Springfield Man Accused in fatal wreck found not guilty

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Even if person is found not guilty in criminal trial, a civil charge may result in damages for negligence. Money damages depend on whether the driver violated the rules of the road and the passenger suffered as a result.

 

Probe continues after 2 kids hit by car near Westville trunk-or-treat event | News-Gazette.com

A 7-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister are in separate hospitals after being hit by a small four-door vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Westville-area woman near Zamberletti Park.

Source: Probe continues after 2 kids hit by car near Westville trunk-or-treat event | News-Gazette.com

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Investigation reports and witnesses are important in these type of cases to establish liability and damages.

Northbound I-55 reopens after semi hits IDOT truck

Northbound lanes of Interstate 55 were temporarily closed near the East Lake Shore Drive exit Tuesday afternoon after a semi driven by a Virginia man crashed into a trailer being towed by an Illinois Department of Transportation truck, Illinois State Police said.Ronnie D. VanZandt, 65, of Abingdon, Virginia, was heading north on the interstate about 1:24 p.m. in a semi pulling a tanker trailer. An IDOT truck that was towing an impact trailer and displaying an active arrow board moving traffic

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An employee injured in a wreck such as this may make a workers’ compensation claim against the employer and may also sue the truck driver who caused the injury.

Tollway worker fatally struck by semi on I-294 | Chicago Sun-Times

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Horrible accident.

Family of the killed worker may file a workers’ compensation case and a negligence lawsuit against the truck driver to recover wrongful death damages.

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.