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Illinois plaintiffs given more time to file medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuits

The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled in the case of Moon v. Rhode that the more liberal discovery rule applies to the case. As such, the potential time limit that plaintiffs are given to file medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuits is expanded. Normally, plaintiffs are given only two years from the discovery of an injury and… Read More


University of Illinois student killed in two-vehicle accident

Twenty-year-old journalism student at the University of Illinois and Buffalo Grove resident Brett Lerner, who was killed in a car accident on Friday, October 23, was described by family and friends as outgoing and funny. The Daily Illini, University of Illinois’ campus newspaper, reported that Lerner, who worked for the newspaper, was out on assignment… Read More


Wrongful death lawsuit filed in relation to Cook County pedestrian accident

The family of 61-year-old Indian national Rajendrakumar Shah filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Thursday, March 19 in the Cook County Circuit Court against 23-year-old Michael Epley, The Chicago Sun Times reported. Epley hit Rajendrakumar as he was crossing the street and then left the scene. Epley was charged with various violations, including aggravated driving… Read More


Edwardsville head-on collision kills 16-year-old

A 16-year-old boy, whose name was not yet released by police authorities, perished in a vehicular crash on U.S. Route 157 near Commerce in Edwardsville, Illinois, KSDK reported on October 3. According to the Edwardsville Police Department, the vehicular accident occurred at around 4:45 p.m. when a car heading south on Route 157 collided with a… Read More


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… Read More


Mother and 2 children die in car accident near Litchfield

A violent crash along Interstate 55 near Litchfield, Illinois on the morning of Friday, October 25 led to the death of a mother and her two young children. According to the Illinois State Police, a Chevrolet Impala in which six people were riding was driving very slowly along the highway at around 5:20 a.m. when… Read More


Family of Woman Hit and Killed in Megabus Accident Files Suit

The family of a retired legal secretary who was hit by a Megabus in Chicago this past week has filed a suit against the busing company. Donna Halstead, 76, was walking back to her West Loop apartment on August 7, 2012 around 2:00 p.m. She was in the crosswalk on Adams  Street at Canal Street… Read More


Chicago Westside House Fire kills one, leaves family homeless

In the early hours of June 20, 2011, a house caught fire in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. The fire left the family homeless and killed a two-month-old baby girl. The fire started on a mattress and became so hot that family members could not get Tiniya Coleman who was in a first floor bedroom… Read More


Construction Accident Leaves One Man Dead

Authorities were able to identify the man who died while unloading a truck at a road construction site near Washburn on Woodford County Highway 1. Washburn is located about 18 miles northeast of Peoria. Metamora resident John Glidewell, 62, died from blunt force trauma to his head and neck.  He was unloading the trailer and… Read More