The Chicago Sun-Times reported that charges were filed surrounding a Tinley Park car accident that occurred this weekend involving a drunk driver who lost control of her vehicle causing it to flip over several times. One passenger was ejected from the car and killed. Two of the three surviving passengers in the sedan are currently hospitalized. The driver has been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated drunk driving. The driver’s bail is reported to be set for $150,000. The father of the young teenager who was killed in the accident thinks that the bail is too low considering that his daughter had lost her life due to this negligent driver.
According to the report, the negligent driver’s blood-alcohol count was over twice the legal limit, and an open bottle of alcohol was also found inside the vehicle. Our Illinois accident attorneys know that accidents caused by people who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol are completely preventable and avoidable, and in this instance DUI was likely responsible for the passengers’ serious injuries and the death of the driver’s friend. Aggressive driving paired with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a literal recipe for disaster. When a driver’s reckless behaviors cause others to suffer, victims have a right to seek justice for the harms caused.
If you were seriously hurt in a car accident in which the negligent driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol, or if you lost a loved one to another driver’s mistakes, you may be able to receive fair compensation to receive some closure. Although a lawsuit will never erase the events of the past, it can help you recover damages for your injury or loss. Car accidents of this nature can result in serious injuries, pain, disability and costly medical and hospital bills, and a lawsuit may help to repay those costs. Not only does a lawsuit help you to receive compensation, but it also makes an example of a negligent driver and encourages others to use safe driving practices. Please contact our Illinois car accident attorneys to discuss how we may be able to help you.