Helping a Sexual Assault Victim Recover
January 18, 2018
Sexual abuse is one of the most traumatic incidents a person can be forced to endure. It is not uncommon for survivors of sexual assault to suffer from low self-worth, feelings of guilt, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following an attack. It’s not an easy thing to overcome on your own.
If you have a read more
What Makes Distracted Driving Dangerous?
December 11, 2017
There are thousands of car accidents across Illinois every day. One of the most common culprits in the cause of these collisions is distracted driving. This occurs when a driver is distracted by something that takes his o [...] read more
Who’s liable in a construction accident?
November 12, 2016
Construction work sites are among the most dangerous places to work. As a result, accidents at construction sites are a fairly common occurrence. Although safety is always part of the equation on any job site, sometimes injuries and deaths happen.
An injury or death is always sure to raise legal issues as construction employees seek to protect their financial health until they can recover o [...] read more
Arguments to prove a product liability case
November 5, 2016
As a consumer, if you feel you are the victim of a product or service that caused you emotional, financial or physical harm, you may want to seek compensation through legal means.
A product liability lawyer has many possible legal arguments on which to base a case and help you recover damages.
Negligence – To recover damages using an argument of negligence, a plaintiff’s [...] read more
Railroad worker injuries and the Federal Employers Liability Act
October 29, 2016
Since 1908, when Congress passed the Federal Employers Liability Act, railroad workers have enjoyed protection in the form of legal recovery if they are injured on the job.
Almost all types of railroad jobs are covered, even those jobs that are not directly around trains. Claims by a railroad accident lawyer can be brought against any railroad employer or as a suit in state or federal courts. [...] read more
The 4 elements of proving fault in a wrongful death case
October 22, 2016
When a person dies due to another person’s wrongful or negligent acts, that sets the stage for a wrongful death claim to be filed. A wrongful death attorney will need to prove four main elements in a case to allow the family of the deceased to be able to collect damages.
Duty – To be found liable, a defendant must have owed the deceased a duty of due care. Due care will vary from case t [...] read more