A recent accident in Chicago showed the domino effect that can happen when one driver makes a careless maneuver.
On Saturday night, at least 14 people were injured when a number of vehicles collided on the Kennedy Expressway. This resulted in all outbound lanes being closed for more than an hour.
In looking at what happened, a church van was traveling in the left center lane when a white van attempted to change lanes and hit the church van. Two other vehicles were also involved in the crash.
After supposedly causing the accident, the white van reportedly left the scene.
Of the 14 who were taken to area hospitals, two were in critical condition and one was a small child. The exact nature of their injuries was not reported.
This type of accident brings up a lot of good points for any Chicago resident to think about after an accident.
The No. 1 thing to remember is that it can be quite simple to settle a car accident claim, but this can mean just letting an insurance adjuster decide what the value should be. This is not keeping someone's best interests in mind.
Instead of just accepting that amount, those involved in motor vehicle accidents of any type can reach out to an attorney who has experience handling these types of cases to learn more about what may be available. While going through this process may not be as easy as just accepting what an insurance adjuster has to offer, it can result in compensation more in-line with the actual damages and injuries.
Source: 5 NBC Chicago, "Severe Accident Closes Kennedy, 14 People Injured," June 9, 2013