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High speed car accidents mostly ends in tragedy

There is little doubt that traveling at high speeds is dangerous and reckless. The victims seriously injured in high speed car accidents, and/or their families, are often left to deal with the aftermath of these accidents, especially the financial consequences. Fortunately, consulting an Illinois personal injury lawyer need not contribute to the financial concerns, as many lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means no initial costs for the client.

The families of four people seriously injured in a high speed car accident over a recent weekend in June may be in precisely such a situation where they have to make decisions about the way forward. The accident happened on a recent Friday evening, just after 8:30 p.m. Reports indicate the car the four people were traveling in was going very fast when the driver hit two poles planted next to one another.

All four victims, two men aged 18 and 19 years and two juveniles, could only be saved after the jaws of life were used. While one of the victims had to be airlifted, the others were taken to hospital by road. Information is still sketchy while the investigation into the accident continues.

Seriously injured victims of car accidents may choose to file personal injury claims in Illinois civil courts.  Successfully litigated personal injury claims may provide reimbursement of any monetary damages for pain and suffering, medical costs, rehabilitation costs and loss of income. Damages awarded in successfully presented claims may assist the victims or their families in recovering from the stress of unexpected expenses.

Source:, “East St. Louis IL car accident sends four to hospital“, Carolyn P. Smith, June 3, 2017