Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Fatal Woodlawn Motorcycle Accident

Following many motorcycle accidents, those who have been hurt often seek to file lawsuits.  While there are many reasons why these lawsuits are filed, one of the primary reasons is to get compensation for medical costs and other hardships caused by being hurt, such as lost wages and income.

Given that many motorcycle accidents result in serious accident injuries, there is often a need for accident compensation, even for those with good insurance coverage.

In accidents where someone dies in an accident that was not their fault, relevant parties can pursue compensation for the loss of life through the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit.

A recent Cook County lawsuit, discussed in the Chicago Sun-Times article of October 27, 2017 titled “Driver sued over 2015 crash that killed motorcyclist,” highlights a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding a fatal 2015 crash in the Woodlawn neighborhood in which Frederic Sims was the motorcyclist.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article:

The suit was filed Friday by the estate of Frederic Sims, who was 30 years old when he was killed while driving his motorcycle about 3 p.m. Oct. 30, 2015 in the 900 block of East 67th Street.

Chicago Police said that Jamari Triggs was driving a Ford Fusion when he made an illegal U-turn in the middle of the street as both he and Sims were traveling west, causing them to collide.

Sims was declared at the accident scene.

Another excerpt regarding the crash:

Triggs, who was 21 when the crash occurred, was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence of any amount of drug and cited for failure to carry a license, not having a valid registration and U-turn within 100 feet of an intersection, police said at the time.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this accident and resulting wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.


Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

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