A driver was seriously injured in a single-vehicle auto accident in Illinois on Thursday. The accident happened near Charleston, Illinois, nearly 140 miles from St. Louis, at around 12 p.m. According to the Illinois State Police, the driver was traveling on Illinois Route 316 when the vehicle veered off the roadway and crashed into a ditch near Riley Creek. The female driver was transported to the hospital by medical helicopter and her current condition is unknown. The authorities are continuing to investigate the accident to determine a cause.
Annually, there are around 37,000 individuals killed in auto accidents in the United States, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel. Auto accidents can occur for various reasons and some of the most common include dangerous roadways, reckless driving, design flaws, and mechanical defects. Typically victims incur injuries that require medical treatment and time away from their job that can result in a financial hardship. Injured individuals should focus on healing opposed to stressfully attempting to obtain compensation. Insurance companies that negotiate with victims have the reputation to offer less than what is deserved making it important to contact an auto accident attorney.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over 100 years of legal experience. We are licensed in Illinois and Missouri and are eager to discuss your potential case. Our attorneys will work to determine the cause of your accident and hold the at-fault party responsible while recovering the maximum compensation for your damages. Contacting our office is important to receive representation that will lead to a successful outcome.