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Serious car accident results in several injuries in Illinois

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

A multi-vehicle accident can be cause for much concern as it is likely to result in injuries. When many parties are involved in an accident, the incident can take much time to investigate and clear from the roadways. As a result, authorities may need to take time in order to determine how each vehicle was involved in the car accident and whether there were any extenuating circumstances that could have contributed, such as speed, alcohol or other factors.

A serious car accident took place in Illinois that involved three vehicles. Exact details on how the crash took place were not given in the report, but the number of injuries leads to the belief that the accident was quite severe. The crash reportedly took place before 5 a.m., and one of the vehicles had overturned.

Reports state that at least eight people were injured as a result of the crash, and four of those individuals were considered to be in serious condition. Three other parties did not wish to receive medical attention after the incident. Authorities should continue to investigate the incident to determine how the accident occurred and whether any charges or citations need to be filed in relation to the event.

A car accident with so many injuries needs to be taken very seriously for both the recovery of the injured parties as well as from a legal aspect. Those who were seriously injured could face many difficulties such as lost wages from time away from work, challenging recovery periods and accumulated medical expenses. As a result, they may wish to file personal injury claims against the driver deemed responsible for the collision in order to seek compensation for damages permitted under Illinois law.

Source: CBS Chicago, Eight Injured In Three-Car Crash On Southwest Side, No author, Feb. 8, 2014

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