train accident lawyer

Two teenagers killed after being hit by train in Joliet

Two teenagers who were trespassing on railroad tracks died after being struck by a Metra Rock Island train in Joliet, Illinois. A Metra spokesperson said a train engineer spotted a group of three males walking along the tracks on a bridge at night. Authorities said the teens were hit by Metra Rock Island train No. …

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Chicago dog bite lawyer

Four-year-old child suffers facial injuries in dog attack

A 46-year-old man was charged with violation of owner duties after his dog bit a child who was left with serious facial injuries from the attack. Shaun Manning was also charged with failure to quarantine and cruel treatment of animals under the Animal Control Act and Humane Care of Animals Act. All three charges are …

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Chicago car accident lawyer

Elderly ‘disoriented’ woman crashes car inside Brookfield Zoo

An 84-year-old woman was cited after crashing her car inside Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. Riverside Police described her as “severely disoriented” in the aftermath of the accident. She struck a holiday display and pole after entering the zoo via the South Gate. No injuries were reported even though the crash occurred in a pedestrian area. …

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Chicago pedestrian accident attorney

Illinois woman fatally struck by cars while crossing road

Pedestrian accidents can result in serious injuries, and sometimes death, especially when vehicles are involved. In a recent pedestrian accident, a 55-year-old woman died after being hit by several cars in Des Plaines, Illinois. Police said Elaine J. Marshall was crossing Touhy Avenue after finishing her shift at airline catering company LSG Sky Chefs when …

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Chicago workers' compensation attorney

OSHA investigates worker death in concrete plant accident

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating an employee’s death in an industrial accident at a concrete plant in Lemont, Illinois. The workplace accident occurred at a facility owned by Ozinga, a concrete, building materials and logistics company. OSHA said that Michael James McClaren, 30, was fatally injured when …

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premises liability attorneys

Woman sues Illinois hotel and its security guard over alleged rape

A 49-year-old woman alleged that a security guard at a hotel in Skokie, Illinois raped her while she was staying there in October 2013. The premises liability lawsuit claimed the hotel owners did not have adequate security measures in place to ensure guest safety. They also failed to train and supervise employees properly. Karla Gress …

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Workers Exposed to Carbon Monoxide

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at a pallet manufacturing company in Genoah, Illinois that was cited by OSHA for exposing ten workers to carbon monoxide. https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/bbg-podcast-october-2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Chicago Dog Bite Lawyer

Joliet police cite dog owner after German shepherd attacks man

Joliet, Illinois has seen multiple dog bite incidents this year, a problem that occurs often in other parts of the state as well. In a recent case, police cited a dog owner after her pet allegedly attacked a 31-year-old man in Joliet. Officers arrived at the scene in response to a report of someone getting …

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Motorcyclist cited for running red light in Naperville crash

Motorcyclist cited for running red light in Naperville crash

Two people suffered serious injuries when the motorcycle they were riding collided with a turning car in Naperville, Illinois. The motorcyclist was cited for disobeying a traffic control signal. According to Naperville police, Christopher Vandervalk, 25, received a ticket for running a red light and causing the crash at an intersection. He was driving a …

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Man files slip and fall lawsuit against Joliet YMCA

Man files slip and fall lawsuit against Joliet YMCA

Slip and fall accidents often result in serious injuries and considerable medical expenses for the victim. In some cases, it may be possible to take legal action in order to pursue compensation for pain and suffering, lost earnings and more. In a recent case, a man sued the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Joliet, …

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