Large trucks carrying goods is a common sight across U.S. roadways, including here in Illinois. The normal day-to-day lives of Americans can be severely affected in the absence of these trucks, since they carry consumer items from one place to another.
Many Illinois residents know that if they are injured through someone else's negligence, the injured may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and other damages. In many cases, this concept is relatively straightforward. For instance, if a drunk driver runs a stop sign and collides with a sober driver who had the right of way, it's highly likely that a court will find the drunk driver liable for the sober driver's damages. But what if both drivers shared some part of the fault for the accident? This question raises a complex issue known as comparative negligence.
An accident involving a milk truck, a pickup truck and another vehicle on Illinois Route 140 has resulted in one fatality. Authorities said the truck carrying a load of milk was on its way to Dean's Milk plant in O'Fallon, Illinois.
Five people from the same family were killed in a crash in Hamilton County following a common rural activity known as hill-jumping. According to county deputies, locals call the area "thrill hills." Drivers speeding in the area have been known to go airborne. In this incident, the thrill killed. All six members of the family were residents of Collinsville.
The husband of a car accident victim is suing the Stephenson County Sheriff's Department in the wrongful death of his wife. The husband is a local high school teacher. His lawsuit claims the police dispatcher committed a blatant oversight by neglecting to report a missing stop sign which resulted in the death of his 32-year-old pregnant wife.
So far no one has been arrested after a recent fatal hit-and-run accident in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood. According to police, a black SUV was speeding when it hit a 51-year-old man who was crossing North Milwaukee Avenue in a crosswalk. A witness saw the pedestrian accident, which happened shortly after 12 a.m. on July 14.
Families who lose a loved one because of another party's negligence often have to fight for answers. Unfortunately, wrongful death lawsuits are necessary in many of these cases if families want see justice fully served. We started this blog to discuss issues that relate to personal injury and wrongful death laws in Illinois.