Personal Injury

Walking across the street in Chicago should not be an adventure, but, nevertheless, it often turns out to be just that.
As I’ve written about previously, the main reason it’s so dangerous to cross the street is that drivers are not paying attention to the road or those on it.  Most typically, the danger comes from vehicles that are turning.  As I have addressed numerous times, it is often vehicles turning left who fail to look through their turn who inflict the most harm.
Chef versus Truck—Truck Wins
My client L is a rising 31-year-old chef.  As is typical of
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More residents of Illinois and the rest of the United States are choosing SUVs over traditional sedans. Yet, these large, heavy vehicles often do significant damage when they strike pedestrians. Some automakers have begun to modify the body styles of their SUVs to cut back on pedestrian fatalities. However, so far, these changes have not had a significant impact on pedestrian fatality rates.
According to J.D. Power, in 2009, SUVs only accounted for about a fifth of all vehicles out on the roads. Yet, by 2019, 70% of all new vehicles sold across the United States were either SUVs or
Continue Reading Research shows SUVs are more of a danger to pedestrians than cars

The ongoing New York opioid trial is approaching the 4-month mark since opening arguments began on June 28, 2021. The sprawling trial once included companies all along the supply chain from manufacturers to marketers to distributors, many of which have since settled. It is the first opioid case in the United States to be tried before a jury.
Leading up to the trial’s opening arguments, several original defendants, including Johnson & Johnson and the pharmacies CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid and Wal-Mart, were severed from the trial.
Though the trial is not yet over, it has already garnered favorable results for
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The Chicago Bean is one of the major attractions in the city. Cloud Gate, commonly known as the Bean, is one of the most popular photographed attractions in the city for locals and tourists who visit Chicago to see its iconic sights.
It reflects the city’s beautiful skyline and is arguably the best spot for a picture in Millennium Park. The sculpture was revealed to the public in 2006, two years after the widely visited Millennium Park opening. Over time, it has become a symbol of the city.
The following is a part of the history of the Chicago Bean
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The National Safety Administration reports that approximately 4.5 million people suffered injuries in car accidents in the year 2019 alone. Car crashes, truck crashes, motorcycle crashes, and other auto accidents cause billions of dollars in lost wages, medical bills, and other losses each year.
The financial impact of a car accident can be enough to nearly bankrupt a victim and their family. However, the consequences of a severe car accident are not only financial. Many traffic accident victims are left facing a post-accident future that differs dramatically from their life before the accident. The psychological impact of disfigurement and scarring
Continue Reading You May Be Entitled to Compensation for Disfigurement Caused in an Auto Accident

If a driver in Illinois hits another car, a pedestrian, or another object with their car, the law prohibits them from leaving the scene of the accident under threat of felony charges. Unfortunately, this law does not keep people from leaving accidents they caused or were involved in. Leaving the scene of an accident can enhance the chances of severe injury or death to the victim of a hit and run who is in need of medical assistance.
If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run car accident, or someone you love has died in such an accident,
Continue Reading What Can I Do If I Was Seriously Injured in a Hit-and-Run Car Accident?

For decades, Johnson & Johnson sold its flagship baby powder when its own documents showed that the company knew exactly of the dangers.
It was not a secret that talcum powder use had the potential to cause ovarian cancer and mesothelioma because it was tainted with asbestos. However, the millions of women who were subjected to the ovarian cancer risk were kept in the dark.
Now, the company is facing thousands of lawsuits from people who have been sickened with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma.
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Newborn infants are very vulnerable, and they may suffer harm due to infections or other health issues. Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one issue that can affect children who are born prematurely or who have a low birth weight. This intestinal illness can be incredibly harmful, and it may threaten an infant’s life or lead to life-long medical conditions. In some cases, it may be caused by an E. coli infection or the use of baby formula in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Symptoms of NEC
Necrotizing enterocolitis affects the lining of the small or large intestine, and it may
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Pregnancy, birth, and the first weeks with her newborn baby are some of the most poignant, cherished moments in a mother’s life. Tragically, some new mothers will never experience them due to maternal injury. Maternal injuries occur prior, during, or immediately after childbirth, often causing significant bodily harm to the mother. Some injuries are treatable, while others can result in permanent disability and even death.
Maternal injuries may be the result of infections, obscure disorders, and surgical mistakes, but one of the most common causes is excessive bleeding. Every single year mothers suffer injury and death because of blood loss,
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If you have been injured due to another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses. However, one important option to consider while seeking compensation is engaging a personal injury attorney. This post will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of hiring a personal injury attorney after a car accident in Chicago.
Following an accident, individuals often wonder, “Do I need a personal injury attorney?” and “How much do they cost?” At Phillips Law Offices, we have dealt with just about every type of personal injury claim you can imagine. We take our time answering all
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For nursing home residents who are elderly or in poor health, something as simple as a slip and fall accident can be fatal. The World Health Organization estimates that there are nearly 700,000 fatal falls each year. If your loved one passed away due to a nursing home fall, you may be lost and unsure of what to do. Nothing can bring back your loved one or make up for your tragedy. However, there may be legal recourse available to you and your family.  
Nursing Home Falls Caused by Negligent Care
Losing a loved one is always hard. However,
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Accidents in which a person loses their footing and falls down may seem like minor incidents, but they can lead to a variety of serious injuries, including broken bones, dislocated joints, traumatic brain injuries, or spinal cord injuries. When slip, trip, and fall accidents take place on someone else’s property, a victim may be able to pursue compensation through a premises liability claim or lawsuit. By understanding the reasons why these accidents may occur and working with an experienced attorney, victims can ensure they are taking the correct steps to protect their rights.
Slip and Fall Injuries
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When looking for a job, you have two options; work for a private company or get a job with the city government. If you choose the latter, you will have access to several opportunities that only come with working for the local government.
If you’re looking for a place to start your career, the City of Chicago has many opportunities available. The City’s website lists jobs in a variety of fields and types of work environments.
According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the benefits and income offered in local government jobs are 4% less than you
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Riding a motorcycle is inherently more dangerous than driving or riding in a passenger vehicle. Cars and trucks have a number of safety systems meant to protect their occupants, such as seat belts and airbags. The structure of a vehicle itself also provides protection, and the body of a car or truck contains crumple zones that help keep occupants safe, even in a high-speed crash or rollover accident. 
Without the safety provided by being inside a vehicle, motorcyclists are much more likely to be seriously injured or killed in a collision. However, most motorcyclists recognize this fact, and they take
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Many patients who have suffered injury due to medical malpractice wonder if they can bring medical malpractice claims or medical malpractice cases. They seek redress for the injuries, suffering, costs, and losses that the medical negligence of a medical professional has caused them.
What any qualified medical malpractice attorney should stress in their legal advice under a proper attorney client relationship is that Illinois law has a statute of limitations for Illinois medical malpractice cases that seek medical malpractice damages.
The medical malpractice attorneys of our law offices expertly understand Illinois medical malpractice laws and can assist injured patients or
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 The number of elder abuse cases in this country is alarming. It is estimated that five million seniors are abused each year. One in 10 seniors over the age of 60 report having suffered at least one incident of elder abuse. One of the most common places where this abuse takes place is nursing homes. Almost 40 percent of nursing home residents report they have witnessed another resident suffer abuse of another resident within the prior 12 months, 10 percent of nursing home staff have admitted to physically abusing a resident, and 40 percent have admitted to emotionally abusing residents.
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