Private Facebook Data To Be Examined in a Slip-and-Fall Case

 A recent court order by a judge in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, may have personal injury claimants thinking twice about the privacy of the data that they post to Facebook. While this case is currently being litigated in another jurisdiction, it is only a matter of time before courts in Chicago and elsewhere in the country…

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Three Dogs Attack a Woman and Her Dog in a Chicago Neighborhood

 In the Calumet Heights neighborhood of Chicago, a woman was critically injured when she was out walking with her dog and three other dogs attacked them, also killing her dog. A victim of a single dog attack can experience serious injuries, both of an emotional and physical nature. And a person who is attacked and…

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Illinois Supreme Court Dismisses Personal Injury Lawsuit on Statute of Limitations Grounds

 There are many intricate procedural rules and steps to follow when initiating a personal injury lawsuit. Making a mistake and/or failing to file the requisite papers within the established time frame can result in the preclusion of a claim for recovery. In a recent case, the plaintiff was ultimately precluded from bringing an action for…

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Personal Injury Expert Witnesses

 Expert witnesses can offer specialized testimony and provide a deeper knowledge of issues that appear in a trial. They are generally needed to assist a jury or judge in establishing facts that are too complex or convoluted to be sorted out on their own. They are especially necessary in cases such as medical malpractice and…

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Video Evidence in Personal Injury Cases

 Recently, video cameras have been installed in several traffic intersections and near major parks and schools in the Chicago area. In stores, security cameras are as commonplace as employees. Additionally, many residences are increasingly promoting the value of cameras for the safety of their residents. While this may seem unsettling from a 1984-esque perspective, it…

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