A 25-year-old Chicago man was recently charged with multiple felonies including drunk driving after causing an accident which killed a young girl.
The alleged negligent driver was subsequently charged with leaving the scene of the accident, two counts of drunk driving, and four counts of aggravated drunk driving. There is a possibility his charges are to be upgraded.
The 9-year-old girl was in a minivan, driven by her mother. Two other girls, ages 10 and 12, friends of the 9-year-old, were also in the vehicle at the time of the accident. The mother was driving them home after attending a church event.
Eye witnesses recounted seeing the minivan heading north while the second vehicle involved in the crash, a Cadillac Deville, was heading south. By all reports the Cadillac was drifting in and out of the oncoming lanes. Just prior to the crash the minivan driver made a hard turn to the left to avoid a collision. However, the defensive maneuver was not successful and the Cadillac hit the passenger’s side of the minivan. The minivan continued on until it struck a building.
The Cadillac driver was seen fleeing the area. Police subsequently caught the individual later and determined he was under the influence of alcohol. The family of the young girl may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The loss of a loved one brings with it extra expenses for the funeral and burial. The young girl’s family might wish to research litigation funding to aid their situation. To apply for a lawsuit loan, the plaintiffs would need to first hire an attorney. Once a lawyer of record is retained, the family may apply for pre-settlement funding.
When plaintiffs are cash strapped, applying for a lawsuit loan helps them financially to deal with monthly bills and other obligations.