It was just about a year ago when we wrote about how distracted driving has become an epidemic in Illinois. Statistics at the time indicated that of fatal accidents involving individuals under the age of 20, 10 percent were reported to have been distracted at the time of a crash.
A check of the headlines of a normal newspaper in Illinois won't reveal a lot of stories about wrongful death lawsuits against nursing homes. Such is not the case if you look at specialty news sources such as the CookCountyRecord.com.
What's the first thing you think of when you hear nursing home? For a lot of people in Illinois, the first image may be one of institutionalization. Homes are places people go when there is nowhere else for them.
There is no way to know for sure what a legal action over a personal injury claim in Illinois is going to cost. Every case is different. The circumstances in each are unique. What you can be certain of is that under the contingency fee structure used by personal injury attorneys there is no cost to you until the case has been successfully completed.
Readers of our blog know well that we pay special attention to the issue of care delivered in nursing and specialty care facilities in Illinois. Because of the nature of the health care industry these days, the scope of that attention often requires an understanding of the law that goes beyond the boundaries of just one state.
Dog bites are nothing to laugh at. Attorney Richard Rosenberg of Rosenberg, Eisenberg & Associates, LLC has handled hundreds of dog bite lawsuits over his forty years as an attorney. While the below scenario is fictitious, it highlights many of the issues that are presented in dog bite lawsuits: