A woman has sadly lost her life in a tragic Illinois motor vehicle collision. The early-morning accident involved two motor vehicles. These types of car accidents can easily take place due to a driver’s carelessness, which is grounds for litigation.
The recent fatal car accident occurred at a little past 2 a.m. Police said a car that a man, 30, was driving was headed north along a street. Meanwhile, another car that a woman, 18, was driving was headed east on an intersecting street. The two cars then reportedly reached the intersection of the two streets.
At that time, the man’s car allegedly struck the woman’s car. Police said the man had been driving quickly, so the collision sent the woman’s motor vehicle into a yard nearby. The woman suffered injuries from the collision, and she later died. Meanwhile, the man was transported to a medical center with injuries deemed minor.
The surviving loved ones of the woman who died in the Illinois car crash may opt to file a wrongful death claim against the man who allegedly caused the crash, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages. Liability needs to be established before the civil court hearing the case, based upon a showing of negligence, before any claims for damages will be adjudicated. A claim that is fought successfully may result in a damage award to cover the woman’s burial expenses. Damages might also help to address pain and suffering, as well as other losses resulting from these types of car accidents.