Countless Americans drive a vehicle for a living. Whether it is an 18-wheeler, a school bus, a garbage truck, or a taxi cab, there are citizens who spend the entirety of their working days on the roads. And even more drive at some point during their day and while on the clock, adding to the number of employees who use the roads and a vehicle as part of their jobs.
These individuals face a very real possibility of being the victim of a car accident in the Chicago area or elsewhere across Illinois. Unfortunately, the more time any driver spends operating a car, the greater the risk that she will be a victim of a crash. And if a collision takes place, it is possible that the employee who is driving may sustain injuries or even may be killed as a result.
While car accidents are so common that some may be considered a routine part of a big city’s traffic, being the victim of a crash is never ordinary. If you happen to be working at the time a collision takes place, the legal implications of that crash may be much more complicated and you may be left wondering what options you have for help and whether your employer is required to assist in your recovery.