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Chicago, IL – Injuries Recorded in Car Wreck on I-294 at 83rd St

Chicago, IL - Injuries Recorded in Car Wreck on I-294 at 83rd St

Chicago, IL (January 21, 2023) – During the early evening hours of Saturday, January 21, several reports of an accident involving multiple vehicles were fielded by the Illinois State Police and the Chicago Police Department.

At least two people were hurt in the crash, according to initial reports from the authorities, who put the time of the event at 7:10 p.m. In the northbound lanes of Interstate 294, also known as the Tri-State Tollway, traffic began to back up near 83rd Street while emergency workers attended to the scene. Officials noted that traffic was quite heavy on the left lanes leading back to 95th Street.

Local news footage showed a damaged passenger sedan at the site, and EMTs noted that one or two injured people were taken to a nearby hospital. No more information was provided, though the inquiry continues.

Our thoughts remain with the injured victims and their families at this time.

Chicago’s Rate of Car Accidents

The Windy City is a popular destination for tourists and is also home to three million people, making it the third biggest city in the United States. Chicago’s heavy traffic results in hundreds of vehicle accidents each year, endangering the lives of drivers and passengers.

However, traffic-related mortality continued to rise despite the coronavirus pandemic, stay-at-home orders, and greater social isolation. By 2020, the Illinois Department of Transportation predicts, speeding will have dramatically increased, putting more drivers at risk.

Unfortunately, many people have lost their lives on urban roads owing to drunk drivers, speeders, and reckless motorists.

Thus, those hurt in vehicle accidents but not at fault face a more precarious position. In most cases, they must also pay for their own medical care. It’s possible that the psychological impact of such an event might be just as severe as material damage and financial loss.

Any of the prerequisites below must be met before a lawsuit is filed. Call a Chicago car accident attorney without delay if you or a loved one has been hurt in a crash that wasn’t your fault.

In Illinois, a victim may seek compensation if their injuries were the result of another driver’s carelessness or negligence. One of the most successful ways for drivers who have caused accidents to recover financial damages from their insurers is to hire an attorney as soon as possible.

Your chances of having your accident claim settled favorably with the help of D&W Law Group‘s lawyers are much better, so don’t try to go it alone. After many years in practice, we thoroughly understand the intricacies of our state’s legal system. If you’ve been injured in Chicago, contact a lawyer at 312-888-8888 for a free first consultation. Your initial consultation will consist of us introducing ourselves and going through the specifics of your accident claim, all free of charge.

Contact our Chicago personal injury lawyers right now for a free consultation. If you move forward with our team, we will also help you obtain the proof you need for your claim and explore all of your legal options. Needless to say, we’ll take the necessary steps to safeguard your rights under the law.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources, including news reports, police accident reports, social media posts, and sometimes eyewitness accounts, to compose these posts. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please let us know right away. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business.  The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, always seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The photo used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene.

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