A man has suffered severe injuries in a tragic pedestrian crash in Aurora, Illinois. The accident took place on a recent Thursday evening. Sometimes, these types of crashes happen due to driver negligence, in which case the reportedly at-fault driver may be held liable for any injuries resulting from the crash.
Events leading up to the crash
The unfortunate pedestrian crash took place at a little past 10:40 p.m. Police said they received reports of a car striking a man at a street intersection. When they arrived at the crash scene, they reportedly found the man with critical injuries.
The injured pedestrian was taken to a medical center for the treatment of his injuries. His condition was still deemed critical the following afternoon. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the collision.
Seeking monetary damages as a victim
Police may discover through their investigation that the car driver caused the Illinois crash due to negligent driver behavior. In this situation, the man who was injured in the car crash may choose to file a personal injury claim against the car driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. Liability has to be established by the Illinois civil court hearing the case before any claim for damages will be adjudicated. Damages awarded in a successfully litigated claim might help the man to cover his hospital expenses and other losses resulting from the collision. For instance, the damages may help to cover any loss of wages suffered due to being unable to return to work for an extended period of time following the wreck.