Often an auto accident has a devastating impact on those involved. Someone involved in a car accident may be seriously injured or killed as a result. Accidents often leave those involved struggling to piece together their lives.
Recently, a Chicago man struck the rear of a school bus with his car as the bus was stopped to allow students to board. The bus had its lights on at the time of the crash. Several students on the bus were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, while the driver of the car was killed. The accident is under investigation by the Illinois State Patrol.
Car accidents can be very traumatic for all those involved. Someone who is injured in a car accident might be looking for compensation for their injuries. Often victims turn to the help of a personal injury lawyer to seek compensate for their losses.
A victim of a car accident may have the ability to recover money from the responsible party, the responsible party's insurance or the estate of the responsible party. Victims of a car accident should take care to gather as much information as they can. While this typically includes exchanging information with the other party, it may also include speaking to bystanders who witnessed the accident. It may also include going to the police station to get a copy of the police report.
The law surrounding car accidents can be very confusing. An experienced lawyer can help to guide the victim through the process and collect all the evidence necessary.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times, "Driver killed when car strikes school bus near Kankakee," Dec. 6, 2012