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What Happens If Someone Sics Their Dog on Me and I Get Hurt?

As much as we love our canine friends, they are still animals. Animals do not always act predictably, and even worse, they can be trained by their owners to attack other people. Dog attacks and bites should be handled seriously, as the injuries these animals can impart are oftentimes serious, and can leave the victim…

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Alcohol Sensor Technology Coming to a Car Near You

Have you ever heard of a Breathalyzer (or breath machine) being installed into the vehicle of a drunk driver after a drunk driving incident? Have you ever stopped and thought, “Why wasn’t the breath machine already installed into the vehicle in the first place? The entire accident could have been avoided.” Well, thanks to the…

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BNSF Train Collides With Truck; Kills Metra Passenger

A fiery crash at the Clarendon Hills Metra stop took the life of a train passenger on Wednesday and injured four others, after a box truck stopped on the tracks during morning rush hour. Reportedly, the truck stalled or became stuck on the tracks as the train approached the Prospect Street crossing. Although the driver…

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What Are the Leading Causes of Death in Illinois?

Many people have certain attitudes concerning personal injury lawsuits. Although insurance companies may try to convince you that personal injury lawsuits are frivolous, they are a necessary tool for many to secure the compensation they need to recover from serious injuries and harm. If you need evidence of how negligent actions can seriously impact a…

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Illinois Has a Drunk Driving Problem

There was a story on the news on Thursday, April 21 about a fatal drunk driving accident in the 3400 block of South California Avenue in Chicago. Per ABC 7, a drunk driver was traveling at just under 80 mph on Monday morning (it was just after midnight) when she crashed into a median. The…

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What You Should Know About HIPAA

HIPAA, the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, has come up a lot since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. You may have seen people on social media or news shows discussing their HIPAA rights regarding masks or vaccinations. In short, HIPAA is a federal law that protects patients’ sensitive health information…

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The Radiation Treatment Used to Cure You May Kill You

When they hear the words medical malpractice, most people think of an immediately apparent injury or death that was caused by a doctor treating an injury or illness. Maybe there was a surgical error or the wrong medication was prescribed that caused the injuries. But what about latent harm that you never knew could happen?…

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The Dangers of Driving in Poor Weather

As the country celebrated Women’s History Month throughout March, it’s important to note that two women are responsible for inventing the modern windshield wiper found on every vehicle. Mary Anderson and Charlotte Bridgwood hold patents for windshield wipers: Anderson for a manually operated wiper blade and Bridgwood for an electrical wiper blade. While it took…

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