Tractor trailer accidents are often seen as some of the most horrific looking accidents on the roadways. These types of accidents typically result in serious injuries and can quickly become catastrophic depending on the exact circumstances of a situation. If a person is injured in an accident involving a tractor trailer, they may wish to gain a better grasp on what their legal options could be.
Several people injured in an Illinois collision may be looking to explore their options after a serious accident. Reports state that the driver of a tractor trailer stuck the rear of another vehicle. The collision resulted in eight people being injured. It was not indicated exactly how many vehicles were involved or in which vehicles the injured parties were riding.
The reports state the seven people were seriously injured and taken to area hospitals. The eighth individual was considered to be in critical condition at the time of the report. Details on the victims involved in the accident were not readily available, and it was not noted whether any charges have been filed in relation to the collision.
Being involved in such an accident that results in serious injuries can be a terrifying situation. Determining how to deal with the injuries and circumstances stemming from the accident can be a confusing time for those involved. Serious and critical injuries can mean extended recovery time that could result in the accumulation of steep medical expenses. Those injured in the accident may wish to explore their options concerning Illinois personal injury claims to determine whether they may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from the crash.
Source: ABC Chicago, 8 hurt in Stevenson crash near Ryan merge, No author, Oct. 21, 2013