GWC Obtains $527,689.02 Jury Verdict for Union Laborer

GWC attorneys Louis Anthony Cairo and Lawrence J. Amato have obtained a $527,689.02 jury verdict for a union laborer following a trial in Lake County. SUV Hits Motorcycle Without Braking GWC’s client is a union laborer and a proud member of Local 6 for many years. In August 2017, he was riding his motorcycle northbound>> Read More

Motorcycle Crash

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

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Driver Arrested in Fatal Chicago Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accident

Police have arrested a driver who was allegedly responsible for a fatal hit-and-run motorcycle accident on the Bishop Ford Freeway on Chicago’s Far South Side. Rider Thrown From Motorcycle in Crash On December 6, 2019, at approximately 2:15 a.m., 42-year-old Omarr Hill was driving his wife’s Buick LaCrosse sedan in the northbound lanes of I-94>> Read More

Motorcycle Accident

Arrest Made in Fatal Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accident in Crystal Lake

Police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal hit-and-run motorcycle accident in Crystal Lake, IL. One Dead, One Hospitalized On September 10, 2019, a 53-year-old Crystal Lake woman was driving at the intersection of Virginia Road and Berkshire Drive just after 7:30 p.m. when her vehicle struck a motorcycle carrying two people. The>> Read More

GWC Maximizes Settlement for Mechanic Injured in Chicago Motorcycle Accident

GWC Law’s Deanna Cairo Arthur has obtained the maximum insurance policy limits for a vehicular mechanic who injured his hand in a Chicago motorcycle accident, settling his claim for $300,000.00. A Door Opens to Disaster On September 24, 2016, Ms. Arthur’s client, an 18-year-old auto mechanic, was riding his motorcycle southbound on I-94 at 95th>> Read More

Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Yields $1.3 Million Jury Verdict

A jury in Cook County has awarded $1.3 million in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Fatal Motorcycle Accident in West Town On November 4, 2015, 44-year-old motorcyclist Patrick Conklin was heading to work at West Suburban Medical Center. At>> Read More

No-Contact Collisions

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Shows Dangers of No-Contact Collisions

A Schererville man was recently killed in a motorcycle crash involving a pickup truck in Portage, IN. Portage police are reportedly still investigating, but the incident reveals the risks of motorcycling in general, including the surprising dangers posed by so-called no-contact collisions. A Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Daniel Burnham Road On October 13, 2017, 33-year-old>> Read More

GWC Attorney Maximizes Motorcyclist’s Injury Claim for $50,000.00 Policy Limits

GWC Injury Lawyers attorney Kate Kirwan Searls has maximized a settlement for an injured motorcyclist, from the insurance company’s initial offer of $9,165.00 to $50,000.00, the policy limits of the Defendant. The motorcyclist had been struck by a man driving a Chevy Cobalt sedan who veered into his lane. As a result of the collision,>> Read More

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Two Dead in Motorcycle Crash with Minivan in McHenry

Two people are dead following a motorcycle crash with a minivan in northwest suburban McHenry, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. At approximately 7:53 p.m. on April 9, 49-year-old Dennis Edward Spears Jr., of Carpentersville, was operating his 2017 Harley Davidson southbound on River Road, approaching its intersection with Charles Miller Road. Tanya Schafer,>> Read More

A Focus on Safety for Motorcycle Awareness Month

In 2015, there were 146 motorcycle accident deaths in Illinois, which is 28 more than the previous year. Motorcycles account for only three percent of all vehicle registrations in the state, but they are involved in nearly 15 percent of total traffic deaths. To kick start the riding season, the governor has declared May as>> Read More

Motorcycle Safety and Mental Distractions

Devastating injuries such as fractures and head trauma are common in motorcycle accidents. Theres no room for error when youre driving on two wheels. GWC has successfully represented motorcycle accident victims for more than two decades. During that time we have developed a specialized knowledge of the unique characteristics of these cases. We know how>> Read More

Motorcycle Accidents During Summer Season

Its summer and that means that it is motorcycle season. Unfortunately, every summer brings with it heartbreaking stories about tragic motorcycle accidents. This summer is no different. Already the Sun Times has reported that motorcycle crashes have occurred in Skokie and other cities during the month of June. Motorcyclists are in a very vulnerable position.>> Read More