On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
When vehicles travel at high speeds, there could be a chance for them to be involved in serious accidents. If a car accident does take place, the individuals occupying the vehicle may be at risk of suffering serious or fatal injuries. Deaths resulting from such a crash may weigh heavily on surviving loved ones, and as a result, they may wish to seek compensation.
It was recently reported that a fatal crash took place in Illinois. Reports indicated that there were four men inside the car, and the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver was apparently unable to keep the vehicle under control and collided with a pole. One individual was ejected from the car, two men were still inside when emergency crews arrived and the fourth man had crawled out of the wreckage.
Three of the four men suffered fatal injuries and were declared dead at the accident site. The surviving man was seriously injured and underwent surgery for some of those injuries. He was still considered to be in serious condition at the time of the report. Authorities are still continuing to investigate the incident.
Because this car accident resulted in deaths and serious injuries, the families of the victims and the surviving passenger may wish to explore their legal options. The families may have cause to file wrongful death claims against the estate of the deceased driver, and the injured passenger may be able to file a personal injury claim. Information on such claims may help interested parties seek recompense for their losses and other damages allowable under Illinois law.
Source: abc7chicago.com, “3 dead, 1 injured in Kankakee crash“, Tanja Babich and Liz Nagy, May 23, 2016