Four people died as a result of a collision between a vehicle and a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus.
Police said the 27-year-old driver of a Buick LeSabre was speeding when he lost control and hit a parked car before slamming into the bus head-on and catching on fire. The four people in the sedan were extracted and taken area hospitals where they were pronounced dead. One passenger leaves behind three young children; her pregnant sister, who was also a passenger, leaves behind two kids. The bus driver and four passengers on the bus were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Alcohol was found in the LeSabre. The crash remains under investigation.
When an auto accident is the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for injuries or loss from the at-fault driver. However, what happens if the negligent person dies in the accident?
The fact that the negligent driver dies in a car accident does not necessarily mean that the victims can no longer bring a personal injury or wrongful death claim. A claim can still be made with the negligent person’s insurance carrier. If the claim cannot settle through negotiations with the insurance company, then a lawsuit can be filed against the deceased driver’s estate.
Even if negligence is clear and obvious, pursuing a lawsuit against someone’s estate can be complicated and time consuming because of the procedural requirements involved. It is even more complicated when there is no estate established yet. In either situation, an experience auto accident attorney in crucial in order to protect one’s rights.
Often times, the lengthy legal process will hinder victims from paying the bills associated with the crash; it may even be a struggle to pay ordinary living expenses. Those searching for financial assistance, should not only consider litigation funding, but should call the experts at Litigation Funding Corporation.
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Dealing with a loss is never easy, but fatal auto accidents can be especially devastating. As you struggle to figure out how your family will move forward, you don’t have to struggle financially.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a drunk driver, are in a pending lawsuit, and facing serious financial challenges while waiting for a settlement, litigation funding may be a viable option. Contact Litigation Funding Corporation to see if we can help ease your financial burden and give your attorney the time needed to obtain full value in your case.