Thousands of people are injured in auto accidents every year in the state of Illinois. But some of these victims sustain their injuries in an accident that occurs after one accident has already taken place.
It sounds a bit confusing, but this story may clear it up a bit. Around 6:45am on the morning of Monday, June 17, two cars were involved in a fender bender in Champaign County on Illinois 130 a few miles south of Philo near County Road 400 N. A police vehicle was on the scene with its lights flashing, and road flares were illuminated near the crash scene. Nevertheless, a 29-year old woman driving a car was unable to stop in time, and her car slammed into the back of one of the cars. A 58-year old man who was in the rear-ended vehicle had to be taken to a hospital in Urbana with injuries. The woman was cited for failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision.
Though the man’s injuries didn’t appear to be serious, it is possible for him to experience pain days after the original auto accident – especially in the back or neck. Often, these types of injuries are the most difficult to treat, so the victim could incur additional medical expenses trying to get himself cured. Should he choose to do so, the 58-year old man could file a personal injury lawsuit against the young woman. This type of suit could allow him to get reimbursed for all of his medical costs, and to compensate him for lost wages if he had to miss work due to the pain or discomfort.
A moral of this story is that even if you emerge unscathed after an accident has taken place, you aren’t necessarily safe from injury. Even if the accident site is clearly marked