LaSalle Co, IL – Man Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash on Rte 71 near Cedar Pt

LaSalle County, IL (July 10, 2024) – A DePue man is dead following a two-vehicle crash Monday morning on Route 71 east of Cedar Point in LaSalle County.

Nurses and doctors rushing a patient to the emergency room.

The LaSalle County Coroner’s Office says that a 56-year-old man died from injuries sustained in the crash, and authorities added that the crash happened in the early morning hours. However, the total number of injured victims is unknown, and the events leading up to the accident remain under inquiry. While officers requested witnesses to come forward, the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the collision, and no other details were available.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family members of the deceased victims. Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims and their loved ones.

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Fatal Car Accidents in Illinois

A wrongful death is legally used to denote a casualty resulting from another party’s negligence and occurring in an accident. That said, proving that another party was indeed negligent and caused the accident is a complicated matter that 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 with the assistance of legal counsel to recover damages. Litigation damages may consist of funeral expenses, pain and suffering experienced before 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 Chicagoland 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 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 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 immediately.

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