South Side Crash Kills One Bishop Expressway Accident

An early morning Bishop Ford Expressway crash has left one person dead and two others injured. CBS Chicago reports that the two-vehicle car accident happened shortly after 3:30 a.m. on I-94 in the southbound lanes near 111th Street. Police officers suspect that the car accident was alcohol-related. Authorities say that the deceased car accident victim>> Read More

Safety Is Paramount Of St Patricks Day

Green water was flowing in the Chicago River as the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities kicked off. Many Chicago residents are preparing for a boozy St. Patrick’s Day brunch and an afternoon of sports watching or lounging around their living rooms. If you are going out for brunch this morning remember to make it a safe>> Read More

Tired Driving A Big Problem In Chicago

The problem of distracted and inattentive drivers is well known and studied, but new research indicates that some drivers may be even more dangerous – those who aren’t awake at all. Drowsy driving is a major contributing factor to many Chicago car accidents. A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent finds>> Read More

More Pedestrians Being Hit By Cars In Chicago

In our last post we discussed a fatal Highland Park accident which injured a young mother and killed one of her children. Accidents involving pedestrians on sidewalks are relatively rare in Chicago, but crosswalk crashes occur frequently. The Chicago Sun Times reports that over 3,100 individuals have been injured in pedestrian crashes since 2005. About>> Read More

Dangers Of Wearing Headphones

A rise in the number of pedestrians who have been hit by cars, trucks, buses, trains and other vehicles could be explained by the increased use of headphone devices. The incidents of headphone wearing pedestrians being struck by vehicles prompted the University of Maryland in Baltimore to take a closer look. The research looked at>> Read More

Teens Injured In Hinsdale Auto Accident

In our last post we discussed a serious mass transit accident which sent 18 PACE bus riders to the hospital. Another serious multiple-victim traffic accident happened Friday night in Hinsdale. This serious auto accident involved a 16-year-old driver who was driving seven other teens in his car when he left the road of South Park Avenue>> Read More

One Dead In Rogers Park Auto Accident

A speeding driver was killed and four passengers were injured in Rogers Park last Thursday. Authorities say that a man was speeding on eastbound West Howard Street when he came upon slowed or stopped traffic. The driver veered off of the road and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders>> Read More

Three Vehicle Accident On Bishop Ford Freeway Injured Six

Six occupants of a car suffered serious injuries after an early morning traffic accident on the Bishop Ford Freeway. CBS Chicago reports that the crash prompted authorities to close the southbound lanes of the highway for several hours. The crash happened shortly after midnight this morning on the interstate near 130th Street. A car containing>> Read More

Drivers Must Stop At Crosswalks For Pedestrians

Do you know it is a law in Illinois to stop at crosswalks? Well it is, even if there is not a stop sign in view. If you see a pedestrian, give them a break; literally step on your brakes. It is not always easy to see those yellow signs in the middle of the>> Read More

Fighting Your Own Insurer After A Collision

Imagine being run off the road by a hit and run car and sustaining serious injuries. Then picture your own insurance company denying you the right to seek compensation under your uninsured motorist policy. This in fact happened to a client at downtown Chicago law firm of GWC Injury Lawyers. The insurance company actually filed>> Read More

Former Police Detective Convicted In Hit & Run Accident Case

A former Chicago police detective was recently convicted for his role in a fatal hit-and-run car accident. The former cop was also convicted of drunk driving. Authorities say that the detective’s blood alcohol was three times the legal limit when he crashed into a disabled car on the Dan Ryan Expressway in 2009. The crash>> Read More

Cook County Man Charged In Streamwood Fatal DUI

A Cook County man has been charged in connection with the wrongful death of a Bartlett woman who died when he struck her with his vehicle earlier this month. Prosecutors allege that 37-year-old Bartlett man was high when he struck and killed the 66-year-old retired teacher as she was driving her 10-year-old grandson. The grandson>> Read More