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March 2013 Archives

Property owners may have a duty to ensure guest safety

Illinois readers likely know that property owners might be liable, under certain circumstances, for any injuries their guests receive on their property. The legal concept for this rule is called premises liability. Under state law, a property owner must take reasonable precautions to make property safe for invited guests and to remove any dangerous conditions. Any breach of that duty might be seen as negligence in the eyes of a jury.

Illinois pedestrian killed by Metra train

Illinois residents that rely on mass transit for work commuting may do so for a variety of reasons. Some of the more commonly cited reasons include reducing monthly gasoline expenses, avoiding parking fees, staying away from the stress of commuter traffic, and promoting environmentally friendly practices.

Alcohol at play in Peoria crash

Illinois drivers know that night driving often requires more concentration, due to the limited visibility, as well as potential distraction from bright lights, congestion caused by people traveling to social obligations, and even driver fatigue. However, that standard of care is rendered useless when late night revelers make the decision to drink and drive.

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