Texting While Driving in Illinois Increases the Likelihood of a Distracted Driving Accident

 Distracted driving is becoming an all too common phrase these days. People frequently drive while texting and talking on a cell phone — often without a concern for their own safety or for others. According to the Illinois Tollway, these cell phone distractions were found to be the primary or secondary cause of more than…

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Pedestrian Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver Near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

 A suburban Chicago woman was recently charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) in connection with a fatal pedestrian crash near O’Hare Airport. According to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli, a 49-year-old man, was walking along North Mannheim Road near a disabled vehicle around 1:30 am when he was struck…

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Family Brings Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Patient Death After Hernia Surgery

 The prospect of undergoing surgery is fraught with many anxiety-provoking concerns — from the hospital stay to the length of recovery — patients and their families worry. The greatest concern is the patient’s well-being and speedy recovery. When this doesn’t happen, and in a tragic situation, when the patient dies after being under the care…

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Chicago Mom Sues Furniture Maker for Toddler’s Death

 When a child dies in his or her own bedroom, as a result of a preventable incident, the words “unthinkable tragedy” come to mind. In February 2011, a two-year boy from suburban Chicago was killed when the dresser in his bedroom tipped over and trapped him between the furniture and the floor, causing him to…

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Motorcycle Accidents In Illinois Increased in 2012, Older Riders Suffer Most Serious Injuries

 In 2012, fatalities on Illinois roads increased by four percent over the previous year. Statistics involving motorcycle accidents present the most concerning data. According to a Chicago Tribune article, the crash data suggests that the largest increase in traffic deaths during the first half of 2012 has been among motorcyclists. Fatalities resulting from motorcycle crashes…

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