Texting While Walking

 Much is made of the distraction that texting poses while users are driving, but now there is increasing concern with those who text while walking. Pedestrians have always posed a special risk in traffic situations but the addition of the distraction of a cell phone increases the risk of a pedestrian being involved in an…

Warning Signs in Slip and Fall Accidents

 Those who are familiar with wet and icy weather know to tread carefully when entering into establishments.  As a result of increasing litigation, many establishments are posting warning signs alerting customers of potential places for injury in parking lots, open fields, and around business establishments. Warning signs have been helpful in reducing the liability businesses…

Drunk Driver Kills Toddler in Fatal Car Crash on Chicago’s South Side

 According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, a 27-year-old man was arrested and charged in the death of a two-year old girl who was walking with her great-grandmother to a daycare center when she was killed. The driver ran through a stop sign and although the great-grandmother tried to protect the toddler, she “sprung”…

Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck By Cyclist in Arlington Heights

 Chicago is a busy, beautiful city. Many people who enjoy cycling and walking the streets, must be aware that they are often sharing the road with drivers and other cyclists, and vice versa. Accidents involving cyclists occur too often and have the potential to result in serious injuries and even death. A pedestrian or cyclist…

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settled in Alleged Highland Park “Huffing” Death

 The Chicago Tribune reports that a civil lawsuit brought against a teen driver in a “huffing” death car accident has been settled recently for an undisclosed amount. According to reports, the teenager had been driving in Highland Park when she lost control of her car and crossed over several lanes of traffic along Central Avenue…