On February 27, 2020, shortly after 11:00 a.m., a 2015 Toyota minivan and a semitrailer collided at Route 83 and Westmoreland Drive in Long Grove, IL. The truck driver, Stanley Adams, was pronounced dead at the scene. Adams was 69 years old. He was a former Marine, a devoted Bears fan and a resident of Des Plaines, IL for approximately 50 years. He leaves behind a daughter, a girlfriend of more than 40 years, as well as many other family members and dear friends.
His daughter has retained Willens & Baez, one of Chicago’s premiere personal injury and wrongful death law firms, to represent her with respect to pursuing a wrongful death claim against any and all responsible parties. Over the years, Willens & Baez has handled many wrongful death matters. In the recent past, Willens has been retained in wrongful death matters involving medical malpractice, a porch railing collapse and several vehicular accidents. Willens & Baez intends to conduct a thorough investigation into this tragic accident to determine who is at fault and should be held accountable. Additionally, Willens & Baez will also review all available insurance policies that may be accessed to cover this claim.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit is investigating the crash. So far, the Sheriff has not released many details about the crash. While Mr. Adams’ name was quickly released, the driver of the minivan has not yet been disclosed publicly. According to the sheriff’s office, the driver of the minivan is a 45-year-old Vernon Hills woman, who was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.