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In February, four people were killed and one critically injured in a three-vehicle crash in Des Plaines, Illinois.

At the time of the fatal crash, police said the driver of a Mercedes was traveling in excess of 100 mph when he slammed into a Chevy Impala as it was turning in to a parking lot. The impact sent the Impala spinning nearly 200 feet, crashing into a Toyota Highlander. The impact was so severe nearly four feet of the front of the car was blown apart, according to reports. A couple and their 20-year-old daughter inside the Impala were killed. The couple leaves behind a 10-year-old son and a 15-year-old daughter. The driver of the Mercedes was also killed in the crash; his passenger survived with a traumatic brain injury. Two people in the Toyota suffered minor injuries.

An investigation later revealed that the Mercedes driver was actually driving 135 mph, and toxicology results showed he had a blood alcohol content almost three-times the legal limit. It was also determined that he had received at least nine tickets for speeding and other offenses in the past five years. Despite his license being suspended four times, he managed to narrowly avoid automatic revocation.

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A 21-year-old Bryan, Texas man was killed and three others were injured in a rollover accident.

According to police, four people were in a pick-up when the driver lost control and the truck flipped and rolled. One passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. A male and female passenger were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 18-year-old driver suffered serious injuries, but is expected to recover. The accident remains under investigation, but speed appears to be a factor.

Careless or reckless drivers cause accidents every day, resulting in serious or fatal injuries. The at-fault driver can be held responsible for damages including medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Unfortunately, plaintiffs may not be compensated for years, yet they simply do not have the financial resources to wait out the long litigation process. As the bills pile up, financial hardship mounts. While the case is in progress, lawsuit funding can be used to lessen that financial burden. Without the pressure to settle, the plaintiff’s attorney has time to obtain the largest possible settlement.

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Every year, thousands of people receive that phone call we all dread—news that a loved one has been killed in an auto accident. The news is not only a sudden shock, but emotionally and physically debilitating. Even before the reality of it all wears off, many families will face unforeseen financial challenges as they are suddenly forced to deal with medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and additional financial hurdles due to lost income.

While no one can ever put a value on a life, it is important for the family to understand their legal rights to pursue a wrongful death claim. An experienced attorney can help guide victims through their legal options to recover the maximum possible compensation.

The driver of a Chevy Impala was turning left into a parking lot when he was struck by another vehicle speeding at an estimated 100 mph. The crash sent the Impala spinning at least 75 feet into a Toyota Highlander. The Impala was so mangled that it was hardly recognizable; the Mercedes that hit it was crushed to at least three feet shorter than normal, according to reports.

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Every year thousands of teens die in traffic accidents—often as a result of the teenage driver’s excessive speed, lack of experience, or inattention.

Five high school students who cut class one afternoon last month were in a crash that killed two and left three others seriously injured.

The crash happened just before the end of the school day when a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer left the road and rolled before coming to rest in a field. Three passengers riding in the rear seat were ejected from the vehicle; all were seriously injured. Police said excessive speed likely caused the driver to lose control, before the car flipped several times. The crash is still under investigation.

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Speed appears to be a factor in a four-vehicle crash that left one person dead at the scene.

A man was allegedly speeding when he lost control of his vehicle, went into a ditch. His vehicle went airborne before landing on a SUV on the opposite side of the highway. The impact caused the SUV to collide with two other vehicles.

The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene; his passenger is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The negligent driver and the driver in one of the vehicles struck by the SUV suffered minor injuries. The occupants of the fourth vehicle involved escaped unharmed. The investigation is ongoing.

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Thousands of people are injured or killed because someone ran a red light. In fact, it is the leading cause of urban accidents.

A woman died in a southwest Omaha car crash last week after the driver of a Nissan Maxima ran a red light and was struck by a Silverado. The deceased woman was a passenger in the Nissan. The negligent driver suffered a head injury, broken leg, broken ribs, fractured pelvis and other injuries; she is expected to recover. Neither the driver nor the passenger was wearing a seat belt. The driver of the Silverado refused medical attention; he was wearing a seatbelt.

The negligent driver can, and should be, held accountable. An experienced auto accident attorney can help protect your rights and present an effective case. Without a strong advocate, you may not receive the compensation you deserve.

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Motorists have a duty to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and reasonable manner. This duty can be breached if a driver is exceeding the speed limit, following at an unsafe distance, driving while distracted, or otherwise driving in an unreasonable or unsafe manner.

On December 1, a high school senior tweeted “Seatbelt warnings are smart for cars. You could just be driving and someone else could be the dumbass. Be safe.” Less than two hours later he was killed in an auto accident, but not because he was speeding or driving while distracted, and not because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the teen was stopped at an intersection when the driver of a Nissan minivan ran a red light at a “high rate of speed”, jumped the center concrete median, and slammed into his Honda Accord. Those two vehicles veered into the path of a commercial gasoline tanker truck, pushing it into a Lexus.