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Kia to Recall Thousands of Vehicles After Reports of Engine Fires

Vehicles go through multiple safety tests and crash simulations to make sure that they are safe for consumers to drive. The scary thing is, your vehicle could be a danger to you, not by failing to protect you from impacts in a collision, but because of the internal components in the vehicle itself. Recently, Kia Motors has issued recalls for around 68,000 motor vehicles because of reports that hundreds of those vehicles have caught fire. Company Voluntarily Recalls Vehicles for Inspection Despite Government Shutdown Kia Motors issued a recall plan …
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Common Types of Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

It is no secret that Chicago is one of the most congested cities and metro areas in the country, with an estimated 111 hours in added travel time for the average driver each year due to traffic. With millions of vehicles traversing our roadways each day, car crashes and truck accidentsoccur often. While some of these collisions can be classified as minor fender-benders, others involve impacts that result in serious injuries to vehicle occupants. If you were injured in an auto accident, after you seek medical attention, contact an experienced …
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Primary Causes of Illinois Truck Accidents

Collisions between commercial trucks and other vehicles often have tragic results. The most recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) data from 2016 found that 4,564 people died that year in a total of 4,079 collisions involving large trucks and buses. Commercial motor vehicle accidents accounted for 12 percent of all traffic fatalities. Illinois ranked among the 10 states with the highest average number of fatal truck crashes from 2014 to 2016. With interstates that wrap around the Chicago area and thousands of tractor-trailer trucks navigating them every day, danger …
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Defective Products May Cause Electrical Burns

Our world practically revolves around electricity. It lights our homes, powers our tablets and computers, and even runs the stoplights that help us travel safely from one place to the next. Unfortunately, this powerful tool is also extremely dangerous. Even minimal contact can lead to burn injuries. In severe cases, those injuries can cause death. There are some important things you should about electrical burns caused by defective products, including how to determine if you may be owed compensation. Causes of Electrical Burns Electrical burns can be caused in many …
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Illinois Supreme Court Allows Woman to Sue City Over Dangerous Sidewalk

It is notoriously difficult to pursue a civil case against a government entity at any level. The concept of “sovereign immunity” dates back many centuries, and the idea has been codified in several Illinois statutes. In short, lawsuits against the government are handled under a different set of rules than lawsuits against private individuals, companies, or other entities. Sometimes, unfortunately, the principle is applied too liberally, and injured victims are denied their chance to seek justice. Earlier this month, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that a woman whose case was …
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Signs Your Loved One Might Be Being Abused or Neglected in a Nursing Home

As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, more and more people are requiring the around-the-clock care afforded by a nursing home. Physical disabilities, as well as cognitive disabilities such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, make it hard for many elderly individuals to do the daily tasks of living. Family members who place their relatives in the hands of a nursing home expect that he or she will be treated fairly, kindly, and consistently. Tragically, this is not always the case. Read on to learn signs that your loved one …
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First Lawsuit Filed in Deadly Airline Accident

Earlier this month, a 43-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries when a mid-air, catastrophic engine failure caused damage to the passenger cabin of an airplane headed from New York to Dallas. The death was the first accident-related fatality on an American-based airline flight in more than nine years—the longest such stretch in American aviation history. Another passenger on the same flight has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the airline and several other co-defendants seeking damages for physical and mental injuries. A Scary Situation The accident occurred during a Southwest …
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