Posted on April 30th, 2013
A collision between two vehicles on Interstate 57, a few miles south of Paxton, left five individuals in need of medical treatment for injuries sustained in the accident. The collision occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28th, when an SUV driven by a Champaign resident sideswiped a pickup truck in the next lane, causing both vehicles to roll over.
The accident injured both drivers, as well as the passengers in their respective vehicles, two girls and an older woman. While all those involved in the accident were taken to a nearby hospital, there injuries were fortunately reported as non-life threatening. The driver of the SUV was issued a citation for improper lane usage.
At Spiros Law, P.C., we are dedicated to helping car accident victims get the compensation they need to help pay for the costs of their injuries. Contact us today at 815-929-9292.
Posted on April 9th, 2013
The legal team at Spiros Law, P.C., is pleased to announce that their Champaign office has relocated and is now at 317 East University Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820.
The entire Spiros Law team is dedicated to providing superior service to accident victims and their families, and is ready to put the full resources of the firm to work for you if you have suffered because of another party’s recklessness or negligence. To learn more about the firm, their services, or what they can do for you if you’ve been the victim of an accident, call today at 815-929-9292.
Posted on March 11th, 2013
Illinois State Police reported that a 78-year-old woman died Thursday at St. John’s Hospital in Spaulding, Ill. after suffering serious injuries in a truck accident.
The victim, Norma Thompson of Sherman, collided with an 18-wheeler just before 8:30 a.m. when she pulled on to southbound Williamsville Road at Illinois 54. The semi truck, driven by Richard Leverton, 47, of Versailles, was headed east on Illinois 54 when it struck Thompson’s vehicle.
Leverton was reportedly wearing a seat belt and did not suffer any injuries. Police have yet to confirm whether or not Thompson was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
After striking Thompson’s vehicle, the semi truck ran into Spaulding Village Hall before coming to a stop. Fortunately, damage to the village hall appears to be minimal and no one inside the building was injured as a result of the accident.
Our thoughts go out to all the loved ones of the victim.
Posted on March 8th, 2013
A recall of over 3 million cans of tuna fish have been recalled because of concerns over packaging. The recall affects cans of both Bumble Bee tuna and Chicken of the Sea tuna distributed to stores between January 17 and March 6.
While no one has reported any instances of illness connected to the product, representatives of the companies has said that it is possible that because of packaging problems, the product could become contaminated, which could potentially result in food poisoning.
For a complete list of the units that have been recalled, click here.
If you or someone you love has fallen ill because of a contaminated or otherwise defective food product, contact Spiros Law, P.C., today by calling 815-929-9292.
Posted on February 18th, 2013
Courtney Newgard, a local Peoria woman, was injured in a car accident yesterday afternoon after her car crashed into a median on I-74 when a car tire from another driver’s vehicle came loose and struck her vehicle.
A Jeep Liberty, operated by an unnamed 16-year-old, lost its front driver’s wheel while on eastbound I-74. The wheel traveled across the interstate and collided with Newgard’s SUV.
After the accident, Newgard was rushed to Carle Foundation Hospital, where she received treatment prior to release.
Car accidents can happen for any number of reasons. Unfortunately, far too often they are the result of another party’s negligence. If this has happened to you, talk with an attorney at Spiros Law, P.C., about your legal options today. Call 815-929-9292 to discuss your situation.
Posted on February 4th, 2013
In an effort to crack down on a number of dangerous and reckless driving habits, local law enforcement officers from five departments arrested nine drivers and gave out 42 citations in only six hours on Thursday, Jan. 24.
The group of officers was comprised of the Illinois State Police District 21, the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department, Kankakee police, Bradley police, and the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group.
According to the state police, the officers “conducted a traffic enforcement detail,” on Interstate 57 and Illinois Routes 1, 17, 50, and U.D. Route 45/52 from 1 to 7 p.m., primarily focusing on a handful of specific violations including driving under the influence, failure to wear a seatbelt, and distracted driving.
Officers issued ninety-two written warnings and 42 citations by the end of the day.
When drivers act recklessly and operate vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drive while distracted, they are putting innocent lives at risk. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by a reckless driver, contact the car accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., today at 815-929-9292.
Posted on January 25th, 2013
A fatal hit and run car accident occurred this week, and Aurora police are now looking for the owner of the vehicle that was identified in the incident. Theresa Burns, 57, was struck by a Geo Metro this past Monday night while she and another teacher who she worked with were trying to help a student get to safety after she sat down in the road.
Burns and her co-worker were able to get the student to safety, but both were struck by the vehicle, which fled the scene. Burns was pronounced dead at the scene, while her co-worker was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.
The owner of the Geo Metro involved in the accident was identified as Gustavo Villarreal, 44, and his family has since reported him missing. He has not yet been charged in the event or identified as the driver of the vehicle, but police are looking for him.
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victim.
Posted on January 18th, 2013
A house fire in the western suburb ofBerwyntook the life of a 56-year-old man.
The Berwyn Fire Department was called to the home of James Brelowski on the 2400 Block of South Euclid around 7:30 p.m. on January 16th. The home had a lot of content inside, making it difficult for the first responders to move around. About ten minutes from the time of the firefighters’ arrival, Brelowski was found on a stairway in the home in an unresponsive state.
Brelowski was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn where he was pronounced dead. The bungalow-style home received heavy damage in the in the attic and roof areas. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
A fire can destroy the contents of a home or take the lives of those we love. If you or a loved one know someone who lost a family member to a fire, call Spiros Law at 815-929-9292 for a free legal consultation. Visit the website at www.spiroslaw.com.
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Posted on January 17th, 2013
One passenger was sent to a local hospital after complaining of injuries during a turbulent flight from New Orleans to Chicago.
An American Eagle 7:27 a.m. flight on a Bombardier CRJ- 700 plane left New Orleans from Louis Armstrong International Airport. During the flight, as the plane descended from 31,000 feet to 29,000 feet, the aircraft hit some turbulence. The movement was severe enough to cause seat belt lights to activate.
When the 26-passenger plane landed at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport at 9:31 a.m., three passengers complained of neck and back injuries. Fire officials reported that one of the three people went to the hospital. The other two passengers complaining of injury declined medical attention.
Injuries can happen in the least expected places and last a lifetime. If your or a loved one know someone who has been injured while traveling, call Spiros Law at 815-929-9292 to explore your legal options. Visit the website at www.spiroslaw.com.
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Posted on January 16th, 2013
The council of the City of Chicago has endorsed a $22.5 million settlement in a police misconduct case that left a woman severely and permanently disabled.
In May 2006, Christina Eilman was 21 years old when she was traveling back home to California. However, she was not allowed to board her flight and was arrested at Midway Airport after displaying bizarre and erratic behavior. Her parents called the police department to let them know that Eilman suffered from Bipolar Depression.
After Eilman was taken to the Wentworth Police station, she was released into the surrounding high-crime neighborhood instead of being taken to a hospital for treatment for mental health issues. There she was abducted, raped at knife-point, and fell out of a 7th story window in an abandoned public housing building. Eilman suffered traumatic brain injury, a broken pelvis and many other injuries.
Six years later, Eilman can only walk with the assistance of a walker. She has several pins in her back. Her bipolar diagnosis has exacerbated to the point that she has been hospitalized 12 times in the last two years.
While a settlement of this size cannot return a person’s health, it can insure that they have the care they need for the rest of their life. If you or a loved one know someone has been injured due to neglect, call Spiros Law at 815-929-9292 for professional legal advice. Visit the website at www.spiroslaw.com.
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