Many people like to enjoy alcoholic beverages around the holidays, especially on New Year's Eve. While most people in Illinois may then make the wise decision and call a cab to get home from the bar or the party, there are always going to be some who decide that they are going to take a risk and drive home. This can lead to tragic accidents that cause others to be seriously injured or even killed.
In the wake of these accidents, the police may file charges and arrest the offending driver. If you were involved in the crash and you lost a loved one, you may feel happy to see that justice is served, but does the arrest or even a conviction actually help you? You might not be provided with financial compensation, which could be needed for many reasons, including:
-- Paying for medical bills.-- Paying for the funeral.-- Replacing the lost wages of the person who was killed.-- Compensating you for your own pain and suffering.-- Paying for the emergency crews and transportation.-- Replacing your vehicle and other lost or damaged property.-- And much more.
You do not deserve to suffer both emotionally and financially because someone else decided not to be responsible and drove home when the person should never have been behind the wheel. When a loved one passes away, it is going to be a tragic enough time without having mounting bills on top of it. After the accident, make sure that you know what legal rights you have to proper compensation. If you want to learn more about them, check out our page today.