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February 2015 Archives

Holding assisted-living facilities accountable for elder abuse


As in every state, when family members in Illinois can no longer take care of elderly relatives they often look for facilities, such as assisted-living arrangements and nursing homes, where their needs are met, especially those related to medical conditions. These facilities typically promise the best possible care for their residents, from medication to hygiene. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes live up to their promises. Some nursing homes are inadequately staffed or have employees who have not been trained properly. Too frequently, the result is nursing home neglect that puts elderly people's lives in danger. When profits become more important than resident safety, problems are inevitable.

Determining who can file a wrongful death lawsuit


When a person's death is caused by the actions or inactions of another person, a wrongful death action is possible for surviving family members and certain other people. In Illinois, such legal actions are allowed so that compensation and damages can be secured from the responsible parties. The amount of compensation must be fair and just to cover the losses incurred by those who file suit.

What are the most common causes of truck accidents?


Commercial vehicles such as tractor-trailers and delivery vans are much larger than passenger vehicles on Illinois roads and highways because they are designed to transport a wide variety of products from raw materials to finished goods. As a result, these vehicles are heavy and massive and capable of creating incredible damage in the event of a crash. A single error on a truck driver's part can have devastating results. Smaller vehicles such as cars cannot withstand the impact of large trucks, which is why car occupants are often badly injured or killed in truck accidents.

We represent Illinois drunk driving accident victims


Alcohol-related driving accidents are preventable because any driver who consumed few drinks has the choice not to get behind the wheel and operate that vehicle. Chicago, Illinois, has had its fair share of drunk driving accidents. Some of these accidents are single-vehicle crashes while others involved multiple vehicles. If clear evidence of negligence can be presented and those involved sustained injuries, compensation for damages from the drunk driver who caused the collision can be sought.

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