Some DuPage and Will County residents may feel damages awarded by juries are excessive. That belief usually persists until people learn why compensation for negligence is necessary.
The resolution of a liability claim against an out-of-state truck driver and his employer may not come any time soon. The trucker faces criminal and civil charges for the death of an Illinois state trooper in November. A bid to move the wrongful death case out of Madison County recently was denied.
Investigators are examining what led a motorcycle to crash into a truck while driving on Interstate 80. The crash, which killed both the motorcyclist and his passenger, is part of a trend in rising motorcycle accidents in Illinois and elsewhere in the United States.
Before your vehicle leaves the driveway on the way to or from a barbecue or celebration this Memorial Day weekend, remember to put your seat belt on. The Illinois Department of Transportation is in the midst of its annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign, which will conclude over Memorial Day weekend. Illinois State Police and more than 500 local officers, including the Naperville Police Department, are focusing on seat belt violations during May.
A number of jobs are risky by their very nature. Although this is a tough reality many workers face each day, their employers can take steps to mitigate work-related dangers by providing adequate training and complying with safety regulations. Unfortunately, these measures were not followed in the case of an Illinois agricultural accident that claimed the life of a teenage boy.
Over the weekend, a tragic accident involving a motorcycle and a car in Roselle resulted in two deaths. Authorities are still investigating the accident, and toxicology tests are being conducted by the DuPage County Coroner's office in order to determine whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the fatal motorcycle crash. Authorities reported that speed may have also been a factor in the accident. The accident occurred when a motorcyclist crashed into the driver's side of a car. The driver of the car was killed in the impact. The motorcyclist was also killed.
A 54-year-old disabled man died when the bus in which he was riding struck a tree. A reconstruction team from the Illinois State Police will review how the O'Fallon bus accident occurred. Preliminary police reports indicate there was at least one medical emergency at the time of the fatal crash.
A bizarre police incident turned deadly in East St. Louis. Authorities believe an Illinois man was drunk or drugged when he swiped a police cruiser and caused a fatal car accident.
The severity of grief increases for family members who learn negligence was the source of a traffic accident that took the life of a loved one. Punishments handed out by criminal courts sometimes don't satisfy the relatives' emotional need for justice.
State police and federal transportation officials are trying to discover what caused a double-decker bus to crash into a bridge support near Litchfield in southern Illinois. The mass transit accident in early August killed a 25-year-old university student and injured nearly half of the more than 80 people on board.