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August 2015 Archives

Will the Affordable Care Act change medical malpractice?

The Affordable Care Act was passed to make it so that more Americans could have health insurance. As a result, millions of people signed up for the program. Some of them had insurance before and were just looking into a new way to get it, but many of them had not carried any health coverage prior to the ACA. They were new to the system.

Would a driverless car accident be a product liability case?

Normally, a car accident in Illinois is going to start either a personal injury case, a criminal case or both. But what happens when driverless cars -- which are feeling more and more like an inevitable development every day -- get in accidents? Would that be a product liability case?

Accidente Sobre I-55 Resulta En La Muerte De Dos

Un accidente en Bolingbrook, Illinois causó las muertes de Ariel Dorado, 25, y Daniel Zamora, 20, el 8 de Agosto del 2015. El accidente ocurrió sobre I-55 hacia el norte cerca de I-355 alrededor de las 3:00 a.m., según la policía.

Woman killed, 5 others injured in rollover crash on Eisenhower

A single vehicle car crash around 4:30 a.m. in the outbound lanes of I-290 near Laramie Ave. resulted in significant injuries and death. Officials report the Chevy Venture van was traveling at a high rate of speed in the far left lane when the driver lost control, flipping the vehicle and landing on its roof. A passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead while five other passengers were transported in serious to critical condition to area hospitals. One official reported the occupants, including the driver appeared to be drinking, although that has not been confirmed by police. Investigation into the exact cause of the crash appears to be ongoing.

Woman fatally struck by car; girl suffers skull fracture in Des Plaines on same stretch of road

A 70 year old woman was hit by a car last week while crossing Miner Street in Des Plaines. The woman was listed in critical condition for a week since the crash and was unable to recover from her injuries where she was pronounced dead on Sunday. A cause of death is expected to be released. The 88 year old driver of the vehicle was ticketed for driving on an expired license and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a roadway.

Rollover accident leaves 5 injured and 1 dead

The police are still trying to figure out who was at fault in an accident on Eisenhower, in Illinois, that took one life and left five other people with injuries. The woman who passed away was in her 20s, and she died when the car that she was in rolled over. The Illinois State Police may not know what caused it, but they did report that it happened close to Laramie Avenue, on Interstate 290.

Tent Collapse Kills 1, Injures Several in Wood Dale

On August 2, 2015, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a microburst rolled through western Chicagoland and wreaked havoc on suburban Wood Dale's Prairie Fest. As the storm hit, festival attendees took to the main tent for shelter from the rain and hail. However, the tent buckled under the storm's winds and sent its tarp and support poles, along with audio equipment from the nearby concert stage, flying onto the crowd.

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