There are countless factors that can lead to or contribute to a car accident in the Chicago area and they include things like driving while distracted, following too closely, and failing to stop at a stop sign. But a factor that is often overlooked by motorists remains the time and day and the day of the week that a collision takes place. In many respects, it is unfair that a driver faces a higher risk of being involved in a crash simply because when that driver is on the road but statistics prove this risk time and time again. In Chicago, motorists are at a higher risk for accidents during heavily-traveled times, like weekday evening rush hour, and during the weekends. Overnight hours are also prone to crashes as many drivers exhibit dangerous driving techniques at those times.
No one’s safety should be threatened on the roads simply because of the time of day that the person travels yet until these accidents are eliminated, it is a reality that should not be ignored by drivers. If tragedy does strike and a driver or a passenger is injured in a collision, know that those who are hurt may be entitled to seek financial compensation for their losses including any medical expenses incurred. This can be true even if the person hurt was in the same car as the driver who caused the crash or if only one vehicle was involved. To make sure you get a complete picture of your legal rights, you may choose to speak with a personal injury attorney in Chicago to learn about your option as well as who may be held financial liable for your suffering.
Now, police in the Chicago neighborhood of Logan Square have confirmed that an overnight accident caused injuries to at least one person and has triggered an investigation for a fleeing driver who was involved. The crash happened near California and Logan shortly after 1:00 a.m. Wednesday and allegedly began when the driver of a passenger car collided with the rear of an SUV. The impact caused the car to roll over and after it came to a rest, witnesses report that the car’s driver exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. At this time, the male driver has not yet been apprehended.
A female passenger in the car sustained injuries that were believed to be minor and was treated at the scene of the crash. It is not clear whether anyone in the SUV was harmed.
If your life has been affected by a car accident in Chicago or if your loved one was injured or killed, get the facts about your rights and your responsibilities so that you do not lose out on your ability to bring a claim. If you are unsure where to turn, know that the personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call and to help you.
You can reach us toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575 where one of our licensed lawyers will offer you a free case consultation without any obligation on your part. Further, if we represent you in your case, we will never charge you a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf and we will always advance case-related expenses so that you do not have to worry about how you will afford a lawyer.
Our team at Abels & Annes, P.C. believes in fighting for the rights of victims and if you were injured, we want to fight for you. Call us today and learn about your options if you have been hurt in a collision.
Prior Blog Entry:
Chicago Motorcycle Accident Leaves Passenger Dead, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published July 21, 2015.
Car overturns in Logan Square hit-and-run crash, by Luke Wilusz, Chicago Sun-Times, published July 22, 2015.