Posted on October 26th, 2010
A hit-and-run accident occurred on Interstate 74 in rural Oakwood earlier this month leaving two people injured. According to state police reports, 52-year old Diolisio Gonzalez Landero was traveling in the left lane of the interstate at around 9:35 A.M. Sunday, October 10th when an unidentified driver in an SUV cut in front of him from the right hand lane and struck the front pasesnger side of Landero’s 1999 Ford Explorer.
Landero’s vehicle then continued into the center median before striking an embankment and flipping. Landero and a passenger in his vehicle, 30-year old Carrie Huss, suffered unspecified injuries and were taken to the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, contact the Champaign injury lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 to learn more about your rights.
Posted on October 19th, 2010
A Belleville, Illinois roofing company, Barringer Brothers Roofing Inc., has been fined by the federal Occupation Safety and Health Administration for a variety workplace safety violations. For all violations the company is being fined a total of $106,400.
Three of the violations were considered to be willful. These violations involved insufficient fall protection for employees at a residential construction site. Willful violations totaled $84,000.
Six of the violations were considered to be very serious and made up $16,800 of the fines. The serious fines were for not having an accident prevention program and not giving a a fall hazards training program.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a workplace accident due to unsafe working conditions, contact the Champaign workers’ compensation lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 to learn more about your rights.
Posted on October 12th, 2010
54-year old Maury D. Butler was charged with murder after his sister, 58-year old Jean Butler was found dead by her son in the home the brother and sister shared in Champaign in April.
Butler was declared unfit to stand trial after being charged but has recently been ruled fit by a Champaign psychiatrist Larry Jeckel. Being fit for trial means that one is able to understand the charges made against them in order to properly participate with their lawyers and in court. Fitness does not involve whether or not a defendant is mentally ill or insane when the crime is committed.
Court documents show that Butler does have a history of mental illness and lived with his sister under her care.
If you or someone you know has been charged with murder, contact the Champaign murder defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 to learn more about your rights.
Posted on October 5th, 2010
Last Thursday, 35-year old Austin Way of Urbana plead guilty to one count of aggravated driving under the influence in Champaign County Circuit Court.
In March, Way was driving under the influence on Country Club Road in Urbana. Way crossed over the center line, hit the driver’s side of 47-year old Klevin Ozier’s vehicle and then fled the scene. Ozier’s spleen was ruptured in the accident and the passenger in his vehicle suffered minor injuries.
Police were able to match pieces of debris found at the scene of the accident to Way’s vehicle. After arriving at Way’s home police found him with the vehicle’s keys in his pocket. Blood alcohol tests after the accident showed Way’s BAC to be three times over the legal limit in Illinois at .22 percent.
In the plea bargain, another DUI count and charges for fleeing the scene of an accident involving injury were dismissed. The maximum sentence for the DUI charge was 12 years. He will serve 85 percent of the maximum at 7 years in prison.
If you or someone you know has been charged with DUI, contact the Champaign DUI defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 to learn more about your rights.