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Do I have a case if my child was injured playing sports?

In March 2019, ABC News reported that recent research suggested that four in ten emergency room visits for children between 5 and 14 years of age are for sports-related injuries. STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries, an organization initiated by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), reported that over 3.5 million… Read More


Severe Staffing Shortages in Nursing Homes are Endangering Residents

It has been reported that a majority of nursing homes in the U.S. are currently facing staffing shortages. These shortages often result in unsafe conditions for the residents. The report by the American Health Care Association was released earlier this month and found that 98% of nursing home operators are having trouble hiring with 73%… Read More


Fatal Crash on Illinois Route 102

On Friday 17, 2022, a three-vehicle, fatal, crash occurred Friday evening just before 10:00 pm.  The site of the collision was on Illinois Route 102 at North 3000W Road. Illinois State Police District 21 at Ashkum is investigating the incident. Of the three drivers, two were transported to the hospital where one was, unfortunately, pronounced… Read More


East Central Illinois Nursing Homes Fined for Violations

The State of Illinois has issued fines to four local nursing homes for resident safety violations. The facilities receiving fines are ClarkLindsey, University Rehabilitation Center of Champaign-Urbana, Gardenview Manor, and Arcadia. All of the violations issued were classified as Type A violations meaning there is a substantial probability that death or serious mental or physical… Read More


Parasailing Incident Results in Unfortunate Death

A parasail trip gone wrong resulted in the unfortunate death of a woman and injuries to two children. According to reports, a woman was parasailing with her son and nephew when the wind picked up and the parasail began to peg. This is caused when the parasail is being controlled by wind gusts instead of… Read More


Boat Explosion on Illinois River Results in 14 Injured

This past Memorial Day weekend during a refueling a boat on the Illinois River at the Spring Brook Marina in LaSalle County exploded and caught fire. 14 people were injured, one seriously who was transported to the nearest hospital via flight for life. The boat was believed to have been experiencing engine problems prior to… Read More


How to Read a Car Accident Report

If you were injured in a vehicle accident in Illinois that wasn’t your fault, it is necessary for you to know how to read and understand your Illinois Crash Report. Knowing how to read your Crash Report will tell you how the responding officer perceived your accident, including who was at fault. If you disagree… Read More


Salmonella Outbreak in Jif Peanut Butter

In early May, it was reported that certain Jif peanut butter products started an outbreak of salmonella. These contaminated products were produced at a factory in Lexington, Kentucky, and have been distributed to multiple states nearby. The FDA and CDC are currently investigating the outbreak. Salmonella is a bacterium that is can be present in… Read More


Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Recall

In a statement made in early May, German automobile company Mercedes-Benz announced that starting May 27th certain ML, GL, and R class vehicles made between 2006 and 2012 will need to be taken to a dealership for inspection after a recall has been issued. In a statement made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,… Read More


Safe Boating Week 2022

May 21-27 is National Safe Boating Week! During this week, individuals are called to promote boating and lifejacket safety to boaters everywhere. In Illinois, summer is approaching, meaning that lakes throughout our state will be crowded with boats and people. Even though boating is a great activity to partake in with family and friends, it… Read More