Wrongful Death Archives

Taking steps to reduce truck accidents

People in Illinois may have heard that in 2017, more than 4,100 individuals died in crashes that involved large trucks. Seventeen percent of these fatalities were suffered by the occupant of the truck. Sixty-eight percent were occupants of other passenger vehicles, and the remaining fatalities included pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists. These numbers represented a 28 percent increase over what was seen in the year 2009.

Trucker may have caused fatal chain-reaction crash

Illinois residents may have heard about the deadly highway accident that occurred in Florida in early January 2019. It was a chain-reaction crash that claimed seven lives, and its cause may have been the driver of a commercial truck. Florida Highway Patrol made a preliminary accident report but will need three to four months to complete its investigation.

Deadly pedestrian accidents linked to driver distraction

For Illinois pedestrians, the consequences of distracted driving can be deadly. Both distracted driving and the number of pedestrian deaths due to motor vehicle accidents has been on the rise. While experts say that cars have become safer, the popularity of SUVs means that many vehicles sit higher on the road, potentially leading to more dangerous pedestrian impacts. In fact, pedestrian fatalities have shot up by 49 percent since 2009, which is well above the 11 percent increase in overall traffic fatalities.

Wrongful Death Suits Against the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

The number of children that die while the subject of an investigation by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) or while being monitored by the agency has gone up in recent years. Now, two wrongful death suits have been filed against the state agency on behalf of children that died while in the system. Wrongful death is a death caused by the negligent, reckless or willful conduct of another. Wrongful death is a civil wrong and those liable can be responsible for monetary damages.

Recover for Grief and Sorrow

Cook and Lake County liability occurrences which cause the wrongful death of a loved one have devastating consequences upon spouses, children, and family members. In addition to causing loss of financial support and companionship, wrongful death claims can also cause tremendous grief, suffering, and sorrow.

Recover for Grief and Sorrow

Cook and Lake County liability occurrences which cause the wrongful death of a loved one have devastating consequences upon spouses, children, and family members. In addition to causing loss of financial support and companionship, wrongful death claims can also cause tremendous grief, suffering, and sorrow.

Train Accident

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metra train near the northwest suburban Woodstock Station Sunday evening.The person was struck on the Union Pacific-Northwest Line near the Woodstock Station sometime before 6:30 p.m., according to the rail agency. It occurred near the intersection of Calhoun Street and Madison Street.Our prayers are with the victim's family.

Tragedy in South Loop

Tragedy struck the south loop area of the city yesterday as a 34 year old mother was struck and killed by a stone that fell from the wall of a downtown church. Our condolences are with this individual's family in this time of need.

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