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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.

Can hospitals be held liable in a medical malpractice lawsuit?

Flu season may be on the downswing in Illinois, but every day people across the state can still come down with a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. Sometimes rest at home and a bowl of chicken soup is all that is needed for a sick person to regain their health. However, other times a person becomes severely ill, necessitating a hospital stay.

Personal injury attorneys can assist with car crash claims

Car accidents can happen in a split-second. One moment a person in Illinois is stopped at a red light, or is safely driving on the freeway when suddenly they have been struck by another driver. When this happens, victims may be injured or could even lose their life.

Metro-east area saw over 180 car crashes in January

Winter weather in Illinois may make driving hazardous, but even in the best of weather conditions auto accidents can happen. Oftentimes these accidents are due to driver error. In fact, some parts of the state have seen a troubling number of crashes since the beginning of January.

Don't wait too long to file a medical malpractice claim

Flu season is peaking in Illinois. People are hearing reports of overcrowded emergency rooms, people suffering from complications such as pneumonia and even of people dying from the flu. Unfortunately, when it comes to any injury or illness, a doctor may misdiagnose it or believe it is not too serious, leading to a worsened condition. Or, a doctor can make a mistake during the scope of treatment that causes a person to suffer further complications. When this happens, patients may want to learn more about pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, they should not wait too long to do so.

Three injured in auto accident near area middle school

For any parents in Belleville who have to drive their children to and from school, the drop-off and pick-up time can be a real hassle, with many drivers trying to either enter or exit the school parking lot, and other drivers simply trying to drive through school zones and onto their destinations. Especially since children are present at schools, it is very important that all drivers in school zones drive with due care. The failure to do so could cause an auto accident.

Many women face preventable childbirth complications

With the advances in modern medicine, most pregnant women in Illinois expect that their labor and delivery process will result in a healthy baby being born, with little to no issues. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 50,000 women annually will suffer serious or even near-fatal complications from childbirth. In fact, of the industrialized nations worldwide, the United States is the country with the highest maternal mortality rate.

Can a person in Illinois sue for a wintertime slip-and-fall?

Winter weather is coming to Illinois. This means the inevitable ice storms and even snow storms. While different areas of the state experience different types of winter weather, what everyone can agree on is that simply put, it is a hassle. It makes driving difficult but even more important it leaves even basic activities such as taking a walk difficult.

Truck crash claims the lives of 4, injures 10 more

Although winter weather is upon us, construction activities are still going on around Illinois, including projects on the interstate. While some people may get frustrated with the seemingly never-ending roadwork they encounter every day, it is important that motorists drive safely in construction zones. The failure to do so could lead to a catastrophic event, as one recent crash shows.

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