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December 2019 Archives

Littering blamed for cyclist's death

Motorcyclists must deal with the fatal disadvantage of lacking protection in crashes with other vehicles. But, motorcycle accidents have other and sometimes, unusual, causes. For example, a personal injury lawsuit was recently filed for the death of an Illinois motorcyclist who crashed into lawn debris blown on a highway in Bureau County last May.

The responsibilities of a dog's owner after it bites in Illinois

Every state has its own laws and rules about liability and personal injury cases. Illinois has thorough laws intended to protect the public from negligence or wrongful acts by others that cause personal financial losses, injury or property damage. Dog bites absolutely fall under that umbrella.

Willowbrook plant leads to nearly 75 lawsuits

Injuries may be caused in the manufacture of products intended to protect Illinoisans. Almost 75 personal injury lawsuits were filed against Sterigenics over its closed ethylene oxide sterilization (EtO) plant in Willowbrook, Illinois. Plaintiffs claimed exposure to EtO from the plant, used to sterilize medical devices, caused them or their family members to suffer serious or terminal illnesses over 30 years.

Wage claim judgments elusive for some workers

Being properly paid is an important worker right. Accordingly, workers who are not paid their entitled wages may file a claim and seek enforcement with the Illinois Department of Labor. But, 75 percent of workers who won a wage claim under the state's employment law since 2018 have not received any money.

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