Category Archives: Personal Injury

car seats, DuPage County personal injury attorneyChilly winter weather has parents bundling up their babies and toddlers before heading outside. Unfortunately, the coats designed to keep them warm can actually pose a danger if they are going to be riding in a car seat, especially in the unlikely event of a crash. Because of this, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has issued a warning for this winter: remove the coat before buckling up, every time, and every ride.

Bulky Coats Hinder Proper Restraint Practices

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failure to warn, Hinsdale personal injury attorneysAll medications come with the risk of adverse side effects. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the general public expect that drugmakers will fully disclose what those side effects may be. A Chicago couple alleges that Johnson & Johnson, the makers or the antibiotic Levaquin, failed to do so, and now one of them is suffers from irreversible side effects. They are suing for damages based on the manufacturer's failure to warn.

Levaquin Side Effects

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dog bite, Hinsdale personal injury attorneysA horrifying scene in the Bronx, New York, last fall once again brought national attention to the seriousness of dog attacks. Fortunately the victim survived, but with horrific injuries that required several hours of surgery.

Dog bites continue to be a pervasive problem across the country, and many owners simply plead innocence that they did not think their beloved family pet would be capable of such an act. Roughly 4.4 million people a year are bitten by a dog in the United States, resulting in an estimated 885,000 injuries that require medical attention, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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taxi accident, DuPage County personal injury attorneysPersonal injury lawsuits are meant to compensate victims for their injuries, loss, and suffering. Unfortunately, even with a verdict, some companies find their way out of paying damages. Among the most recent to do so is The Yellow Cab Company which allegedly filed for bankruptcy immediately after being hit with a $26 million verdict. Even more concerning to many is that, despite filing for bankruptcy, the company plans to continue operating.

Victim Still Suffering a Decade Later

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uninsured motorists, DuPage County personal injury attorneysAccording to a recent report, as many as 15 percent of drivers in the state of Illinois are driving without vehicle liability insurance. That report also found that the number of uninsured drivers tends to fluctuate along with the unemployment rate, as people who lose their jobs and are struggling financially are forced to choose which priority bills get paid. Auto insurance is often not high on the list that includes shelter, food, and utilities.

New Hampshire is the only state which does not require motorists to have auto insurance. However, with a national average of one in seven motorists driving without coverage, it is apparent these laws do not always work. The state with the lowest percentage of uninsured drivers – Massachusetts at 4 percent – requires all drivers to show proof of insurance before they can register their vehicle.

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