The law on car accidents in Illinois
Under Illinois law, every person who is injured in a car accident due to the reckless or negligent actions of another person has a right to sue. The person can file a lawsuit directly against whoever caused the accident, and even their employer, if they were working at the time.
You are entitled to drive, commute or bike to work without fear of danger on the road, and where you are unnecessarily exposed to danger, you have the right to sue. You may recover damages for the hurt caused to you, and also for the value of your financial loss stemming from the accident.
If your loved one was hurt in a car accident and died as a result, Illinois law also gives you a right of action under the Wrongful Death Act. Surviving family members may file a lawsuit and recover compensation for the sorrow, grief, loss of financial support and companionship caused by the accident.
Being in a car accident is a difficult experience, and the Chicago car accident lawyers at Uche P.C. understand what you may be going through. We will fight for you and your family and recover fair compensation that gives you closure.