Seeking compensation after being seriously injured in a car accident is a step that is considered by many parties. Injuries can often take considerable amounts of time to recover from, and medical bills can lead to financial burdens. By filing a civil claim after a car accident, an injured party may be able to pursue compensation that could help pay for medical expenses and other damages if a case is successful.
One man in Illinois may be working to determine whether filing a claim could be right for him after he was seriously injured in an accident. It was reported that the man was a passenger in a vehicle when the driver of that vehicle lost control. As a result, the vehicle collided with a pole at around 6 a.m.
The driver of the vehicle was fatally injured in the crash and was declared dead at an area hospital. The passenger in the vehicle was also taken to the hospital in serious condition, but his condition has since improved. The incident is still being investigated, and additional details on factors that may have contributed to the accident were not available.
Though the driver of the vehicle involved in the Illinois car accident died in the event, the injured passenger should still have options for seeking compensation. A personal injury claim could potentially be filed against the estate of the driver considered at fault for the incident. Information regarding filing a claim in such a manner could help the individual determine whether it is a course of action he would like to follow.
Source: Chicago Tribune, "1 killed, 1 seriously injured in Goose Island crash", Quinn Ford, March 7, 2015