NBCChicago reported yesterday that a car travelling in the wrong direction on a Chicago area highway collided with another car head on, causing four cars in total to be involved in the accident. A motorist in a convertible drove in the wrong direction on I-88 and hit a sedan head on. After the two cars initially collided, the sedan hit the median, and the convertible then struck a mini van. A station wagon was also hit with debris.
The motorist in the convertible, a middle aged man, had serious injuries, while two of the three people in the sedan died due to the head-on collision. The driver of the sedan suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital.
The police and coroner’s office are currently in the process of further investigation in this Illinois car accident involving wrongful death, NBCChicago reports, saying that it was not immediately known if any driver had been intoxicated or if drugs or alcohol were involved. However, the driver who caused this terrible accident was clearly negligent for driving the wrong way down a busy highway. Anytime drivers violate traffic laws, ignoring signs and signals, and someone is injured, they can be held accountable for their reckless behavior.
Seriously injured victims of accident such as this, or people who have lost loved ones in motor-vehicle accidents caused by driver negligence, may be able to file a lawsuit. When someone is seriously injured, they may be faced with costly medications, surgeries, ongoing therapy, frequent doctor appointments, and hospital bills. An injured victim could be out of work for months or even years, with the possibility that they could suffer from irreversible injuries. Families of people wrongfully killed must cope not only with their own grief and suffering, but also medical and funeral costs. A personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can help victims recover the compensation they need and deserve, and also to make an example of the negligent party.
Our Illinois accident attorneys have handled a number of personal injury and wrongful death cases involving negligent drivers successfully. Contact us if you have been injured because of a negligent driver, or if you have lost a loved one due to another driver’s mistakes. We can discuss your potential case and how we may be able to help you receive fair compensation.