July 31st, 2008|
July 31, 2008
According to The Herald-Review, an Illinois Police Chief was awarded $2.1 million in damages for his Urbana-Champaign brain injury, which he incurred while setting up for a police training exercise.
The Urbana-Champaign brain injury occurred when the Police Chief fell from the second floor of a building where a stairwell had been previously removed. The Police Chief reported in his Urbana-Champaign brain injury lawsuit that no signs or barricades warning of the staircase removal were present on the day of his accident.
Along with suffering from an Illinois brain injury, the Police Chief also suffered an inner ear injury, fractures to three vertebrae, a torn rotator cuff, a torn bicep, and a broken left clavicle.
The Police Chief has gone through extensive rehabilitation, but as a result of his Urbana-Champaign brain injury and his other injuries, the victim still has back pains, ringing in his ear, and an impairment of taste.
March 25th, 2008|
March 25, 2008
Two survivors from a Decatur auto accident deal with the loss of loved ones and a slow recovery from spinal cord injuries. The two women were involved in a drunk driving accident involving two cars and a motorcycle. According to the Decatur Herald & Review, the suspected drunk driver and the survivors’ husband and friend, were both killed in the accident.
Both women also suffered severe head trauma along with Decatur spinal cord injuries as a result of the Illinois car accident. The wife of the possible drunk driving victim who died in the accident, is in a neck brace to heal her spinal fractures while the victim’s friend and passenger in the vehicle remains in a local hospital due to crushed and broken vertebrae that caused the Illinois spinal cord injury.
Other victims involved in the car accident also suffered from serious injuries, however, the two women were the only ones who suffered spinal cord injuries.
Illinois State Police are awaiting toxicology reports to determine if alcohol was a factor in the case.