62-year-old man dies after Bedford Park crash | Chicago Sun-Times

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.

Atheist who fought Illinois laws dies in plane crash

MARENGO — An Illinois man who described himself as “the best known atheist-activist in the Midwest” died in a plane crash last week, officials

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Family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit against plane manufacturers in some circumstances. What must be proved is that some part or parts of the plane were defective and resulted in the person’s injuries or death. Damages are based on the person’s death or pain and suffering as a result of the injuries.

Suit claims driver fell out of St. Louis trash truck, causing fatal crash

Desmond Terry, 59, died not quite three months after being injured, the suit says.

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The two main parts of a lawsuit involving personal injuries are that someone is at fault and owes a duty to the injured person, and damages such as medical treatment or death resulted. The most difficult part of many wrongful death cases is proving that the at fault person owed a duty to the dead person.

Owner of tour bus in crash that killed 13 had faced previous negligence lawsuits – LA Times

The owner and operator of the tour bus involved in the Desert Hot Springs crash that left 13 people dead had been previously sued at least twice for negligence after collisions with vehicles, one of which ended in three deaths.

Source: Owner of tour bus in crash that killed 13 had faced previous negligence lawsuits – LA Times

Horrible tragedy. One of the reasons for civil lawsuits involving negligent acts is to deter others. No amount of damages will bring back loved ones who died.

Helpers ‘tried to do everything’ to save teens who died in crash – News – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL

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Horrible collision. Thoughts and prayers to the families and friends.

Shows the value of accident reconstruction in determining the cause of crashes.