Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Illinois?

Imagine you were injured by a car that crashed into you. The accident is clearly the fault of the other driver. You are taken by ambulance to the nearest emergency room. Surgery is required and you will be in the hospital for several days. You almost hear the frequent chime of a cash register as… More ›

Bicyclists: Legal Protection From Injuries and Deaths on Illinois Roadways

Dennis Jurs was a United States Army veteran whose legs were severely injured during the Vietnam War when he stepped on a landmine. In order to assist in his rehabilitation, he began riding a bike. He developed a love for the activity and became an avid bicyclist, even joining a cycling club. He was active… More ›

Truck Driver Fatigue and Highway Wrecks

Before he left for work in the early morning hours of August 2006, Dan Lindner kissed his two young boys good-bye. Both toddlers ran to their father for a second kiss. Lindner never again saw his children alive. Nor did he see his wife nor his mother-in-law alive after that morning. Within a few hours,… More ›

Supermarket Pays $6 Million Dollars For Shopper Paralyzed After Fall Over Curled Floor Mat

Edythe Burnette, was catastrophically injured when she tripped on a rug at the entrance of a Jewel Food Store in Chicago. Her lawyers helped her receive a $6 million settlement from the food store chain. As she fell, Mrs. Burnette, snapped her neck on the nearby handrail. The accident left Burnette an incomplete quadriplegic. She… More ›

Injured Chicago Concert Goer Allowed to Pursue Promoter for Injuries

When Sharon E. Jones attended a Kanye West and JayZ “Watch the Throne” concert at the United Center in Chicago a few years ago, it turned out not to be a painful experience. At the end of the concert, the performers exhorted the audience members to leave their seats and come to the stage “to MF… More ›

Deaths Caused by IKEA Toppled Dressers

In early January 2017, a Utah mother posted a video of her 2-year old twins which, as they say, “went viral.” The toddlers were climbing on the six-drawer IKEA dresser in their bedroom when it toppled over on them, trapping one twin, Brock, under the dresser. The surveillance video the family had installed in the… More ›

“Move Over” Law on Illinois Roads Expanded

Scott was settling into his new position as a Lieutenant the week before Christmas in the year 2000. He had been called in to work in the early hours of Saturday morning December 23, 2000 to assist at a crash site on the Bishop Ford Freeway. It was around 2 a.m. when he left his home… More ›

Tractor Trailers Unique Accident Dangers

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in 2014, the most recent year for which there are statistics, there were 3,744 fatal truck accidents across the nation. Another 88,000 trucks were involved in injury accidents. In Illinois, 98 people were killed in trucking accidents and more than 2,000 were injured. Due to the weight… More ›

Billion Dollar Verdict Against Hip Replacement Device Manufacturers

On December 2, 2016, a federal jury in Texas rendered a verdict against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. (DePuy), to pay more than $1 billion to be divided among six plaintiffs. The plaintiffs alleged that DePuy was negligent and also engaged in intentional misconduct in manufacturing and selling its hip replacement… More ›

Social Media and Personal Injury Cases

In early 2014, a Utah man received national news media attention after he posted a video of himself and another man pushing over a huge rock that was part of a larger rock formation at Goblin State Park in Utah. After the successful rock push, the men were shown high-fiving each other and jumping up… More ›

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