The Illinois State Police responded to a car accident
on Sunday afternoon near Carterville, Illinois. According to authorities, 62-year-old Richard Franks was traveling westbound on Illinois 13 when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned. The accident occurred at approximately 3 p.m. close to North Wolfcreek Road. Franks was seriously injured in the accident and was transported via ambulance to the hospital. Authorities cited Franks for improper lane usage.
Illinois auto accidents
resulted in 60,252 individuals sustaining injuries in 2012, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. There were also 956 fatalities caused by auto accidents which is equivalent to two people being killed every day that year. During the devastating event of losing a loved one, the family of the deceased should be able to concentrate on grieving. Unfortunately, a fatal accident may also result in financial stress due to incurred medical expenses, property damage, and loss of economical support. If the auto accident that claimed the life of your loved one was caused by negligence, you may have grounds to file a case and obtain compensation. Contacting an experienced Illinois auto accident lawyer is important to recover the maximum financial compensation for those damages.
Deborah Besserman is an experienced St. Louis area auto accident attorney, Deborah will investigate the accident, gather all necessary evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies to recover the compensation you deserve. She will support you throughout the case and work diligently in representing you. Contact Deborah today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.