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Tensions Mount as Labor Strike Looms

Tensions Mount as Labor Strike Looms

Tensions between Governor Bruce Rauner’s office and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees are reaching a boiling point. […]

Illinois law now requires children to be vaccinated

Illinois law now requires children to be vaccinated

Illinois law requires students to provide proof of immunization to be admitted into school. Until now, parents could exempt their students from […]

Avoid injury from you child’s backpack

Avoid injury from you child’s backpack

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that approximately 28,000 individuals in the United States were treated for backpack related […]

Distracted Driving and the Liability of Remote Texters

Distracted Driving and the Liability of Remote Texters

It’s common sense that driving while distracted is a dangerous combination. From sending text messages to talking on a cell phone, […]

When Are Work Injuries Sufficient to Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

When Are Work Injuries Sufficient to Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

An injury should be covered by your employer’s workers comp insurance if the costs are real, including whether or not […]

Would a Contagious Disease Contracted at Work Qualify for Workers’ Comp in Illinois?

Would a Contagious Disease Contracted at Work Qualify for Workers’ Comp in Illinois?

It might, but that depends on the nature of the work. Employers have incentives to prevent illness and injury from […]

Is Vaginal Mesh safe to use?

Is Vaginal Mesh safe to use?

Vaginal mesh is commonly used for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a condition where an organ drops from […]

When Are Drivers Responsible for Bicyclists’ Bad Driving?

When Are Drivers Responsible for Bicyclists’ Bad Driving?

Both motorists and bicyclists make mistakes in traffic, but a cyclist is much more likely to be injured. Determining fault […]

When is a Car Driver Responsible for a Mechanical Malfunction in an Accident?

When is a Car Driver Responsible for a Mechanical Malfunction in an Accident?

Some auto accidents tied to vehicle malfunction might be the fault of the manufacturer or mechanic. Drivers too might be […]

Can Health-Compromised Drivers Be Held Responsible for Causing an Accident?

Can Health-Compromised Drivers Be Held Responsible for Causing an Accident?

Several variables determine if an incapacitated driver is negligent while driving. Often the key is whether or not the driver […]

How Driver Negligence in an Accident Lawsuit is Determined in Court

How Driver Negligence in an Accident Lawsuit is Determined in Court

Sometimes one driver and other times several drivers might have caused an accident. Sorting through fault in court can greatly […]