Any type of car accident can be threatening to the safety of those involved. Annually, Chicago sees thousands of collisions that cause injuries and many that even cause death, whether they take the form of a rear-end accident, a head-on collision, a pedestrian crash, a motorcycle accident, a sideswipe, a T-bone impact, or another form. Though any type of impact can cause serious harm, some collisions are more likely than others to leave devastation in their wake. Among them are rollover accidents, a relatively rare type of crash but one that is responsible for a disproportionately large number of injuries and fatalities.
It can be very difficult to fully analyze a rollover accident and determine what caused the crash and whether anyone involved played a role. Police in the Chicago area may try to recreate the incident to determine the factors that contributed to the crash but it can be difficult and many times, victims may not remember the accident itself. Rollover collisions have two primary causes – tripped and untripped – but within those classifications, hundreds of things can lead to an accident. From an initial impact with a secondary vehicle that then leads to a rollover to a simple blown tire that causes a vehicle to roll out of control, these crashes continue to happen and to threaten the safety of Chicago motorists.
In many cases, the legal options that stem from a rollover car accident in Illinois enable those who are hurt or the surviving family members of victims who are killed to obtain financial compensation as a result of the losses, though no amount of money could ever be considered adequate when someone loses a life. Speaking with an attorney who handles personal injury cases can help those victims realize what options they have and whether a claim is possible for them.
Shortly after 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, a 53-year-old man lost his life in a rollover accident in Kirkland. Facts are still being revealed at this time but authorities have confirmed that the man was driving on Baseline Road near Irene Road when his vehicle left the road’s surface. Reportedly, the man attempted to over-correct and the second action caused the car to roll, leading to a single vehicle accident that claimed the man’s life.
Police are still trying to determine what caused the man’s vehicle to veer off the road initially and whether any outside factors played a roll.
If you have been the victim of a rollover car accident in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs and you have questions about your options, call the personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us provide you with a free case consultation without obligation. We have a lawyer available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575. At Abels & Annes, P.C., we believe in fighting for the rights of victims and we never represent insurance companies.
If you are looking for help or simply want answers, please do not hesitate to call us now.
Prior Blog Entry:
Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Evanston, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published June 10, 2015.
Man, 53, killed in rollover crash in DeKalb County, by Jordan Owen, Chicago Sun-Times, published June 11, 2015.