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Sipping, Slipping, & Screwing Up Over Spring Break

Spring break is a time when students from every university and high school in the state take a break from their studies to relax and have fun. Unfortunately, for many spring break can have serious consequences. Each year, thousands of students die, become victims of assault, or suffer serious injuries resulting from excessive alcohol consumption. … [Read more...]

Truck accidents: who is at fault?

As the number of semi-trailers on America's roadways continues to rise, so too do serious injuries and fatalities caused by truck accidents. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), in 2013, there were nearly 60,000 truck accidents that occurred on the highways and streets of Illinois. Statistics also show that the number of crashes involving tractor-trailers (10971) … [Read more...]

Sports Safety for Kids

Sports related injuries are the second leading cause of hospital emergency room visits for children and teens. A 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 2.6 million children were treated in hospital emergency rooms in 2009 due to sports or recreation related injuries. In fact, every three minutes a child is seen in a hospital emergency room for … [Read more...]

When Personal Injuries Involve Children

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 12,000 children in the United States age 19 or younger lose their lives due to unintentional injuries each year, and another 9.2 million are treated in emergency medical facilities for injuries that, thankfully, are not fatal. … [Read more...]

Premises Liability Standards Affect Businesses And Homeowners Alike

Premises liability is a set of laws that protect the public from dangerous conditions on public and private property. Customers who slip and fall inside a grocery store can seek damages from the store owner, while pedestrians who become injured falling on a crack in the sidewalk can receive compensation from the city. What many people don't realize is that premise liability extends beyond … [Read more...]

Brain injuries can increase risk for other health conditions

Head trauma often leads to damage to the brain that affects cognitive functions, and this type of injury can happen to anyone in Illinois. Accidents such as falls, blows to the head and car crashes are the most common causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States. TBIs lead to approximately 30 percent of all injury-related fatalities each year. … [Read more...]

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Silver Cross Hospital Forces Personal Injury Patients to Pay Higher Fees

A number of hospital and physicians have employed a long-standing practice of exploiting personal injury settlements to obtain higher fees from patients. By placing medical liens upon personal injury claims, these healthcare providers forced patients to pay higher fees, even though these providers were bound by agreements with health insurance companies, which required them to accept lower fees. … [Read more...]

Woman Sues Match.com For Ten Million Dollars

Mary Kay Beckman joined Match.com seeking a “stable and loving relationship with another member” of the popular dating website. However, in September 2010, the site paired her with Wade Ridley, a man who was wanted for killing an ex-girlfriend in Phoenix. The relationship between Beckman and Ridley lasted for approximately ten days, before Beckman broke up with Ridley. Four months later, Ridley … [Read more...]

Junior Seau’s Family Sues NFL & Riddell

Junior Seau was born Tiaina Baul Seau, Jr., on January 19, 1969. He is considered by many to have been one of the best linebackers in NFL history. During his impressive pro football career, Seau was a ten time All-Pro and a twelve time Pro Ball player, 1994 AFC player of the year and 2003 Linebacker of the year. While on the San Diego Chargers, Seau helped lead the team to the 1994 Super Bowl. … [Read more...]

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