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March 2014 Archives

Child dead after Illinois car accident

When someone gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, he or she must have patience and stay attentive while driving. If an individual loses focus while driving, a car accident could be the result. A recent car accident in Illinois has left one dead and others injured.

Fitbit wristbands deemed dangerous product and recalled

When a manufacturer offers a product for sale to the consumer market, said manufacturer has a responsibility to ensure that the product is reasonably safe and without defects. Illinois residents may have noticed multiple recalls lately, most of which were defective vehicles and tainted food products not fit for human consumption. An unusual, dangerous product recall of a fitness wristband was announced recently.

Wrong way driver in Illinois may face lawsuit after car accident

Driving on Illinois roads is a privilege that should not be taken for granted. Motorists may want to pay more attention to traffic signs, and thereby have a better chance of reaching their destination safely. The frequency of car accidents caused by drivers heading the wrong way emphasizes the need for road users to be more observant. A car accident demonstrating this failure happened on a recent Thursday morning and resulted in injuries that could have been fatal.

GM shielded from legal claims through bankruptcy filing?

While General Motors has been in the process of recalling 1.6 million cars concerning its ignition system, GM may still attempt to gain post-bankruptcy immunity from legal claims.  When GM filed for bankruptcy restructuring in 2009, it was granted this immunity for products liability and wrongful death lawsuits that would arise from claims that occurred prior to July 10, 2009.

Illinois parents warned about chest being a dangerous product

Most children have inquiring minds and are constantly probing and nosing around. They always seem to be fascinated with trunks and storage chests and love to climb into them. Parents in Illinois may want to read about a warning re-issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) about the threat posed by this dangerous product.

Illinois car accident kills woman yards from where twin died

Every person deserves to drive their vehicle without worrying about getting in a car accident. Unfortunately, one family experienced a deja vu moment 18 years after a fatal accident claimed the life of one of their twin daughters. Another Illinois car accident killed the second of their daughters just yards away from the earlier collision, and left another person injured during this heart-wrenching event.

Illinois man killed in car accident while walking in parking lot

An 85-year-old Illinois man was killed recently while walking in a parking lot. Police are investigating the fatal car accident that occurred last month. They say the man was struck by a car but have not released many other details of the incident.

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