Highways have become the main veins of our country and it’s states. They get us where we need to go, and with Thanksgiving in full swing, more people are on the roads now than any other time in the year. At increased speeds, there is little room for error, and this is the reason why some of the worst car accidents occur on the freeways. Earlier this week an accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway left one man dead and three other people injured.
Illinois State Police reported that around 4 a.m., a Chrysler Pacifica was stopped in traffic on 1-94 when it was rear-ended by a minivan traveling northbound. Of the three passengers riding in the minivan, two were taken to local area hospitals in serious to critical condition, one of which was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. The driver of the Chrysler was also taken to the hospital, but their injuries were non-life threatening. (Chicago Tribune)
This accident is likely just one of many that will occur this week, and whether it is a holiday week or not traffic accidents are the number one killer of people under 30 in the United States. Last year 33,000 people were killed in traffic accidents, and hundreds of thousands more were injured. (National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration)
If you are injured in an auto accident, your insurance company may not always review your case with your best interest in mind. At Levin & Perconti we want the best for you and your family. Traffic accidents, especially those occurring at high speeds on the highway can be devastating to families, leaving them with current and future medical bills and no way to pay them.
Our lawyers will fight to ensure that you are treated fairly by your insurance company, and that your current and future payments are covered, so that you and your family don’t have to sacrifice your future plans because of the recklessness of another drivers.
Our lawyers have years of experience, and have seen virtually every kind of accident case throughout their 130 years of shared experience. Recently, our lawyers reached a $6.5 million settlement for the family of a woman killed due to the same rear-ending scenario as in the above article. This settlement insured that their family was able to pay bills and try to pick up the pieces, and made sure those at fault were held accountable for their negligence.
If you or someone you know has been injured and needs someone in his or her corner, give us a call.