Single car accidents happen every day across the state of Illinois and they occur for many reasons. Some are due to the actions or inactions of the driver behind the wheel. Others can be blamed on inclement weather or a poor road design. And still others are properly classified as a failure on some part of the vehicle itself, whether it is a manufacturing error or a design flaw in the car or in a tire.
When a car accident happens, victims may not remember the precise details that led up to the incident. It tends to be up to police, accident reconstructionists, and other experts to determine the factors that led to a collision and whether an error on the part of anyone involved played a role. Where an issue with a vehicle or a component, like a wheel or tire, is suspected, the review can take weeks to months before conclusions are made and may involve the analysis of technical data gathered from a car’s computer systems.
Those these investigations may be lengthy, there is good news for victims who are injured in crashes in the Chicago area. Those victims often do not need to conduct their own reviews or wait until information is finalized to move forward in their efforts to seek relief. Rather, working with a personal injury attorney can help victims obtain payment for their damages like medical expenses and pain and suffering without the injured driver having to fight insurance companies and others every step of the way. Injury lawyers are knowledgeable about how claims are brought and how payment may be received by those who need it, enabling victims to get the relief they deserve when an accident affects their lives.
At this time, authorities are still reviewing the facts that led to a car crash in Bremen Township to determine the cause and who or what may be liable for the harm. Officials have confirmed that the collision occurred around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday on I-80 near I-57 when the driver of the vehicle reportedly lost control. The car struck a guard rail before coming to a stop and catching fire.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and had to free the driver before transporting him to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
If a car accident in Chicago or anywhere across Illinois has left you with injuries, make sure you are informed about your options and all of the avenues towards relief that you may possess. If you have questions, know that the personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. are standing by to take your call and to help you understand your case, regardless of the time of the day or night.
We have a licensed lawyer available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to speak with you toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575 to discuss your collision. We will never charge you for speaking with us initially and we will provide you with a case consultation without any obligation on your part. If we represent you in your case, we will not charge you a fee unless we successfully make a recovery on your behalf, so please do not wait and wonder about your chances for help. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. now and let us get to work for you.
Prior Blog Entry:
Pedestrian Killed in Accident with Two Trucks, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 5, 2015.
Man rescued from burning car in I-80 crash, Sun-Times Wire, Chicago Sun-Times, published August 5, 2015.