Volo, IL (August 14, 2023) – An 84-year-old woman lost her life as a result of a truck accident that occurred in Lake County early Sunday morning, August 13.
At around 7:25 a.m., the Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a crash on Route 12.
Reports indicate that a Chevrolet Cruze and a semi-truck collided in the 31200 block of the roadway.
The Chevrolet was left with significant damage as a result of the accident. The semi-truck came to rest in the grassy median of the road.
The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as an 84-year-old woman, was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville by ambulance. Authorities confirmed that she later passed away from her injuries.
The incident is being investigated by the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations unit at this time.
We offer our sympathies to the family of the woman who lost her life in this accident.
After the loss of a loved one due to a fatal truck accident, families are able to take legal action. In order to prevail when filing a wrongful death lawsuit to recover losses and damages, families must be able to demonstrate that negligence played a role. A thorough investigation is needed to determine what factors contributed to the accident taking place.
There are various forms of negligence that can contribute to truck accidents in Illinois. We often see these accidents take place as a result of drivers who are negligent. When drivers fall asleep behind the wheel due to spending long hours on the road, they are likely to cause serious accidents. We also see countless truck companies fail to maintain their vehicles, which leads to mechanical failures or tire blowouts. Another common cause of truck accidents that we see here quite frequently is overloaded cargo. When cargo companies fail to properly load trailers on semi-trucks, it can result in shifting, which can overturn the vehicle.
In order to determine the best course of action after the loss of your loved one in a truck accident, a thorough investigation is needed. Seeking guidance from a fatal truck accident lawyer will help to ensure you have the best chance of getting justice and protecting your legal rights. Your attorney will investigate the accident for you and identify all of the factors that contributed to it taking place.
At Burg Simpson, we understand that after a trucking accident, your family needs justice and compensation. We are devoted to doing all we can to fight for the rights of our clients and ensure just outcomes in their cases. With more than 40 years of experience in helping people recover from being affected by a truck crash, you can trust us to provide top-notch legal representation and guide you through this difficult time. If you or someone close to you has recently been affected by a truck crash, call our national truck accident law firm now at (888) 895 2080 to arrange your free case evaluation today.
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