Car accidents are the largest cause of accidental death among older teens in the nation. But teens are not the only ones at risk of death or an injury in a car accident as adults, young children, and the elderly are all injured every year. Many of those injuries occur in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs as Illinois experiences hundreds of thousands of car accidents annually.
When an accident occurs and it is caused by an error or mistake on the part of one or more individuals involved, the victims of that crash may be entitled to seek financial relief for their damages. This can be obtained through the use of a civil claim for damages which can be available to victims regardless of whether an at-fault driver received a citation or ticket in the accident. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer may help you understand your legal options, including whether you have a valid claim, if you have been involved in a car accident.
A car accident occurred in Park Manor shortly before 1:00 a.m. yesterday. Police responded to the scene of the crash near the 300 block of East 71st Street and found several people injured after a Scion and another car collided. Officials are still investigating the crash but they believe that the Scion was traveling southbound on South Calumet Avenue when it collided with a car heading eastbound on East 71st Street. At least three males were inside the second car at the time of the crash and were critically injured during the accident. Emergency medical crews assessed the men and transported them to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County where their current conditions are not known.
Officials claim that the driver of the Scion tried to run away from the crash scene but the driver was stopped by police. That driver was reportedly injured as well in the collision and was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where the extent of the driver’s injuries are unclear.
Police have not yet confirmed why the collision occurred or whether negligence on the part of either driver played a role. Further, they have not reported whether any traffic tickets will be issued in response to this collision but note that the investigation is ongoing at this time.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Chicago or if your loved one has been killed, you may be entitled to legal relief for your damages. Contact the personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us provide you with a free case consultation regarding your accident and your legal options.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we have a lawyer 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. There is no obligation on your part for taking advantage of our free consultation and everything discussed will be kept confidential.
The lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. never charge our clients a fee unless we make a recovery on their behalf and we want to help you seek the relief you deserve. If you are a car accident victim, call us today and let us help you.
Prior Blog Entry:
Six New Lawsuits filed on behalf of Victims of Former Father Daniel McCormack, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 6, 2014.
4 injured, 3 critically, in South Side crash, by Adam Sege, Chicago Tribune, published August 6, 2014.