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COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak around the world, many families are concerned about the health and well-being of their loved ones in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Over 3,600 deaths across the nation have been linked to coronavirus outbreaks in these facilities filled with elderly and disabled residents. However, this number is [….]


Long Emergency Room Wait Times Cause Issues

After having to wait hours in the emergency room at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, a 25-year-old teacher has died. However, she is not the only one who has experienced delays in receiving medical care at this facility. According to federal documents, Froedtert Hospital staff did not check the woman’s vital signs as often as they [….]


16-year-old charged for fatal hit-and-run

Kankakee police are holding a 16-year-old boy in custody for an alleged hit and run accident that killed a 36-year-old on Monday night. The 16-year-old has been charged with reckless homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, according to the Daily Journal. As of now, it is not clear whether the young man [….]


Erratic vehicle claimed life of 82-year-old in Polk

Washington County officials reported that a two-vehicle accident that occurred on U.S. Route 41 just north of Western Avenue in the town of Polk in Illinois resulted in the death of one individual, FOX 6 reported on September 19. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported that a sport utility vehicle driven by a 63-year-old Ellsworth [….]


Article in 2014 Winter Trial Journal discusses wrongful death claims

An article published in the 2014 Winter Trial Journal, sent by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and written by attorneys James D. Spiros and Miranda L. Soucie details the nuances of wrongful death and survival action claims. From defining these legal terms to describing who can file these claims and how to file them to answering frequently asked questions, [….]


1 dead, 1 injured in Kane County crash

A woman was killed and a man was injured in a two-vehicle car crash near west suburban Maple Park on October 7. According to a press release from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred around 11:50 a.m. 32-year old Shanay Martin was driving a 2000 Mercury Marquis westbound on Rt. 38 when she swerved [….]


Freeway Accident Takes Life of Paparazzo Taking Photographing Bieber’s Ferrari

A photographer died after he was hit by a motorist after taking pictures of a car belonging to Justin Bieber. On New Year’s Day, Christopher J. Guerra, 29, was taking pictures of a Ferrari registered to Beiber involved in a traffic stop. The vehicle was on the side ofL.A.’s Sepulveda Boulevard near the Getty Center [….]


Wrong-way Driver Accident on Pulaski Avenue Takes Life of Woman, 67

A vehicle going the wrong way on a street resulted in the death of a woman from the Logan Square neighborhood on Saturday morning. Obdulia Villalobos, 67, was riding in the backseat of her daughter’s 2001 Volkswagon Golf as the daughter drove southbound on North Pulaski  Avenue on December 22nd. Around 4:45 a.m., the vehicle [….]


Chebanse Man Loses His Life in Accident with Semi

Sunday night, a 71-year-old Chebanse man lost his life when his car crashed into the back of a semi-trailer truck on Route 45/52. On December 16th, Milliard Ramsey was sitting in his car at a stoplight behind a semi trailer truck on Route 45/52 at the intersection of South Tec Drive on the south end [….]


NFL Player Arrested in DUI Death of Passenger

A Dallas Cowboy player posted bond in relation to a DUI charge that killed another player. The two friends met while playing football as students at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2007 to 2009. Josh Brent, a defensive line man for the Dallas Cowboys, was driving in the Irving, Texas area on Saturday, December [….]