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Off-Duty Officer Killed by Uninsured Motorist

An off-duty Chicago Police Officer, in his first year on the force and known as a probationary officer, was killed on the Dan Ryan over the weekend while riding his motorcycle. The person driving the ...
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Indianapolis Man Decapitated While Working

An Indianapolis, Indiana man was tragically killed while working on a cell tower in Kentucky. Joel Metz, an employee of Indianapolis-based Fortune Wireless Inc., was one of two workers on a tower. ...
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Supreme Court 2013-2014 Rulings

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) takes a break each summer, usually somewhere around June 30th. After taking several weeks off from a busy term of rendering decisions on cases, they are ...
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Construction Worker Killed By Drunk Driver

Summer has finally arrived. In Chicago, summertime means that construction season is in full swing. Please remember to slow down, move over, and observe all speed limit signs in construction zones -- ...
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Secondary Drowning

Has your little one ever been in the swimming pool and started to struggle? Maybe they slipped and briefly got out of your reach? They take in some water but you are able to get to them quickly and ...
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Downtown Chicago High-Rise Fire

Are you and your family prepared in case of a fire in your high-rise building? While many laws have changed in Illinois regarding requirements for updated sprinkler systems, many buildings have ...
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Indiana Retention Pond Drowning

Another person has drowned in a retention pond in Speedway, Indiana. Witnesses heard a man calling for help and alerted the police. A diver was later able to pull the man’s body from the pond. ...
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American Wins Boston Marathon

Just one year since last year’s deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon, an American man wins the race. Meb Keflezighi is the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983. However, for ...
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Spring Has Sprung

…maybe your back has, too! Are you a seasonal worker such as a landscaper, construction worker, window washer, or roofer? Have you been hibernating all winter and are now forced to hit the ...
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Construction Worker Falls From Roof

A construction worker in Huntley, Illinois slipped and fell from a roof where he was installing sheeting today. He was wearing a safety harness but somehow slipped out of it and hit his head as he ...
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Crossen Kooi Law New Office Location

Crossen Kooi Law has officially moved into our new home. We are still in the process of settling in but are very sure you will feel relaxed and comfortable in the new office. You can now find us about ...
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Pedestrian Killed in Southern Indiana

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a semi-truck on Interstate 65 in southern Indiana. Indiana State Police had actually encountered the same pedestrian earlier in the evening and drove him to a ...
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Indiana Tanning Bed Laws Changing

After a snowy and cold winter, many “spring breakers” will be heading to the tanning beds before jetting off to a much warmer destination in the coming weeks. However, thanks to Governor ...
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Chicago Train Derailment Injures Thirty People

Thirty people were injured after a CTA blue line train derailed from the tracks as it approached O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, IL. A spokesperson for the Union stated that it is ...
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Prescription Drug Epidemic

In light of the recent arrest of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, we are reminded of the consequences of illegal prescription drug use and abuse. The State of Indiana is taking this problem ...
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The One Ring Scam

At Crossen Kooi Law, we have made it our business to keep the community safe from injury, danger, or scams. We wanted to share with you a current scam targeting cell phones across the State of ...
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Infant Killed in Car Accident

An infant boy is dead and his mother recovering in the hospital following a crash last evening. After arriving on the scene of the crash, IMPD found 7-month-old Yeshua Stafford on the ground near a ...
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Spring Safety Tips

It is hard to believe that spring even exists in this part of the world. As one of the coldest and snowiest seasons on record comes to an end (we hope!), we wanted to offer some reminders as the ...
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Victim of A Dog Bite

Attorney Trevor Crossen has experience representing victims of vicious dog attacks. Take a look at how he fought for the rights of this young victim of a pit bull attack. Have you or a loved one been ...
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Workers in Indiana Injured On Power Line

Two employees of Duke Energy were injured today after coming into contact with a high-voltage power line near Bloomington, Indiana. One worker remains in the intensive care unit at a hospital in ...
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Questions About Indiana Work Comp

What is “ Work Comp ” and what does it cover? Medical Treatment is the primary function of WC. In Indiana, an employer has the right to direct your treatment. In other words, the employer ...
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Bisard Given Suspended Sentence

Former IMPD officer David Bisard pleads guilty in his second DUI case. As you may recall, Bisard was involved in an accident in 2010 that claimed the life of one and severely injured two others. His ...
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Cell Phone Recorded Fatal Accident

A young woman captured a fiery crash on her cell phone in Tampa, Florida. The video shows a large SUV fly past her vehicle at a very high rate of speed. The next scene: a ball of fire erupts in the ...
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Work Comp Indiana Terminology

Have you been injured at work? Are you currently being medically treated for a work injury and feel in the dark about your care and all of the confusing terms used by both the doctors and the ...
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Daycare on Probation

A daycare facility in Greenwood, Indiana has been placed on probation following a crash in the facility’s parking lot. While there were concerns with the bus driver and the bus itself, those ...
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