Chicago Injury Lawyer News: Teen Guilty of DUI Charges After Killing Child

  Drugged Driving Fatalities Two years ago, Carly Rousso made a choice that changed the lives of a family forever. Rousso sat in a pharmacy parking lot and huffed a can of keyboard cleaner. Then, she decided to continue driving down the road to another store.

Injury Lawyer News: Trucking Regulations Under Scrutiny After Wreck

  Truck Driver Fatigue We’ve all felt that stab of fear while passing a commercial truck on the highway. They are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road by virtue of their weight and size alone. Couple that with a high prevalence of driver fatigue, and you have a recipe for disaster. According…

Accident Lawyer News: Hit-and-Run Roundup

  Illinois Hit and Run Accidents Hit-and-run accidents are a growing problem all across the nation, and they occur more often than you’d think. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that hit-and-run drivers cause 11 percent of all crashes in the United States. If the foundation’s numbers are correct, there were approximately 617,000 hit-and-run…

9 Kids Hurt in Bus Crash, and Other Injury Lawyer News

In general, school buses are the safest vehicles for children to ride in to class, because of both their size and safety features. In fact, most of the people who die in school-bus crashes are drivers and passengers in other vehicles. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 19 children die in…

Woman Sues After Rap Concert and Other Personal Injury Lawyer News

What risks are you taking when you attend a music event, and do the performers or the venue have a responsibility to provide for your safety? Those are the questions raised by a recent personal-injury lawsuit in Chicago. Tia Butts, 20, attended an A$AP Rocky and Been Trill concert. She alleges that one of the…

Illinois Accident Lawyer News: Distracted-Driving Roundup

  Are Hands-Free Devices Safe? Which is worse: using a handheld cell phone or using a hands-free device while driving? Forbes reports that approximately 80 percent of Americans believe that hands-free phones are safe to use in the car. In reality, though, neither of these options are acceptable. This question, which is part of a poll…

Injury Lawyer News: Chicago May Settle Car Accident Lawsuit

Negligent driving is one of the most destructive activities on American roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 421,000 people suffered injuries in accidents with distracted drivers in 2012. That number doesn’t even take into account other forms of negligent driving, including drowsy driving, drunk driving and speeding. Almost all personal-injury lawsuits…

Trucker Kills Illinois DOT Worker in Tollway Crash, Pleads Not Guilty

Renato Velasquez entered a not guilty plea through his attorney, Steven Goldman. Goldman said, “As expected, he’s concerned.” The fatal crash that killed Illinois Department of Transportation Tollway worker, Vincent Petrella, and injured Illinois State Trooper, Douglas Balder, occured on January 27, 2014. Trooper Balder was working to remove a stalled semi-truck along with the…