Chicago, IL (April 16, 2024) – Two individuals were killed, and one was injured in a collision that occurred on I-57 on Tuesday morning.

Traffic was backed up and extended down to the 147th Street stretch of highway. The Illinois State Police diverted traffic to 159th and closed all northbound lanes. It is unknown what caused the collision, but paramedics at least rushed one person to a local hospital. Officers with the Chicago Police Department are investigating the collision and asked any witnesses to come forward. No further details have been provided in the interim.

We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victims’ families. Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims and their loved ones.

Fatal Car Accidents in Chicago

Assigning fault in fatal accidents can present a myriad of challenges. How do you establish liability when the other party blames your deceased loved one? First and foremost, a fatality that occurs in an accident due to the negligence of a third party is regarded as a wrongful death.

Moreover, members of the family who meet the eligibility criteria can pursue civil litigation to recover damages after their loved one’s death. Such damages from litigation may include but are not limited to funeral costs, pain and suffering endured before the decedent’s death, loss of companionship, and more. Courts may even award punitive damages in instances of extreme negligence, such as driving under the influence of alcohol.

With the assistance of a Chicago wrongful death lawyer from Ankin Law, you can hold the negligent party liable for your loss. This burden can be alleviated by filing a claim for unlawful death, allowing bereaved family members such as yourself to concentrate on recovering from the loss.

When a loved one’s death is caused by the carelessness or deliberate actions of another individual, it is an unfathomable tragedy. Whether your objective is to obtain justice or seek counsel, our skilled team will furnish you with the essential information you need to understand and effectively maneuver wrongful death litigation. Do not attempt to handle a fatal accident on your own in Illinois if a loved one is killed. Contact Ankin Law’s wrongful death attorneys in Chicago for a free consultation at 312-600-0000 right away.

Note: We use outside sources such as news reports, police reports, social media platforms, and first-hand or eyewitness accounts about accidents that happen throughout the state of Illinois. We have not verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident. Please contact Ankin Law, LLC, if you locate any incorrect information in our post. We will correct it immediately or remove a post if requested.

Disclaimer: This post is not intended as a solicitation for business. It’s vital to understand that these posts do not offer legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. Legal outcomes can differ based on individual circumstances. For personalized legal guidance, please reach out directly to Ankin Law, LLC. The featured image used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.