GWC Obtains $3 Million Record Settlement for Concrete Laborer in Jo Daviess County

Trial attorneys at the Chicago-based law firm GWC Injury Lawyers LLC have obtained a record settlement in Jo Daviess County, Illinois.  Partner Michael D. Fisher and associate Louis Anthony Cairo recovered $3,000,000 on behalf of a concrete worker who was electrocuted at a construction site. Plaintiff Electrocuted by Defendants In September 2016, the plaintiff, a 41-year old>> Read More

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GWC Conducts One of the First Zoom Bench Trials in Illinois

GWC’s Lance D. Northcutt and Bennett J. Baker recently conducted one of the first Zoom bench trials in Illinois on behalf of a Teamster in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Zoom Bench Trial in Response to Pandemic In March 2016, GWC’s client, a Teamster, was delivering beverages to a sports bar in East Dundee, IL.>> Read More

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Wauconda Box Truck Crash Claims Life of Passenger Vehicle Driver

The driver of a passenger vehicle has been killed in an early morning Wauconda box truck crash on northbound Route 12. Wauconda Box Truck Crash Ejects Driver On September 18, 2020, shortly before 3:00 a.m., a box truck and a passenger vehicle were traveling northbound on Route 12, just south of Route 176, in Wauconda,>> Read More

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Uber Self-Driving Car Crash Yields Criminal Charges

A backup driver has been charged with negligent homicide for her role in a fatal Uber self-driving car crash that took place in Arizona two years ago. First Pedestrian Death With Autonomous Vehicle The Uber self-driving car crash at issue occurred in Tempe, AZ on the evening of March 18, 2018. At that time, a>> Read More


Man Killed in Divvy Bike Accident on Chicago’s Near West Side

A man was struck and killed by a motor vehicle in an early morning Divvy bike accident on Chicago’s Near West Side. Divvy Bike Accident Near United Center On September 9, 2020, at approximately 7:50 a.m., the Divvy bike accident victim, a 28-year-old male, was riding southbound on Damen Avenue near the United Center. As>> Read More

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Two Men Killed in Fiery Lake Shore Drive Car Crash

Two men have been killed in a fiery Lake Shore Drive car crash in Chicago, according to local authorities. Lake Shore Drive Car Crash Near Oak Street The Lake Shore Drive car crash took place near the Oak Street curve just after 3:00 a.m. on September 6, 2020. The Chicago Police Department reports that the>> Read More

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Skokie Motorcycle Accident Results in Death of Teenager

A teenage boy has been killed following an early-morning Skokie motorcycle accident, according to police. Collision with Sedan in Skokie Motorcycle Accident On September 3, 2020, at approximately 9:45 a.m., authorities responded to reports of a collision between two vehicles in the 3500 block of Howard Street in Skokie, IL. According to preliminary information obtained>> Read More


Legionnaires’ Disease Risk in Schools After COVID-19 Lockdown

As schools are reopening following a long-term lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of them are discovering a new threat: Legionnaires’ disease. Nine Schools Discover Legionnaires’ Disease In addition to the coronavirus, officials in Ohio found Legionella pneumophila, the virus that causes Legionnaires’ disease, in the water system at five schools last week. And>> Read More