Illinois motorists commit grave errors every day on the road. Fortunately, in the vast majority of cases, making a serious mistake doesn't result in a crash. However, when you commit errors and do dangerous things on the road again and again, eventually it could result in a catastrophic or fatal incident.
Catastrophic car accident injuries can hurt more people than just the person who suffered the injuries. For example, the victim's family members could also suffer indirect harm due to the loss of family income, the loss of love and affection, and the loss of household services.
Whenever a catastrophic motor vehicle accident results in serious injuries, the victims of the crash should investigate whether they have the legal right to pursue financial damages relating to the costs associated with medical care and other damages caused by the incident. Even individuals who were allegedly at fault for a particular crash should take action to ensure that they don't have any legal options to pursue compensation.
The human body is remarkably resilient to harm, if it receives the right treatment and has time to rest and recover properly. However, when an injury affects the spine, it is not time to sit around ignoring it and hoping that your body will heal itself over time.
A firefighter with the Morton Fire Department was killed by a suspected drunk driver on Thursday, Jan. 11. Dispatchers first started receiving reports of a two-car collision near the intersection of Timber Creek Trail and Mossy Trail right around 11:53 p.m.