There are many ways that a person can get hurt or even killed by accident. When this happens, no one is often to blame. Occasionally, everyone was to blame in some way. But when one party is liable for the pain and damage felt by another, it may be time to claim financial damages.
One of the common and unfortunate ways that someone may be liable for personal injury is through a motor vehicle collision. A car crash is often a no-fault incident when it is an accident, but a driver may be liable when he or she should have done or should not have done something that otherwise would have avoided the crash.
Traffic congestion had a role in a multivehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Illinois. One driver slowed down upon seeing stopped traffic ahead, and the car was struck in the rear by another sedan. That car was then struck in turn by a sport utility vehicle. Two of the drivers were injured.
Occasionally, distracted driving due to the use of cellphones or wandering attention can be a factor in accidents when circumstances on the road change quickly. If that is the case, drivers and passengers who are injured on the road may have a case in civil court.
An attorney can help examine the details of a case of personal injury that starts on the highway or elsewhere in the Prairie State. Legal representation can be very helpful at a sensitive time when the best choices are not immediately apparent, and some strategic assistance would be useful.