December 12, 2013

30 Car Pile-Up Shuts Down Major Chicago Highway in Semi Accident

by Levin & Perconti

Ever read about a major accident that has impacted and caused injury to what seems to be countless people? Ever wondered how a survivor of a major crash was able to defend their rights when they were part of such a numerous group? Some recent accident survivors might be wondering just the same.

Recently, those traveling between Chicago and Milwaukee faced real danger amid severe winter weather. According to the Epoch Times, on December 8th, a crash on I-94 resulted in a 30 car pile-up. As a result of the crash, all lanes were blocked on I-94 eastbound. This resulted in traffic authorities completely shutting down this major interstate all the way from Milwaukee to Chicago. To gain a perspective about how significantly large this area was that was shut down, Milwaukee is 92 miles north of Chicago. It takes the average person about an hour and a half to drive from one city to the other.

As a result of such a large crash, 50 plus people were injured. The pile-up was impacted so many that buses had to be dispatched to rescue those stranded amongst the winter weather on the interstate. The Illinois Department of Transportation had to send hundreds of workers to clear the interstate.

When a chain reaction and pile-up accident occurs, it affects many people. For those involved in a crash, especially one of this size, the anxiety and stress of the situation understandably makes everything feel as though it happened in a blur. It may be hard for victims to pinpoint what happened and when, what the cause of the collision was, and who bore the fault, especially while they are recovering from serious injuries. That is why when you have suffered personal injuries due to the negligence of others, it is important to seek the help of an attorney. Our Chicago accident attorneys are experienced with handling large impact collisions and can help you navigate the legal system to obtain the compensation you deserve for your hardship. No victim deserves to get lost in the aftermath of a major accident or suffer more than they have. Attorneys like ours are familiar with negligence and have successfully handled previous motor vehicle accidents. Call for a free consultation.