forces that impact the side of a vehicle and potentially the vehicle’s roof can cause the paneling on the car to buckle or cave in, making the passenger compartment smaller and preventing victims from escaping. Victims who cannot escape may be forced to wait longer for medical attention which can lead to a worsening of injuries, especially when the injuries involve internal harm, bleeding, damage to the back or neck, or open or closed head injuries.
Victims who are hurt in a rollover car accident in Chicago are entitled to seek relief for their pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, surgical expenses, and any other damages that may stem from a collision if that accident was caused by an error, mistake, or negligence of another driver, a manufacturing company, a corporation, or even a city or state. When in doubt about your rights and options, speaking with a personal injury lawyer can help you sort through your legal case and can enable you to realize what options may exist for you.
Early on Friday morning, a single vehicle was involved in a rollover collision in Lakemoor in Lake County and one man was killed as a result. Police and other local authorities are still trying to determine what caused a car to roll shortly after midnight on Fox Lake Road by the Volvo Auto Museum and they have not stated whether any factors outside of the vehicle may have impacted the accident.
One man was reportedly ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Car accident have tragic results all too often in the greater Chicago area and these collisions cause suffering not only to the victims who are involved personally but also to their loved ones, family members, friends, coworkers, and neighbors. When a victim is injured due to actions of another, the right to seek relief may exist or it may pass to that victim’s surviving family members if the victim loses his or her life.
The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. have helped countless car accident victims seek and obtain payment for their injuries and if you have been hurt or if your family member was killed, we want to fight for you as well. We offer a free case consultation without obligation to all those victims who contact us toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575 and we have a lawyer available to take your call 24 hours a day.
Collisions do not discriminate and innocent victims are harmed in them every day in Illinois. If you have suffered, do not let your anguish continue as you wonder whether a responsible party will stand up and do what is right. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. now and make sure your rights are protected and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
John Kerry Injured in Bicycle Accident, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published May 31, 2015.
Man killed in rollover crash in Lake County, WGN-TV, Chicago Tribune, published May 29, 2015.