When a person suffers from a spinal cord injury, it can change their entire life. From how to get out of bed in the morning, to how to eat, depending on the severity of the injury, these everyday tasks that most give no thought to can suddenly become chores.
A tractor trailer driver walked away from a fiery Central Illinois crash with minor injuries and citations for traffic offenses. A 53-year-old woman who was struck by the semi-truck while riding a farm tractor was not so lucky.
A Berwyn, Illinois man was recently killed on the job at M.S. International. The man worked for the company's surface manufacture's landscaping, flooring and countertop facility in Elk Grove Village.
Visibility problems are not uncommon for nighttime drivers. Some Cook County car and truck drivers complain motorcycles are hard to see any time of day. Motorists frequently forget about or refuse to pay attention to vehicles with anything less than four wheels.
The relationship between cyclists and Cook County motorists can be an uneasy one. Bike riders want drivers of bigger vehicles to recognize them as equals on the streets. Motorists complain bike riders are hard to see and often ignore traffic rules.
A recent accident in Chicago showed the domino effect that can happen when one driver makes a careless maneuver.
The widow of an Illinois state trooper has filed a civil lawsuit against an out-of-state truck driver and the company that hired him. The wrongful death lawsuit claims Dot Foods was aware the employee had medical problems at the time the driver caused a fatal trucking accident.
A Chicago proposal to add bicycle lanes to Clybourn Avenue in Old Town was thwarted by state transportation officials. The Illinois Department of Transportation oversees a section of the neighborhood street where a bicyclist died after being struck by a car.
What is meant to be a fun children's toy can quickly turn into a parent's worst nightmare. Over the years, with lawsuits against toy manufacturers, many are learning that not all toys on the market are safe for children.
Liability in a Cook County civil court depends upon whether a defendant is negligent. Victims of negligence are harmed by someone's wrongdoing. Negligent drivers may cause injuries or deaths intentionally or through omission of reasonable care. What's the legal yardstick for "reasonable?"