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End Distracted Driving!

Distracted driving—the process of driving a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity, such as using a cell phone or other electronic device—is a dangerous and ...
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Rescue Doctrine Fails in Death of Good Samaritan Nurse

On March 3, 2007, nurse Brenda Reed was driving north on Route 26 near Freeport, Illinois, when she saw a car driven by Susan E. Ault lose control on an icy road and spin into a ditch. Reed pulled ...
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Illinois Law Blocks Auto Insurance Recission

The Illinois Appellate Court has held that an Illinois law blocks recission of an automobile insurance policy that has been in effect for one year or one policy term, even in cases where there were ...
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Illinois Passes Automated Speed Enforcement Law

The Illinois General Assembly has recently amended the state's Vehicle Code to permit municipalities to use automated speed enforcement systems in safety zones. The new law will be effective on ...
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FEDERAL JUDGE DISMISSES LAWSUIT CHALLENGING BAN ON NON-LAWYER OWNERSHIP

On Thursday, March 8, 2012, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan tossed a lawsuit brought in Manhattan by prominent personal injury law firm Jacoby & Meyers. The firm's suit challenged the ...
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Illinois Governor Signs Speed Camera Law

On Monday, February 6 th, 2012, Illinois governor Pat Quinn signed a bill into law that permits the city of Chicago to place speed cameras within one-eighth of a mile of city schools and parks. The ...
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Health Care Workers At High Risk of Workplace Injury

Recent statistics from the Department of Labor indicate a surprising fact: workers at hospitals, doctors' offices and residential care facilities are more likely to be injured on the job than ...
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TEEN TEXTING IS A ROADWAY RISK

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety administration, teenagers sending text messages on their cell phones account for the greatest number of distracted drivers on the road. ...
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If A Doctor Leaves the Country, What Happens to the Medical Records?

If a doctor were to die unexpectedly, a colleague would typically cover the practice for a period of time and take responsibility for access to any medical records. State law frequently requires a ...
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New Study Finds that Curbside Buses Have a Higher Accident Rate

A report released on Monday, October 31 st 2011 by the National Transportation Safety Board finds that curbside buses have an accident rate markedly higher than that of other types of interstate bus ...
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Change to Worker's Compensation Law

The Illinois General Assembly decided to change the workers' compensation system this year. This legislation was has been in the works for several years and has finally passed. The old version of ...
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Teenage Drivers

Sadly, car crashes account for more than one-third of deaths in U.S. teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and are the leading cause of death for that age group. Most ...
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E-Filing Systems

The Illinois Supreme Court announced the creation of a pilot e-Records program on August 3, 2011. In conjunction with the pilot program announced on August 3 rd, the Illinois Supreme Court formed an ...
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Recent case expands the Petrillo Doctrine

In 1986, the 1 st District held in Pertillo v. Syntex Laboratories, 148 Ill.App.3d 581, (Ill. 1 st Dist. 1986), that defendants may not have ex-parte communications with a plaintiff's physician. ...
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You got into a car accident, now what....

You got into a car accident, now what…. As a personal injury attorney, I am often contacted by people who have just gotten into a car accident and they do not know what to do. These people are ...
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Welcome to Our New Personal Injury Blog!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Chicago personal injury web site and law blog! We have an RSS feed available for you here.
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