Chicago Breaking News Center reported this morning on two separate deaths that resulted from car accidents that struck near our city earlier this month.
The first accident occurred in the early afternoon on September 10th in the south suburb of Matteson near the Cicero Avenue and Southwick Drive intersection. The second car accident struck only hours later on the city’s south side near the 9500 block of South Escabana Avenue.
Both male drivers in each crash were seriously injured following the accident and rushed to nearby hospitals. They remained in the hospitals continuously since the time of the crash. However, both men eventually passed away yesterday. Phillip Reed the driver of the first accident was only 26 years old. The second driver was 40 year old Gildardo Hernandez.
Sympathies go out to all those affected by these vehicle crashes from our Chicago car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti. The case of both of these deaths should serve as a reminder of the lingering effects of many car accidents. Our vehicle crash lawyers are well aware of the fact that many injuries sustained from car accidents last long after the initial accident. In some cases, many victims may not even know that they have been injured until days, weeks, or even months later.
It is important for all those involved in these crashes to understand that they still may have a legal claim if their injuries were even partly caused by the accident-even if they didn’t experience those injuries right away. In any case it is wise to be examined by medical professionals after any vehicle incident and to also be on alert to ailments that may arise following the crash.