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April 2018 Archives

How prevalent are fatal distracted driving auto accidents?

When people in Belleville are behind the wheel of a car, their entire focus should be on the task of driving. However, distractions abound that could take a driver's attention off of the road. Our smartphones are a major source of distraction, but even eating in the car, tuning the radio, looking at the GPS, adjusting the heat or air conditioning or even talking to passengers can all take a driver's attention off of the road, and potentially cause a car accident.

Employment law and the filing of a complaint with OSHA

It can be very distressing to find out your employer has done something against the law, but many people in Illinois find themselves in such a situation, and report the illegal activity to the appropriate entities. However, a distressing situation is made even worse when these people face retaliation from their employers simply for doing the right thing and exercising their rights under the law.

Proposal addresses workplace discrimination in Illinois

There are many ways a person in Illinois could be discriminated against in the workplace. They could face discrimination based on their race, gender, religion, age or disability, among other protected categories. They could be passed up for a promotion, be paid less than those in a similar position, be harassed to the point that it creates a hostile working environment, be unduly penalized or could even be wrongfully terminated. It is an issue that lawmakers both on a federal and state level have taken steps to address.

When will a pet owner be responsible for dog bites?

Dogs may be "man's best friend," but they are animals and therefore have the propensity to bite. Unfortunately, a dog bite can lead to serious injuries for the victim. Therefore, when appropriate, the dog's owner may be held liable if their animal attacks.

Skull fractures: The impact that can change your life

In a motor vehicle accident, you're likely to end up with some kind of injury. One injury that could be particularly dangerous is a skull fracture. It's a common result of hitting your head on a window or the steering wheel. The force of the impact literally splits the bone in some cases, while in others it causes an indentation or thin crack along the skull.

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