Basic Rules of Chicago Roads

 In most states, the basic rules of the road are fairly similar. So much so that many people are unaware of the nuances of each state. It is important to familiarize oneself with the local traffic rules whenever traveling in or moving to a new state. Below are some of the most helpful rules to…

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Chicago Mayor Seeks Increase in Fines to Bicyclists and Motorists Who Fail to Heed Traffic Safety Laws

 Cyclists and motorists in Chicago may have to take more care while they are riding around the city or else face steeper fines for safety violations. According to a recent news article, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seeking to raise fines for cyclists who disobey traffic laws and for drivers and passengers who “door” a cyclist,…

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Public Nuisance Law

 The concept of a nuisance dates back to the earliest formation of American tort law. Under common law, a public nuisance is an unreasonable interference with a right common to the general public. A public nuisance is distinguished from a private nuisance, which affects only a small number of people. Notice that the definition is…

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Airline Passenger Liability

 With the decrease in costs to fly, more Americans are using the skies as a convenient way of transportation. Airline travel has increased in the past ten years, according to a report by the Federal Aviation Administration or FAA. As expected, the increase in travel and passengers has increased the liability airlines may face in…

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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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