A tragic drunk driving accident in St. Charles has claimed the life of a West Chicago teen. The 18 year old victim was a passenger in a Ford Explorer which was being driven by another 18 year old. The driver lost control of the vehicle and it went off the road, slamming into two trees. Two back seat passengers were also injured. Investigation by the St. Charles police and Kane County Sheriff’s Department indicates that the 18 year old driver was drunk at the time of the accident.There is really nothing that can compensate this family for the loss of their child. Whenever I hear about accidents like this, I remember back to the days when I was that age and thought I was made of stainless steel and thank my lucky stars that I made it out of my late teens and early twenties in one piece.The one thing that this family can get from hiring an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer is some answers and perhaps some accountability. Because there has been a wrongful death and there are serious criminal charges pending, there will probably be few answers given voluntarily by those involved. To get those answers, a suit will probably have to be filed to get subpoena powers to access the police investigation and to force those involved to answer questions about what happened that night.With regard to the issue of acocuntability, a great deal of the blame for this accident of course rests on the shoulders of the drunk driver. Moving past him, there are important questions to be answered about how these teens got the alcohol. Answering those questions may result in liability and acknowledgement of fault on the licensed liquor establishments that provided the alcohol to these teens or to the parents who served them or allowed them to drink in their homes.There are many questions which need to be answered.