An Illinois man is suffering after a horrific crash that happened recently. The man lost his entire family as a result of a car crash in the state. In every car accident in Illinois that ends with personal injury or wrongful death, there are survivors who are left to mourn the event, and this man is no exception. He is now likely consider his legal options to find justice in the wake of this tragedy.
According to reports, a pregnant mother and her three young children were travelling on a local highway on their way to vacation bible school just prior to the fatal wreck. For reasons that are as yet to be determined, a pickup truck drove through a red light and smashed into the families vehicle. The violent impact left the mother and her three passengers with grave injuries that ultimately led to their deaths, even though all occupants were reportedly properly restrained.
The driver of the pickup truck received medical attention for a serious cut on his arm. No charges have yet to be filed, and the case remains under investigation by local authorities. The community in which the family lived has shown an outpouring of support for the father during his difficult time.
As in all personal injury cases in Illinois and elsewhere, whether the incident results in a death or not, the victims, or their survivors, most often have the opportunity to seek an award from the courts for the damages they incurred. In a case such as this one where a man’s entire family was lost, there is no amount of money that can bring back the deceased or ease the father’s suffering. However, a wrongful death claim, successfully navigated, will assist the grieving father with any financial needs that may arise for him as he goes through the process of learning to live without his family.
Source: chicagotribune.com, “Pregnant Beecher mom, 3 young sons killed in crash laid to rest“, Zak Koeske, Aug. 2, 2017