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Posted on November 11th, 2015,
by Zane Cagle

Maryville Man Charged in Fatal DUI Crash on Interstate 55/70

Posted on November 11th, 2015 by Zane Cagle

BROKEN WINDOW 3Last week, there was a tragic fatal car crash involving a mother of three struck by pick-up on east Interstate 55/70 near Maryville. The mother had pulled her vehicle over to the shoulder due to car trouble. When she got out, a pick-up struck and killed her and struck her car with her three children inside.

Maryville Man Charged

Earlier this week, a 38 year old man of Maryville was formally charged with two counts of aggravated DUI for crash that killed the 27 year old mother. According to reports from The Belleville News-Democrat the accused man has received at least 40 citations that don’t appear on his driving record. The BND also reported that 25 of the 40 citations received by the Maryville man were in Madison and St. Clair counties since 1994. However, the BND did not report what those citations involved as two of those were seat belt violations.  Currently, the pick up driver is free on bond.

Driving Under the Influence

Even with the flooding of PSA’s and efforts by law enforcement, fatal crashes related to alcohol are still too high.   Crashes occur often enough due to driver error, but making a choice to climb behind the wheel after one has been drinking is negligent.  Causing injuries or death to other based on that negligence usually results in a criminal case, but the family members and loved ones of the person lost is not compensated in a criminal case, generally. In reality, there is not amount of monetary compensation that will ever replace a loved one.  However, wrongful death action is one way the family can use to get compensation the loved one’s survivors.

Wrongful Death–Finding the Right Attorney

When someone is killed due to the negligence of another such as in a DUI crash, hiring an expert attorney is crucial in order to obtain monetary compensation.   According to Illinois law, various family members can bring a wrongful death case. Our attorneys have a great deal of experience in these tragic situations. After you have lost a family member, you have all you can do to handle the unexpected changes in your life and the loss.

Who can recover in a wrongful death claim in Illinois? You want to hire an attorney who is very knowledgeable about accident reconstruction and Illinois wrongful death statutes.  But primarily, you want an attorney who will take the time to get to know your family.   Your attorney has going to learn about your deceased loved one through your, therefore, you want an attorney that will take the time to get to know you

Due to the time involved in litigation, we have to choose cases in which we can make a difference.  We have been honored by many families through the years through building our relationship through representation and getting to know their family stories. You should always ask questions following a serious injury or the death of a loved one.  Asking questions is always free.

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