Supreme Court declines review of firefighter death case | Local Crime & Courts | pantagraph.com

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court has declined a review of an appellate decision that overturned the conviction of a truck driver involved in a 2013 crash that killed Hudson

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In cases like this there is still the possibility of seeking civil damages for wrongful death even if there is not a criminal charge or conviction.

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.

Traffic Collision Tips

Whether you have been involved in a car, truck or motorcycle crash make sure that you protect yourself and the value of your case.

Make sure that you seek proper medical treatment right away.

Delay may jeopardize getting your medical bills paid and reduce the value of your settlement.

Make sure that you do not settle to soon.

Insurance companies want to pay out your claim as soon as possible. This may cut off needed medical treatment, and result in a low ball offer.

Make sure that you seek a second opinion on any offers you receive from the insurance company.

Experienced injury attorneys understand the value of your motor vehicle collision case. It does not cost you anything to have your case reviewed.

Accident lawyers are only paid if they make a recovery for you.

You can be certain that the insurance company has many attorneys working for them and advising them in ways to protect themselves.

Make sure that you have someone helping you sort through the complexities of a traffic collision.

Feel free to contact Illinois Injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371

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.