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October 2011 Archives

Study: malpractice suit caps only benefit insurance companies

A new study published by the New England Journal of Medicine has revealed that placing caps on the amount that an injured person can be awarded in a medical malpractice lawsuit only really hurts one party -- the patient.

Serious crash leaves one dead, three injured

Three people are injured and another is dead following a three-car accident on an expressway in Chicago. A trooper with the Illinois State Police's Chicago department said the fatal accident occurred as one driver attempted to move into a different lane. At the same time, another car tried to move into the same lane, causing the vehicles to strike each other's sides. The trooper said both lane changes were conducted improperly.

Welcome to our Chicago, Illinois, personal injury law blog

When you have suffered an injury because of someone else's wrongful conduct, an experienced lawyer with a record of success can be of great assistance and can help you look out for your rights. The legal process in Illinois can be confusing and intimidating, particularly when you are trying to get full and fair compensation for a personal injury. You want an attorney who understands the law and the process, someone who has successfully represented others in similar situations, and who can help you evaluate your options and make the right decisions.

NTSB Calls for Cell Phone Ban

In March of 2010, Kenneth Laymon was driving an 18-wheeler southbound on Interstate 65 near Munford, Kentucky. The truck crossed the median, entering into the northbound lanes of traffic, where it collided with a passenger van. The resulting accident killed 11 people, and led to an extensive investigation to determine why the collision occurred. The recently released report shows that distracted driving remains a serious concern.

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