All drivers in the Chicago area should remember that car accidents can happen at any time on the road. While approximately 40 percent of crashes happen at intersections, those are far from the only locations where impacts take place as vehicles driving straight on roads, in parking lots, and on expressways may also experience a collision. Some types of collisions are more likely at points other than intersections including sideswipe car accidents and back over crashes.
Regardless of how an accident takes place, it is possible for those involved to be injured or to otherwise suffer, potentially causing significant damages. When a car accident in the Chicago area causes harm like this, victims of that crash may be protected by local and state laws that enable them to seek relief. Generally, relief can be obtained in the form of monetary payment for the harm that happened due to the accident and can vary as a result from case to case. Whether you incurred medical expenses, suffered pain and inconvenience, or even missed time from work due to your injuries, you may have a valid claim for your harm and speaking with a personal injury attorney can help you understand what rights may be protected after your crash.
Now, police in Chicago have confirmed that a car accident happened on Thursday evening and that one man lost his life as a result. Prior to midnight, two vehicles collided for reasons that are not yet clear in the area of the 5200 block of West Devon Avenue. At this time, officials believe that both cars were traveling in the same direction.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and evaluated those involved. A 66-year-old male driver of one of the vehicles was in critical condition and was transported to an area hospital; unfortunately, the harm he suffered was too extreme and he died as a result of the crash. It is not clear whether anyone else was injured in the accident.
If you have been hurt in a car crash or if your loved one was injured or killed, make sure your interests are protected by retaining a personal injury lawyer today. For your convenience, the attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575. We offer all injured victims a no-cost, no-obligation case consultation when they call us and we keep everything discussed during the initial call confidential.
If you need help or you are looking for answers, call Abels & Annes, P.C. today.
Prior Blog Entry:
Three Injured in Semi-Truck Crash on I-94 in Deerfield, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 13, 2015.
Man killed in car crash on Northwest Side, by Alexandra Chachkevitch, Chicago Tribune, published August 14, 2015.