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January 2014 Archives

2 mothers dead after drunk driver rear-ended their vehicle

Losing a parent at a young age is a tragedy under any circumstances. Sadly, an early morning accident left two Illinois families without their mothers. A drunk driver and a stalled vehicle were reportedly the two main components in the deadly Interstate wreck.

Illinois car accident claims the life of mother and young son

When a loved one is lost unexpectedly, unanswered questions surrounding the tragedy can be difficult for the family to bear. An investigation is ongoing following a recent car accident in Illinois that has claimed the life of a mother and her young son. Depending on the details discovered in this case, the driver could be facing a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court.

Do electronic medical records increase the risk of injury?

A recent article highlights an unintended consequence of digital medical records: an explosion of administrative work. Rather than streamlining the intake process of documenting patient histories and current symptoms, it seems that electronic records create more work for doctors.

Federal agency gathers driver safety data at voluntary stops

With the high velocities on Illinois highways, some element of risk may be unavailable in motor vehicle travel. When a car accident is the result of negligent drinking and driving, however, the tragedy may seem unforgivable.

Unlocked guns at home may give rise to premises liability suits

Readers of this personal injury law blog know that a property owner bears certain responsibilities to invited guests. In the commercial setting, injuries that are alleged to occur because of a hazardous on-site condition may give rise to a premises liability suit.

Slick roads cause car accidents in Illinois, Indiana

Two similar crashes occurred on New Year's Day, one in Illinois and another in LaPorte County, Indiana. In one accident close to Peoria, a southbound vehicle on Ill. 394 crashed through a highway barrier after the driver lost control. The vehicle then hit a pickup truck traveling northbound, flipped over and caught on fire. Despite the apparent severity of this car accident, the only injuries sustained were minor ones.

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