Two people have sadly lost their lives as the result of a tragic car collision in Chicago. The recent single-car accident took place early in the morning on a Saturday. Sometimes these types of collisions occur due to driver negligence, which can be grounds for litigation.
Events leading up to the collision
The unfortunate motor vehicle crash took place at about 3:22 a.m. According to police, a car was going west along Interstate 290. All of a sudden, the car reportedly left the highway on the right side.
After leaving the road, the car allegedly hit a guardrail and a pole. Police reported that both the 41-year-old female driver and the 39-year-old male passenger were thrown from the car due to the impact of the crash. They were both pronounced deceased at the accident scene.
Legal recourse may be possible following the collision
The surviving loved ones of the male passenger who died in the tragic accident may opt to file a wrongful death claim, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the accident. Even though the woman who allegedly caused the fatal crash died in the collision, her estate could still be sued. Likewise, anyone with an ownership interest in the car involved in the crash may be named in the lawsuit. Damages awarded in a successfully fought claim may help to cover burial costs and other related losses. No amount of damages can undo the events leading to the collision, but a monetary award may help the deceased man’s family to more easily move forward from the crash.