Chicago wrongful death lawyers at Levin & Perconti were extremely saddened to read in the Chicago Sun-Times today that a young Chicago boy was wrongfully killed by a drunk driver in the Rogers Park neighborhood this morning. The 10 year-old boy was walking with his father and was between two vehicles when a vehicle driven by a suspected drunk driver hit one of the vehicles. The Chicago boy was crushed between two cars and died at 7:41am at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois.
The 10 year-old Chicago boy was with his father and his three year-old sister who witnessed the wrongful death car accident. At the time, the young Chicago boy was heading to his aunt’s and uncle’s house while his parents went to work. Chicago area police are questioning the driver who smashed into the vehicle, killing the boy. Alcohol is suspected in the crash.
Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe a death that has been caused by the fault of another individual. For example, deaths caused by drunk driving or a defective product may be considered “wrongful death” under the law. Generally, wrongful death lawsuits are filed by family members of the decedent. Levin & Perconti has handed numerous wrongful death lawsuits and has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for victims and their families.
More information about the Chicago 10 year-old boy’s wrongful death is available here.