Four women have sadly lost their lives in a tragic Illinois motor vehicle collision. Now, their loved ones and former teachers are left to grieve over their deaths as well as wonder how their lives could have been taken so soon. Sometimes, these types of car accidents are unfortunately the result of negligent driving — such as speeding — which is grounds for litigation.
The recent accident took place at around 3:45 a.m. on a Sunday. According to authorities, the four women were riding in a car, but the car suddenly left the roadway. At that point, it reportedly hit a tree.
The crash killed all of the women, whose ages ranged from 18 to 22. They all had reportedly graduated from the same high school. At the time of the accident, the driver of the car was allegedly speeding, which caused her to lose control of the car and run into the tree.
The surviving loved ones of the deceased car passengers may choose to file wrongful death claims in the wake of the Illinois crash, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the accident. Even though the driver died in the crash, her estate may still be sued. In the same manner, anybody with an ownership interest in the car may be named in a wrongful death lawsuit. Liability must be established before a judge will adjudicate any claims for damages. If the plaintiffs are successful in civil court, they may receive monetary damages to cover burial costs and other losses resulting from these types of car accidents.