Car accidents are traumas that can affect anyone on the road at any time. It is a risk that motorists accept, although obviously no one every plans to experience it themselves. For example, an emergency response was needed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred in a Chicago suburb in the morning hours on a recent weekend.

The local Fire Department initially only dispatched one engine company, a paramedic unit, and an EMS battalion chief. However, when they arrived, they found both vehicles heavily damaged, and two critically-injured people were trapped in one of the vehicles. Each required physical extraction. When physical extraction was deemed needed, a truck company and an additional battalion chief and paramedic unit were dispatched. Unfortunately, a medical helicopter was later called in to take the patients to an area trauma center.

The victims in this crash may face traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, and even death. These are the potential results of any serious auto accident. But, while motorists have to accept the possibility of an accident, like the one here, they do have options to hold the responsible parties accountable.

After the initial shock of the event resides, holding those at fault in accidents can allow victims and their families to recover the necessary funds they need to help get back to a place of normalcy. This is done through a personal injury lawsuit, or when a death is involved, a wrongful death lawsuit.

While money can never take away the pain or death that is caused by the negligence of others, it can address that negligence monetarily. This money can be used to pay for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more, and it can even help take care of the family of a victim of a car accident.

The key to getting this needed compensation though is a thorough investigation and strong case with the help of experienced attorney.