A 62-year-old man died Tuesday following a crash in southwest suburban Bedford Park.
Source: 62-year-old man dies after Bedford Park crash | Chicago Sun-Times
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Strange sounding accident. Family of person killed in such an accident may sue the driver of the vehicle if it can be proven that the driver was reckless or did not take into account proper safety precautions.
BLOOMINGTON — A 6-year-old Lincoln girl, placed on life support after she was struck by a vehicle Saturday in Bloomington, has died.
Source: Coroner: Lincoln girl struck by vehicle dies | Local News | pantagraph.com
Horrible accident. Thoughts and prayers with the girl’s family and friends. No criminal charges will result. However, even if there are no criminal actions may still have money damages claim for wrongful death. But not all injuries result in money damage claims. It must be proven that there was some fault on the driver’s part.
Some quick tips to help you put your best case possible before the Judge.
It does not matter if it is a work injury, auto injury, or Social Security Disability case. You often must testify before the Judge or in a deposition.
The way the Judge perceives you will make or break your case.
Do not argue with the Judge or the other lawyer. It does not help you and gives the impression that you are a combative, unlikable person.
Do not curse in your testimony, or curse at another witness, the Judge, or the other lawyer. It makes you look crude and selfish.
Do not comment out loud on other witnesses’ testimony. You will have your opportunity to respond according to courtroom procedure. It is rude and counter productive to talk over a witness.
The Judge often wants to help people who are polite, likable, and believable. Do yourself a favor and help the Judge help you.
Questions about your injury or disability case? Feel free to contact Illinois injury and disability lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
A woman hit by a Chicago Transit Authority bus in January as she crossed a street in the Loop is suing the driver and the transit agency.
Source: Woman suing CTA says she was hit by bus in Loop | Chicago Sun-Times
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You must prove the bus driver was driving negligently to recover. You must also prove damages. Usually this means that you suffered injuries to your body and required medical treatment and continue to have pain or limitations as a result.
Documenting or proving your injury and restrictions is very important for Social Security Disability, Illinois Workers’ Compensation case, and personal injury case.
This will lead to a greater possibility of winning your case and increase the settlement value of your case.
Some top ways of accomplishing this are as follows:
Have the doctor complete an Illinois Secretary of State Disability certificate for your motor vehicle. This describes your disability and restrictions for parking purposes.
Have the doctor complete a prescription for any cane or walker you may require.
Have the doctor list your restrictions in writing. This will explain your limitations.
Ask for a functional capacity evaluation. This is a test that a physical therapist usually administers over one to two days and the purpose to address capability of walking, standing, lifting and use of the hands. Some insurance companies will not pay for this test.
Have a doctor complete a residual functional capacity form. The doctor will provide his opinion regarding your ability to walk, stand, sit, lift and use your hands. It does not require a test such as mentioned above.
Ask for Xrays, MRI’s, EMG’s, breathing tests, or heart tests based on the specific body parts that are bothering you.
Questions about what all this means for your injury or disability case? Feel free to contact Bloomington, Illinois Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.