When on the road, drivers should not have to worry about unnecessary dangers that come from negligent drivers who do not practice safe and attentive driving. Because our attorneys believe that people should be able to be on the roads without fear of danger from others, we work hard to set legal examples to prevent negligence from future wrongdoers. As you have read from us previously, multi-vehicle motor vehicle accidents are serious problems because they can create a chain reaction of car crashes and create a pile-up. These multi-vehicle accidents and subsequent chain reaction accidents are serious because they pose dangers to not just a few people but to many. These can result in life-altering personal injuries or even death.
According to the Chicago Tribune, one such multi-vehicle crash in Aurora took the life of an elderly 81-year-old woman at the intersection of Eola Road and Bilter Road. According to the Aurora police, the victim was trying to make a left hand turn and was hit by an SUV that was heading south. The crash then caused the SUV to collide with a stopped minivan. The elderly woman who died as a result of this accident has not yet been identified.
Our attorneys wish to stress that when someone gets behind the wheel of a car, it is not only themselves they need to be concerned with. When on the roads, drivers have a legal obligation (called a “duty to care” under tort theory) to practice safe driving as to not put others in danger of motor vehicle accidents. Where it is determined that one driver has been the cause of a victim’s personal injuries, that driver can be held liable under a claim of negligence in a court of law. The court will determine that but for that driver’s negligence, the victim would not have faced any harm and therefore would not have suffered any injuries. When we drive, we are not only using our car to get to our destination, but we are accepting responsibility for the safety of all others on the road.
Our Chicago lawyers believe in upholding both a culture of safe practices on the road and of legal accountability for wrongdoers. To us, negligent drivers must be held accountable where their careless actions lead to the injury or death of another. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligent behaviors of another person, you may have a legal cause of action against that person. Such accidents not only cause physical and emotional suffering but are often costly in regards to medical bills and lost wages. If you decide to pursue a lawsuit against a negligent driver, you may be able to obtain compensation to cover these costs of your financial and personal hardships. Call our firm today for a free consultation, and one of our attorneys would be happy to discuss your case with you.