Missouri trooper gets 10 days ‘shock time’ plus two years probation in handcuffed drowning death | Law and order | stltoday.com

Victim’s life vest came off in Lake of the Ozarks.

Source: Missouri trooper gets 10 days ‘shock time’ plus two years probation in handcuffed drowning death | Law and order | stltoday.com

Gut wrenching story.

Nothing will bring back this young man. The only remedies the law provides is criminal and civil damages. $9 million is a lot of money but it does not replace a son, a friend, or a brother.

A nursing assistant was caught in the crossfire. Now she’s paralyzed. | Law and order | stltoday.com

The family of Tamara Collier asks: ‘Who helps us after the aftermath of violence? Who consoles us?’

Source: A nursing assistant was caught in the crossfire. Now she’s paralyzed. | Law and order | stltoday.com

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Heart breaking story. What is available to her? Lawsuit against shooter? No money you can get from the criminal. Not a workers’ compensation claim because she not on the job. She certainly qualifies for Social Security Disability because she can no longer work. But it is not very much money. She will get Medicaid and eventually Medicare for her medical needs, but it does not cover all expenses. All in all a depressing situation. Shows the law does not remedy all our needs, and that there is evil in the world.

Teen found dead in walk-in freezer after hotel party | New York Post

A mother says she’s “horrified” after the body of her 19-year-old daughter was found inside an Illinois hotel’s walk-in freezer — a day after she apparently walked into it drunk, according

Source: Teen found dead in walk-in freezer after hotel party | New York Post

Sounds incredible. Civil damages may be sought against the hotel, but it will take a lot of investigation to find out how this happened on her own. The hotel will be able to use the woman’s intoxication as a defense.

Do One Thing Today to Help Your Car Injury Case

If there is one thing you can do to help protect the value of your automobile injury case, then do not delay.

Do not put off going to the emergency room or prompt care at the time of your collision.

Make sure that you schedule your doctor appointment as soon as possible.

Tell your doctor about all your problems and how they are related to the motor vehicle collision.

Do not neglect to schedule follow up appointments.

Make sure that you follow doctor orders.

Remember to explain how you are feeling. Do not exaggerate, but do not under report your pain either.  It does no good to tell the doctor you are fine, if you are hurting.

Describe how you are limited as a result of your injuries.

The insurance company is closely reviewing your records to use them against you,  and will take things out of context that sound innocent or might not seem a big deal to you.

Questions about what to do today? Feel free to contact Illinois injury lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

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

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

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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.