A car accident in Illinois has resulted in the death of one individual and injured two others. The accident happened on Friday evening near Dupo, Illinois. According to the Illinois State Police, a female driver in her late 50s was operating a vehicle attempting to merge onto Interstate 255 southbound from Route 3 when she lost control. At approximately 5:20 p.m., the woman's vehicle struck another vehicle as she merged into the lanes of traffic. Authorities report that she did not have her headlights on and that two passengers in the other vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to a hospital. The Illinois State Police are investigating the crash.
Accidents involving vehicles often have serious and deadly results. Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Most people will agree that losing a loved one is the most difficult event someone can experience. When a death is caused by the negligence of another in a preventable accident, it can be devastating for the victim’s family. After an auto accident, victims often sustain physical, emotional, and financial damages. While money is probably the last thing on the minds of families that suffer a loved one’s loss, they should exercise their right to determine if compensation is owed for their damages.
The wrongful death attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will support you with compassion during this tragic time. Our attorneys have handled thousands of accident cases and will take all necessary steps to obtain the justice you and your loved one deserves. We will recover the maximum compensation for medical bills, loss of economic support, funeral expenses, and mental anguish. If you have lost a loved one in an auto accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.