Month: January 2013

Watch out for dangerous drunk drivers on Super Bowl weekend

For many Chicago residents, this Sunday will be devoted entirely to watching the Super Bowl and related coverage. Regardless of whether you watch it at a bar with friends or at a home party, chances are good that alcohol will …

Illinois woman sentenced to seven years for fatal car crash

This month, a 48-year-old Aurora woman received a seven-year prison sentence for her role in a 2009 car crash that took the life of a 54-year-old man. Authorities say the woman has been free on bond since 2010; she was …

73 year old Illinois woman killed in pedestrian truck accident

Illinois residents often walk the streets assuming they will safely reach their destination. Most drivers and pedestrians also assume that the other is taking extra care to avoid potential accidents. However, sometimes misjudgment is made resulting in an accident. Unfortunately, …

OSHA investigates work-related death of Illinois truck driver

Chicago readers may assume that work-related accidents take place mostly on construction sites. This may be true; however, other types of workplaces are not exempted from workplace accidents. Workplace accidents may come from trench collapse, dangerous tools or falls from …

Highway crash fatalities down in Illinois in last half of 2012

We’ve covered many fatal accidents in the Chicago area on our wrongful death blog. To our readers, and others who keep up with local news, it may seem like fatal accidents happen frequently in our region. And while it’s certainly true that …

Sleep-medicine dosages increase risk of car and truck accidents

We have all felt drowsy behind the wheel at one point or another, especially when traveling late at night or driving for hours at a stretch. But for long-haul truckers and other commercial motorists, drowsy driving is often a daily …

Nursing home deaths lead to lawsuit in Illinois

Chicago readers may know that nursing homes are built for older people and other patients who need extra supervision and assistance. These facilities should guarantee that their residents are properly cared for. Nursing homes should also provide and maintain a …

Distraction, fatigue, bad brakes caused fatal truck-train accident

In the wake of a fatal accident, it can take time to discern the accident’s cause or causes. Most of the time, however, the answer is tragically predictable. For example, the National Transportation Safety Board recently released the results of …