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Month: March 2017

Lead Poisoning Lawsuits in Illinois

Written by: admin| Mar 31, 2017 | 0 Comment

Houses built before 1978 in Illinois were painted using lead paint. Also known as the silent killer, lead is a neurotoxin and can lead to death if one is exposed to it via various means for an extended amount of time. It is estimated that there are over half a million children whose lead levels are considered above the acceptable limit, priming them for a life of developmental disabilities as well as chronic diseases.

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E-Cigarette Injuries and Explosions In Illinois

Written by: admin| Mar 29, 2017 | 0 Comment

E-cigarettes are all the rage these days, partly due to clever marketing as well as massive demand. As news about the harmful effects of cigarette smoking came out over the last couple of decades, millions that wanted to kick the habit decided that they wanted a safer and less harmful variant. Chinese entrepreneurs saw an opportunity, and thus the e-cig was born.

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Tractor Trailer Accidents in Illinois

Written by: admin| Mar 29, 2017 | 0 Comment

Tractor trailers are an Illinois staple. They traverse our highways each day, rushing goods to retail stores and businesses in and out of the state. The average tractor trailer weighs 16 times more than the average American car, making them dangerous hunks of steel should they ever get into an accident with a typical family sedan.

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Hit and Run Accidents in Illinois – Can I Sue?

Written by: admin| Mar 28, 2017 | 0 Comment

Hit and run accidents account for about 11 percent of all auto accidents. It is inhuman to leave the scene of an accident when the other party is clearly injured and in distress, but it happens everyday in Illinois car accident cases. The shock, pain and disappointment as well as  serious injuries the other party has to deal with can follow them for a long time, requiring expensive treatment and years of therapy for PTSD.

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Seatbelt Injuries in Illinois Car Accident Cases

Written by: admin| Mar 28, 2017 | 0 Comment

Seat belts are important car safety components that are used by over 80 percent of all Americans. In the event of a sudden stop or an accident, a seat belt can stop your body from hitting the back of a seat or flying into the windscreen and out of the car. Seat belts are thus encouraged whether you’re driving to the local Wal-Mart, or are going to see family that lives one state away.

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How Can I Get Traffic Camera Video Footage of My Illinois Car Accident?

Written by: admin| Mar 27, 2017 | 0 Comment

Evidence is of the essence when trying to prove that someone else caused your traffic accident in Illinois. We are surrounded by cameras everywhere in any major urban area for a number of reasons. Shop owners may want to identify who visits their premises at any given time, and traffic cameras help law enforcement catch anyone that may try to flout traffic rules as well as identify any problem areas so help can be sent as fast as possible. In addition, news outlets are in the habit of mounting their own cameras at traffic intersections and major highways to catch action in real time for the purposes of timely reporting.

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Back Injury Cases in Illinois

Written by: admin| Mar 27, 2017 | 0 Comment

Back injuries can be debilitating, and sometimes, life-changing. If you work in a physically-demanding industry such as construction or freight and transportation, you’ll be using your back on an almost daily basis to provide some support when carrying items, unloading them and placing them on high surfaces. Back injuries are thus common in these types of industries, and they can lead to you being off work for weeks, months, or even permanently.

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Illinois Chemical Plant Accidents

Written by: admin| Mar 24, 2017 | 0 Comment

Industrial American relies on chemical plants for raw materials. Chemical plants are sprawled all over our Illinois landscape, and they serve a useful purpose in every community, providing opportunities to the jobless. Industrial accidents in Illinois involving chemical plants can be catastrophic to say the least, causing untold injury and suffering. While people put these accidents down to fate or simple flukes of nature, the truth is that human negligence is almost always to blame.

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Illinois Car Accident Essentials

Written by: admin| Mar 24, 2017 | 0 Comment

You can’t predict accidents in Illinois; however, you can be prepared for them. If you get into an Illinois auto crash on a lonely stretch of road, help may not come for a few hours, or even a few days. You’ll undoubtedly be facing serious health emergency, the risk of becoming a victim to the weather depending on the season, as well as worrying about how to send a distress signal for help.

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Texting While Driving Auto Accidents in Illinois

Written by: admin| Mar 23, 2017 | 0 Comment

It is estimated that over 600,000 drivers use some kind of electronic device while driving. Distracted driving in Illinois is a big deal due to its potential to cause serious accidents that can have life-changing consequences. Distracted driving is defined as any activity that takes the attention of a driver away from operating their vehicle. Phone use while driving has become so chronic that legislators recently increased the penalties meted out to drivers using their phones while driving in an effort to stem the accidents caused by these individuals.

 

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