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Who Is Liable in a Multi-Vehicle Crash?

Multi Vehicle accident

Who Is Liable in a Multi-Vehicle Crash?Vehicle collisions typically involve just two vehicles. Sometimes, though, three or more cars or trucks are involved. This is known as a multi-vehicle accident. In some cases, auto accidents are minor. In other cases, vehicle collisions can cause very severe injuries or fatalities, such as those that occur in […]

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What are Punitive Damages and Why do We Need Them?

punitive damages

Punitive damages are needed in our society to punish and discourage dangerous conduct that endangers us. Extremely hazardous and outrageously reckless behavior can lead to severe injury and death. Illinois (and US) civil law provides a means to prevent others from acting in a way that puts people at unnecessary risk of harm. The Illinois […]

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Car Accidents and Neurological Issues

car accidents and neurological issues

Most injuries suffered in a car accident are immediately apparent. For example, a broken bone or a severe neck or spine injury causes substantial pain and limitation of movement. An open bleeding wound or a substantial joint derangement are other types of injuries that are immediately known to the victim. Neurological injuries may also be […]

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What is the Cost of a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle Accident

In the U.S. in 2013, the most recent year for which there are statistics, 4,688 motorcyclists were killed and nearly 90,000 injured. In Illinois, there were 136 fatal motorcycle accidents. The most common cause of fatal accidents involving a motorcycle and another vehicle is a vehicle turning left and not noticing a motorcycle. The vehicle […]

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Rising Insurance Rates and Distracted Driving

Higher Insurance Rates Because of Distracted Driving

Gas prices are down. The economy is growing. These factors and others encourage more people to take to the roads for cross-country or cross-town trips. The increased number of vehicles on the roadways leads to increased accidents. The more accidents there are, the greater the increases in vehicle insurance premiums. What has happened? For many […]

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Traumatic Birth Injuries

Brith Injuries

There are no words that can adequately describe the grief experienced by parents who discover their newborn baby was injured during the birthing process. They eagerly anticipated the birth of their new baby, normal at all stages of development with no expectations of anything other than giving birth to a normal child. Then, something goes […]

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