Joliet, IL (April 17, 2024) – One person was killed, and four others were injured in a three-car crash in the Joliet area on Thursday night, Illinois State Police said.

Police said a Volkswagen Jetta sedan and a Chevrolet Silverado truck were heading north on IL-53 when a Cadillac sedan traveling south collided with both vehicles ahead of Louis Road. Officers said that the Volkswagen and the Chevrolet had struck the Cadillac. The driver of the Cadillac was pronounced dead, police added. Four other people were injured and transported to area hospitals. Further details were not immediately available, but an investigation is ongoing.

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

Deadly Auto Accidents in Chicago

Even non-fatal vehicle collisions are traumatic in and of themselves. Each year, millions are injured in auto accidents, and thousands pass away unexpectedly. These sudden deaths inflict devastation upon every family and community. Adding insult to injury, on top of the profound sorrow and mourning in the aftermath of a tragic collision that resulted in their loved one’s death, family members often have to shoulder medical expenses, burial costs, and negotiations with insurance companies.

Wrongful death is the legal term for a casualty resulting from another party’s negligence and occurring in an accident. Establishing the causative element of negligence on the part of the opposing party is a multi-faceted challenge that necessitates the assistance of a Chicago car accident attorney.

After a family member’s death, eligible individuals can pursue civil litigation with the assistance of legal counsel to recover damages. These damages may include funeral expenses, pain and suffering, loss of consortium or companionship, and additional costs.

Thankfully, with the help of a Chicago wrongful death lawyer from Ankin Law, you can hold negligent parties accountable. A bereaved family member’s death at the hands of a careless driver is an unfathomable tragedy. However, our proficient staff will provide you with the necessary information to comprehend and adeptly navigate wrongful death litigation. Contact the wrongful death attorneys at Ankin Law in Chicago immediately at 312-600-0000 for a free consultation.

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