On Feb. 13 around 3:45 p.m., four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash outside the Loyola University Medical Center. The accident happened on 1st Avenue when a red Nissan Sentra traveling southbound veered into the northbound lane and crashed into a Pace bus. After striking the bus, the Sentra continued on and struck three pedestrians standing on a sidewalk.
According to a Cook County Sheriff’s department spokesperson, the three pedestrians were all taken to the Loyola University Medical Center were two of them were listed in serious condition. The driver of the Nissan was also taken to the hospital where his condition is unknown. The five passengers on the bus were not injured. The accident is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s department, and there was no information released regarding possible charges and/or citations.
In this situation, the injured victims will be awaiting the final police report in order to determine who is at fault for the injuries suffered in the car accident. Regardless of who is at fault, the victims could be looking for compensation for their injuries. If the responsible party’s insurance coverage is not adequate, the victims might be able to file a lawsuit against the responsible party to collect the difference plus possible punitive damages depending on the circumstances and the extent of their injuries.
A personal injury attorney may be able to help an individual who has been the victim of an injury accident. The victim has rights, and the attorney may be able to protect those rights while trying to gather all the evidence necessary to help their client file a lawsuit. An attorney may be better prepared to present the evidence in a courtroom to try and gain as much compensation for the injuries as possible.
Source: CBS Chicago, “4 Hurt In Pace Bus Crash Near Maywood Hospital“, February 13, 2014