Saturday afternoon, a 81-year-old woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash north or Cook. in St. Louis County. She was a passenger in vehicle that crossed over the centerline of Hwy. 53 north of Cook and hit a northbound car head-on. The cause is still under investigation.
The woman has been identified as being from Romeoville, Illinois. Our sorrow goes out to the families and friends of those involved.
Families of wrongful death and personal injury victims should seek immediate help and counseling to deal with the shock of loss. It’s also wise to promptly seek advice from an attorney, however difficult that is at such an emotional time. There are additional issues when a collision involves individuals from multiple states. The Injuryboard has lawyers across the country. In Illinois we have worked with Tor Hoerman .
A lawyer can take some of the burden off the family by helping assure all avenues are addressed. My partner, Joe Crumley’s previously addressed the topic with, Legal Advice after a Wrongful Death, which has valuable advice to address both the legal and emotional aspects following such a tragedy. I was interviewed on the same topic.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.