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Fatal Illinois pedestrian accident serves as important safety reminder

News reports recently emerged of two pedestrians dying after they were struck by a vehicle while crossing a busy Illinois highway. The pedestrian accident occurred in Machesney Park in Winnebago County. A car fatally hit a man and a woman close to the intersection of Illinois Route 251 and Forest Hills Road. The driver remained …

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Chicago woman in wheelchair killed in hit-and-run pedestrian accident

Chicago is known as one of the most walkable cities in the country. Unfortunately, negligent motorists can quickly turn what is meant to be a pleasant stroll or an invigorating jog into a pedestrian accident. Pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries that range from broken bones to traumatic head injuries, and even death in some …

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Personal injury claims: Is it better to settle or go to court?

If you are filing a personal injury claim, you may be wondering whether you would be better off negotiating a settlement with the other party or taking the case to trial. There is no straightforward answer to this question as each claim is different, and both options have pros and cons. Many Illinois personal injury …

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Pedestrian Dies After Collision Involving Metra Train and Car in Chicago

In a recent case, a 19-year-old man died after sustaining serious injuries in an accident that involved a Metra train striking a vehicle. Three car occupants were also severely hurt in the collision, which occurred near Pulaski Road and 87th Street on Chicago’s Southwest Side. The pedestrian was waiting to cross the intersection when the …

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The difference between negligence and recklessness in a personal injury case

Getting hurt due to the actions of another person or entity can turn your life upside down. If you have suffered a personal injury, you may be able to collect compensation for your medical bills and other expenses from the liable party. In order to determine liability, it is helpful to understand the difference between …

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How pedestrians can stay safe during the coronavirus crisis

Illinois enforced a stay-at-home order for its residents on March 21 to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. People are only allowed to leave their homes for essential activities such as grocery shopping or pharmacy visits. Officials have said that residents can also go outside briefly for some fresh air and exercise as …

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Quincy police cite 86-year-old driver in bicycle accident

An 86-year-old man was cited for causing an accident between a motorized bicycle and a car in Quincy, Illinois. One person ended up being hospitalized. According to a Quincy police report, Alvah Johnson was cited for expired driver’s license and improper left lane usage. He claimed he did not see the bicycle while attempting to …

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Chicago cyclist files lawsuit to identify hit-and-run scooter rider

A cyclist who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision with an electric scooter filed a lawsuit to determine who hit him. The lawsuit is aiming to get 10 Chicago e-scooter companies to share their data records in order to identify the negligent rider. Allyson Medeiros, 32, was cycling home using a bike lane in …

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Pit bull euthanized after attacking owners in Plainfield

A pit bull was euthanized after biting four people inside a home in suburban Plainfield, Illinois. Police said their initial investigation indicated that the dog attack was unprovoked. Emergency responders arrived at the home at around 9:15 p.m. after receiving reports of the attack. They found that four members of a family had been bitten …

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Woman suffers brain injury after being struck by Chicago police car

A family filed a lawsuit against the Chicago police department after an unnamed police officer ran over a woman, leaving her with a traumatic brain injury. The complaint filed in Cook County Circuit Court alleged that the officer used his squad car as a weapon in an unprovoked incident. The injured woman was identified as …

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