It seems like a week doesn't go by without hearing about someone being injured by a hit-and-run driver. Such accidents happen far too often in the state of Illinois, and they leave their victims suffering in numerous ways. If you or a loved one happen to be the victim of a hit-and-run car accident, you may seek compensation for your losses, regardless if the driver responsible is found.
Following a car crash, it is common knowledge that all involved parties are to remain on the scene. Unfortunately, some people choose not to. Hit-and-run auto accidents occur more often than people think, in Illinois and elsewhere. These events can leave victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members feeling lost and hopeless.
Everyone knows that after a car accident, those involved are supposed to stop and stay on the scene until help arrives, insurance information is exchanged and statements -- if necessary -- are given to police. Unfortunately, not everyone does. So many hit-and-run auto accidents occur in Illinois and across the country every year, some of them resulting in fatalities.
When involved in a motor vehicle accident, whether as a driver or a pedestrian, one would expect the responsible party to step up and accept liability. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. There are those who flee in an effort to escape any consequences. Most times hit-and-run drivers are caught, though sometimes they are not. If one is the victim of a hit-and-run car accident in the state of Illinois, even if the responsible party is not found, it may be possible to seek relief for one's losses through legal means.
In any car crash, there is a risk of injury and property damage. This is why drivers must stay on the scene of an accident if there may be injuries or damage in excess of $1,500. In fact, it is a law in Illinois that parties must report these accidents.
Every driver should know that there are some important things you must do after any accident: check for damage; check to make sure other people are okay; exchange contact and insurance information. You might also need to call the police if the accident was serious.
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When you are involved in a car accident, you often have to work with the other driver’s insurance company to receive compensation for your injuries. But as you are struggling to cover the medical expenses and vehicle repair bills that result from the accident, the worst case scenario is when the other driver doesn’t have any auto insurance.
Automobile accidents are upsetting enough, but the misfortune is only compounded when the driver responsible flees the scene, leaving injured people behind. A recent car accident in Illinois involved just such a hit-and-run when, police say, the driver of a car ran a red light and caused a collision with a minivan. After the crash, the man driving the car fled the scene, leaving behind the occupants of the minivan, an injured woman and her three young children.
Parent's typically expect their children to outlive them and live full long lives. The unexpected death of a child is devastating, and having to witness the tragic death of a child is heartbreaking. Recently, an Illinois mother had to witness not one, but two of her children die after they were involved in a car accident just outside their house.