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Gadgets in Cars-Trendy, but Dangerous

As mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets become increasingly ubiquitous, our culture is becoming more reliant on these tools. While they offer easy and fast access to information on the fly, the use of these technologies while driving cars can create dangerous situations for everyone on the road. Distracted driving is a big […]

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No More Texting While Bicycling in Chicago

The dangers presented by motorists texting while driving has been in the news a lot lately. That’s because it’s an extremely dangerous practice that is becoming increasingly common as smart phone use becomes ubiquitous. For that reason, many jurisdictions have banned the use of smart phones while driving, as we’ve discussed on this blog many […]

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Who Is At Fault If I Am Bitten By A Dog?

The question always comes up as to who is at fault when a dog bites someone. In Illinois, the Animal Control Act states that a dog owner is strictly liable for any injuries the dog causes. “Strict liability” means the victim only has to prove that they were injured by the dog,

Man texting and driving

Maryland Enacts Anti-Text Messaging Laws to Prevent Car Accidents

Texting while driving is an extremely dangerous practice that is becoming increasingly common. The danger presented it that of a distracted driver whose eyes are on his or her smart phone rather than the road. And, any time a driver is distracted, the likelihood of a car accident increases exponentially. We’ve discussed the dangers of […]

Head on car crash

What If I Am In A Car Accident Involving Someone Who Does Not Have Insurance?

When it is the other driver’s fault we assume their insurance company will take full responsibility for the property damage and medical bills. This is not always true; the person who caused the accident may not have any auto insurance or may be insured through a company that is not highly rated.

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Indiana Stage Collapse Lawsuit Filed

Last month, a sudden thunderstorm with 60-70 mph winds rolled into Indianapolis, causing a stage at the Indiana State Fairgrounds to collapse onto concertgoers. It was a horrific accident, resulting in 7 deaths. Additionally, over 40 other people were injured, many of them seriously. Despite the large numbers of people seriously injured and killed as […]

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All Kids Health Insurance

The All Kids program in the State of Illinois went into effect this summer. All Kids offers many Illinois children comprehensive healthcare that covers doctors visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision and dental care as well as

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Commute Strategically and Reduce Car Accidents

If you live in the suburbs, unless you’re fortunate enough to have a job located near your home, then commuting is a way of life for you. For many, commuting can be a hassle at best and dangerous at worst. When drivers are faced with traffic congestion during their daily commutes, they can become easily […]

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Illinois Court Addresses Expert Testimony in Auto Defect Case

Is the plaintiff required to offer expert testimony in an Illinois automobile products liability design defect case? In a recent case from the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, the plaintiffs asserted that expert testimony was not required to prove their claim that a 1993 Ford Explorer was defectively designed and overturned easily because […]

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Proper Child Car Seat Installation Isn’t Always Easy

Car seats provide children, the most vulnerable of passengers, with much-needed extra protection in the event of a car accident. However, when they’re not installed correctly, car seats don’t protect children the way that they are designed to. And, unfortunately, according to a recent study, many parents continue to have difficulties installing car seats properly. […]