Category Archives: Personal Injury

DuPage County personal injury attorneyBeing involved in a drunk driving accident can result in catastrophic injury and even death. It is a horrifying experience that thousands of families go through every year and often leaves victims to deal with long-term injuries and devastating medical costs.

In many cases, the first step in recovering your losses is to sue the drunk driver. However, there are additional parties who may be held at least partially responsible for the accident. Specifically, you can seek recovery from the establishment or individual who served the drunk driver alcohol immediately prior to the accident.

Dram Shop Liability

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Hinsdale personal injury attorneyRollover accidents can happen in any vehicle, in any weather, and under any circumstances. However, they are more common in certain situations and in specific vehicles. You can improve your chances of surviving such accidents by understanding these situations, and knowing which vehicles may be problematic.

How Serious is the Problem?

Estimates from Consumer Reports suggest that only about three percent of all serious crashes involve the rollover of a vehicle. However, these accidents account for about 30 percent of all traffic accident fatalities. Those at the greatest risk are those who are unbelted since rollovers can result in one being tossed throughout the cabin or ejected from the vehicle. Yet, even belted drivers can suffer serious injury or death.

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Hinsdale personal injury lawyersThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is one of several federal organizations tasked with keeping American consumers safe from dangerous products. As its name implies, the agency is primarily responsible for ensuring the products meant to be consumed as food, drink, or medicine will not lead to serious illness or death. While the FDA is typically limited in its authority to order the recall of a particular product, manufacturers, producers, and distributors typically comply with requests and warnings by the administration. This week, however, one company is showing reluctance to issue a recall, despite claims by the FDA that a tablet intended for babies may contain a harmful substance.

Warnings Related to Belladonna

Near the end of last week, the FDA issued a public warning to parents regarding homeopathic teething products under the Hyland’s brand name. Specifically, the agency expressed concerns over inconsistent levels of belladonna in Hyland’s teething tablets. This marks the third warning pertaining belladonna by the FDA since 2010 and the second in four months. Belladonna is a toxic substance extracted from the nightshade plant and has been linked with nervous system problems, including seizures, spasms, hallucinations and death.

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DuPage County personal injury attorneysA bus trip can be a unique, fun experience for many different organizations. School groups often use buses for field trips, while social clubs may charter a bus for a day of shopping or a trip to a casino. Sports teams consisting of athletes of all ages also rely on buses to get to road games and tournaments. In most cases, such trips are relatively uneventful, but when a bus full of passengers is involved in an accident, the results can be tragic.

Rollover Outside Peoria

Late last week, the Columbus Cottonmouths hockey team was traveling by bus on its way to Peoria, Illinois, for a weekend series against the Peoria Rivermen. The team had come all the way from Georgia and was nearing the end of the trip when the bus slid off the on-ramp to Interstate 74 from Interstate 155. The bus—along with an equipment trailer it had been towing—flipped onto its side in a cornfield, trapping two dozen passengers inside.

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DuPage County personal injury lawyersFew things are more stressful than being involved in a car accident. The damage to your vehicle, injuries to yourself and your passengers, and the ongoing anxiety of getting back behind the wheel are very real possibilities in the aftermath of an accident. Once the initial impact has passed and the details are being assessed by the first responders, the issue of who caused the accident must be determined. If it turns out the other driver was at fault and does not have insurance, where does that leave you? How will you recover from your injuries and damage to your car?

Many people do not know what rights they have until it is too late. Seek the professional help of a personal injury attorney who can advise you of your rights and work diligently to see that you are compensated for your injuries and losses.

Car Insurance Companies Avoiding Payouts

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