Lawsuit Over Illinois School Bus Accident

An Illinois lawsuit has been filed regarding a Spring Valley accident in which a man fell out of a moving school bus in September 2015, and later died.

The lawsuit, filed in Will County Circuit Court, is summarized in the Joliet Patch article of February 8, 2016 titled “Widow of Golfer Killed in School Bus Tumble Suing Driver, Bus Company.”

An excerpt from that article:

The widow of a man mortally injured on his way home from a golf outing when he fell down the steps of a moving school bus, then out the doors and into the street, has filed a lawsuit in Will County court.

Lisa Marchiando, the widow of Joseph Marchiando, sued Illinois Central Truck Leasing, Illinois Central School Bus, and school bus driver Nicole Sampson.

As seen in the article, Marchiando allegedly was standing near the front of the bus, and fell down the steps and out the door when the driver (Nicole Sampson) made a turn.

Marchiando died eight days after the accident.

Another article that describes the underlying bus accident can be seen in the September 29, 2015 bcrnews article titled “Man hurt after fall from bus in Spring Valley.”

An excerpt from that article:

Joseph Marchiando, 48, had been standing in the aisle at the front of the bus that was returning to Spring Valley from a golf outing, according to a police press release. The bus was westbound in the 300 block of East Dakota Street when it slowed to make a turn.

Marchiando apparently lost his balance as the bus slowed and fell down the bus steps and out of the bus door onto the roadway as the bus was moving, the press release stated.

Additional details regarding the accident lawsuit and underlying bus accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including those mentioned above.  An obituary for Joseph Marchiando can be found in this Joseph Marchiando link in the LaSalle News Tribune.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Concerning Construction Accident

There are many causes of work accidents.  Among these causes include safety lapses, flawed work procedures, equipment failures, poor communication, and substandard worker training.

In many instances of work accidents – especially those involving fatalities –  a thorough investigation needs to be completed in order to establish the cause of the accident.  Such an investigation can also shed light on what party may be at fault for the fatality.

On this site, Illinois workplace accidents are discussed in posts under the “Illinois Workplace Accidents” category.

A lawsuit has been filed recently with regard to a worker death that occurred following a work accident in October 2015.  The accident happened on October 20, 2015, and after a few days of hospitalization, the worker died.

This accident is discussed in a variety of sources, including the sj-r.com article of October 29, 2015, titled “Family seeks answers after worker’s death.”  As seen in the article, the worker, Roger Creason, 42, of Riverton, was injured while working in a pipe at a construction project at the Springfield Metro Sanitary District’s Sugar Creek plant.  An excerpt from the sj-r.com article:

Right now, what’s known is that a rubber bladder on a machine used to check seals on the pipe failed and exploded, causing the machine to shift and injure Creason, Schaive said, adding that he doesn’t believe the failure had anything to do with operator error.

The February 11, 2016 foxillinois.com article (with video) titled “Riverton Widow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit” discusses a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding the accident.  An excerpt from the article:

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of Roger Creason, names Williams Brothers Construction Company, Tobin Brothers Inc., Crawford Murphy & Tilly, and Plug-it-Products and cites negligence on their part in the death of Creason which happened in late October of 2015.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the articles mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Pit Bull Attack In Joliet

Dog bites and dog attacks happen in Illinois, and as seen in various Illinois dog attack posts on this site, such dog attacks can cause serious injury, and in some cases, death.  For non-fatal attacks, serious dog attacks have caused extensive injuries, and long-term impairments including disfigurement.  In these serious dog attacks, medical costs can be substantial, and as such, those who have suffered serious dog attacks often file personal injury lawsuits in order to attain injury compensation.

A recent dog attack happened in Joliet.  The attack, on various parties, involved two aggressive pit bulls.  The attack was discussed in a variety of media sources, including the January 22, 2016 Joliet Patch article titled “Pit Bulls Attack Woman, Dog While Out On Walk” as well as the January 21 The Herald-News article titled “Joliet police:  Pit bull euthanized after being shot by off-duty officer.”

An excerpt from the Patch article:

A pit bull has been euthanized after it and another pit bull allegedly bit a woman and attacked her dog while she was walking the animal in the 3300 block of Timber Edge Circle Jan. 15.

As seen in the articles, both the dog that was attacked, as well as the owner, suffered serious injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning the dog bite injuries and the attack can be seen in the two articles mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Construction Accidents And Their Causes

As discussed throughout this site, including on the “Personal Injury Categories” page, there are many different categories of personal injuries.

One category is that of work accidents.  Another category is that of construction accidents, further discussed on the “Illinois Construction Accidents” page.

Accidents that happen in the workplace, as well as those that occur during construction, can happen for a variety of reasons.  Some of these reasons include improper safety procedures, worker error, poor communication, faulty equipment, and an act of God.

One example of a fatal construction accident happened on Friday (February 5, 2016) in New York City.  The fatal accident involved a large crane that collapsed in Lower Manhattan.

While it is not yet known as to what caused this accident, other details concerning the accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article (with video and pictures) of February 5 (titled “Manhattan crane collapse leaves 1 dead, 3 seriously hurt“) as well as the February 5 CNBC article titled “Crane collapses in downtown New York: FDNY.”

An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article:

A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street worker and leaving three people hurt by debris that scattered as the rig’s lengthy boom fell, officials said.

The mobile crane’s boom landed across an intersection, smashed several car roofs and stretched much of a block after the accident around 8:25 a.m. at a historic building about 10 blocks north of the World Trade Center.

Of the three people injured, two were said to be “seriously injured” and one suffered minor injuries.  It is not clear as to what the accident injuries were or if they were considered to be “life-threatening” in nature.

Additional details regarding this crane collapse can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune and CNBC articles mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.