Recently, two people were killed and four others seriously injured in a Chicago car accident in the Avalon Park neighborhood. According to a recent news report, the collision occurred at around 11:30 p.m. on Halloween. A Dodge Charger was heading northbound around the 8200 block of South Stony Island Avenue when it collided with the driver’s side of a Nissan SUV. The driver of the Nissan was attempting to cross South Stony Island Avenue from east to west.
The Charger was driven by a 28-year-old man, who suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident. There were no other passengers in the Charger. Two passengers in the Nissan SUV died from their accident-related injuries. The driver of the Nissan, as well as another passenger, also suffered severe injuries.
Police are currently investigating the accident. At this point, no citations were issued.
The Dangers of Chicago Car Accidents
Car accidents are among the leading causes of preventable injury and death in Chicago, in the state and across the country. Each year, there are more than 300,000 Illinois car accidents. In 2019, fatal Illinois car accidents claimed over 1,000 lives and injured tens of thousands of others.
While there are a variety of reasons why a car accident may occur, some of the most common include:
• Distracted driving
• Drunk or drugged driving
• Drowsy driving
• Aggressive driving
• Minor traffic violations
Regardless of the cause of an accident, accident victims can pursue a personal injury lawsuit to recover for their accident-related expenses. While every case is different, typically, a damages award following a Chicago car accident includes compensation for the following:
• Past medical bills
• Future medical expenses
• Lost wages while you could not work
• Any decrease in earning capacity
• Property damage
• The cost of modifications to your home to accommodate a disability
• Pain and suffering
• Loss of consortium
• Loss of society
Contact an Experienced Chicago Car Accident Lawyer for Immediate Assistance
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a car accident, reach out to the dedicated Chicago personal injury lawyers at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we have been helping accident victims pursue meaningful compensation since 1987. Over this time, we have helped thousands of clients, recovering millions of dollars on their behalf. As part of the Briskman Guarantee, we will provide you with a free consultation during which we will answer all your questions about the process in clear, understandable terms, allowing you to make the best decision for yourself and your family. To learn more about the services we provide and schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago personal injury lawyers, call us at 877-595-4878 today. You can also reach us through our online contact form.