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February 13, 2020

Spinal Cord Injuries

Each year, approximately 11,000 Americans suffer spinal cord injuries. The costs associated with this type of injury can be staggering. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, a 25-year-old person who suffers an injury to the spinal cord...

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February 13, 2020

Premises Liability

Owners of property and buildings are legally liable when dangerous conditions on their property cause other people, including visitors, to be injured or killed. Illinois law requires that landowners, building owners, and businesses keep their property safe so that innocent...

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February 13, 2020

General Negligence and Personal Injury

Negligence is defined under the law as the failure to act in a reasonably careful way considering the circumstances. General negligence can be intentional or accidental. But regardless of whether or not it was intended, when someone fails to use...

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February 13, 2020

Dog Bites

Under the Illinois Animal Control Act, the victims of unprovoked animal attacks, including dog bites, can hold the animal’s owner liable for their injuries. The Animal Control Act applies to all animals that injure people without provocation, not just dogs....

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February 13, 2020

Over-Weight Truck Accidents

There are thousands of semi-trucks on the road each day, and the amount of load they are allowed to carry is determined by federal and state regulations. In Illinois, the weight limit for commercial vehicles is 80,000 pounds. The weight...

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February 13, 2020

Truck Accidents Caused By Poor Vehicle Maintenance

Truck drivers and trucking companies only make money when they are transporting their loads from point A to point B. For this reason, any amount of time the truck sits idle is considered lost revenue in their minds. The pressure...

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February 13, 2020

Truck Driver Fatigue Accidents

Driver fatigue is the cause of many of the accidents on the nation’s roads and interstates. Most often, these are truck accidents involving a driver that has been on the road too long and/or has been using substances to help...

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February 13, 2020

Alcohol and Drug Related Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 30 people are killed in the United States every day in alcohol-related car crashes. This amounts to more than one every hour. Accidents involving drug use are more difficult to measure, but...

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