Local government officials often respond to traffic safety concerns after a public outcry over injuries or deaths from auto or pedestrian accidents. At least one Cook County community is not waiting until a crash occurs to take action. Orland Park is stepping up enforcement of a state law that local residents complain village drivers are ignoring.
The death of a loved one is a traumatic loss. Not only has a beloved family member and/or friend been taken so senselessly, but survivors are often left to deal with heartbreaking feelings of grief and depression. In one such case, the brother of an 86-year-old female pedestrian who was killed in a motor vehicle accident decided to hold those responsible for her loss by filing a wrongful death suit.