Accidents like this one show that serious car accidents can happen at any time.
You can take many precautions against car accidents by following the rules of the road, practicing defensive driving techniques, not contributing to the risk by texting or talking on your phone or other distractions, or operating your vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. But while you can do everything in your power to avoid accidents by being careful, you cannot control how other drivers are behaving.
Some accidents are true accidents and are unavoidable, but others are the result of another driver’s negligence. When an accident is caused by the negligent actions of another driver, you deserve compensation for the damage that is caused to your vehicle, any medical expenses you incur, wage loss, and any pain and suffering you may experience.
An Illinois car accident in February was fatal for an 11 year old boy. The vehicle that the boy was a passenger in was rear-ended by a sport utility vehicle in Kane County. The boy was riding in the backseat of a Chevy Cavalier driven by his 21-year-ol brother when the vehicle was hit from behind by a . Several vehicles were stopped in traffic caused by an accident to the west. The Ford Expedition did not stop when it arrived at the other vehicles, crashing into the car which was pushed into the vehicle in front of it.
There were three passengers in the Chevy Cavalier. All three were wearing seatbelts and all three of them were transported to the hospital after the accident. The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital and the others were treated for non-life threatening injuries and then released.
While an investigation is ongoing, police say that it has not yet been determined whether or not drugs, alcohol, or texting contributed to the crash, it is known that the driver of the Expedition was issued two citations following the accident. One was for failing to reduce speed and the other was for driving an uninsured vehicle.
Illinois Car Accident Lawyer
Accidents like this one show that serious car accidents can happen at any time, whether or not you are doing everything correctly. If you are involved in a car accident and believe the other driver to be at fault for causing the crash, contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you discuss your case with a car accident lawyer, the sooner they can investigate your accident, help determine liability and hold the responsible parties accountable.