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Where Trucks Are Not Allowed in Illinois

Cities are allowed to restrict trucks from driving on certain streets or roads in Illinois, and when truck drivers violate these laws and cause accidents, they may be liable to pay damages to compensate the injured victims. Cities and other local governments are able to forbid trucks from driving on certain streets by restricting them based on their weight. These rules are meant to prevent large … [Read more...]

Bumps and Bruises Caused by Ridesharing Services

On the surface, ridesharing services appear to be a less costly and more efficient method of transportation. However, there exist many dangers beneath the glossy facade of convenience and cost savings. As these services grow in popularity throughout Illinois, consumers who use these services may be placing themselves at considerable risk of personal injury. Risks of Ridesharing Uber and Lyft are … [Read more...]

Parking Lot Accidents Account for One in Five Collisions

Parking lot accidents caused by distracted drivers account for one in five collisions. Drivers checking cell phones for missed calls, messages and social media updates commonly lead to personal injury claims with an injury lawyer. Parking Lot Accidents and Injuries According to the National Safety Council, two out of three drivers pulling into parking lots, parking garages and shopping centers … [Read more...]

Chiropractic Adjustment Causes Fatal Stroke for Playboy Model

In February 2016, Katie May, a Playboy model, died three days after visiting a chiropractor for a neck adjustment after a slip-and-fall injury. A wrongful death lawsuit was filed by family members with wrongful death lawyers against the chiropractor. Chiropractic Adjustments Can Cause a Stroke One of the most common and severe injuries sustained by patients as the result of chiropractic … [Read more...]

Distracted Drivers Threaten the Safety of Every Motorist

Distracted drivers can seriously injure or kill motorists, their passengers, or pedestrians through their lack of attention to the road. It is estimated that over 430,000 drivers and their passengers are injured by distracted driving every year. In 2015, 3,477 people were killed by distracted drivers. This was a nearly 9% increase over 2014 and is cause for concern as more and more drivers take to … [Read more...]

Surviving the Big Jump in Trampoline Injuries

Jumping on trampolines is a popular summertime activity that sends hundreds of thousands of people to the hospital each year. From 2010 to 2014, the number of trampoline related injuries increased more than 1000% due in large part to the proliferation of trampoline parks across the country. Trampoline Injuries and Statistics The most common trampoline related injuries are broken bones, … [Read more...]

When Bad Medicine is what the Doctor Ordered

Improperly conducted internal medical treatments pose an immediate and potentially lethal threat to a patient's health. Claims filed by Chicago medical malpractice lawyers are often a combination of bad medicine, poor training, and failure to adhere to protocols. Misdiagnosis In 2015, the Institute of Medicine estimated that nearly 12 million diagnostic errors take place every year. Based on the … [Read more...]

Negligent Entrustment: Holding Third Parties Liable For Accidents

When the owner of a vehicle lets another person use his or her car, the car owner may be named as a defendant in an injury lawsuit if he or she knew or should have known that the driver was an incompetent or reckless driver. Illinois recognizes a legal theory called negligent entrustment, which allows injured plaintiffs to sue car owners who loan their vehicles to people who are bad drivers. … [Read more...]

Running Red Lights is a Deadly Decision

Running a red light to save a few seconds costs roughly 750 people their lives each year. In 2011 alone, nearly 118,000 people were injured when motorists ran a red light and "T-boned" another vehicle. More than half the time, it is not the person who runs the red light who is injured or killed. … [Read more...]

Seven Surgeries Account for 80 Percent of Deaths

Recent research published by JAMA Surgery reveals that an astonishing 80 percent of all hospital deaths and complications are a result of just seven emergency medical procedures. The study, which was led by the director of Emergency Surgery Services at Brigham & Women's Hospital Dr. Joaquim M. Havens, included an analysis of more than 420,000 adults who underwent an emergency medical procedure … [Read more...]