On behalf of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC posted in Wrongful Death on Wednesday, March 13, 2013
It is unnerving to think that virtually no one who drives or rides in a car is 100 percent immune from a potential car crash. If you are on the road, there is always the chance that you could be involved in an accident. You may be the most cautious driver there is, but you still cannot control the other drivers around you.
One Cook County, Illinois man who has been charged with reckless homicide as a result of his alleged careless driving demonstrates this point very well. The 45-year-old firefighter recently caused a fatal accident after he crashed into an Oldsmobile traveling in the opposite direction of his car. He had apparently swerved into the lane in which the Oldsmobile was traveling after he had hit an SUV.
Although the man only suffered minor injuries, the 25-year-old woman driving the Oldsmobile was not so lucky. She died after being taken to the hospital. The man who caused the accident was operating his own automobile and was not on duty with the fire department at the time of the collision.
This young woman had her whole life ahead of her; it was ended too soon by someone who was not taking driving seriously. Her family may wish to seek the advice of a lawyer who can help them file a wrongful death suit against the man responsible for the crash. This can help them get compensation for medical and funeral costs as well as the potential wages that were lost. Though nothing can make up for the loss of their loved one, this type of compensation can help to ease their burdens.
Source: Downers Grove Patch, “Downers Grove Woman Killed in Car Crash; Firefighter Charged with Reckless Homicide,” Amanda Luevano, Mar. 4, 2013