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February 2015 Archives

Drunk driver who killed Illinois college student sentenced

An Illinois teen was killed in January 2014, as she was walking along the shoulder of an out-of-state road with two other young women. All three were students at the same college. Two victims, ages 19 and 20, died and a third woman was injured by a hit-and-run driver.

What survivors' benefits follow an Illinois worker’s death?

Immediate family members can receive benefits that cover losses associated with the death of a loved one due to a workplace injury. Benefits paid through The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission cover burial and funeral expenses and provide survivors with a portion of financial losses caused by a wage earner's death.

Driver survived fatal accident that claimed 3 Illinois lives

A Chicago man survived a horrific crash that killed three passengers and hospitalized a fourth. Investigators in a nearby state said no other vehicles were involved in the Interstate 80-94 crash. The fatal accident happened in the early morning hours of a recent Sunday.

What damages may be awarded for Chicago car accident claims?

Liability claims may be filed in Cook County civil courts for injuries and deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes. Personal injury lawsuits are brought by victims whose car accident injuries are due to a defendant's negligent, reckless or intentional actions. Wrongful death claims seek compensation for surviving family members' losses when a victim dies.

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