Five Vehicle Chicago Car Accident Temporarily Closes Elgin-O’Hare Expressway

A Chicago car accident attorney knows that typically the most damaging area accidents strike on our local highway system. The high speeds and often darting traffic is ripe for large accidents that ensnare several vehicles.

For example, the Chicago Tribune reported earlier this week on a five car accident that struck on Monday morning during rush hour. According to reports, the crash occurred shortly before 7:30 am on the eastbound Elgin-O’Hare Expressway. Apparently, a westbound car may have crossed over into the eastbound portion of the highway and directly into on-coming traffic.

Police are still piecing together what happened after that initial collision, which ultimately involved three other cars. By the time authorities arrived, one vehicle was stopped upside-down on the eastbound lane and four people were injured. Fortunately, all of the victims are expected to recover from the accident.

As this incident demonstrates, at first impression it is often difficult to determine what exactly causes certain crashes. However it is vital that full and complete investigations be conducted into the incident so that the victims are better appraised of their legal situation to help receive compensation for their losses. Depending on the circumstances a car malfunction, distracted driver, or other main factor may have been at play in this situation. Each possibility may present a different legal

It is impossible to fully understand your legal rights and responsibilities until a proper examination has been conducted into all facets of an accident. Experienced attorneys can help conduct that analysis and explain what it means in terms of the law.

Our Chicago car accident lawyers at Levin & Perconti understand the importance of proper investigations into all motor vehicle accidents. Our attorneys are capable of navigating your legal claim through the system and working to help your receive compensation for your losses.

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