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August 2018 Archives

Signs of abuse or neglect in a nursing home facility

Nursing home facilities are supposed to be places where loved ones with health care needs can get the attention and treatment they need. We also expect them to be places where our loved ones are treated with dignity and compassion.

Determining if distraction contributed to a car accident

Did you know that hundreds of thousands of drivers have been injured in accidents involved a distracted driver? In just one year, according to the most recent reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 391,000 people were injured in a crash with a distracted driver; nearly 3,500 people were killed.

Who is liable when a dog bites someone in Illinois?

If you or a loved one ever suffers a serious injury due to a dog bite or attack, you may wonder who, if anyone, may be legally responsible for your injuries. In some states, the law says the owner of the dog may be liable, but only if they already knew the dog had a propensity for violence. Since the dog essentially gets one free bite/attack before the owner knows it is actually dangerous, this particular legal principle is known as the "one-bite rule."

What happens during probate?

After a loved one passes away, family members and friends can be dealing with considerable grief. Having to settle the person's affairs often makes this difficult situation even more upsetting, and many people don't know what to do.

Can I file a lawsuit after a dog bites me?

Whether you love or dislike dogs, you likely encounter other people's dogs on a regular basis. You might wake up to your neighbor's dog barking in the morning; you probably see many dogs when you are out running errands; your friends or family members could have a dog you see all the time. 


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