A minor glance at a phone, passenger, the radio or anything else besides the roadway can result in horrific and tragic results when operating a motor vehicle. A distracted driving accident can also lead to costly medical expenses, loss of income and even unexpected burial expenses for families of deceased victims. Some facing these issues find comfort consulting a personal injury attorney as they process the changes in their lives. Sadly, a multi-vehicle accident in Illinois recently ended in tragedy for two drivers and injured several others.
The accident occurred on a recent weekday evening. Apparently, one of the drivers crossed the center lane into the opposite lane of traffic, which resulted in the fatal head-on collision. At least three other vehicles were involved in the collision.
Both drivers of both of the first vehicles involved in the collision were pronounced dead at the accident scene. Four occupants of the other vehicle suffered serious injuries and were transported for further medical treatment. Their updated conditions were not reported. Apparently, autopsies will be performed on the drivers as part of the pending investigation.
An experienced attorney in Illinois may advise victims or families of deceased victims in similar collisions to file personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits in civil court. Either lawsuit may assist victims or families of victims gain legal recourse and some financial compensation to cover documented financial losses. Compensation cannot reverse circumstances but can assist in any financial burden and loss of quality of life as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Source: kwqc.com, “Victims identified in double fatality south of Milan, Ill.“, Feb. 14, 2018