Self-Driving Uber

Experts: Self-Driving Uber May Have Been at Fault in Arizona Death

A self-driving Uber recently struck and killed a woman in an Arizona suburb. While the local Chief of Police placed the blame largely on the pedestrian, two experts who viewed footage of the incident argue that the self-driving Uber should have “seen” the woman, suggesting that the vehicle itself may have been at fault. Pedestrian>> Read More

CTA Bus Crash

Woman Disabled in CTA Bus Crash Awarded Almost $7.9 Million

A Cook County jury recently awarded nearly $7.9 million to a woman who suffered disabling injuries in a CTA bus crash. The woman’s husband was also awarded an additional $100,000.00 in a separate loss of consortium claim. CTA Bus Crash Against Red Light On July 18, 2009, Miriam Bragar, a DuPage County resident, was driving>> Read More

Florida Bridge Collapse

Florida Bridge Collapse Leaves Six Dead

A newly-erected 174-foot-long section of a pedestrian bridge recently collapsed onto a six-lane highway in a suburb of Miami, FL, leaving six dead and at least nine injured. Investigations into the cause of the Florida bridge collapse are ongoing, though a crack in the bridge’s structure had reportedly been discovered just two days earlier. FIU-Sweetwater>> Read More

Self-Driving Vehicle Crash

Uber Goes Solo: Self-Driving Vehicle Crash Kills Pedestrian

A self-driving Uber struck and killed a woman in a suburb near Phoenix, AZ. Uber has suspended all self-driving vehicle testing following the incident, which is believed to be the first pedestrian death resulting from a self-driving vehicle crash. Uber Hits Pedestrian On March 18, 2018, at 10 p.m., a Volvo XC90 SUV outfitted with>> Read More


Employee, Not Independent Contractor: Truck Driver Awarded Workers’ Compensation Benefits

A truck driver was recently awarded workers’ compensation benefits because he was able to prove that he was an employee, not an independent contractor. His case offers a worthwhile look into what determines employee status, and how it could impact eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits in Illinois. Lemin v. Al-Amin Brothers Transportation Mr. Lemin was>> Read More

Charter Tour Bus Crash

Charter Tour Bus Crash in Alabama Leaves Driver Dead, Dozens Injured

A charter tour bus crash in Alabama has left the driver dead and dozens of high school students and their adult chaperones injured. Charter Tour Bus Crash Near Florida-Alabama Border The charter tour bus crash occurred on the early morning of March 13, 2018. The bus was transporting forty Channelview High School band members and>> Read More

Chicago Potholes

Chicago Potholes: 108,000 Filled this Winter, but Risk of Injury Remains

Crews have filled an estimated 108,000 Chicago potholes this winter, in what city and state officials have called a “normal” pothole season. However, recent reporting by the Chicago Tribune suggests that the city may still be falling short in dealing with these hidden pitfalls, putting the public at risk for injury. 108,000 Chicago Potholes –>> Read More

Semi Truck Crash

Semi Truck Crash Involving Seven Vehicles on Eisenhower Leaves One Dead

A semi truck crash involving seven total vehicles on the Eisenhower Expressway has left at least one person dead, according to authorities. “Completely Burnt Up” On March 2, 2018, at approximately 2 p.m., a multi-vehicle crash involving four passenger vehicles and three large semi trucks took place on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway at St. Charles>> Read More

Work Injury

The Importance of Reporting Your Work Injury ASAP

In the State of Illinois, if you have suffered a work injury, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, the law requires that you report your injury to your employer. Moreover, it is not only important to report your work injury, but to do so as soon as possible, ideally immediately after the>> Read More