On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, January 14, 2016.of
When a driver considered at fault for an accident dies as a result of the crash, surviving individuals who were seriously injured may wonder if they still have legal options. In many cases, civil claims may still be filed against the estate of a driver deemed responsible for a car collision, and additional information may help interested parties explore such options. One woman in Illinois may be considering such steps after a recent accident.
Reports stated that a 25-year-old man was driving a car south when he lost control of his vehicle. As a result, he failed to remain in the correct lane and veered into the northbound lanes. His vehicle then crashed into an SUV that was traveling north and being driven by a 51-year-old woman.
The man and woman were both transported from the scene to an area hospital due to suffering injuries. However, the man succumbed to those injuries and was declared deceased at the hospital. The woman was considered to be in serious condition at the time of the report. Toxicology results were pending, and authorities were continuing to investigate the crash.
Because the woman driving the SUV was seriously injured in the crash, she may face considerable difficulties in the near future. Pain and suffering resulting from her injuries and recovery as well as monetary issues stemming from medical bills could lead to personal challenges.
Therefore, she may wish to look into filing a personal injury claim against the estate of the driver considered at fault for the Illinois car collision in order to potentially seek compensation for such damages.
Source:dailyherald.com, “Coroner identifies Bartlett man who died in McHenry collision“, Jan. 12, 2016