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June 2013 Archives

Spinal cord injuries: life-changing and expensive

When a person suffers from a spinal cord injury, it can change their entire life. From how to get out of bed in the morning, to how to eat, depending on the severity of the injury, these everyday tasks that most give no thought to can suddenly become chores. 

Police blame drunk driver for Illinois motorcycle fatality

Visibility problems are not uncommon for nighttime drivers. Some Cook County car and truck drivers complain motorcycles are hard to see any time of day. Motorists frequently forget about or refuse to pay attention to vehicles with anything less than four wheels.

Defendant wants out-of-state court to hear liability case

The widow of an Illinois state trooper has filed a civil lawsuit against an out-of-state truck driver and the company that hired him. The wrongful death lawsuit claims Dot Foods was aware the employee had medical problems at the time the driver caused a fatal trucking accident.

Illinois bike lane ban questioned after cyclist's death

A Chicago proposal to add bicycle lanes to Clybourn Avenue in Old Town was thwarted by state transportation officials. The Illinois Department of Transportation oversees a section of the neighborhood street where a bicyclist died after being struck by a car.

Police: Illinois teen's death was not victim's fault

Liability in a Cook County civil court depends upon whether a defendant is negligent. Victims of negligence are harmed by someone's wrongdoing. Negligent drivers may cause injuries or deaths intentionally or through omission of reasonable care. What's the legal yardstick for "reasonable?"

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