Domestic Aviation Accidents: Types Of Legal Claims

Aviation accidents may involve multiple legal claims, including negligence, violations of the Federal Torts Claim Act and products liability claims. When an airplane accident happens, the risk of catastrophic injuries and death is high. Pilot error sometimes factors into airplane crashes, but there may also be defects in the design or manufacture of component parts… [Read More]

Landlords Have a Duty to Prevent Dog Bites

Landlords in Illinois have a duty of care that includes the responsibility of protecting tenants and visitors from dog bites. This duty includes making sure that dangerous dogs are not housed on the property, making sure tenants adhere to lease terms and stipulations, and ensuring that doors, gates, etc. are properly secured so that dogs… [Read More]

Dangerous Dog Breeds: What You Need to Know

Dogs aren’t always man’s best friend. Some dog breeds are downright dangerous and can be prone to sudden and violent outbursts. In Illinois, the Animal Control Act holds owners of dangerous dogs accountable for the injuries their “pets” cause to others.

Faster Speed Limits Linked to Rise in U.S. Car Accidents

According to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), over the last 20 years higher speed limits have resulted in over 33,000 auto accident fatalities. In 2013, more than 19,000 fatalities canceled out the number of lives saved by frontal airbags. In Illinois, thousands of people injured in highway auto accidents… [Read More]

Public Playground Safety: What You Need to Know

Approximately 75% of nonfatal playground injuries occur on playgrounds designed for public use such as schools and parks. Most parents assume their children are safest on school playgrounds, where there is someone to monitor them, but this is actually where the most injuries occur. Public parks come in second, and daycare centers have the least instance of injury.

The Leading Cause of Death Among the Elderly

Falls are the leading cause of death from injury among the elderly, with nearly 10,000 elderly deaths caused by falls every year. One in three people over the age of 65 fall every year, and two out of every three elderly people that fall will fall again in six months. Hospital stays for falls are twice as… [Read More]

Johnson & Johnson Found Responsible for Cancer Victim’s Suffering

Chicago, Ill. February 29th, 2016 Jurors have concluded that Johnson & Johnson was responsible for a woman’s death from ovarian cancer. This death is believed to have been brought about by the victim’s previous use of a talc-based Johnson & Johnson product. Not only has the talc-based product been linked to ovarian cancer, Johnson & Johnson is… [Read More]

Preserving the Evidence: Never Give Up a Defective Product

When a person believes they have been injured due to a defective product, they have a lot of hurdles to jump before collecting damages. In most cases, they must help their Illinois personal injury lawyers prove some or all of the following elements of their case: A product defect exists or the product was inherently… [Read More]

Do Pre-Existing Injuries Have an Impact on Personal Injury Claims?

When trying to decide whether to file a personal injury claim, the injured party may have many questions. One of the most common questions he or she may ask their Chicago personal injury attorney is whether having a pre-existing injury will jeopardize their case. This is a valid concern because the negligent party or their… [Read More]

Biting Back When Fido Sinks His Teeth In

A dog is man’s best friend. It’s an often repeated line that isn’t always true. The reality is that dogs are animals, and they will behave and react in ways that are not always predictable. Even the smallest dog can pack a serious bite that can cause real damage. When an individual chooses to own… [Read More]