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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is distracted driving awareness month. Distracted driving can be defined as the practice of operating a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity. Recently, these other activities are typically talking or texting on a cell phone. Driving while distracted is extremely dangerous. Not only is your life at risk when driving while distracted, but… Read More


Kankakee Motorist Under the Influence Crash Results in Death of Two

On March 9th, 2022, a two-car crash resulted in two fatalities and two additional serious injuries. A driver of a vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 17 near Kankakee, Illinois failed to reduce speed and stop at a red light, causing the vehicle to crash into a westbound truck attempting to turn left on a green… Read More


Five Ways to Prove Pain and Suffering

When you’ve been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s wrongdoing, not only does it take a toll on your body, but it also overwhelms you emotionally and mentally. Recovering from physical injuries requires mental and emotional strength that you have to work hard to muster up each day. While you try to heal… Read More


Fire Fighters Sue Over Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Protective Gear

Chemicals known as PFAS that are present in firefighters protective gear, as well as nonstick pans, are linked to cancer and causing overall health defects in many fire fighters and others who have been exposed to the gear. These chemicals are used to protect firefighters from fire, water, and oils. Many cases have been brought… Read More


Miranda Soucie on Steps After a Personal Injury

A personal injury can be defined as an injury to the body or mind. These types of injuries are more common than we think, as over 300,000 personal injury lawsuits are filed annually in the United States. Some common examples of personal injuries are: Injuries related to car crashes Medical malpractice Injuries occurring at work… Read More


Federal Tort Claims Act

The Federal Tort Claims Act, or FTCA, applies when a person, referred to as a private party, is injured due to the negligence of the US Government. There are specific instances that are covered by the FTCA, which will be discussed later. When a private party is injured due to the negligence of a U.S.… Read More


Breast Implant Complications

In January of 2022, reports came out by Health Canada that nearly ten times the previous number of reported cases for breast implant complications were reported all at once in a data dump scandal. Some of these reports included complications that led to rare cancers, as well as near misses which could be life-threatening if… Read More


Dangers of Driving in Snow

As the weather continues to worsen, it is important to remember the dangers of driving in unfavorable conditions. According to the US Department of Transportation, 17 percent of all accidents occur during winter conditions. Driving on snow and ice may seem routine to us during the colder months, but sometimes our skills and reflexes are… Read More


100 Car Pile Up Shuts Down I-39

On Thursday, February 17th, a 100-car pile-up occurred near El Paso, Illinois, a small town near Normal, due to severe weather conditions and mass panic. The winter storm caused a pile-up as drivers traveled southbound to safety. Fortunately, no one was injured. Car pile-ups can be detrimental to those who are driving cars, especially smaller… Read More


How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take?

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries and the losses that you’ve suffered as a result. If you were injured after using a company’s dangerous products or devices or due to other negligent actions by a company, they may be liable for compensating you for… Read More