After 192 Injuries, the Fate of Electric Scooters in Chicago Remains Undecided

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City officials in Chicago, Illinois, remain undecided on whether to permit electronic scooter rentals after analyzing the safety and other impacts of a 2019 pilot program. Between June 15, 2019, and October 15, 2019, the city conducted an e-scooter share test; permitting 10 vendors to provide 250 electric scooters each for rent in specified areas.… Continue reading After 192 Injuries, the Fate of Electric Scooters in Chicago Remains Undecided

Are Illinois Pet Owners Doing Enough to Control Their Vicious Dogs?

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Pet owners may not be doing enough to control vicious dogs. Despite laws in place to ensure responsible pet ownership in Illinois, dog attacks remain an all too common occurrence. in 2018, Illinois residents filed 822 claims for dog bites even though only about 31% of households in the state have a dog. According to… Continue reading Are Illinois Pet Owners Doing Enough to Control Their Vicious Dogs?

What Is Loss of Consortium?

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Loss of consortium is the legal term used to describe the loss of love, intimacy, companionship, affection, care, protection and assistance between spouses as a result of a personal injury. The spouses of people who suffer injury or death due to another’s negligent actions in Illinois may be entitled to recover damages for loss of… Continue reading What Is Loss of Consortium?

Recent Death Highlights the Need for Grease Pit Safety

A recent death highlights the need for grease pit safety in Illinois. Grease traps pose a risk of drowning and other serious injuries for workers and customers. Children are at greatest risk followed by those who work near grease traps as part of their jobs. Restaurant operators have a duty of care to employees and patrons… Continue reading Recent Death Highlights the Need for Grease Pit Safety

Tattoos, Piercings, and the Injuries that Follow

Tattoos and piercings can cause serious injuries. As the popularity of body modification grows, the number of people who are exposed to disease or suffer serious infections, allergic reactions, and disabling conditions after visiting a tattoo parlor continues to rise. The Rise of Tattoos and Piercings Approximately 38% of teenagers in America have at least… Continue reading Tattoos, Piercings, and the Injuries that Follow

Uptown Psychiatric Hospital: Are Kids Facing Harm?

Patients in Uptown Psychiatric Hospital may have suffered sexual assaults and other abuses. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is currently investigating multiple allegations of severe care deficiencies within the facility. Should investigators confirm these allegations, it will be one of the most egregious abuses of children under psychiatric care in the state’s… Continue reading Uptown Psychiatric Hospital: Are Kids Facing Harm?

Steer Clear of the Snow Plow

Snow plows and other snow removal equipment cause scores of accidents each year and motorists should steer clear of these machines as they move down the road. Snow plows pose a serious risk to motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, and personal property. When accidents occur, individuals may have the ability to file claims against the driver, their employer,… Continue reading Steer Clear of the Snow Plow

Illinois Summer Camp Drowning: Various Levels of Negligence Involved

Fault for drowning deaths can be distributed among parties whose negligence contributes to the cause of death. Fault can be shared between pool owners, pool operators, city agencies, and any individuals or entities who have a duty of care to the deceased. When multiple parties are involved in an Illinois drowning, a personal injury attorney often helps… Continue reading Illinois Summer Camp Drowning: Various Levels of Negligence Involved

How to Win Your Slip and Fall Injury Case

Individuals injured in slip and fall accidents should thoroughly document their injuries and the impact they have made on their lives. Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of injuries in the United States. As with all injuries, the courts require solid evidence that establishes the fault of the negligent parties. Gathering Evidence… Continue reading How to Win Your Slip and Fall Injury Case

What Types of Expenses Are Common After an Accident?

Automobile accidents create significant expenses that include medical bills and lost wages. These expenses can negatively impact an individual’s finances and should be closely tracked and accurately recorded following motor vehicle accidents in Illinois. Accurate recording of these expenses helps an individual recover their losses when they pursue an automobile accident claim in Lake County.… Continue reading What Types of Expenses Are Common After an Accident?