Hundreds of people are killed in car accidents in Illinois every year and tens of thousands of others sustain injuries ranging from the minor to the severe. Any area of Illinois can have a collision but some cities, neighborhoods, and intersections are more likely than others. Chicago has a large population packed into a small area which leads to traffic congestion, hurried commuters, and confused drivers. In turn, Chicago experiences a large number of crashes annually. In other parts of the state, poorly designed roads or intersections may make it difficult for passing cars to travel safely and may lead to an accident, or dozens of accidents for that matter.
No matter who you are, and no matter where you drive, you may become the victim of an Illinois car accident. That collision may leave you with significant damages you did not anticipate from the loss of your vehicle, the need for alternative transportation, medical expenses incurred due to an ambulance trip or emergency help at a hospital, or even lost wages for time you missed from work. If your injuries were more severe, you may need surgery or you may need occupational therapy to help you get back to your pre-injury state. Regardless, it is likely that you were forced to endure pain and suffering due to the crash and that your life has been affected permanently.
The right to seek relief belongs to the victims of these accidents and speaking with a personal injury lawyer may help you understand your options if you have been hurt or if your loved one was injured or killed.
In June of this year, a boxer who trains with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. reportedly was driving Mayweather’s vehicle when a crash occurred in Los Angeles. According to reports, Mayweather’s car and several other vehicles, including a motorcycle, collided in L.A. while Mayweather was on the red carpet for the BET Awards. Three of Mayweather’s children were inside the vehicle at the time of the impact but fortunately none were seriously injured. Mayweather was on the phone with pop star Justin Bieber, a friend and regular member of Mayweather’s entourage, when he learned of the crash, prompting Bieber to respond to the scene to comfort the kids.
Now, reports have surfaced that at least one person outside of Mayweather’s vehicle was injured in the accident and is suing Mayweather as well as the driver of the car for his damages. The lawsuit alleges that the victim sustained injuries to his head, neck, collarbone, ankle, and foot. Legal claims include the allegation that the operator of Mayweather’s car was driving recklessly, speeding in excess of 100 miles per hour prior to the crash, and weaving in and out of traffic. At this time, there has been no official word from Mayweather regarding the suit.
Though this incident took place in California, it is similar to may crashes that happen in Chicago and in Illinois every day. When one driver threatens the safety of others in the area, those who are hurt may be entitled to seek relief. The facts of the accident can determine the types of claims available and who may be held legally liable, whether it is an at-fault driver, the owner of a vehicle, a municipality, or a corporation.
The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. believe that all victims deserve to be made whole when they have been hurt by the actions of another, and if a car crash has left you injured, we want to help you. We offer a free case consultation without any obligation to those who call us toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575 and we are standing by 24 hours a day to take your call.
If you have been the victim of a car accident, do not wait. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us fight for the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Shocking YouTube Video Shows Potential Dangers of Lane Splitting on Chicago Expressways, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published December 11, 2014.
Floyd Mayweather Sued Over Head-On Collision … After Bieber Rescued His Kids, www.TMZ.com, published December 11, 2014.