On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.of
When considering the possibility of filing a civil claim, individuals may wonder if the action is still plausible if the party considered responsible for damages is deceased. In many cases, individuals who have been seriously injured in a car accident in which the driver was killed may still be able to file a claim against the estate of the driver. Taking such action may be worth exploring for those who would like to pursue claims for compensation.
Two individuals in Illinois may be looking into their legal options after a recent crash. Reports stated that the incident involved just one vehicle that was carrying the driver and three passengers, and it took place at approximately 3 a.m. Apparently, the driver was traveling at an excessive speed when he lost control, causing the vehicle to go off the roadway. The vehicle then struck multiple trees and went down an embankment.
The driver and one passenger both suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The two other passengers in the vehicle were transported to an area hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries. The ages of the individuals involved were also not reported.
The surviving passengers and the family of the deceased passenger each may be entitled to pursue claims for financial relief in an Illinois civil court with respect to the tragic car accident. If they wish to find out more information on their potential options, there are a number of experienced personal injury attorneys who could help them determine the most feasible courses of action. Personal injury and wrongful death claims, as appropriate, could lead to the entry of monetary judgments against the estate of the driver and any separate owner of the vehicle he was operating at the time of the tragedy.