The Wrongful Death of Ernesto Oliva

On November 11, 2007, Ernesto Oliva, a member of Carpenters Local 13, lost his life in a tragic fall down an elevator shaft at 211 W. Wacker Drive in Chicago, Illinois. Within hours of the tragic accident, insurance company investigators, working with insurance company lawyers, descended on the job site to begin their investigation. Statements>> Read More

Sandy Hook Lawsuit

Sandy Hook Lawsuit Settles for $73 Million

Sandy Hook lawsuit plaintiffs have reached a $73 million settlement agreement with the manufacturer of the gun used in the 2012 school shooting. Fourth Deadliest Mass Shooting On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people in less than five minutes at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. The victims included>> Read More

GWC Obtains $1 Million for Family of Boy Killed in House Fire

GWC Partner Joseph P. Sorce and attorney Autumn K. Leslie have obtained a $1 million settlement for the family of a young boy who was killed in a house fire. Tragic Death of a Three-Year-Old Boy On an afternoon in August 2018, a three-year-old boy was napping in his mother’s bedroom in their rental home>> Read More


GWC Obtains $1.5 Million in Fatal Auto Accident

GWC Partners Louis C. Cairo and Joseph P. Sorce have obtained a $1.5 million settlement for the family of a young man who was killed in an auto accident. Violent Collision Takes Driver’s Life In December 2017, a 19-year-old man was traveling home to visit his family for the holidays. At the time of the>> Read More

GWC Obtains $1.9 Wrongful Death Settlement for Family of Young Woman

GWC attorneys Louis Anthony Cairo and Bennett J. Baker recently obtained a $1.9 million wrongful death settlement for the family of a young woman who was tragically killed in an Illinois semi truck accident. Semi Truck Accident Claims Two Lives In August 2016, a 25-year-old woman was a passenger in a small sedan that was>> Read More

United Airlines

Boeing Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Passenger in Ethiopian Airlines Crash

The estate of a passenger killed in a recent Ethiopian Airlines crash has filed a lawsuit against Boeing, the airplane’s manufacturer, with the Boeing lawsuit alleging the company knowingly built a dangerous aircraft. Boeing Jet Crashed Six Minutes After Takeoff On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a scheduled international passenger flight from Addis>> Read More

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Ethiopian Airlines Crash Lawsuit Filed in Chicago Federal Court

The first Ethiopian Airlines crash lawsuit on behalf of an American has been filed. The family of a woman killed in the airline’s crash last month filed the wrongful death lawsuit in a Chicago federal court. Plane Crashed Six Minutes After Takeoff Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Addis Ababa,>> Read More

Indonesian Plane Crash

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Indonesian Plane Crash

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing following a recent Indonesian plane crash that killed nearly 200 people. 189 Killed in Indonesian Plane Crash On October 29, 2018, at 6:20 a.m., Lion Air Flight 610 took off from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia for a scheduled 1-hour-and-10-minute passenger flight>> Read More

Hotel Freezer

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed for Woman Found Dead in Hotel Freezer

The family of a young woman who was found dead in a Rosemont hotel freezer last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hotel, its security staff, and a restaurant on the premises. The wrongful death lawsuit is seeking $50 million in damages. Missing Woman Found in Hotel Freezer On Sept. 9, 2017,>> Read More

Duck Boat Lawsuits

Two Duck Boat Lawsuits Filed, One Seeking $100 Million in Damages

A federal lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages has been filed on behalf of the estates of two of nine members of an Indiana family who drowned when a duck boat sank near Branson, MO. A second lawsuit was filed in state court the following day by the three surviving daughters of a couple from Higginsville,>> Read More

Duck Boat

Capsized Duck Boat Owners Warned About Design Flaws Last Year

The company that owned the capsized duck boat that recently left seventeen dead in Missouri was reportedly warned by a private inspector last year that design flaws could put its boats at greater risk of sinking. Additionally, a report by a government safety agency highlighted the structural dangers of duck boats nearly two decades ago, though>> Read More

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Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit by Train at Metra Station

A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a train at the Metra Electric District Station in south suburban Homewood. On July 17, 2018, at about 6:00 p.m., a 52-year-old woman was hit by outbound train Number 603 while at the Homewood Station, which is located by the intersection of Harwood Avenue and Ridge Road.>> Read More