The Law Offices of Millon & Peskin, Ltd.
Call for a free consultation today: 630-614-1352 Search

Driver fatigue an apparent factor in fatal motor vehicle accident

Every licensed driver in Illinois must adhere to traffic laws and safety regulations. Passengers, pedestrians and other motorists can reasonably expect that a person getting behind the wheel is alert, unimpaired and legally permitted to drive. When a motor vehicle accident occurs, investigators often discover clues that lead them to believe a particular driver's negligence was a causal factor in the collision. Such drivers are often held financially accountable for the damage their actions have caused others.

Investigators are still working on a case that involved a car full of people who were traveling on I-290 on the evening of Memorial Day. The vehicle was driven by a 22-year-old man. A preliminary investigation suggests he may have fallen asleep at the wheel, moments before the crash occurred.

The vehicle careened off the road and slammed into a utility pole. Sadly, two backseat passengers, ages 19 and 22, did not survive the injuries they suffered upon impact. Along with the driver, a front seat passenger survived the collision.

When an Illinois motor vehicle accident results in severe injuries or fatality, it often leads to litigation in a civil court. This is because a recovering victim or an immediate family member of a fatally injured victim is entitled to seek financial recovery for monetary losses. When there is evidence that driver negligence was a direct cause of a collision, the court can issue a monetary judgment against the at-fault party, thus awarding compensation for damages that can help victims and families offset expenses associated with a particular incident.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Call For A Free Consultation Today — 630-614-1352

Contact us

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Review Us

Wheaton Office
310 S. County Farm Road
Suite J
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: 630-614-1352
Fax: 630-260-1150
Map & Directions

Arlington Heights Office
Arlington Heights Office
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Phone: 630-614-1352
Fax: 630-260-1150
Map & Directions

Rosemont Office
10700 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100
Rosemont, IL 60018

Phone: 630-614-1352
Fax: 630-260-1150
Map & Directions

Chicago Office
311 N. Aberdeen, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: 630-614-1352
Fax: 630-260-1150
Map & Directions