Chicago, IL (October 10, 2020) – There were reported injuries following a car accident in the Chicago area on Thursday, October 8.
The site of the crash was reportedly located near the intersection of Interstate 55 and S. Pulaski Road. There were multiple vehicles involved in the collision. A statement from the Illinois State Police revealed that the crash occurred at around 8 p.m. that evening.
The inbound lanes of the highway were closed until around 9:40 p.m. At this time, the extent of the resulting injuries has not been reported. The cause of the accident was not disclosed by local authorities.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
High-Speed Crashes in Illinois
Speeding is extremely dangerous and can greatly increase your risk of being involved in a catastrophic collision. Despite the known risks of speeding, it is extremely commonplace on the streets of Chicago. Each year, thousands of people are killed in high-speed crashes, with a total of 9,378 people dying in 2018 alone. That year, an average of 25 people were killed daily in high-speed collisions, contributing to 26% of roadway fatalities.
In order to recover compensation after a crash, you have to determine that the negligence of another party directly contributed to your injuries. This can be difficult on your own, and many crash victims find themselves overwhelmed by the personal injury process. An experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer can help you construct a strong case, make sure your legal rights are secured, and ensure that the liable party is held accountable for their role in the accident.
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a Chicago car crash, or in any way by the negligence of another person, it is important to protect your rights. At /, we believe in providing top-quality legal representation to all our clients to increase their chances of a successful claim, and we have a proven track record helping crash victims obtain fair and full compensation to cover their damages after a crash. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Chicago car crash attorneys can do for you.
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