Posted on January 26th, 2011
Illinois-based manufacturer Aux Sable Liquid Products recently recalled 700 rail cars of propane gas sold in cylinders and distributed to storage tanks. The recall was announced on January 25, 2011 because the product may not contain sufficient levels of added odorant for consumers to notice if there is a gas leak. Gas leaks can cause fires, explosions and other thermal burn hazards possibly resulting in injuries, or even death.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission asks consumers to contact Aux Sable Liquid Products if you have purchased the recalled product. ”The recall involves odorized propane gas delivered for storage tanks or sold in portable cylinder between February 25, 2010 and September 30, 2010. If the storage tank has been refilled or if the consumer has received additional propane since September 30, 2010, such propane is not included in this recall,” stated the recall announcement.
If you or someone you love has been injured or become ill from a defective product, contact the Champaign injury attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today to set up an appointment with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.
Posted on January 21st, 2011
A New Hampshire Dad has gained national attention for his fight against a speeding ticket issued to him after police escorted him and his wife to the hospital for his son’s birth.
In September, John Coughlin’s wife went into labor in their car. Coughlin began speeding to get his wife to the hospital in time for a safe delivery. A state trooper clocked Coughlin traveling at 102 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone and attempted to pull him over. Coughlin then called 911 to describe his situation and the trooper escorted him to the hospital.
Six minutes after arriving at the hospital Coughlin’s baby boy was born. Soon after, the trooper congratulated the new dad and gave him a speeding ticket. Coughlin insists that he was not driving recklessly and did not put any other drivers at risk, but was simply trying to make sure his wife and son were safe.
Contact the Champaign speeding violation lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today, if you or someone you know has been charged with speeding in Champaign and needs legal representation to fight these charges.
Posted on January 11th, 2011
Last week, a Chicago man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for residential burglary. The man, 21-year old Michael Q. Roquemore, was held in police custody for a year before his trial.
In August, Roquemore went to trial on home invasion charges but the judge declared a mistrial after police use evidence that was not disclosed with the defense. In September, Roquemore plead guilty to breaking into a home in Champaign a year before. The defendant stated that he entered the home in hopes of finding drugs or money but found neither.
Roquemore was given 480 days of credit on his sentence for the time he spent in jail before his trial.
The punishment for criminal activity depends largely on your legal representation. If you have been charged with a petit theft and would like to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact the Champaign petit theft lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today.
Posted on January 5th, 2011
Three people were injured last Thursday in a two-vehicle car accident in Danville. The accident occurred just after 10 A.M. when a 1988 Ford Crown Victoria traveling southbound on Gilbert Street made a left turn onto East Main Street. While turning, the vehicle, driven by 67-year old Marjorie Bryant, was struck by a 1995 Ford Bronco driven by 44-year old David Murdock.
A passenger in Bryant’s vehicle, 47-year old Barbara McNeil, had to be extricated from the vehicle by emergency fire personnel. McNeil was taken to the Carle Hospital in Urbana in an emergency medical helicopter. A passenger in Murdock’s vehicle, Kimberly Murdock, and Bryant were taken in ambulences to nearby hospitals with unspecified injuries. Police are still investigating the accident to determine who is at fault.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, contact the Champaign personal injury lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today to learn more about your rights.