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Illinois motorcycle accident causes fatal, critical injuries

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Friday, August 14, 2015.

Motorcycle accidents are frightening experiences that can result in individuals reeling. In some cases, a motorcycle accident may result in the death or serious injuries of one or multiple individuals. When such incidents take place, family members are likely hoping to find out as much information about the crash as possible, and as information becomes available, they may determine whether taking legal action could be right for them.

It was recently reported that an accident in Illinois resulted in serious outcomes. Details on how the accident took place were few, but it was noted that the incident involved a motorcycle and two other vehicles. The situation was also reported as having occurred on Interstate 57. The motorcycle had two individuals riding it at the time of the crash.

The driver of the motorcycle suffered fatal injuries and was declared dead on the scene. The passenger on the motorcycle was transported from the scene due to suffering critical injuries. The only other injuries reported were suffered by a driver of one of the other vehicles, and those injuries were considered minor. It is unclear who may have been at fault and whether charges will stem from this fatal event.

If the driver of one of the other vehicles involved in the motorcycle accident is considered at fault, the family of the deceased victim and the critically injured victim herself may have reason to pursue legal action. Due to the death of the individual, his family may wish to file a wrongful death claim in order to seek compensation. Similarly, the critically injured individual may want to look into personal injury claims to determine whether following such a route could be right for her. Additional information on such civil claims in Illinois may prove beneficial.

Source: Chicago Sun-Times, “Police: Motorcyclist killed, two injured in I-57 crash on Far South Side“, Ashlee Rezin, Aug. 2, 2015

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