The Chicago Sun-Times has reported that a young Chicago-area couple has filed a car accident lawsuit after a violent crash killed their 13-month old son. The recent Chicago-area crash also killed two of the couple’s friends. The Chicago couple is now seeking justice and has filed a car accident lawsuit against the driver who is alleged to have slammed into their Honda Civic, resulting in the wrongful death of all three backseat passengers. The alleged driver is reported to have been fleeing another car crash he was involved in also in Chicago. The car accident lawsuit alleges that the defendant engaged in reckless conduct, which is defined as a conscious disregard for the safety of other people. The personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits seek at least $50,000 in damages.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, led by Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, has reported that it is also reviewing the car crash, but no criminal charges have been filed against the driver yet. Witness accounts state that the driver was traveling between 80 to 90 miles per hour, hitting the Honda so hard that it knocked the car accident toddler victim out of the car seat he was fastened into and into a rear window. The friends were also ejected from the vehicle. The parents of the wrongful death victim are trying to cope for the time being. Levin & Perconti is keeping the parents and those coping with this horrific loss in our thoughts.
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