Chicago, IL – Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-55 at I-294/Tri-State Toll Leads to Injuries
Chicago, IL (November 16, 2022) – On Wednesday, November 16, in the Chicagoland region, the Illinois State Police and the Chicago Police Department reported a multi-vehicle crash on I-55.
Injuries were reported at the collision scene, according to authorities. Per local officials, the police arrived at the incident site at 10:45 p.m. Moreover, traffic back to La Grange Road was congested while emergency services were on the scene, resulting in a more than mile-long jam on I-55/Stevenson Outbound at the I-294/Tri-State Tollway.
Early reports state that a seriously injured individual was transported to a local hospital. While the investigation was continuing, officials were unable to comment, but officers plan to release further information in the coming days.
Our thoughts remain with the injured victims and their loved ones.
Chicago Car Accident Injuries
With a population of three million, Chicago is the third-largest city in the country and welcomes millions of visitors each year. Unfortunately, as a result of the heavy traffic in the city, hundreds of car accidents happen on Chicago’s roadways every year.
Despite the coronavirus epidemic, advisories to remain at home, and social isolation, the number of fatal traffic accidents increased. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, speeding is expected to increase considerably during the next few years, endangering even more motorists.
The fatalities that happened on the city’s roadways in recent years were mostly caused by drunk driving, excessive speeding, and reckless driving. In Chicago, Cook County has one of the highest rates of serious accidents, particularly on the multi-lane highways where driving is the most hazardous.
As a result, those who have been hurt in car accidents as a result of someone else’s carelessness are at higher risk. Additionally, they often pay for their own medical bills out of pocket, compounding the financial complications that result from an accident. What’s more, a catastrophic injury may be accompanied by emotional suffering due to rising medical expenses, excruciating long-term pain, and the need for self-rehabilitation.
However, if a suspected at-fault driver was careless or negligent and caused the accident, damages may be awarded to the victims. Needless to say, it’s essential to contact a qualified Illinois accident lawyer as soon as possible if you’ve been hurt in a vehicle accident in the state of Illinois.
Consulting our legal team at D&W Law Group considerably improves your chances of being compensated fairly for an accident. Our years of experience mean that we’re well-versed and quite familiar with the particulars of the Chicago-area legal system, as well as the laws surrounding Illinois’ state legal system.
Call 312-888-8888 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago personal injury lawyers. We will get to know you and the specifics of your accident claim during our first discussion to review your claim.
If you contact us, our Chicago personal injury lawyers will evaluate the details of your case at this initial consultation, which is offered without any fees or obligations. To ensure you have the best chance of securing justice, we’ll also help you gather the necessary evidence and investigate your legal options. To put it another way, we will make every effort to protect your family’s legal rights while you are going through this terrible, stressful time.
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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.