Illinois Supreme Court Restricts Recovery in a Dramshop Act Case, Citing State Insurance Code

 Car accidents in and around Chicago are the cause of many serious injuries and even deaths. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there have been 902 traffic fatalities on all public roadways in the state this year to date. Because of the sheer number of accidents and casualties, most people pay for automobile insurance…

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Tour Bus Company Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $6.75 Million

 Back in 2011, a tour bus driver struck and killed an innocent woman walking in downtown Chicago. News reports indicate that the driver was operating the tour bus with cocaine in his system when he hit the 26 year-old. The family of the victim brought a wrongful death action against the tour bus company, arguing…

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed In Garbage Truck Accident That Killed Three

 In Glenview, three Chicago residents were killed when a garbage truck crashed into their car, at the intersection of Harrison Street and Harlem Avenue. The driver of the truck was not injured. The Chicago Tribune reports that the family of one of the victims is now bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against the owner of…

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Driver Charged With First Degree Murder for Crash That Killed Husband and Wife

 Car accidents occur far too often – especially in and around the Chicago area. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, in 2011 there were 281,788 motor vehicle crashes on Illinois roadways. Further data reveals even more disturbing news: 918 people died in 835 crashes during that time, and an additional 84,172 victims were injured.…

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Illinois Nursing Homes Lose Funding For Inspections Due to Government Shutdown

 Nursing homes and hospitals throughout Chicago and the state of Illinois are experiencing a reduction in inspections due to the recent government shutdown. According to news reports, Illinois is one of the top recipients throughout the country of federal money to pay for inspections of nursing homes, hospitals, and other health care operations. In fact,…

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