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Protruding Object

All property should be ensured to be safe for others to be in and use. When a property owner fails to maintain and control their space and they have a protruding object on their property, someone can get seriously injured. If you or a loved one has been injured in a protruding object accident, contact us to help you get justice for yourself and be compensated fo......

Parking Lot Slip and Fall Accident

Although walking through a parking lot may seem like a simple, straightforward task, there are many parking lot slip and fall accidents that occur each year. These slip and fall accidents can have costly results where injuries and medical bills are to be expected. The property owners of these parking lots have a duty to you and its users to keep it safe for all.......

Chicago Airport Slip and Fall

Airports are full of thousands upon thousands of busy people trying to reach their destination 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Especially in O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, which is one of the busiest airports in the world, according to Airport Council International. With all of these people, it is important that airport staff supervise the premises very......

Trip and Fall Accidents

A trip and fall accident is similar to the concepts and laws in a slip and fall accident. Rather than a slick or wet surface causing the fall, it is rather an obstruction that forces a person to trip and fall. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than 2 million fall injuries each ye......

Bloomington Child Injuries and Accidents

Bloomington has a population of over 76,000, making it the twelfth most populated city in Illinois. Located in the central part of Illinois, Bloomington is located about halfway between Chicago and St. Louis Missouri. The largest industries of Bloomington are financial, education, and healthcare, with its largest employers being State Farm Insurance, Illinois St......

Champaign Child Injuries and Accidents

Champaign, a bustling and vibrant city located 135 miles south of Chicago, is the tenth-most populated city in Illinois. Home to Parkland College and the University of Illinois, Champaign also houses the offices of major companies such as Sony, State Farm, and Caterpillar and is also the home of University Research Park, located in Southern Champaign. Home of th......

Cicero Child Injuries and Accidents

Cicero is named after the First Century Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero who was an advocate of constitutional government. Cicero is one of the oldest and largest municipalities in Illinois and is approximately 8 miles west of Chicago. With a population of 83,972, blue-collar factory-town Cicero is the 11th largest city in Illinois. Cicero children enjoy sp......

Waukegan Child Injuries and Accidents

About 40 miles north of downtown Chicago is Waukegan, the largest city in Lake County, which is home to about 89,000 people. Known for its blue-collar roots and sizable minority populations, Community Health Systems and Cardinal Health, Inc. are among the city’s top employers. The mostly middle-class community enrolls their children in either Waukegan Public Sch......

Springfield Child Injuries and Accidents

Springfield, our state’s capital, is located in central Illinois and home to about 117,000 people with over 211,000 in the metro area working in mostly governmental jobs. It is also home to Abraham Lincoln’s presidential library, museum, and former home, making it a popular tourist destination in the state. The many young families in Springfield spend time at th......

Schaumburg Child Injuries and Accidents

Schaumburg is a large suburb in northwest Chicago and within the Golden Corridor, which is known for its commercial development and affluent, white-collar population. Schaumburg is also home to the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies, including Zurich Insurance Group, which is the city’s largest employer. Children in Schaumburg have numerous activity ......

Rockford Child Injuries and Accidents

Rockford is Illinois’s third-largest city and home to just over 153,000 people. Located on the Rock River in Winnebago County, Rockford is nicknamed “The Forest City” and known for its economic diversity and roots in manufacturing and transportation. The Rockford Health System and the Swedish American Hospital are among the city’s largest employers. Rockford Pub......

Brain Injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 62,000 children are hospitalized for brain injuries yearly, and while many of these children will recover from their injuries, others will face lifelong complications, further medical issues, and debilitating physical limitations.  If ......

Boating Accident

Recreational boating is a popular activity in Illinois, with boats of all sizes and shapes frequently seen on the rivers and lakes throughout the state with families spending time swimming, fishing, tubing, and skiing all throughout the spring and summer months. While this is a great way to spend time together and enjoy nature, boating accidents still occur, typ......

Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can occur for a variety of reasons, but when these devastating injuries occur due to mistakes and negligence made by the healthcare professionals tasked with providing you and your child medical care, you have the legal right to receive compensation for the damages your child sustained. If ......

Wawa Credit Card

Creditors like Wawa Credit Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Wawa Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Wawa Credit Card will pay our fees and costs. You won&rsquo......

Sunoco Rewards Card

Creditors like Sunoco Rewards Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Sunoco Rewards Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Sunoco Rewards Card will pay our fees and costs. You ......

Shell Fuel Rewards Mastercard

Creditors like Shell Fuel Rewards Mastercard cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Shell Fuel Rewards Mastercard violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Shell Fuel Rewards Mastercard wil......

Shell Fuel Rewards Card

Creditors like Shell Fuel Rewards Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Shell Fuel Rewards Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Shell Fuel Rewards Card will pay our fees and......

ExxonMobil Smart Card

Creditors like ExxonMobil Smart Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If ExxonMobil Smart Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and ExxonMobil Smart Card will pay our fees and costs......

Costco Anywhere Visa Card

Creditors like Costco Anywhere Visa Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Costco Anywhere Visa Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Costco Anywhere Visa Card will pay our fe......

AT&T Access Credit Card

Creditors like AT&T Access Credit Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If AT&T Access Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and AT&T Access Credit Card will pay ......

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite™ Mastercard®

Creditors like Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite™ Mastercard® cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite™ Mastercard® violated the law, ......

Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®

Creditors like Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite™ Mastercard® cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite™ Mastercard® violated the law, you may be e......

American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Card

Creditors like American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and American Ai......

Slip and Fall Accidents

One of the most universal or commonly known premises liability accidents is a slip-and-fall accident, in which a slick or wet surface causes an unsuspecting person to lose their traction and fall to the ground. These can be minor injuries, or they can cause very serious injury, depending on the situation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall......

Trespassers

For a property owner, there are three types of people to legally think of entering your property. One, invitees are intentionally supposed to be on the property and are owed a duty of ordinary care. A licensee is legally permitted on the property and its owner must simply not display willful and wanton conduct and protect the licensee from potential danger. The ......

Tree Accidents

Not too widely known, but tree accidents are somewhat more common than you may expect. According to the Tree Care Industry Association, there were a reported 153 tree-care occupational related incidents in 2016 where 92 of them were fatal. If you or a loved one has been injured or died in a tree accident, you may consider filing a premises liability lawsuit.......

Stairway Falls

According to the National Safety Council, stairway falls are the cause of one million injuries every year, and the leading cause of death in senior citizens. Stairways may not seem hazardous, but one misstep and a fall down one can end very seriously in injuries. Premises liability laws give you the right to sue the property owner where the fall occurred to reco......

Space Heater Fires

Many people use space heaters without a second thought to provide us with some extra warmth at any point of the year, especially during the winter. These may seem harmless, and while most of the time they are, they can pose a great danger to users since it can be the trigger to start a fire. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, they estimate that......

Space Heater Fires

Many people use space heaters without a second thought to provide us with some extra warmth at any point of the year, especially during the winter. These may seem harmless, and while most of the time they are, they can pose a great danger to users since it can be the trigger to start a fire. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, they estimate that......

Shopping Mall Accidents

Shopping malls provide many types of activities, whether it be shopping at your favorite stores, eating at a new restaurant, or allowing your kids to play in a common area mall playground. However, sometimes things can go wrong and you or a loved one can get injured in a mall while enjoying your day. Premises liability laws are meant to protect you and direct yo......

Students Injured on College Campuses in Illinois

Going to college can be an enriching, fun, and new experience for adolescents. They are being exposed to the world in a much different context than they have been raised in and they’re on their own, also. That being said, the university owes all students and faculty a duty of care to keep them safe on campus. They should be taking every measure possible to care ......

Inadequate Security

All property owners owe a duty of care through reasonable measures to all who enter their property. In most cases, this means providing people with sufficient security personnel and security measures. However, when a crime or violent act occurs on this property, there could be a case for negligent security due to premises liability laws. Premises liability laws ......

Inadequate Maintenance of Property

All property owners owe a duty of care and safety through reasonable measures to any and all of their visitors, consumers, residents, etc. This includes conducting regular and periodic safety inspections and quality checks on any necessary aspect of the property. If you are injured in an accident due to inadequate maintenance of the property, you may be entitled......

Casino Accidents

Casinos are a fun place for adults to pass some time. Whether you are taking your chances at gambling or not, the ambience is celebratory, there are drinks all around, and most would expect to have a normal and fun night out. But, there are some possible dangers and risks that go along with being in a casino that could cause you injury. If you or a loved one has......

Home and Fire Explosion

One of the most tragic things that can happen in a person’s adult life is losing their home. Even more traumatic is losing your home in a fire or explosion. These are caused by gas, gasoline, defective smoke detectors, furnaces, home appliances, and more. Fires or explosions caused by this can cause burn injuries, concussions from the blow, bruises, cuts, scrape......

Gym Accidents

Exercise-related accidents are very easy to occur when you think of its premise: many people in a large, crowded room handling heavy weights and working their bodies in different ways. One statistic shows 459,978 people were injured from gym equipment in 2012 across the United States. Nonetheless, it is the job of the gym owner to ensure the safety of its users ......

Garage Door Accidents

The U.S. Product Consumer Safety Commission reports that 20,000 people are hurt in garage door-related accidents every year. Garage doors may seem totally harmless, but when they are improperly built or maintained, they can pose a great risk to those who use them. Sometimes, garage doors collapse on people as they as walking below them, causing several types of ......

Fire and Smoke Alarm Failure

People rely on fire and smoke alarm detectors to keep us safe in the event of an emergency. That is the literal purpose of these mechanisms. When the duty to its users is breached, failing to detect a fire or smoke, and it causes you or a loved one injury, then you may consider filing a premises liability lawsuit. ...

Falling Merchandise

Despite some people’s first instinct of falling merchandise being clothing from a top shelf, falling merchandise can be heavyweight objects causing serious injury to consumers and bystanders alike. It is the duty of the store and its property owner to ensure the safety of its consumers and prevent this type of accident from occurring. If you or a loved one has b......

Escalator Accidents

Escalators help consumers and residents everywhere move more efficiently up and down floors in a building. Yet, they pose a notable risk to its users. The National Library of Medicine has reported that over 10,000 accidents occur each year involving escalators seriously injuring someone. The frightening part is that they are often unforeseeable accidents that ha......

Elevator Accidents

Almost every building with multiple levels has an elevator that its consumers or residents can use to travel up and down. What we normally do not think of is the risk that they pose to us. Elevators can seriously malfunction if they are not properly maintained. According to the CDC, about 30 people are killed and 17,000 are seriously injured from elevator accide......

Dram Shop Liability

Being out at a bar or anywhere around intoxicated people can put you in an unpredictable situation. Intoxicated people can behave in reckless ways at times and possibly assault a person or damage their property. Or, perhaps you are driving home from work one day, not intending to be around any intoxicated people, and a drunk driver strikes your car from behind. ......

Deck and Porch Collapses

Deck and porch collapses are most common in residential buildings. Some decks or porches are built with weak foundations or flaws which cause them to cave in and collapse on itself. And when residents are on that property, they have the right to sue the property owner, and possibly the deck or porch manufacturer. ...

Deck and Porch Collapses

Deck and porch collapses are most common in residential buildings. Some decks or porches are built with weak foundations or flaws which cause them to cave in and collapse on itself. And when residents are on that property, they have the right to sue the property owner, and possibly the deck or porch manufacturer. ...

Plate Glass Injury

What is a plate glass injury? A plate glass injury, or a non-tempered glass injury, can be incredibly severe and inflict major wounds on the victim. Safety glass, on the other hand, is glass that has been tempered to make it stronger by using various treatments in the initial gl......

Peoria Child Injuries and Accidents

Peoria, located in north-central Illinois, is the state’s third-largest city outside the Chicago metro area and home to about 115,000 people with a metro population of nearly 374,000. About 27% of the population is between 25 and 44 years of age, and hospitals and medical centers are among the city’s largest employers. Peoria is home to many family-friendly acti......

Naperville Child Injuries and Accidents

About 28 miles west of Chicago is Naperville, home to about 147,000 people. Naperville is regularly ranked among the wealthiest cities in the Midwest and among the safest in the United States, and Edward Hospital is the city’s top employer with over 4,200 employees. The majority of the population is between 25 and 64 years of age. The Naperville area is home to ......

Joliet Child Injuries and Accidents

About 30 miles southwest of Chicago is Joliet, the fourth-largest city in Illinois with a population nearing 150,000 people. Joliet is known for its cultural and economic diversity and strong Roman Catholic roots, and is also home to Joliet Junior College, the country’s very first public community college. Nearly one-third of the population is between 25 and 44 ......

Evanston Child Injuries and Accidents

Just north of downtown Chicago is Evanston, home to about 75,000 people. Evanston is home to a number of schools, including Northwestern University, and its largest employers – in addition to academic institutions – are hospitals and other health care facilities. Nearly half of the population is between 18 and 44 years of age, making Evanston an area of young fa......

Elgin Child Injuries and Accidents

On the Fox River about 35 miles northwest of Chicago is the city of Elgin, home to about 110,000 people. Over one-third of the population is between 25 and 44 years old, and the area is also known for its historic, Victorian-era landmarks and architecture. 38% of Elgin households have children aged 18 and under and is one of the fastest-growing cities in Illinoi......

Buffalo Grove Child Injuries and Accidents

Buffalo Grove is a village in Cook and Lake counties within the northwest suburbs of Chicago. With a population of just over 40,000, Buffalo Grove offers its residents a suburban feel. Home to two major summer festivals, many restaurants, coffee shops, and parks, there are over 11,000 families utilizing the numerous, top-rated public and private schools that Buf......

Aurora Child Injuries and Accidents

Aurora, which is just outside the Chicago metro area, is Illinois’s second-largest city and home to about 200,000 people. Known to some as the “City of Lights,” Aurora also extends into four different counties – DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will – and over one-third of the population is between 25 and 44 years old, with many young families using the over 40 public......

Prosper Loans

Creditors like Prosper cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Prosper violated the law, you may be entitled to money damage......

SunUp Financial LLC/Balance Credit

Creditors like SunUp Financial, LLC cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If SunUp Financial, LLC ......

Negligent Road Design - Pedestrian Accidents & Injuries

The driver of a vehicle is typically found liable for a traffic accident involving a pedestrian. But when a road is so poorly designed, constructed, or maintained that it actually contributes to the accident, the entity or entities responsible for the road may be partially or even fully liable for the accident. ...

Construction - Pedestrian Accidents & Injuries

Construction zones typically have reduced speed-limits and plenty of signage to indicate the work being done and the need for drivers to move cautiously through the area. However, accidents in these work-zones can still occur, and when such an accident involves a pedestrian, the damage can be quite serious. ......

Road Hazards - Pedestrian Accidents & Injuries

Road hazards can vary greatly, from gravel and potholes to debris and construction zone equipment. Although drivers are legally responsible for driving with caution when such roads are present, there are some cases in which a public entity or construction company may share liability for the accident. For ......

Sun Glare - Pedestrian Accidents & Injuries

An occasional contributing factor in traffic accidents involving pedestrians - particularly at certain times of day and especially in certain sunny regions of the country - is the glare of the sun. However, this is not an excuse for an accident, especially one involving a pedestrian, due to the legal duty of care drivers owe to everyone else on the road. ...

Wrong-Way Pedestrian Accidents

Wrong-way accidents typically occur when a driver is moving the wrong way on a one-way street or highway exit ramp and can be devastating, especially when a pedestrian is involved. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident as a pedestrian, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. ...

Potholes -Pedestrian Accidents & injuries

Potholes can be very inconvenient and even result in damage to our vehicles, but when driving through or around them results in a traffic accident, especially one involving a pedestrian, that driver must be held accountable for the damages, which may include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. ...

Blind Spots and Pedestrian Accidents -Pedestrian Accidents & injuries

Blind-spots in vehicles, particularly in trucks and SUVs, can sometimes contribute to traffic accidents involving pedestrians. This is especially common in back-over and parking lot accidents in which both space and visibility can be limited while both vehicles and pedestrians are moving about in close proximity. ...

Mechanical Problems -Pedestrian Accidents & injuries

When a traffic accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian occurs, it is most common for the driver of the vehicle to be found at-fault for the accident and liable for the damages. However, there are some situations in which liability may not fall entirely on the driver due to mechanical problems in the vehicle, or it may still apply despite such problems.......

Hands-Free Technology and Distracted Driving -Pedestrian Accidents & injuries

While hands-free technology within vehicles may seem more convenient than using a cell phone or other device, it can also offer distractions of its own, resulting in needless accidents on the road. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to a distracted driver, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. ...

Teen Drivers - Pedestrian Accidents & injuries

Teenage drivers are almost invariably the least-experienced drivers on the road, and unfortunately this lack of experience sometimes results in traffic accidents, including with pedestrians, which is especially common in residential and school-zone areas. In many cases, teenage drivers are more prone than......

Reckless Driving -Pedestrian Accidents & injuries

While reckless driving is commonly associated with “aggressive driving,” some driving behaviors need not be aggressive in order to be reckless. Common forms of reckless driving include: speeding, whether in urban or rural areas; abrupt lane-changes and weaving in and out of traffic; straying out of the la......

Dangerous and Defective Roads -Pedestrian Accidents & injuries

When roads contain debris, potholes, or other obstructions, whether within or outside of construction zones, drivers may be directed or otherwise forced to drive abnormally in order to avoid them. In some cases, this altered driving - when not sufficiently cautious - can endanger pedestrians and bicyclists on the side of the road. ...

Driver Fatigue - Pedestrian Accidents & Injuries

The importance of sleep cannot be underestimated, and neither can the negative effects that too little sleep can have on a person’s ability to drive. Driver fatigue is especially problematic in the trucking industry, in which many truck drivers work exhausting and highly-demanding schedules with insufficient rest-time, though efforts are being made to address th......

Speeding - Pedestrian Accidents & Injuries

Speeding seems all too common on our roads, especially outside of urban areas. But when drivers’ speeding is so excessive that it endangers innocent pedestrians and bicyclists, devastating accidents can occur. If you or a loved one has been injured by a driver who was speeding, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. ...

Aggressive Driving

“Road rage” is an ongoing problem on our roads and occurs when a driver loses control of his/her emotions, and even without outright anger, aggressive driving behaviors can result in a needless accident and injuries for which the driver is typically found liable. If you’ve been injured in an accident due to the negligence of an aggressive driver, contact our off......

Drugged Driving - Pedestrian Accidents & Injuries

We have long been struggling with the problem of drunk driving in our nation, and unfortunately we have also seen an increase in drivers under the influence of other drugs, whether they are prescribed or illegal. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident due to a drugged driver, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possibl......

Cell Phones - Pedestrian Accidents & Injuries

Cell phones have become all but the focal point of the debate about distracted driving, as well as distracted pedestrians. They are arguably the most common way for drivers and pedestrians to become distracted in and near our roadways and cause needless accidents that can result in serious injuries and even death. ...

Distracted Drivers

Unfortunately, traffic accidents caused by distracted driving are on the rise, and these accidents can sometimes involve pedestrians and result in serious injuries or even death. And while distracted driving is receiving most of the attention, there is also a troubling rise in distracted pedestrians, and cell phones are the primary culprit. If you or a loved one......

How Many Pedestrian Deaths Occurred in 2018?

For the past few years, the annual number of pedestrians killed by vehicles hovers around 6,000: in 2016 and 2017, there were just under 6,000 pedestrian fatalities in each year. Unfortunately, in 2018, this rate increased to 6,227 and marked a 28-year high in pedestrian fatalities, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. ...

How Many Pedestrians are Killed by Cars Each Year?

For the past few years, the annual number of pedestrians killed by vehicles hovers around 6,000: there were just under 6,000 fatalities in 2016 and 2017, respectively, while about 6,227 lost their lives in 2018, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. If you or a loved one was the victim of......