In Chicago, Illinois a local resident was seriously injured in a hit-and-run auto accident on the North Side this past Thursday. She has retained Abels & Annes, P.C. to represent her.
The car crash happened at the intersection of Bryn Mawr and Luna. As the Chicago resident was driving across the intersection she was hit by a vehicle traveling in excess of 60 mph in a residential area. The force of the impact flipped the victim’s car.
While our client was wearing her seatbelt, her window was rolled down and when her car rolled over her forearm was dragged on the pavement. She will likely have disfiguring scars covering much of her arm. She also sustained a wrist injury. She was taken by ambulance to a local emergency room and she is having follow up treatment with a medical doctor in Arlington Heights. She also plans on consulting with a plastic surgeon.
After the accident, the at fault driver fled the scene on foot. The Chicago Police Department is investigating the collision. They were able to determine who owns the vehicle, but they do not yet know who was driving at the time of the occurrence.
This type of Chicago car accident illustrates why it is so important to have auto insurance with significant uninsured / underinsured motorist coverage. While the police know who owns the other car involved, the driver was likely not insured. When a hit-&-run driver flees the scene of an accident, it has been my experience that they usually do not have insurance. Fortunately, our client has decent auto insurance. If it ends up that the defendant is uninsured, the plaintiff’s auto insurance carrier will pay on the injury claim.