In Illinois, you’re likely to see a car accident here or there. It’s not uncommon. But, it is often the middle of legal battles and complaints when a person who is at fault doesn’t want to pay the other person the compensation he or she deserves. If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you may have heard about a recent accident in Joslin, Ill. The accident was bad enough that both people had to go to the hospital for treatment.
When the driver of a car that struck you is hurt, you might feel badly about wanting to seek compensation, but you shouldn’t. Your injuries were not your fault, and you deserve to have your medical bills and needs covered while you get better. In this recent accident, the early-morning crash resulted in both drivers heading to the hospital; one had to be airlifted, while the other went by ambulance. The accident took place near the Tyson plant, according to the news, on the morning of Nov. 30. At that time, the two cars collided and even managed to severe power lines in the area.
Police haven’t released many details about the accident, but one of the drivers did have to be extricated from the vehicle. Both vehicles looked to have taken significant damage. The condition of the drivers have not been released.
When you’re driving in the early morning, it can be difficult to see as it can be foggy, or even dark, but that’s not a reason for hitting another vehicle. It’s important that you understand your legal rights if you’ve been in a car accident, because you shouldn’t have to pay for the negligence of another driver. With some legal assistance, you might be able to seek compensation to help you get through this difficult time.
KWQC, “Two Car Crash In Joslin, IL” Jeff Witten, Dec. 09, 2013