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Body Found at Woodland Crash Site May Be That of Arlington Heights Man Missing Since August

A body found near the site of a car crash that apparently occurred in a West Chicago ravine may be that of an elderly man from Arlington Heights who was first reported missing in August. According to West Chicago Police Commander Eric Shipman officers discovered a partially decomposed body next to a car that was registered to the missing man, 84 year old Eugene Jonsson. The discovery wa......

Grieving Mother Wants Answers after Tragic Chicago Hit and Run Accident

27 year old Dallas Madlock was killed on August 18th, 2013 while riding his motorcycle with friends. And as painful as that event has been for his family, the actions of the driver of the SUV that hit him has made things all the worse. Madlock was riding his bike east on U.S 30 in Matteson just after midnight. According to witnesses a black SUV made a U-turn that cut off Madlock, causin......

Road Rage Incident Results in the Death of 66 Year Old Motorcyclist

A 25 year old Alton man, Jeffrey Rynders, is facing several serious charges, including Aggravated DUI Causing Death after a fatal crash that claimed the life of a 66 year old motorcyclist and left his wife in critical condition. Gary Wright of Wood River, Illinois was riding a red Harley Davidson motorcycle, with his wife as a passenger, on Landmark Boulevard near the Clark Bridge at ar......

2 Herscher Community Unit School District Students Injured in School Bus Accident

In the fourth such incident in two years, on Monday September 16th, 2013, two students - a 15-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy - were taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries after a car collided into the back of the Herscher Community Unit School District 2 bus they were riding on. Two students — a 15-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy — were taken to the hospital wit......

Three Pedestrians Struck and Injured in Two Separate Incidents

Two separate weekend car accidents resulted in the hospitalization of three pedestrians over the weekend, according to police. In one incident on Saturday September 14th at around 2pm, 37 year old man, Gary H. Mayweathers, was struck by a 2006 Mazda 6 as he was walking along the eastbound lanes of St Clair Avenue, which is just 850 feet west of Interstate 255 in East St. Louis. Mr. Mayw......

Illinois National Guard Soldiers Follow Their Instincts and Rescue Car Crash Victims

Two soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 405th Brigade Support Battlion, 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in North Riverside have been awarded a commander's coin for their actions in helping aid the victims of a September 14th, 2013 traffic accident that occurred at the intersection of Des Plaines and Roosevelt in Chicago.The soldiers, Spc. Johanna Hernan......

Motorcyclist Suffers Head Injuries in Evansville Motorbike Accident

An unidentified woman suffered head injuries when an SUV pulled out in front of her as she was riding her motorcycle southbound on Weinbach Avenue. According to Dispatch the accident took place at the intersection of Weinbach Avenue and Walnut Street on September 14th.The motorcyclist, who police say was not wearing a helmet, was taken to St. Mary's to be treated for her injuries......

Peoria Car Accident Victim in Stable Condition

According to the Illinois State Police a 55 year old man injured in an accident on September 14th, 2013 is in stable condition after being airlifted from the crash scene.The man, who has not been identified at this time, was driving a 2007 Toyota Prius and failed to slow in traffic and hit a semi from behind. The man, who has since been cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid ......

Driver Killed When Truck Flips on I-80

The driver of a tractor trailer was killed early on Saturday September 14th 2013 when he crashed the tractor-trailer he was driving. Larry J. Johnson, 57, of Chicago, was driving a 2005 Volvo tractor-trailer laden with mangoes westbound on I-80, west of U.S. Route 62 at approximately 6.13 a.m when he entered the left side of the roadway.His vehicle struck the edge of a bridge rai......

Tractor Trailer Flip Closes U.S. 54

The U.S. 54 west of Pittsfield was closed for over two hours on Monday, September, 16th 2013 following a tractor trailer accident in which a tractor trailer overturned, leaving the driver with minor injuries. According to the Illinois State Police the driver, R. Scott Forshey, was heading west when he allowed the tractor trailer to drift off the right hand side of the road, striking sev......

Avenue Care Nursing & Rehab Center

Avenue Care Nursing & Rehab Center is an Illinois nursing home and assisted living facility. Avenue Care Nursing & Rehab Center is located at 4505 South Drexel Blvd, Chicago IL 60653, telephone number 773-285-0550. Avenue Care Nursing & Rehab Center has 155 beds; its staff size is not reported. Avenue Care Nursing & Rehab Center offers rehabilitation services, resto......

Avenue Care Nursing & Rehab Center

Avenue Care Nursing & Rehab Center is an Illinois nursing home and assisted living facility. Avenue Care Nursing & Rehab Center is located at 4505 South Drexel Blvd, Chicago IL 60653, telephone number 773-285-0550. Avenue Care Nursing & Rehab Center has 155 beds; its staff size is not reported. Avenue Care Nursing & Rehab Center offers rehabilitation services, restorativ......

$190 Million Asbestos Verdict

An asbestos lawsuit that went to trial in New York City has resulted in a $190 million verdict against two boiler companies. Five employees of Burnham and Cleaver-Brooks, all of whom developed asbestos related cancers, sued their former employers in Manhattan Supreme Court. Only two of the men survived to......

Fatal bicycle accident in Momence, Illinois

On the evening of August 30th, 2013, a 50-year-old man died after he rode his bicycle into the side of a semi trailer on Illinois Route 1-17. It happened around five in the evening, near the parking lot of the gas station and restaurant at the intersection of Routes 1-17 and Illinois Route 114, just southwest of the Kankakee River bridge. The man, from Momence, Illinois, was not ......

Multi-car accident near Elmhurst, Illinois

On September first 2013, shortly after midnight, a Ford SUV and a BMW car collided on I-294, Elmhurst, Illinois. The BMW, driven by an Oak Lawn man, was driving in the far left lane and made an improper lane change; he struck the rear left side of the SUV, which was in the center lane. The SUV's driver lost control and rolled over; inside this vehicle were a 12-year-old girl, a 6......

Man facing DUI charges after car rear-ends motorcycle in Harrisburg

Late on Saturday, August 31, 2013, a 20-year-old Illinois man rear-ended a motorcycle with his car in Harrisburg, Illinois. Evan L. Edwards, 20, was driving south behind Robin S. Seets, 49 (on the motorcycle), on Commercial Street. Seets slowed down before the intersection at Sloan Street; Edwards didn't slow down, and hit the rear of Seet's motorcycle. Seets was thrown off and ......

Single car crash in Schuyler County

On Saturday, August 31, 2013, a car accident in Schuyler County, Illinois took the life of the driver. Thomas Duncan, 51, of Fowler, Ill. was traveling east on La Prairie Road at Grand Tower Road, early on Saturday morning, when his truck left the road and ran into a ditch—then it became airborne, hit a utility pole, rolled several times, and then stopped on its side. Duncan wasn......

Multi-vehicle car crash in Chicago

A three-car crash on Chicago's southwest side injured seven people, among them an 8-year-old boy. The accident happened at 11:18 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Western Avenue near 43rd Street in the Brighton Park neighborhood, on Sunday, September 1, 2013. A Dodge Caravan made an improper left turn and hit a 1994 Chrysler LHS that driving north on Western Avenue—the Chrysler the......

Boy hit by squad car in Aurora, Illinois

On August 30, 2013, a 9-year-old boy was struck by an officer's squad car in Aurora, and his leg was injured. The boy and his brother ran across a street and into the path of the car in a heavy thunderstorm, at about 7 p.m. on the 30th. The boy's injury is not life-threatening; he was taken to a hospital offering specialty care in pediatric orthopedics ...

Car accident in Peoria, Illinois

On August 13, 2013, a single vehicle crash in Peoria took the life of the driver. Colin J. Childs, 28, was driving east on West MacQueen Avenue, shortly after 5 a.m., when his car skidded and struck the curb, then careened into a telephone pole and guardrail. He was wearing a seatbelt; he died from head injuries (and was pronounced dead at the scene). ...

Vehicle accident in Rockford, Illinois

A woman was injured in a freak accident in Rockford, Illinois, on August 14, 2013. She was driving east on IL Route 64, when an oncoming wide-load trailer lost a tire. The tire flew off, bounced up and struck the car's roof near the windshield. The woman apparently crouched down as she saw the tire coming toward her, but when it hit her car, it shattered the windshield and smash......

Car accidents in Jackson County

On August 11, 2013, a Chicago woman died in a traffic accident on I-94 in Jackson County. She was driving too fast into traffic, which was slowed down for a previous accident; she hit the corner of a semi, and was sent into a ditch, where she died on scene. A week before this tragedy, another man died on the same highway—Truman Morley, 72, was driving east with his wife, near t......

School bus collision in Chicago

On August 15, 2013, a car hit a school bus on the South Side of Chicago, at St. Lawrence Avenue and Marquette Road; the bus hit a van, and six people inside the bus were injured. The bus was carrying special needs adults to a school for people with disabilities. The accident happened at 7:15 a.m.; four of the special needs passengers were injured, along with the driver, but none ......

Car accident in Three Rivers

On Wednesday evening, August 14, 2013, a two-car crash in Three Rivers, Indiana injured two people. Randal Anderson, 47, of South Bend, was driving eastbound on M-60, when he pulled away from a stop sign and hit a car traveling south on US-131. Anderson and the other driver, 41-year-old Brett Schiefelbein, were taken to Three Rivers Health for treatment. ...

Traffic accident in Pittsfield, Illinois

A two-car accident in Pittsfield, Illinois injured a woman from Milton. Candace R. McEuen, 46, was trying to turn left into Illinois State Police District 20 headquarters, off of U.S. 54., at 10:14 a.m; her 2006 Chevrolet truck was rear-ended by a 2006 Dodge, driven by James B. Cox, 19, of Pleasant Hill. Cox was reaching down to pick his cell phone up off the car floor when he h......

14 injured in Chicago traffic accident

A recent accident on an expressway in Chicago injured fourteen people, including a small child. Four vehicles were involved, including a church van, which was struck by another van trying to change lanes—two other vehicles were hit in the aftermath. The at-fault van driver fled the scene. Ten ambulances were called in, and all outbound lanes were shut down for over an hour after ......

Fatal car accident in Peoria

A three car crash on August 16, 2013 in Peoria, Illinois, killed one man and injured two women. The accident happened at East Elaine Avenue and North Knoxville Avenue, around eight in the morning. Virginia Schriner was turning left into Proctor Hospital; a car traveling south hit her car, pushing her car into another car stopped at a red light. Virginia's husband and passenger, ......

Car drives into creek in Edwardsville

On August 15, 2013, a 62-year-old man fell asleep at the wheel and drove his car off of the road into a creek in Edwardsville, Illinois. Paul Wanda was trapped inside his upside car, which was submerged in two feet of water, for more than 2 minutes. An off duty firefighter arrived and jumped into the creek to help Wanda. Selmer lifted the man's head to help him breathe, then bro......

Car-pedestrian accident in Chicago

A young man remains in critical condition after he was struck by a driver in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, on August 18, 2013. Early on Sunday morning, just before 2 a.m., a 22-year-old man was crossing East North Water Street against the light, when he was hit by a 1988 Oldsmobile, driven by Phillip Beverly. The pedestrian was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in s......

Multi-vehicle accident in Concord, Illinois

A traffic accident on August 17, 2013, took the life of two teenagers in west-central Illinois. The crash happened around 4:15 p.m. near Triopia Junior-Senior High School in Concord; Peyton O’Neil, 17, was driving when he went off Concord-Arenzville Road, came back on the road and hit two other vehicles. Peyton died at the scene; his sister, Zoe, 15, died later that evening at St......

Pickup truck crash near Millstadt, Illinois

An accident on Illinois Route 158 outside of Millstadt left the driver trapped in his burning vehicle. Just before two in the morning on July 25, 2013, the driver of a pick-up truck lost control and flipped the truck into a nearby cornfield where it caught fire and burned. The victim was rescued from his burning truck and taken to a nearby hospital; his condition was not disclose......

Fatal crash in Jefferson County, Illinois

A one-vehicle crash in Jefferson County, Illinois, claimed the life of a young man from Valier. Ronnie J. Stroud Jr., 23, was driving along on Illinois 148 on August 17, 2013, around four in the morning; apparently, he ran off the road, went airborne, and hit some trees. The crash was not discovered until ten that morning, when a state trooper traveling the highway at 10 a.m. saw......

Motorcycle crash in suburban Chicago

A man was killed in a traffic accident on the Bishop Ford Freeway in south suburban South Holland, Illinois, on August 18, 2013. Dallas Madlock, 27, was driving a motorcycle that struck another vehicle, very early in the morning; he was pronounced dead at 12:40 a.m. at St. James Hospital and Health Center in Olympia Fields. His death was ruled to be accidental, due to multiple in......

Motorcycle crash in Geneva, Illinois

On August 18, 2013, a motorcyclist lost his life in Geneva, Illinois, after crashing into a tree. James R. Stevens, 58, was turning north on Kautz Road from Illinois Route 38, when he lost control of his 1985 Honda motorcycle for reasons unknown. The accident happened a little before three in the afternoon; the bike slid off the west side of the road and then hit a tree, and Stev......

Chicago police officer dies on motorcycle

A Chicago cop died on his motorcycle on August 19, 2013—he suffered a heart attack on his bike. The off-duty officer was riding his bike in Willow Springs, a southern suburb of Chicago, trying to merge into traffic, when he had a heart attack; he managed to slow his bike down and avoid hitting anyone else. He was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center. ...

Motorcycle crash in Ironwood, Illinois

A motorcycle accident in Ironwood, Illinois, left the driver and passenger injured. Andrew Peterson of Island Lake, Illinois was traveling on M-28 on August 17, 2013, when his motorcycle blew a rear tire; he lost control of the bike, and it tipped over. He and his passenger, Terry Peterson, were both injured and taken to Aspirus Grand View Hospital in Ironwood. ...

Fatal motorcycle accident in Godfrey, Illinois

On Saturday evening, August 17, 2013, a 30-year-old motorcyclist from died in a crash. Nathan C. Allen drove off Great River Road, struck a guardrail, and was ejected off his bike; he was pronounced dead at the scene. ...

Car-motorcycle crash in Riverdale, Illinois

On August 18, 2013, a car rear-ended a motorcycle in Riverdale, at the intersection of Fenno Road and State Street. The car was turning left on State when it hit the left rear side of the bike, sending it into a skid more than 200 feet long. The crash happened around one in the afternoon; the rider and bike were separated—the bike traveled farther than its rider, a 62-year-old m......

Chicago firetruck collision

On August 28, 2013, a Chicago Fire Department truck crashed into another vehicle, at the intersection of Austin Boulevard and Bloomingdale Avenue. The firetruck t-boned a car, and a woman was pinned insid. A mini-van was also hit in the incident, which happened at eleven in the morning. Three people were taken to Loyola and West Suburban hospitals with minor injuries—the cause of the cr......

Three fatalities in Carmi accident

Three fatalities in Carmi accident An accident in Carmi, Illinois on Thursday evening, August 29, 2013, killed three people. A motorcycle and a large truck were involved; both people on the bike and the truck driver lost their lives. ...

Motorcycle fatality in Wonder Lake, Illinois

Early on August 30, 2013, a man from Wonder Lake, Illinois, died in a motorcycle crash. Troy E. Farkas, 43, was driving his motorcycle south on East Wonder Lake Road when it went off the road at Spaatz Avenue. Farkas was brought to Centegra McHenry Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:15 a.m....

Several motorcycle crashes on Lake Shore Drive

A series of motorcycle crashes on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago injured four people, on August 29, 2013. The first accident happened around 4:10 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive just south of North Avenue—a man crashed his bike. Then, two other motorcycles drove through the debris, causing them to crash; another man and two women were injured in the second accident. None o......

Single car crash in Jacksonville, Illinois

Single car crash in Jacksonville, Illinois On August 29, 2013, a fatal car accident occurred on Old Jacksonville Road in Jacksonville, Illinois. Sydell P. Nelson, 21, was riding in the front seat of a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driving east at a high rate of speed, which went off the road around midnight; the car struck and severed several trees, and Nelson was ejected fro......

Stolen car crashes at VA

Two men were involved in a (stolen) car crash on August 29, 2013, in Marion, Illlinois, at VA Medical Center. The car had been reported stolen from Mount Vernon, Indiana; the men were arrested on Wednesday morning. They crashed with another vehicle; no one in either car was injured. The car theives are being held at the Williamson County Jail....

SUV crashes into Storefront

An 84-year-old driver crashed her SUV into the front of Talbots in Springfield, Illinois, on August 29, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. She told police she was pulling into a parking stop and her brakes didn't respond; skid marks at the scene show the car quickly accelerated before the crash. The woman was not hurt, and no citations were issued....

Bus-truck collision on Near West Side

On Friday, August 30, 2013, a CTA bus collided with a semi truck on Chicago’s Near West Side; several people were injured and a HAZMAT team was called in. Around 10:20 a.m. in the morning, the bus and truck collided in the 2400 block of West 15th Place near South Western Avenue. The Fire Media Affairs department said five people were transported to hospital in fair-to-serious condition,......

Chicago Personal Injury App

The Chicago Personal Injury App is designed to help you if you’ve been injured in a car accident. This app can help you gather information from the scene of the accident and get you the help that you need. ...

Illinois Law Offers More Compensation To Victims

A new law in Illinois may offer more compensation to the victims of auto accidents. The bill, which increases the minimum coverage limits for drivers' liability insurance policies, is waiting for Illinois governor Pat Quinn's signature. Liability insurance is mandatory for drivers in Illinois—if you don't hav......

Motorcycle Deaths On The Rise

Motorcycle fatalities are increasing in Illinois. In 2011, there were almost 150, up from 145 in 2011. Recent data from the Illinois Department of Transportation shows that more motorcyclists are driving drunk, and fatally crashing, in the late afternoon and evening hours—between 6 and 9 p.m., 24% of motorcycle fatalities involve a drunk rider, compared to 11% with cars.In respon......

Study Shows 49% of Adults Text & Drive

Texting while driving is a big problem in the US—nine lives are lost every day in fatal crashes caused by texting. A recent survey conducted by AT&T found some disturbing statistics around the activity; 49% of American adult drivers admitted they text and drive, compared to 43% of teenagers. What's most troubling is that the numbers are rising; three years ago, adults never admitted......

Illinois' Medical Malpractice Carrier Insurance Record Profit

Illinois' Medical Malpractice Carrier Insurance Record Profit Illinois' largest medical malpractice insurance carrier made a record $57 million profit in 2012— two years after the Illinois Supreme Court struck down a law capping damages in jury verdicts. This is a far cry from the insurance industry's d......

Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits

Both federal and state statues guide lawsuits over nursing home neglect and abuse. Common law principles and administrative rules come to bear on the suit; attorneys working on abuse cases have to examine all of these to find where mistakes were made—by nursing home owners, operators, caregivers, and others—which led to harm, intentional or not....

The Importance Of Hiring A Car Accident Attorney

The Importance Of Hiring A Car Accident Attorney An unfortunate reality in the United States, and a more frequent reality in warmer months, motor vehicle accidents caused by negligence or aggression are serious affairs. If you find yourself the victim of a crash caused by carelessness, it's wise to hire a ...

Anna Rehab and Nursing Center

Anna Rehab and Nursing Center Anna Rehab and Nursing Center is an Illinois nursing home and rehab center. Anna Rehab and Nursing Center is located at 315 South Brady Mill Road, Anna, IL 62906, telephone number 618-833-6343. Anna Rehab and Nursing Center has 70 beds; it's staff size is not reported. Anna Rehab and Nursing Center offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, psy......

Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center

Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center is an Illinois group home for disabled adults. Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center is located at 1401 West Dugdale Road, Waukegan, IL 60085, telephone number 847-249-0600. Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center has 220 beds; it's staff size is not reported. Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center offers day programs for the adults in its care. The Illinois Nursing H......

Andover Nursing Home

Andover Nursing Home Andover is an Illinois nursing home. Andover is located at 4636 West Andover Drive, Peoria, IL 61615, telephone number 309-691-1753. Amboy Terrace has 16 beds; it's staff size is not reported. Andover offers day programs for the adults in its care. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act governs Andover. If you believe a loved one has been abused or neglected at......

Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center

Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center is an Illinois nursing home and rehab center. Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center is located at 4900 N. Bernarard, Chicago, IL 60625, telephone number 773-583-7130. Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center has 190 beds; it's staff size is not reported. Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, dementia care,......

Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center

Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center is an Illinois nursing home and rehab center. Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center is located at 4900 N. Bernarard, Chicago, IL 60625, telephone number 773-583-7130. Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center has 190 beds; it's staff size is not reported. Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, dementia care,......

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is an Illinois critical access hospital. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is located at 200 Stahlhut Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656, telephone number 217-732-2161. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital has 25 beds, and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act governs Abraham Lincoln ......

Driving Safe During Summer Months

Driving in warmer months offers different challenges than driving in the winter. While winter driving can be tricky due to inclement weather and road conditions, spring and summer driving means more vehicles on the road, and more chances for collisions. To stay safe on the road this summer, remember some basic driving tips.First off, cut down on distractions. Distracted driving c......

Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center

Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center is an Illinois nursing home. Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center is located at 304 SW 12th Street, Aledo, IL 61231, telephone number 309-582-5376. Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center has 80 beds and is owned and operated by Peterson Health Care. Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center offers independent li......

Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center

Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center is an Illinois nursing home. Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center is located at 304 SW 12th Street, Aledo, IL 61231, telephone number 309-582-5376. Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center has 80 beds and is owned and operated by Peterson Health Care. Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center offers independent li......

Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center

Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center is an Illinois nursing home. Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center is located at 31 West Central Avenue, Roselle, IL 60172, telephone number 630-894-5058. Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center has 82 beds and 114 staff members. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act governs Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center.......

Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center

Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center is an Illinois nursing home. Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center is located at 31 West Central Avenue, Roselle, IL 60172, telephone number 630-894-5058. Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center has 82 beds and 114 staff members. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act governs Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center.......

Advocate South Suburban Hospital

Advocate South Suburban Hospital SNF Advocate South Suburban Hospital SNF is an Illinois nursing home. Advocate South Suburban Hospital SNF is located at 17800 South Kedzie Avenue, Hazel Crest, IL 60429, telephone number 708-799-8000. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act governs Advocate South Suburban Hospital. Advocate South Suburban Hospital has 41 beds; its staff size is unkn......

Hidden Cameras Helpful In Nursing Home Abuse Prosecution

Hidden cameras in nursing homes have become reliable means of uncovering and prosecuting nursing home abuse and neglect. Many cases of patient abuse and negligence have been discovered with the aid of video recording devices, and the recordings make strong evidence—negligent or abusive staff have been fired, and nursing homes have been sued and criminally prosecuted.If you have a......

First Lawsuit Filed In Quebec Train Crash

First Lawsuit Filed In Quebec Train Crash The first US lawsuit in response to the train crash in Quebec on July 6 has been filed, by the guardian of a girl whose Canadian father died in the crash. The wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Illinois on July 22, names a number of railway and fuel services companies.Early on July 6, a freight train derailed and sent 72 tankers of......

Statistics Show U.S. Drivers The Worst

Statistics Show U.S. Drivers The Worst In the United States, cars are still the main way we get around. A few recent studies have investigated which US drivers are the worst of all—based on concrete statistics, not just popular opinion.In terms of comprehending the rules of the road, Americans as a whole don't come out looking so good; in 2011, GMAC Insurance conducted a......

Plane Crash Lawsuit Settled

The family of a young woman killed in a 2010 plane crash has settled its lawsuit against the federal government for $750,000. Emma Biagioni was a 20-year-old Hope College student; she and the pilot, David Otai, 23, both died in the January 17, 2010 crash, in Allegan County, Michigan.Peter Biagioni filed a wrongful death suit against the government last November, claiming air-traf......

Philadelphia Boy Drowns In Public Pool

Philadelphia Boy Drowns In Public Pool Drownings are tragedies, no matter who they happen to; drowning deaths of children are particularly devastating. On July 18 in Philadelphia, a seven-year-old boy drowned in a community pool, and died two days later in hospital. Jabriel O’Connor was visiting the Cobbs Creek Recreation Center pool, with a large group of children and adults. ......

93 Year Old Suffers Abuse In Nursing Home

Another case of elder abuse in a long term care facility has just surfaced, this time in Tucson, Arizona. Two caregivers at Asterion Acres Home, an assisted care facility, were arrested after a 93-year-old woman was injured. Staff at the facility had reported multiple instances of abuse by the two employees, separately; most recently she had been struck with an open hand and fist, and h......

Sports Related Brain Injuries

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is making a push for education and public policy changes around sports-related brain injuries among the youth. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) sustained by people under age 19 from sports and recreation activities climbed 60% between 2001 to 2009. The CDC is hoping that efforts can be made to drive these numbers down, similar to a succe......

Illinois Pedestrian Fatalities

Summer in Chicago is beautiful, and we're lucky to have a thriving downtown that welcomes pedestrians. Unfortunately, pedestrians are always at risk where they share the road with motor vehicles. In 2012, more than 4,000 pedestrians lost their lives in accidents in the U.S.—about 12 people a day. In the state of Illinois, 1,700 pedestrians were killed between 2001-2009 in traffic accide......

Asiana Flight 214 Lawsuits Filed

Several weeks after the tragic crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214 in San Francisco, eighty of its passengers have filed suits against Boeing. The law firm representing them has filed a “petition for discovery,” which will force Boeing to offer information on the design of the parts of the Boeing 777 aircraft. Flight 214 clipped a sea wall as it descended to the landing strip and crashe......

Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Case

Another disturbing case of elder abuse happened at a nursing home in New Jersey, last summer. A 60-year old female resident, permanently confined to a wheelchair after several strokes, and also suffering from epilepsy, dementia, and osteoporosis, was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a security guard at the facility....