Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Chicago Fatal Football Head Injury

The Lemont Patch article of October 26, 2015, titled “Chicago High School Football Player Died from Head Injury:  Medical Examiner” discusses an incident in which a high school football player suffered blunt force injuries to the head while playing a high school football game on the Bogan High School team.  The player, identified as Andre Smith, 17, died from the head injuries the next day.

An excerpt concerning the injury, resulting from contact between Smith and another football player, from the Daily Southtown article of October 20, 2016, titled “Mother sues helmet manufacturer after son dies from injury in football game“:

The play forced Andre Smith’s head and helmet to hit the ground with great force, court records state. After the hit, he reported feeling dizzy and having a headache before falling from seizures. Andre Smith remained unresponsive as emergency medical personnel rushed him to a local hospital, where he underwent a CT scan that found bleeding and swelling next to his brain. He never woke and was declared at the hospital.

After the fatal accident, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Riddell (the manufacturer of the football helmet) and the Chicago Board of Education.  The suit was filed by Smith’s mother.

An excerpt from the dnainfo.com article of October 15, 2016, titled “Family Of Dead Bogan Football Player Sues Board of Ed, Helmet Manufacturer“:

In the wrongful death lawsuit filed, which was first reported by the Sun-Times, Jeanine Smith, Andre’s mother, claimed that helmet manufacturer Riddell failed to warn her son and others that the Revolution Speed helmet was dangerous if air bladders inside of it weren’t properly inflated.

The six-count suit claimed the Chicago Board of Education should have known the air bladders in the helmets were not properly inflated when they were worn during a game.

Additional details concerning this fatal Chicago football head injury and the associated lawsuit can be seen in the sources 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.

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During this 25+ 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.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Fatal Fall At Chicago Concert

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding the death of a man, Kyle Kirchhoff, who fatally fell while attending a concert at the Aragon Ballroom.

The accident was discussed in the Chicago Sun-Times article of May 24, 2015, titled “Man dies after falling from catwalk during concert at Aragon Ballroom,” which discusses the fatal accident the happened on May 22, 2015 when Kyle Kirchhoff and a group of friends at a concert walked through an unlocked door that they thought went to a balcony.  Instead, according to the lawsuit, the staircase led to a poorly lit catwalk.

The accident and lawsuit is discussed both in the March 25, 2016 Daily Herald article titled “Mother of Bartlett man who died at concert sues Aragon Ballroom” as well as the March 18 Cook County Record article titled “Deadly accident at concert at the Aragon Ballroom leads to lawsuit.”

As seen in an excerpt from the Daily Herald article:

Kirchhoff fell about four feet from an elevated portion of the catwalk to the floor where there were cords, wooden planks and protruding metal rods.

An autopsy conducted by the Cook County medical examiner determined Kirchhoff died of “blunt penetrating trauma of the chest” from falling onto the protruding metal rods.

The lawsuit argues The Aragon should have known the dimly lit catwalk and protruding metal rods presented danger and the door leading to the catwalk should have been locked.

Additional details regarding this premises liability lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including those 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.

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.

Illinois Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Motorcycle Accident

One of the most common causes of Illinois motorcycle accidents occurs when a vehicle attempts to make a left-hand turn immediately in the path of an oncoming motorcycle.  Many times, this happens as the vehicle’s driver “fails to see” the oncoming motorcycle.  Such frontal “head-on” collisions have led to numerous serious motorcycle accidents, with many being fatal to the motorcyclist.  Severe head trauma is a frequent injury seen in these accidents.

A recent Illinois wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in St. Clair County Court concerning a fatal motorcycle accident that happened on June 4, 2015 in St. Clair County.  The accident involved a vehicle, owned by Charter Communications and driven by one of its employees, that attempted to make a left-hand turn immediately in front of a motorcycle.  A collision ensued.  The motorcyclist, George Smith, was hospitalized for treatment of his accident injures, but he died a few days later.

The lawsuit claims that the driver of the vehicle that hit the motorcycle received traffic citations concerning the accident, including those for failing to yield and to signal.

The accident and wrongful death lawsuit is discussed in the Madison Record article of July 15, 2015, titled “Widow alleges wrongful death in husband’s fatal motorcycle collision.”  An excerpt:

The lawsuit alleges the defendant was negligent in failing to keep a careful lookout, control his vehicle, signal, and yield the right of way. The plaintiff also faults Charter, alleging failure to properly hire, train and supervise employees. She also alleges family expenses.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Madison Record article 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.

Lawsuit Filed Regarding Chicago Police Chase

On Saturday (July 11, 2015) there was a fatal car accident in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood.

The accident involved a car that lost control and drove onto a sidewalk, thereby fatally striking a 13-month-old infant, Dillan Harris, who was in a stroller.  The car had been fleeing a police chase.

Now, the mother of Dillan Harris, Shatrelle McComb, has filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County, against the City of Chicago and the police officers involved in the police chase that preceded the fatal accident.  The alleged driver of the car, Antoine Watkins, 21, was also named in the lawsuit.

Two excerpts from the CBS Chicago article of July 23, 2015, titled “Lawsuit:  Police Ignored Orders To Halt Chase, Caused Toddler’s Death“:

Dillan’s mother, Shatrelle McComb, has sued 20 unnamed police officers, alleging they disregarded orders to halt a pursuit of Watkins, who allegedly was fleeing a fatal shooting in the 7700 block of South Kingston Avenue. That shooting left 22-year-old Melvin Carr – a rapper known as Capo – dead of multiple gunshot wounds.

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According to the lawsuit, police supervisors instructed officers to stop the chase, because of the danger to pedestrians, but they continued their pursuit for another 20 minutes.

Additional details regarding this Illinois lawsuit can be found in a variety of media sources, including the CBS Chicago article mentioned above, as well as the July 23 Chicago Tribune article (with video and slideshow) titled “Mother sues city, police officers and driver in death of 13-month-old.”

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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.

Cook County Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Motorcycle Accident

The fatal motorcycle accident of July 20, 2014 that led to the death of Tito M. Rodriguez Jr. was summarized in the post of that day titled “Fatal Motorcycle Accident On Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway.”

Recently, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by Winifred Rodriguez, the mother of Tito M. Rodriguez Jr., in the Circuit Court of Cook County regarding the accident.  The lawsuit is filed against the City of Chicago and Cook County.

The lawsuit and the underlying fatal motorcycle accident is discussed in the July 17, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Family sues city after off-duty Chicago cop killed in crash.”

An excerpt from the article:

The lawsuit alleges that traffic posts were installed in the center median to control traffic and to deter motorists from moving from the express lanes into the local lanes.

But at the time of the crash, 11 traffic posts were missing, the suit claims.

The city, the suit alleges, carelessly and negligently operated, managed, maintained and controlled the expressway. Cook County is also named as a defendant.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article 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.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Downtown Chicago CTA Bus Crash

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding the fatal CTA bus crash that happened in downtown Chicago on June 2, 2015 on Lake Street at Michigan Avenue.

In that accident, Aimee Coath was the sole person who was fatally injured, and the wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the Coath’s children against the bus driver and the CTA.

An excerpt from the June 9, 2015 Homewood-Flossmoor Patch titled “Children of Flossmoor Woman Killed in Crash File Lawsuit Against CTA“:

In the wrongful death lawsuit, Elaine and John Wilson claim that the driver “failed to control the bus, disregarded a red light and drove at an excessive speed” before striking Aimee Coath. She was pinned under the bus.

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The driver, Donald Barnes, 48, swerved to avoid another car, struck three other cars and ended up on the south side of a pedestrian plaza on Michigan Avenue. Seven other people were also injured. He was cited for running a red light and failing to exercise due care in a deadly crash. The bus was empty at the time of the crash.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can be found in the Patch article mentioned above, as well as the June 8 dnainfo.com article titled “Children of Woman Fatally Struck by CTA Bus File Lawsuit.”

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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.

Lawsuits Against Illinois Nursing Homes

One area of personal injury is nursing home abuse and neglect, as well as nursing home accidents that are the cause of negligence.  These topics are discussed in this site in the Illinois Nursing Home Abuse and Illinois Nursing Home Neglect pages.

A bnd.com article of March 21, 2015, titled “Owner of Belleville nursing home where resident was found dead operates 10 facilities with one-star rating” highlights a number of Illinois lawsuits that claim instances of nursing home abuse and/or nursing home neglect.

As well, Illinois wrongful death lawsuits filed against Midwest Rehabilitation & Respiratory Center in Belleville are listed.  Here are the summaries of two:

Filed May 20, 2014, after the death of 55-year-old Tim Miller on May 12, 2013. The suit alleges Miller was dehydrated and was suffering from malnutrition.

Filed May 6, 2013, in the death of 93-year-old Mildred Hale who died on Dec. 1, 2012 after allegedly suffering a foot fracture and bed sores. Lawsuit alleges that the center was unwilling to fire “incompetent employees.” Pending.

Additional details are seen in the bnd.com article 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.

Wrongful Death Suit For Fatal Naperville Pedestrian Accident

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed in DuPage County regarding the pedestrian accident that led to the death of Emily Driscoll, 22, of Naperville.  That fatal accident happened on November 9, 2014 in Naperville at the intersection of Book Road and Rickert Drive.

According to Naperville Police, the accident happened at approximately 8:15 p.m. on November 9, 2014, as Emily Driscoll, 22, and her dog were attempting to walk across the intersection of Book Road and Rickert Drive.  At that time, they were struck by Kenneth E. Holmberg, who at the time was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu.

Driscoll died after being taken to Edward Hospital in Naperville. The dog also died.

The lawsuit was filed by Emily Driscoll’s father, against the driver of the car, Kenneth E. Holmberg, of Plainfield.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of March 20, 2015, titled “Naperville crash victim’s father sues driver who hit her“:

Holmberg was cited several days after the crash by Naperville police for disobeying a red light and failing to exercise due care to avoid the crash.

An excerpt concerning the wrongful death lawsuit, as seen in the March 21 Naperville Patch article titled “Family of Naperville Woman Killed While Walking Her Dog Sues Driver“:

The lawsuit alleges wrongful death and suggests Kenneth Holmberg, 74, drove with “willful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons and property.”

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Daily Herald and Naperville Patch 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.