Illinois auto accident attorneys at Abels & Annes signed on to represent a Wheaton woman that was injured in a collision in December, 2010. The incident occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 355 in Itasca, Illinois just north of Lake Street.
The crash took place when the driver of a Toyota pickup truck became distracted by a vehicle changing lanes in front of him, did not notice traffic slowing down, and rear-ended a Pontiac Grand Am in front of him. This caused a multiple vehicle accident involving 5 cars in total. The Toyota turned sideways in the collison and struck our client’s Chevy Malibu.
Illinois State Police and Addison Rescue responded to the scene of the accident. After interviewing the parties involved, the investigating trooper issued the Toyota pickup driver a ticket for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Immediately after the accident the plaintiff started experiencing neck and back pain, right elbow pain, and thumb pain. The Addison ambulance transported our client to the Glen Oaks Hospital emergency room. There she was examined by ER physicians and x-rays were taken. She sustained a fractured thumb in the collision, along with back and neck injuries.
In the months after the accident, she continued to experience back and neck pain. She underwent follow-up treatment at a Central DuPage Urgent Care Clinic and also saw her primary physician.
The plaintiff has sought help from our office to pursue a negligence claim against the at fault driver.
If you have been injured in the DuPage County auto accident, contact the Illinois personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes for a free, no obligation consultation. There is no attorney’s fee unless a recovery is made. Call 312-924-7575 to speak to an attorney now.