In Illinois, each motorist is tasked with using reasonable care while driving, keeping the safety of other drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists in mind. Operators of semi-trucks must also comply with federal regulations regarding hours of operation, the hiring of truckers, truck maintenance, and other safety measures. However, it only takes a split-second and one act of negligence, such as speeding, running a red light, or making an illegal turn, for a car accident to occur that turns the victim’s world upside down.
If the victim survives, which isn’t always the case, he or she could still be seriously injured, leading to medical expenses and lost wages, not to mention pain and suffering. Should the victim be killed in the crash, his or her family will be left not only grieving emotionally but also wondering how they will make ends meet financially without their loved one. This is why so many wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits stem from motor vehicle accidents.
Those who have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident may be in an emotional haze, but the practicalities of a loved one’s death still remain. Families will have to contend with funeral expenses, loss of consortium, and loss of income, among other damages. However, they may not know where to turn or how to proceed in order to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.
Fortunately, attorneys such as those at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., understand the troubles those who have lost a loved one in a car accident face. They know how to negotiate a settlement with the negligent party, but they are also prepared to take the case all the way through the litigation process if necessary. Losing a loved one in a car accident is difficult, but with the right help, the victim’s survivors can seek the compensation they need to move on.