The accident occurred around 30 minutes into the afternoon of Monday, October 14th. A pedestrian was crossing N Pulaski Road in the Hermosa neighborhood of Chicago when a dump truck ran the stop sign at the intersection and ran over the man.
Chicago Police Department department responded to the call and would eventually pronounce the man dead at the scene. The medical examiner for Cook County has yet to release more details on the trauma suffered, but it’s assumed that the impact is what led to the death.
The driver of the dump truck was cited for multiple infractions including failure to yield to a pedestrian, failure to stop at a stop sign, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
The incident caused the intersection to be closed for about four hours while an investigation was completed.
An experienced truck wreck attorney Brian Kent provided some commentary on the legal options available to victims of truck accident injuries and their families:
“Truck accidents that injure or kill don’t just affect the persons directly involved in the incident, often it’s an entire family that feel the repercussions, especially in the instances when a life is lost. And while nothing can change an injury that has already occurred, victims and their families don’t have to suffer the financial stress that medical treatment can bring.
This is because victims of accidents involving different kinds of trucks such as semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, or even dump trucks, have the right to file a lawsuit as a method of pursuing a financial compensation. If the injuries were caused by another driver’s negligence, why should the victim and their loved ones be left to fend on their own under circumstances that they didn’t choose?
With the help of an attorney experienced in truck accident injuries, victims can obtain a full compensation that will be based on and be used to cover medical bills, loss of income, physical pain, emotional trauma, loss of companionship, and even funeral and burial expenses.
Taking the legal path can seem like an overwhelming option right after the accident as victims want to concentrate on recovery and getting back on their feet.
Unfortunately, each state has a statute of limitations which prevents a lawsuit after a certain amount of time. For this reason, the circumstances of a truck accident injury should be discussed with an attorney as soon as possible. Subsequently, victims will understand all their legal options and be able to select the right one for them.”