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According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were nearly 313,000 automobile accidents in Illinois in 2019. Over 20% of these accidents resulted in injuries.
As the nation and the state of Illinois recover from the lockdowns and restrictions of the pandemic, people are returning to the roads at near record levels, according to the National Safety Council. Miles traveled rose 11 percent in 2021 from the year before and stood at just 1 percent below 2019 pre-pandemic levels.
I have received some comments under previous unrelated posts regarding the United States Supreme Court’s decision released Monday, June 27, 2010, captioned McDonald, et al. v. Chicago, Illinois
Recently while reading an email that I receive daily from the Illinois State Bar Association I was alerted to a case that caught my attention written about by Alfonso Cerna of WQAB8 News, located in Moline, IL, and owned by TEGNA Inc. Mr. Cerna was writing about a case he was covering in the Circuit Court of Whiteside County titled People v. Vincent Molina.
In January 2021, the Illinois General Assembly finally passed legislation to enable Illinois Personal Injury Claimants to collect prejudgment interest in cases which resulted in bodily injury.
On February 17, 2009, Officer Michael Toles of the Bolingbrook Police was working when he claimed he injured his back. Officer Toles filed a workers compensation claim. The Application for Adjustment of Claim alleged that he injured his back while he was lifting his duty bag at home into his personal vehicle.