An Illinois car accident lawyer notes that a teenager suffered severe injuries and her parents were killed in a May 2016 car crash. Parties injured in car accidents and the families of those killed may be eligible to seek compensation with the assistance of an Illinois car accident attorney.
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Report: Bystanders Pulled Teen from Burning Truck
An Illinois teenager lost both of her parents and sustained severe injuries in a rear-end collision that occurred at a rural intersection near Keyesport. Authorities state that the pickup truck the teen’s family was traveling in was waiting to make a right-hand turn when another vehicle struck it from behind, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The reasons for this initial crash are currently unknown. This collision pushed the truck into the intersecting traffic lane, where it spun out and was hit a second time by another vehicle.
The second crash, which was a T-bone collision, caused the pickup truck to catch fire. Bystanders succeeded in pulling the teenager from the burning vehicle, but tragically, they were not able to rescue either of her parents. The teenager reportedly remains in serious condition, as does the driver who initiated the deadly accident, the website reported.
How an Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
Drivers or passengers who are injured in car accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.
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