Drugs and Driving

 In America, drinking and driving has been a major problem. The links are clear: the more drinking that is done by an individual, the greater the chance they will be unequipped to handle a vehicle in a safe manner. As a result of this knowledge, laws have been in place that specifically target this type…

Buzzed Driving

 Several years ago the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois police have partnered to raise awareness about buzzed driving. The goal was to reduce the instances of injuries and fatalities associated with driving while slightly impaired with alcohol. What distinguishes buzzed driving from drunk driving is the level of measurable alcohol impairment, with…

Energy Drinks and Personal Injury

 Energy drinks have quickly become a part of the American snacking lifestyle. As Americans work longer hours and try to fit in more activities within a day, such drinks are considered a life-saver among many. Makers of energy drinks have responded, adding more caffeine to the drinks and increasing the size of the product. Unfortunately,…

Physical Violence and Personal Injury

 Did someone beat you up? In previous times, a fight happened at school or the local hangout between young ruffians looking for easy entertainment. In more recent times, fights have escalated with more people deciding to use weapons resulting in more severe injuries to victims. Even when weapons aren’t used, with nutritional gains and improved…

Illinois Supreme Court Restricts Recovery in a Dramshop Act Case, Citing State Insurance Code

 Car accidents in and around Chicago are the cause of many serious injuries and even deaths. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there have been 902 traffic fatalities on all public roadways in the state this year to date. Because of the sheer number of accidents and casualties, most people pay for automobile insurance…