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Month: December 2012

New system could reduce medical negligence across the country

In Chicago, Illinois, residents have heard news before of patients who were wronged by doctors. Failure to diagnose a disease could lead to inappropriate treatment, which could cause serious injuries and fatalities to patients. Chicago medical malpractice often leads to the endangerment …

Focusing on entry-level drivers and truck accident rates

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is required by law to establish a baseline set of mandatory requirements for entry-level driver training (ELDT) by mid-October of 2013. These critical truck regulations will aim to establish a greater emphasis on safety and accountability …

Illinois boating accident resulted to one young boy’s fatality

Spring, summer and fall are times when many people enjoy various forms of outdoor fun. One recreational activity last summer, however, ended in tragedy on a lake north of Chicago when a 10-year-old boy was struck and killed by a speeding powerboat. …

Traffic fatalities linked to outdated crash test dummies: Part II

In our last post, we began a discussion about crash test dummies. In many senses, these dummies are invaluable because they help researchers to determine both the potential human consequences of being involved in an accident and the crash worthiness of vehicles …

Traffic fatalities linked to outdated crash test dummies: Part I

Crash test dummies are iconic. These representative figures have inspired at least one band name, countless pop culture references and a few are even housed in the Smithsonian. It’s sometimes easy to forget that these dummies also have a functional …

Lawsuit filed to ensure consumer safety across the country

Illinoisans know there are cases when products are recalled by the manufacturers. These products – cars, toys, appliances – are sometimes recalled because of potential hazards, which could cause serious injuries and even fatalities to individuals. Once there is an Illinois …

Recent fatality speaks to tragedy of preventable accidents

When an individual is killed by the preventable negligence or recklessness of others, his or her death is characterized as a wrongful death. In these cases, the negligent or reckless party can generally be held liable for their behavior through …

Family of deceased passenger sues Aurora driver for wrongful death

Earlier this week, we wrote about a Chicago wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of a passenger who was killed in a single-car crash. When most people imagine lawsuits stemming from car accidents, they usually envision at least two cars with …

Chicago wrongful death suit: mother negligently loaned son her car

When a loved one is killed in a car accident by the negligent actions of another driver, it is not always clear if the blame lies only with the other driver or whether others were also negligent. Therefore, wrongful death …