Bicycle Accident

Bicycle Accident Injures Woman in Chicago’s Avondale Neighborhood

A woman was struck and pinned beneath a municipal truck in a bicycle accident in the Avondale neighborhood on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Bicycle Accident Sends Two to Area Hospitals The bicycle accident happened on June 23, 2020, at around 8:30 a.m., at the corner of Belmont Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue. According to witnesses, a 31-year-old>> Read More

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Truck Accident Leaves Vehicles in Flames on Eisenhower Expressway

A truck accident involving three semi trucks on the Eisenhower Expressway near St. Charles Road has left two of the trucks in flames, according to the Illinois State Police. Truck Accident Leaves Two Vehicles in Flames On May 17, 2020, shortly before 11:00 a.m., three semi trucks were traveling eastbound in the center right lane>> Read More

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Jackknifed Box Truck Involved in Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-55

A jackknifed box truck shut down outbound traffic on I-55 after it was involved in a multi-vehicle accident in Chicago’s southwest suburbs. Five Vehicles in Southwest Suburban Crash On February 3, 2020, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Illinois State Police responded to the scene of a five-vehicle crash on I-55 near 1st Avenue. State troopers>> Read More

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Starbucks Truck Accident Leaves Five Injured in McHenry, IL

A Starbucks truck accident has left five people injured, two of them critically, in McHenry, IL, about fifty miles northwest of Chicago. Starbucks Truck Accident Causes Collapse On January 16, 2020, shortly before 5:00 p.m., a full-size Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling westbound on Elm Street when it veered off of the roadway east>> Read More

GWC Obtains $6.2 Million for Sister and Brother Injured by Semi-Tractor

GWC Partners Daniel H. Streckert and Joseph P. Sorce have obtained a $6.2 million settlement for a brother and sister who were injured in a 2016 collision with a semi-tractor in Calumet City, IL. Semi-Tractor Strikes Clients’ Sedan On the morning of October 3, 2016, while traveling southbound on Wentworth Avenue through its intersection with>> Read More

GWC Obtains $2.5 Million for Union Electrician in Tractor-Trailer Accident

GWC’s Joseph P. Sorce and Lawrence J. Amato have obtained a $2.5 million settlement for a union electrician who was injured in a tractor-trailer accident in McCook, IL. Union Electrician Suffers “Crush Injury” GWC’s client is a union electrician and a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 134, for nearly>> Read More

Wilmington Truck Accident

Wilmington Truck Accident on I-55 Leaves One Victim Dead

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a Wilmington truck accident involving multiple vehicles on I-55, about 50 miles southwest of Chicago. Five Vehicles Involved in Wilmington Truck Accident On November 7, 2019, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Illinois State Police responded to a multi-vehicle truck accident on northbound I-55 at Lorenzo Road. The>> Read More

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Bicyclist Death in Chicago’s Old Irving Park Neighborhood

A bicyclist has been killed by a truck in Chicago’s Old Irving Park neighborhood, marking the city’s third bicyclist death this year. Bicyclist Pulled Under Truck On November 6, 2019, at around 7:00 a.m., 37-year-old Carla Aiello of the Union Ridge neighborhood was riding her bicycle southbound in the 3800 block of North Milwaukee Avenue>> Read More

GWC Obtains Nearly $1 Million for HVAC Technician in Truck Accident

GWC attorney Bennett J. Baker has obtained a settlement worth more than $987,000.00 for an HVAC technician who was injured in a truck accident in Frankfort, IL. Serious Injuries, Loss of Profession for HVAC Technician In December 2017, Mr. Baker’s client was operating his sedan southbound on LaGrange Road, approaching its intersection with Laraway Road,>> Read More


How Amazon May Be Avoiding Responsibility for Its Crashes

A recent joint investigation by ProPublica and the New York Times examined how Amazon may be shirking responsibility for crashes caused by its increasingly fast delivery methods. “Free” Delivery with a Hidden Human Cost Amazon has come to dominate e-commerce. According to the most recent estimate, the company accounts for about 37.7 percent of online>> Read More

Semi-Trailer Crash

Illinois Semi-Trailer Accident in Construction Zone Kills Three

A semi-trailer accident in a construction zone has left three people dead in Effingham County, IL. Driver Failed to Reduce Speed The fatal Illinois semi-trailer accident took place on eastbound Interstate 70 in Effingham County around 11:00 a.m. on July 19, 2019. According to the Illinois State Police, a 59-year-old semi-trailer driver was heading eastbound on>> Read More

Loose Truck Wheel Accident Nets $2.25 Million Settlement

The attorneys for a man who was injured because of a loose truck wheel have settled his claim for $2.25 million prior to trial. The incident highlights the danger posed by detached wheels and other forms of truck debris. Plaintiff Swerved to Avoid Loose Truck Wheel On December 29, 2016, the plaintiff was traveling southbound>> Read More