A Wisconsin woman filed a lawsuit against the Illinois State Police after she suffered a life-altering brain injury in a car accident. A trooper was allegedly speeding when he collided with her vehicle in July 2021.
Angel Shipley-Hewer was driving home to Wisconsin when her vehicle got a flat tire. She exited Interstate 294 near Oak Brook, Illinois, and pulled over as far right as possible because there was no road shoulder. Shipley-Hewer switched on her hazard lights while waiting for a tow truck to arrive.
Shipley-Hewer’s lawyer said the Illinois state trooper was allegedly driving faster than the posted speed limit. Dashcam footage from his patrol vehicle shows he was allegedly accelerating and traveling 40 miles per hour when he struck her vehicle. Authorities did not issue any citations to the trooper.
Shipley-Hewer suffered a brain injury in the car accident. She is no longer able to work or care for herself.
Crash injuries can leave you dealing with a huge pile of medical bills. Brain injuries are among the most serious injuries that can result from a car accident as you may be unable to carry out daily activities as before.
When you are hurt in a collision, you have the right to hold the at-fault party accountable for your injuries. Filing a car accident lawsuit allows you to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle damage, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other related costs. Because there are important time limits involved with bringing a car accident claim in Illinois, it is a good idea to consult a lawyer as soon as possible.
While Briskman Briskman & Greenberg was not involved with this lawsuit, we have represented countless car accident victims throughout Illinois. Our Chicago car accident attorneys bring experience and compassion to every single case, striving to help clients obtain the maximum compensation. Contact us today to learn more.