Roadways in Illinois hold all kinds of dangers, from distracted drivers to disabled vehicles, which can put motorists at risk for a crash. Recently, a van that stalled in a center lane on Interstate 290 in the Chicago area was involved in an auto accident that left two women dead. In addition, two others suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police stated that no charges were filed in the aftermath of the collision.
Sometimes the full extent of injuries sustained in an auto accident is not known until weeks, months or even years after the crash. And as many people in Southern Illinois have found out the hard way, serious injuries can accumulate symptoms and pains as time goes on. That is why insurance companies often try to settle early with what might seem at first like a fair offer. But sometimes those early settlements are merely the insurance company's attempt to prevent an injured person from suing after the full extent of the injuries becomes clear. Knowing this, many people who have been seriously injured in a car accident seek the help of a legal professional who can help ensure that the awarded compensation doesn't run out while the injured person is still suffering.