As winter sets in on Chicago, drivers may find themselves thinking about vehicular safety a little more often. While safety should be the forefront concern of every Illinois motorist, it is easy to focus on other things behind the wheel and take safety for granted. It may take a near crash or a scare while driving to make an operator focus again on safety. Winter is the season more likely than any others to do this as poor weather conditions combine with driver error to cause thousands of car accidents across Chicago and many more across the state. Even when weather is not a factor, though, crashes continue to happen and continue to leave citizens injured or even killed as a result.
What are victims to do? Trust that an at-fault driver will take responsibility for her actions and fess up to her mistakes? Place their faith in an insurance company to represent their best interests and provide payment for the full value of their claim? Unfortunately, this rarely happens and victims are left to scrap and fight for any benefits they rightfully deserve, including monetary compensation to cover medical bills. Fortunately, Illinois laws protect the rights of victims to seek this compensation and also authorize victims to obtain a lawyer of their choice to help them through the process. Speaking with a personal injury attorney in Chicago may help you understand your options if you have been hurt in a crash or if your loved one was injured or killed.
Prior to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, three vehicles collided in Rolling Meadows, sending one driver to the hospital with injuries. Police have confirmed that a pickup truck and two SUVs crashed near the intersection of Meadow Drive and Kirchoff Road, leading traffic to be diverted from the area. Police have not yet stated whether any citations will be issued as a result of the incident or whether any of the drivers involved erred prior to the accident.
The injured victim was transported to an area hospital for additional treatment where his condition remains unknown.
Car accidents can involve one or more vehicles and can be caused by thousands of different factors. In many cases, it is an innocent driver or pedestrian who is left to pay the cost of the collision because they are the ones who are injured, leading to the need for medical treatment and potentially an extended recovery.
These victims deserve to have their legal rights protected regardless of the claims of an at-fault motorist. At Abels & Annes, P.C., that is what we believe, and that is what we practice on a daily basis. We fight for the rights of those who have been injured and we want to help you if an accident has affected your life.
We offer a free consultation without obligation to those who call us toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575. We understand that accidents can happen at any time so we have a licensed lawyer standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we never charge our clients a fee unless we make a recovery in their cases and we front all case-related costs. If we can help you, call us today and let us fight for the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
3 Car Accident on Lake Shore Drive Injures Police Officer, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published December 15, 2014.
One hurt in three-car crash in Rolling Meadows, by Doug T. Graham, Daily Herald, published December 14, 2014.