Thousands of collisions involving only one vehicle happen in the State of Illinois annually. The numbers surprise many motorists who consider a car accident to be that which involves at least two vehicles, and sometimes many more. But the reality of the situation is that any incident involving at least one car can happen and can lead to devastating consequences for those involved.
Collisions threaten the safety of both passengers and drivers inside of a car as well as anyone else in the area, whether they are in a different vehicle, walking as pedestrians, or even riding a bicycle. Often, victims who are involved in single-vehicle collisions and who are injured are still entitled to the same rights and protections under the law as those victims who are hurt in multi-car crashes but many do not realize this. In the event that a defective part or a faulty component led to a crash, victims may be able to recover against the manufacturer of a vehicle or an errant mechanic who serviced the car. If a crash is caused by the negligence of a driver, victims can recover against that driver’s automobile insurance policy and/or the driver personally. And if a design flaw in the road or an issue with the street’s layout made a collision happen, relief may be possible against a city, state, or municipality charged with maintaining the area. As the facts surrounding a collision are critical to understanding a victims’ rights, it is a good idea to speak with a personal injury attorney if you have been hurt so that you can obtain the full relief that you deserve.
Police in Lake County have confirmed that a collision there on Wednesday claimed the lives of three people involved. The incident happened around 2:00 a.m. near Rollins Road and Lake Shore Drive. While details are not yet clear, authorities believe that the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle, causing it to leave the road’s surface before crashing into a tree.
The impact caused the vehicle to catch fire and the three occupants all lost their lives as a result of the crash.
Officials did confirm that there is a curve in Rollins Road near the scene of the accident but it is not yet clear whether that curve played a portion in the crash or whether the incident was caused by other factors.
If a car accident has affected your life, make sure you get the help that you need. For your convenience, the personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to take your call and to speak with you about your accident and your legal options. We offer a free case consultation to the victims who call us toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575 and we provide the consultation without any obligation on behalf of the victim.
In the most tragic cases where a person is killed in an accident, the right to seek relief may belong to that victim’s family members or loved ones. Though no amount of compensation can ever be adequate in those cases, financial relief can help ease some of the burden left by a loved one’s passing and can help a family move forward after a crash.
If you have questions or if you need assistance obtaining the relief that you deserve, call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and speak with one of our licensed attorneys. We have helped countless car accident victims with their cases and we want to help you with yours so that you get the relief that you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Motorcycle Crash on South Side Leaves One Critically Injured, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 26, 2105.
3 dead in fiery crash in Ingleside in Lake County, by Frank S. Abderholden, News-Sun, Chicago Tribune, published August 26, 2015.