On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, February 25, 2016.of
Many families who lose loved ones in car accidents may wonder if they can still pursue legal actions if the drivers considered at fault also died. In many cases, surviving family members may be able to file civil claims against the estates of the deceased drivers. After a recent auto accident in Illinois, one family may be considering such action.
Recent reports indicated that a vehicle was traveling east on Interstate 90 and had at least four individuals inside at the time. At approximately 6 p.m., the driver of the vehicle apparently lost control. As a result, the car spun and hit a concrete median. After striking the median, the car then hit a semi truck. It was not clear what may have caused the driver to lose control.
It was also reported that the driver of the car suffered fatal injuries in the incident. He was reported as being 18 years old. Additionally, a female passenger also suffered fatal injuries. She was initially transferred to the hospital, but she succumbed to her injuries. Two other individuals in the car were transported to an area hospital and were considered to be in stable condition.
The family members of the female victim killed in this auto accident may wish to seek answers to questions surrounding the incident. If they would like to learn more about pursuing compensation for their loss and other damages permitted under Illinois law, they may wish to look into information regarding wrongful death claims. This type of civil claim could potentially be filed against the estate of the driver considered at fault, if it is an action the family feels is warranted.