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May 2013 Archives

Illinois van driver loses control, injures passengers

Illinois readers might know that commercial vehicle and mass transit operators are subject to additional regulations, compared to other motor vehicle drivers. Since such individuals are charged with the safe transport of large groups of passengers, they need special licensing and may also be subject to additional training or safety checks.

Unrestrained dog attacks Chicago boy playing at home

In a recent post, we discussed the potential financial recovery that dog bite victims may obtain against negligent dog owners. However, another recent dog attack may remind some Illinois readers about the extent to which dog owners are advised to safeguard the property in order to insulate themselves against premises liability lawsuits.

Car accident victim alleges dram shop liability

Illinois readers might not be surprised by news of a personal injury lawsuit brought by a motor vehicle accident victim against a drunk driver. However, readers may not have known that a club or other establishment may also face third party liability for a car crash caused by one of its drunk patrons.

Illinois church service leads to near trampling

Illinois readers likely know about the doctrine of separation of church and state. Thanks to the First Amendment, religious establishments are not subject to censorship from government officials. Yet that freedom of expression may not extend to crowd control.

Illinois patients suffer injuries due to misdiagnosis

Illinois readers may have read about medical negligence claims brought against health care professionals for alleged surgical errors. The injuries resulting from botched surgical procedures are often horrific, and hence, newsworthy. With the ever-increasing amount of new pharmaceuticals available on the market, media reports about patients suffering from adverse medical interactions or prescription errors also seem to be a growing presence.

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