Ford Heights, IL (May 3, 2024) – Three individuals were killed in a multi-vehicle collision in the south suburbs on Wednesday night, one of them a small child. The collision also injured a second child.

According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, the collision occurred at around 7:55 p.m. in Ford Heights, in the 800 block of East Lincoln Highway. Authorities say a Chrysler struck a Nissan while traveling east on Lincoln Highway.

At the scene, the driver of the Chrysler was declared deceased. At nearby hospitals, the Nissan’s driver and a child riding in the Nissan were declared deceased. Police said that another child, a 4-year-old girl, was among the injured passengers in the Nissan and remains hospitalized. The collision is still being investigated by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, and no other details were available.

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

Fatal Car Accidents in Illinois

A wrongful death is legally used to denote a casualty resulting from another party’s negligence and occurring in an accident. That said, proving that another party was indeed negligent and caused the accident is a complicated matter that requires the expertise of a Chicago car accident lawyer.

After the death of a loved one or family member, eligible individuals may pursue civil litigation with the assistance of legal counsel to recover damages. Litigation damages may consist of funeral expenses, pain and suffering experienced before the decedent’s passing, bereavement-related losses of companionship, and additional damages. Moreover, penalties may be imposed by the courts in cases involving severe negligence, such as driving while drunk or otherwise intoxicated.

Through each step of your claim, with the assistance of a Chicagoland wrongful death lawyer from Ankin Law, you can hold the negligent party liable for your profound pain and loss. Your attorney will handle every aspect of your case, including negotiating with the insurance company, so you and your family can focus on grieving and moving forward as best you can.

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 provide you with the essential information to understand and effectively maneuver wrongful death laws in Illinois. Do not attempt to handle the aftermath of a fatal accident on your own; you deserve the best possible representation you can get at this devastating time in your life. Please don’t hesitate to contact Ankin Law’s wrongful death attorneys in Chicago for a free consultation at 312-600-0000 immediately.

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