The Fiery Risks of Fourth of July Fireworks

When Fourth of July fireworks don’t explode where and when they are supposed to, they can cause serious injuries, property damage, and even death. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2015 was one of the most dangerous years on record in terms of injuries and fatalities. That year, 11,900 people were treated in hospital […]

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Expansion of Move-Over Law to Protect Motorists

After experiencing the deadliest year on Illinois roadways for nearly a decade, Illinois State Police are taking prompt action to cut down on these fatalities. One initiative is to expand the Move Over Law, which requires motorists to switch lanes or reduce their speeds when they see an emergency vehicle. Traffic Fatality Statistics According to […]

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Taskrabbit, Postmates, Instacart: In the Gig Economy, Who Is Liable?

“Gig” economy employers classify their workers as independent contractors, which makes liability uncertain when workers injure someone when performing a task on behalf of the employer. “Gig” economy workers, such as Uber drivers and TaskRabbit “taskers,” are treated as independent contractors. As such, their “employer” does not need to pay for insurance coverage, taxes, provide […]

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