Man charged with reckless homicide in crash that killed pregnant mom, 3 kids

JOLIET — A northern Illinois man has been charged with felony reckless homicide in a crash that left a pregnant woman and her three young sons dead.The Will County State’s Attorney’s office and the county sheriff’s office announced the charges Tuesday afternoon against 25-year-old Sean Woulfe of Beecher. Officials say Woulfe is in custody.Authorities say Woulfe was driving more than 20 mph over the posted 55 mph speed limit and failed to stop at a stop sign. Officials say his pickup

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Family members may sue at fault driver for wrongful death. Most likely in situation like this not much insurance to cover damages. Mother’s insurance may have some coverage for underinsured claim. Sad situation all around.

Auto Injury Tips

I have had several calls recently from people injured an  automobile collision.

They are similar in that the insurance company for the at fault driver makes a settlement offer soon after the date of injury.

You must understand that when you settle your case and sign a release there will be no more money paid from the insurance company.

This is the situation even if you have some future medical treatment related to the automobile collision.

The reason the insurance company is attempting to pay you money quickly after the collision is to reduce its exposure to any future medical bills.

You must make sure that you done treating before you settle your case.

In auto injury cases medical bills must be paid from the settlement proceeds.

This means that all treatment must be completed and taken into account from the damages paid to you.

It is nice to have money quickly after the accident, however it is not a nice feeling to have some needed medical treatment that must be paid out of your own pocket.

Need some guidance regarding an automobile injury? Feel free to contact Bloomington, Illinois injury attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Remember no upfront fees are charged in Illinois injury cases.

 

Roodhouse woman injured in crash near Chatham exit

A 78-year-old Roodhouse woman was taken to Memorial Medical Center on Sunday to be treated for life-threatening injuries following a crash on Interstate 55 near the Chatham exit, Illinois State Police said.Evalyn L. Mathews was southbound on Interstate 55 around 2:35 p.m. when she turned into the path of another vehicle, state police said.The other vehicle, driven by Bonnie Sue Johnson, 54 of O’Fallon, Missouri, struck the driver’s side of Matthews’ car, causing it to veer

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Many collisions caused when a vehicle changes lanes. Blindspot results in accident.

Day after hit-and-run crash in Defiance costs motorcyclist his leg, son leads police to suspect | Law and order | stltoday.com

Owning his own auto repair shop helped D.J. Helfert spot suspicious details about the car he found three miles down the road from the crash site, he says.

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If you are a victim of a hit-and-run crash, you may collect against the other driver’s insurance. Of course, you must find the driver and then proceed against his insurance. You may also seek punitive damages for leaving the scene. If you are unable to locate the hit-and-run driver, then you will have to seek reimbursement from your own underinsured or uninsured policy provisions.

Lawsuit filed against Uber in fatal Springfield motorcycle crash – News – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL

The mother of a teenager killed in a motorcycle crash in Springfield in September is suing the ride-sharing company Uber and the driver whose vehicle hit

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Shows that lawsuits may be filed against multiple parties. In this case, against the driver and the driver’s employer.