At least five people have been injured in a multi-vehicle accident in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on Chicago’s Far South Side.
Three Vehicles Involved in the Crash
Authorities responded to a crash involving three vehicles at about 8:47 p.m. on September 28, 2019. The multi-vehicle accident took place on the 8700 block of South Halsted Street, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
Five people were taken to area hospitals for treatment as a result of the crash. One 59-year-old man was transported to Oak Lawn’s Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious-to-critical condition. A 53-year-old woman, a 46-year-old woman, and a 38-year-old man were taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in fair-to-serious condition, while a 31-year-old woman was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair-to-serious condition.
Police are still investigating the cause of the incident.
Who Is to Blame in a Multi-Vehicle Accident?
While assigning blame in any car accident can be difficult, determining fault in a multi-vehicle accident can be especially challenging.
In general, when there are two vehicles involved in a collision, the vehicle that struck the other vehicle is responsible for any property damage or personal injuries that may result. But with accidents involving more than two vehicles, many different drivers may have acted negligently, and may therefore share blame at different levels. This uncertainty can complicate the process of pursuing a successful personal injury claim following a multi-vehicle accident.
Contact a Chicago Car Accident Lawyer
As you might imagine, even if you were not at fault in a multi-vehicle accident, the other drivers’ insurance companies might strongly oppose you if you attempt to obtain financial compensation for your bodily injuries. Given the complex nature of gathering the relevant evidence and using it to pursue a successful personal injury claim in the case of an accident involving three or more vehicles, you should consider retaining knowledgeable legal representation, the kind you would find from the Chicago car accident lawyers at GWC Injury Lawyers.
With over $2 billion recovered for our clients over more than four decades of practice, GWC is one of the premier Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation law firms in Illinois. Our firm has the experience, the determination, the resources, and the reputation of success that you need to help get you and your family the justice you deserve.
If you have been injured because of somebody else’s negligent actions, whether in a multi-vehicle accident or in some other way, please contact GWC today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys. Call our office at (312) 464-1234 or click here to chat with a representative at any time.