A Chicago rollover auto accident killed a 19 year old last Friday night on the Dan Ryan Expressway, according to several news sources. The accident happened at the Cermak exit near Chinatown just after 10 p.m.
The van in the Cook County motor vehicle accident reportedly had numerous occupants and Maria Hernandez, 19, was killed when the driver, age 27, lost control, rolled over and ejected Hernandez from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead shortly after the auto accident at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
Illinois State Police have charged the driver with DUI, no insurance and no seat belt. The State Police indicate the DUI will be upgraded to a felony.
Four other passengers were taken to Michael Reese Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
From a personal injury lawyer‘s perspective, all of the injured occupants in the van have an injury claim against the driver, but the problem here is he appears to have been uninsured. If the driver had no insurance, each injured passenger has the right to make an uninsured motorist claim on their own insurance policy, assuming they each had their own policy.
These comments were posted by David Abels & Associates, P.C., a personal injury law firm that represents clients throughout the Chicago area and the entire State of Illinois. Many of our clients come from Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, McHenry County, Kane County, and Will County, as well as nearby towns and neighborhoods such as Burnham Park, Hyde Park, Jackson Park, Bridgeport, Burbank, Evergreen Park, Chicago Ridge and Dolton.
Accident lawyers from our firm handle all kinds of injuries resulting from car crashes, including fractures (some that require surgical repair), back and neck injuries, and head injuries. They also handle wrongful death cases for families who have lost loved ones because another person was negligent and caused a fatal motor vehicle accident.