Death and Injuries Result From Serious Chicago Accidents
Personal Injury - October 14, 2014
Recent verified statistics for car accidents in Chicago put the accident and fatality count at an alarming level. According to City Data, there are roughly 100 fatal accidents that take place in the city each year, involving 161 vehicles. At least 240 people were involved in these fatal accidents over the same time period.
The reality is that if you are driving on a regular basis, you will likely encounter a serious accident at some point. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we have an expert team of lawyers with upwards of 18 years’ experience in the field of personal injury law. Call us today at (800)-985-1819 to schedule an appointment with a qualified personal injury lawyer.
South Bend Woman Dies in Accident
The Rensselaer Republic reports that a woman was killed and her young child was flown to a hospital in critical condition following a dramatic accident at US 231 and State Road 14. According to the report, a number of emergency services responded to the call shortly after the accident took place.
Police say two vehicles were involved in the incident, and the driver of a red Chevrolet was trapped inside her vehicle when officials first arrived on the scene. The 52-year-old woman and her 10-year-old daughter were both alive but in critical condition when the first responders arrived on the scene. The woman died of her injuries while being transported to the helicopter, while her daughter was last reported as being stable at a Chicago pediatrics hospital.
According to the report, the driver of the other vehicle involved in the incident refused treatment at the scene. A full investigation into the accident is currently underway.
Footage of Horror Crash Aftermath Released by Family
NBC Chicago reports that the family of a young woman who was paralyzed following a dramatic accident in Chicago’s River West has received footage taken immediately after the crash. The footage shows dramatic scenes of the vehicle wreck and a number of people shouting. The family believes they are able to identify the voice of the man accused of causing the crash.
The 25-year-old woman was left paralyzed from the waist down after the incident, which she claims was caused by the driver who refused to listen to the passengers’ pleas to slow down. The vehicle plunged 45 feet to the ground, and the accident allegedly followed a night of partying. The crash took place at 4 a.m.
The family has subsequently filed a civil lawsuit in order to recover from the significant costs of the injuries sustained, which have left the victim bound to a wheelchair.
Auto accidents are traumatic and costly. If you or a loved one has been affected by a negligent driver, you may be eligible for compensation. Don’t fight the battle alone. Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates are experienced personal injury lawyers who will handle your case on your behalf. For more information or to set up a consultation with one of our attorneys, call us today at (312) 372-8822.