The Critical Mass bicycle ride planned for this month, which will take place tonight, is set to be a tribute to Robert Cann, 26, who was an avid cyclist killed in a fatal car accident that took place this past Wednesday. According to law enforcement officials, Cann was killed when, while riding his bike on North Clybourn Avenue, an oncoming sedan hit him, causing him to sustain serious injuries that ultimately resulted in him being pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. While authorities are still investigating the case and deciding whether to press criminal charges against the driver of the sedan, investigators have told the public that the driver did not appear to be driving drunk at the time of the accident and that he also did not have a history of reckless driving.
Whether or not law enforcement officials ultimately decide to press criminal charges – such as vehicular manslaughter or reckless driving – against the driver of the sedan, Cann’s family can still move forward to file a civil wrongful death case against the driver. By filing a wrongful death case, the victim’s family may be able to secure compensation for:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical bills
- Future lost wages
- Mental anguish due to the loss of their loved one.
At the law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., our experienced Mount Vernon wrongful death lawyers have been providing client-centered representation to our Southern Illinois clients since 1950. Our trusted attorneys focus on our clients’ needs, and we do everything we can to help them get the maximum possible compensation for their losses so they can focus on recovery and moving on with their life. If you have lost a loved one due to any type of injury due or vehicle accident, contact us by calling (888) 896-9381 for a free, thorough assessment of your case, along with professional advice regarding the best manner in which to move forward.