Even drivers in Cook County who are completely vigilant, practice appropriate safety precautions and adhere to all traffic signs can be involved in a crash. These can occur for a variety of reasons, but one of the most prominent is the recklessness of another driver. In the worst case scenario, an automobile accident can result in a fatality. The family left behind will want answers after such an incident has occurred, and it is imperative to keep in mind that an investigation will focus on the case in an evenhanded way.
A 49-year-old woman died in a head-on crash that is believed to have come about as two other vehicles were drag racing. The accident occurred not long before 10:00 p.m. According to witnesses, the two vehicles were having a race when the crash happened. The woman, driving an SUV, was declared dead at the site of the crash. The accident became a hit-and-run when one of the drivers jumped from his vehicle and ran off. One car was ablaze and the impact was so severe that another of the vehicles was torn apart. The investigation is ongoing as law enforcement searches for the driver who fled.
When there is a car crash of any kind, there are likely to be financial issues involved. This can include the costs of a stay in the hospital, medical treatment, the need for rehabilitative care and missed time at work. If there is a fatality, the issues are made exponentially worse. Not only with the family have suffered the loss of a loved one, but it will also have to deal with the aftermath of the crash in a personal and financial way. There will be funeral costs, the need to figure out how to make ends meet or navigate other issues that the deceased person was an integral part of. When this happens, those who have been affected need to protect their interests by keeping their options open to consider a legal filing.
In an accident such as this, it is important that the family left behind understands the legalities surrounding the crash. Seeking legal advice and representation can help individuals decide whether moving forward with a lawsuit is a possibility.
Source: WGN, "Woman killed in high-speed head-on crash in Morton Grove," Mike Lowe, Aug. 27, 2016