Perhaps it is the intense Illinois heat and humidity that gets to drivers. Or maybe it’s just a larger number of vehicles on interstates taking road trips during the summer months. Or it could just be an unexplainable coincidence. But it certainly seems like there have been a rash of rollover auto accidents occurring in the state recently. (Like this one, for instance.)
The most recent one in Chicago didn’t even take place on a freeway, toll road, or interstate. Around 2am on the morning on Monday, August 5, a sport utility vehicle was heading south on Lake Shore Drive. It had just passed Irving Park Road when it flipped over. A total of four people in the SUV were injured and had to be rushed to nearby hospitals. No other vehicles were involved.
From the information given, it appears that the driver will be held completely liable for the auto accident and the injuries that occurred as a result. The story does not say whether the driver was one of the four people injured, but the victims who were passengers all have solid grounds to file personal injury lawsuits against the driver. The plaintiffs could receive reimbursement for medical care charges, including ambulance costs, hospitalization expenses, treatments and procedures, medications, and physical therapy sessions. They may also be entitled to monetary damages for pain and suffering as well as compensation for wages that they would have earned at work had the rollover crash never taken place.
For whatever reason, some motorists tend to treat Lake Shore Drive as their own personal speedway, especially during the overnight hours when fewer vehicles are out on the roads. But because LSD is so curvy, there seem to be an unusual number of crashes that occur – especially single-vehicle accidents. If you’ve been hurt in a collision on Lake Shore Drive, be sure to contact a qualified auto accident attorney as soon as possible.