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Weather Conditions Cause Two Accidents

The heavy winds and freezing temperatures contributed to causing a pair of accidents along Illinois State Highway 57, just south of Manteno. The accidents occurred early on the morning of February 10.

The gusts combined with snow flurries and icy road conditions to cause a pickup truck to drive off the road and into a ditch, where police say a second car crashed into it. Little else is known about the accident, including the extent of the damage and the condition of the drivers and any passengers.

According to weather reports from the Greater Kankakee Airport, visibility was reduced to less than a mile for much of the morning, which police say probably contributed to the accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To learn more about what the Danville car accident injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. can help, contact us today by calling (217) 443-4343.


Illinois Supreme Court Rules Against Malpractice Lawsuit Caps

The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled that caps limiting the amount that can be awarded in medical malpractices is against the state’s constitution.

The state’s legislature had passed the law limiting malpractice damages in 2005. However, the state’s Supreme Court ruled that law interfered with the power of the judicial branch. Doctor’s advocacy groups were quick to criticize the decision, saying that the law had expanded healthcare availability and decreased the price of care. Despite this claim, studies have indicated that medical malpractice awards do not affect the cost of healthcare.

If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of medical care, contact the Danville medical malpractice attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. today by calling (217) 443-4343.


Car Crash in Danville Kills One

An accident involving a train and a truck took the life of an 18-year-old man.

On West Newell Road in Danville, and eastbound truck hit a southbound train. The driver died of injuries sustained from the wreck. There were no other passengers in the truck with the driver. The autopsy of the driver is happening soon and the cause of the wreck is being investigated.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, contact the Danville car accident lawyers of Spiros Law P.C., by calling 217-443-4343


Kankakee Woman Dies in Accident with Truck

A Kankakee woman was tragically killed Friday when she was involved in an accident with a semi truck on Illinois Route 50.

Witnesses said that the woman, who owned the Wisteria Day Spa, was driving southbound on Route 50 when she turned abruptly and seemingly for no reason in front of the semi truck. The woman passed away as the result of the accident. She leaves behind three young children.

If you or someone you love has been injured or worse in a car accident, contact the Danville car accident injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. today by calling (217) 443-4343 today.


Seven Chicago Nursing Homes Called Unsafe

On Chicago’s South Side, seven nursing homes have been deemed unsafe.

The seven nursing homes were listed as most unsafe nursing homes out of the 16,000 nationwide. The U.S. Accountability Office compiled a list after 2008 inspections. The inspection uncovered many incidents where safety violations caused injuries or potential injuries to residents. Families considered moving their family members after hearing the news.

If you or someone you care about, has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact the Danville nursing home abuse lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. by calling (217) 443-4343 today.


Illinois Man Dies in Grain Bin

A 22-year-old man from Eastern Illinois is dead following a tragic grain bin accident. The Shelby County coroner said that the Sigel man died Thursday following the apparent accident.

According to the coroner, the victim and two other men were moving dried corn into the bin when the man was trapped inside and was buried in the corn. The coroner will conduct an autopsy the following week.

If someone you love has been injured or worse in an agricultural accident, contact the Danville personal injury attorneys of Spiros Law today by calling 217-443-4343.


Head-on Collision Kills 1; Injures 3

A head-on collision in Illinois left one dead and three injured on Jan. 25.

The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. on U.S. Route 150. The head-on collision occurred between the pick-up truck and a small car. A 58-year-old doctor was driving a pick truck when he suddenly lost control of his car on the snowy roadway. The truck then collided with the small car. One of the passengers died of injuries suffered in the wreck. Three others were injured.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, contact the Danville car accident lawyers of Spiros Law P.C. by calling 217-443-4343 today.


Fatal Illinois Accident Causes Road Closure

On Jan. 20, a fatal accident caused the closure of Illinois 3 for several hours.

The accident was a head-on collision between a semi truck and an American Red Cross truck. One of the people in the Red Cross vehicles was killed and two others were injured. There was a third vehicle in the accident, but there were no injuries in this vehicle. It took emergency crews several hours to clear the road after the tragic accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident, contact the Danville car accident lawyers of Spiros Law P.C. by calling 217-443-4343 today.


Illegal to Text and Drive in Illinois

There has been an amendment to the Illinois Vehicle Code. The new law makes it illegal to text while driving.

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute did a national study on cell phone use while driving. They found that accident risk was increased by 23 percent if text messaging while driving. In Illinois, if you are pulled over for text messaging and driving and can be a $75 ticket. If you are text messaging and driving and involved in an accident, there may be an additional $200 fine.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another person, contact the Danville car accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 443-4343 today.


Car Crashes Into Home, Injures Illinois Man

A 23 year old Fosterburg man was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a car crashed through his home and landed on him while he was sitting on his couch. Authorities say the incident occurred when a 52 year old man lost control of his vehicle and struck several items on the side of the road before striking an embankment which sent his car flying into the home.

The Alton Telegraph has reported that ice may have played a factor in the crash and that the driver of the vehicle may suffer from epilepsy.

If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of another individual, contact the Danville personal injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 443-4343 today.