In 2013, 57-year-old Alan Rubin was crossing the street in Skokie, Illinois when he was struck and killed by a vehicle. Police reports indicate that Larissa Lomax, 34-years-old, had turned off of Skokie Boulevard onto Main Street where Rubin was crossing. She struck him in the crosswalk, and he died after being transported to the hospital. After the car accident
, Lomax was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Lomax pleaded guilty in Skokie court last week and was sentenced to two years of probation, received a fine of $1,874, and is required to take drug testing. Her driving record is extensive and includes several speeding violations.
Negligent driving is one of the most common causes of traffic accidents and can be demonstrated in the form of inattentive driving, aggressive driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Car accidents
caused by driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol occur thousands of times each year, and results can include serious injuries and death. In fact, DUI deaths occur 28 times each day, according to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. If you have been injured or a lost a loved one due to the reckless actions of another driver, it is important to contact an experienced Illinois auto accident attorney.
Deborah Besserman is a skilled Illinois auto accident attorney that uses her knowledge and skill to hold drivers responsible for their actions while recovering compensation for your damages. Deborah is licensed in Illinois and Missouri and will fight to ensure you receive justice for your case. Contact the Besserman Law Office today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.