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Tragic Accident Claims the Lives of Two in Maple Park, Illinois

MAPLE PARK, Ill. – It is with great sadness that we report a fatal accident that took place on State Route 64 in Maple Park, Illinois on Monday. The incident involved a 2008 Chevrolet Impala and a Peterbilt semi. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, the occupants of the Impala were headed north on […]

Manufacturers Must Prioritize Safety Over Profits: The Defective Airbag Design Crisis

A recent class action lawsuit accuses three automakers and a parts manufacturer of knowingly selling vehicles with defective airbag inflators that put drivers and passengers at risk. With two deaths and at least four injuries already linked to these dangerous airbags, it’s time for manufacturers to put the safety of the community over their profits. […]

Injured in a Crash with a Semi Truck: Know Your Rights and Legal Options

Injured in a Crash with a Semi Truck: Understanding the Dangers and Legalities Each year, thousands of individuals are injured in crashes involving semi trucks. These massive vehicles pose unique dangers to the public and have the potential to cause significant damage and serious injuries. It is essential for truck drivers and manufacturers to follow […]

Bar hit with $4M Verdict for Fatal Car crash

Sycamore, Illinois, May 15, 2022—Late afternoon Friday, May 13, 2022, after a five-day jury trial, a unanimous verdict for $4,000,000 was handed down against a Plano bar, Q Bar, and its landlord, TKK Investments, LLC. The lawsuit was filed after 25-year old Chastin Pawson was killed in a single motor vehicle crash in Sandwich, Illinois […]

The Jeep Wrangler is not a Sport Utility Vehicle

Introduction When I imagine driving a convertible, I picture myself cruising down a long stretch of paved road, with the top down and the wind blowing through my hair. If I were behind the wheel of a Jeep Wrangler, I’d envision myself slowly navigating rugged, uneven terrain in a robust, all-wheel-drive off-road machine. However, the […]

Audi Recalls A3, S3 | Passenger airbags becomes inactive

More than 150,000 Audi brand vehicles from years 2015 through 2020 are being recalled because the passenger-detection system may not always detect a passenger. Why is this important? More than 150,000 Audi A3 and S3 vehicles have been recalled because their passenger-side airbag system could malfunction. The airbag could shut itself off even if a […]

Collinsville 8-year-old killed on I-55 in southwest Illinois | Belleville News-Democrat

An 8-year old from Collinsville was killed and three other children were injured in a multiple car crash on Interstate 55 Tuesday night.  According to Illinois State Police, Laura D. Schmittling, 27, of Collinsville, was traveling south at milepost 37, just north of the New Douglas Road exit. Two other children in a second vehicle also were injured and taken to an area hospital.  A […]

I Got Hurt at Work, Now What?

Getting hurt or injured on the job can be frightening and is often the cause of anger, anxiety, and fear.  Often these fears revolve around the employee thinking that they will be fired or it was their fault. Fortunately, the law protects injured workers in Illinois.  Employers cannot fire or retaliate against someone for filing […]