Hometown, IL – Two Men Identified in Fatal Crash on 87th St

Hometown, IL (April 29, 2024) – Two men are dead after a crash in the southwest suburbs, officials said.

The crash happened on Sunday night in Hometown at West 87th Street and South Cicero Avenue. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said 18-year-old Diego Lopez and 20-year-old Oscar Garcia, both from Oak Lawn, died in the crash. One of the vehicles had its entire side sheared off in the crash, but details of the crash are still under investigation. Further information was not immediately available as officers asked witnesses to come forward.

We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Diego Lopez and Oscar Garcia. Our thoughts are extended to any injured victims and their loved ones.

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Deadly Auto Accidents in Illinois

A legal term used to denote a casualty resulting from the negligence of another party and occurring in an accident is “wrongful death.” That said, proving that another party was indeed negligent and caused the accident is a complicated matter and requires the expertise of a Chicago car accident lawyer.

After the death of a loved one or family member, eligible individuals may pursue civil litigation in an effort to recover damages with the assistance of legal counsel. Litigation damages may consist of funeral expenses, pain and suffering experienced prior to the decedent’s passing, bereavement-related losses of companionship, and additional damages. Moreover, penalties may be imposed by the courts in cases involving severe negligence, such as driving while drunk or otherwise intoxicated.

Through each step of your claim, with the assistance of a Hometown wrongful death lawyer from Ankin Law, you can hold the negligent party liable for your profound pain and loss. Your attorney will handle every aspect of your case, including negotiating with the insurance company, so that you and your family can focus on grieving and moving forward as best you can.

When a loved one’s death is caused by the carelessness or deliberate actions of another individual, it is an unfathomable tragedy. Whether your objective is to obtain justice or seek counsel, our skilled team will provide you with the essential information to understand and effectively maneuver wrongful death laws in the state of Illinois. Do not attempt to handle the aftermath of a fatal accident on your own; you deserve the best possible representation you can get at this devastating time in your life. Please don’t hesitate to contact Ankin Law’s wrongful death attorneys in Chicago for a free consultation at 312-600-0000 right away.

Note: We use outside sources such as news reports, police reports, social media platforms, and first-hand or eyewitness accounts about accidents that happen throughout the state of Illinois. We have not verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident. Please contact Ankin Law, LLC, if you locate any incorrect information in our post. We will correct it immediately or remove a post if requested.

Disclaimer: This post is not intended as a solicitation for business. It’s vital to understand that these posts do not offer legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. Legal outcomes can differ based on individual circumstances. For personalized legal guidance, please reach out directly to Ankin Law, LLC. The featured image used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.

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