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Explosion Injuries and FatalitiesThe likelihood of suffering substantial or fatal injuries is high in an explosion accident. Explosions combine heat, force, and flying debris which put people in harm’s way. The most common causes of explosions are gas leaks. Typical injuries are head injuries, emotional trauma, scars, burns, or hearing loss from a loud blast. Fatalities can […]
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Camp Lejeune is a Marine Corps base located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Between 1953 and 1987, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with dangerous, toxic chemical compounds. An estimated 1 million service members and their loved ones were exposed to contaminated water during those 30 years, including children and babies in utero. Were you […]
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More than 36 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home this Labor Day holiday. The holiday officially begins Friday afternoon, September 2, 2022 and ends at the end of Labor Day on Monday, September 5. Since Chicago is the third most popular Labor Day vacation site, airports, train stations and […]
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More than 36 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home this Labor Day holiday. The holiday officially begins Friday afternoon, September 2, 2022 and ends at the end of Labor Day on Monday, September 5. Since Chicago is the third most popular Labor Day vacation site, airports, train stations and […]
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Ambulance chasing lawyers and their “investigators” run rampant. An ambulance chaser is a lawyer (or their paid people) who literally chase ambulances. They pay cops, paramedics, hospital staff, nurses and others to provide contact information about injury victims. The ambulance chasers or their “investigators” then inappropriately contact injured people to persuade them to sign a […]
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A Lake Zurich, Illinois tanker truck driver who was hauling a heavy load of oil caused a tragic fiery crash on Interstate 65 between Chicago and Lafayette, Indiana. He and four other people perished when the vehicles burst into flames. The tanker truck rammed into three other vehicles which had slowed their speed as legally […]
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Every year, people lose their lives in head-on collisions on Illinois roads. Just recently, a young 17-year old was killed when he collided head-on with a full-size pickup truck. The truck driver was seriously injured. A couple of weeks ago, a 55-year-old Canton, Illinois, woman was killed when she lost control of her car and […]
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According to the most recent statistics, there are more than 8 million licensed drivers in the state of Illinois. Although drivers must show proof of insurance in order to register their car, they can cancel the insurance shortly after that. As a result, more than 13 percent of Illinois drivers are uninsured.Those who are insured […]
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In the U.S. in 2013, the most recent year for which there are statistics, 4,688 motorcyclists were killed and nearly 90,000 injured. In Illinois, there were 136 fatal accidents. The most common cause of fatal motorcycle accidents occurs when a vehicle turning left does not notice the motorcycle. The vehicle either hits the motorcyclist, or […]
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When Can Rental Companies Be Liable for an Accident?Depending on the circumstances, rental car companies may be liable for injuries and death resulting from collisions involving their vehicles. In Illinois, rental car companies are generally not held responsible for collisions involving rented vehicles. This is because customers who rent vehicles are not considered agents or […]
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When people need a prescription, they rely on pharmacies to provide that medicine. Recently, a major drug problem with pharmacies is coming to light. Pharmacists across America are greatly overworked, and that is causing them to make mistakes that are putting the health of customers at risk. Just a few of the tasks pharmacists are […]
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The economy is growing and more people are back out on the roads. These factors and others encourage more people to take to the roads for cross-country or cross-town trips. The increased number of vehicles on the roadways leads to increased accidents. The more accidents there are, the greater the increases in vehicle insurance premiums.What […]
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Injuries caused by an Uber, Lyft or Sidecar driver is the responsibility of the company, the driver and their insurance companies, right? You simply want to be covered for your injuries. It appears, however, that the ridesharing companies and their drivers have been in disputes with their insurance companies. Predictably, it is the insurance companies […]
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A 24-year-old woman was permanently paralyzed from the waist down at O’Hare International Airport when an outside pedestrian shelter collapsed on her this summer. The structure severed her spinal cord and pinned her to the ground after it became loosened from its base.An inspection of all of the airport shelters found that some had rusty […]
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If you are injured in a vehicle accident that is clearly the fault of another driver, you may expect that the driver’s insurance will pay for your medical expenses, property damage and time off work. Although Illinois law requires all drivers to carry liability insurance, many drivers do not follow the law and cancel their […]
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