Plainfield, IL – Fatality Reported in Semi-Truck Collision on Weber Rd
Plainfield, IL (February 13, 2023) – A pileup crash involving a semi-truck in the Plainfield area resulted in at least one fatality on Monday morning, February 13.
The deadly accident was reported on Weber Road near Route 126 at around 3:50 a.m. Three passenger cars were involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer. The impact caused at least one vehicle to catch fire, and the road was temporarily closed.
Other people were also hurt, and the injuries were reportedly serious. The identities of the involved parties have not been provided, and no further updates were made public.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being handled by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Trucking Accidents in Illinois
In 2018, there were 13,071 tractor-trailer collisions in Illinois. Surprisingly, fatalities were the outcome of approximately 10% of the collisions, or around 122 trucking accidents in the state that year. Additionally, 2,235 persons suffered injuries. When it comes to the average number of fatal truck crashes each year, Illinois is in the top 10 states. 122 persons lost their lives in truck accidents in Illinois in 2018.
According to Illinois law, eligible surviving relatives may file a civil lawsuit against the defendant for wrongful death in order to seek damages. The passing of time, the loss of a loved one, or emotional suffering cannot be stopped with money alone. However, you could be able to pay your related costs if you receive wrongful death compensation.
You could be qualified to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one whose death had an impact on you. However, you should be prepared for a few potential issues that can arise during the claim procedure. The worst-case scenario is having to deal with a loved one’s passing while also proving that their death was due to the negligence or misconduct of another person.
The lawyers at D&W Law Group will take all necessary measures to preserve your fundamental rights in order to ensure that you and your family obtain justice. Our lawyers approach every wrongful death case with seriousness and with the intention to fight for your rights. To make sure that the guilty party is brought to justice and that families can obtain proper compensation if another party’s negligence led to a fatal crash, our legal team continuously prioritizes the needs of our clients above all else. If a loved one passed away suddenly as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact a Plainfield wrongful death lawyer at 312-888-8888.
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