Posts Categorized: Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death at Workplace – What you need to know

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 4,500 Americans die in work related accidents every year – one-fifth due to workplace violence, one-third in highway and transportation accidents, and one-sixth in falls, equipment, or machinery failures. Fortunately, workplace fatality rates have decreased over the years due to strict laws and regulation in place… Read more »

Wrongful Death from Defective Products in Illinois

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Losing a loved one in an accident is tragic enough, but the tragedy aggravates when it is caused due to a defective product. The aim of every manufacturer is to produce quality products at minimal costs. However, some resort to unfair means and may try to cut corners to save a few cents or bucks… Read more »

What Kinds of Accidents Often Lead to Wrongful Death Claims?

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Wrongful death claims are a relatively new development in United States law. Prior to the enactment of a wrongful death statute in Illinois and similar legislation in other states, the surviving family of a person who lost their lives in an accident or due to the intentional and wrongful conduct of another person had no… Read more »

Construction Equipment can be Involved in Serious Accidents

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  Construction is widely considered to be one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 20 percent of workplace deaths each year are associated with construction work. In addition, over half of those fatalities are attributable to the “fatal four” accidents, which are… Read more »

Illinois Case Claims Pedicure caused Wrongful Death

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  In a recent legal claim for wrongful death, a widow is suing a nail salon after the untimely death of her husband. Specifically, she is asserting that a pedicure he received in late 2014 ultimately led–at least in part–to his unexpected passing. She seeks at least $50,000 in damages related to the wrongful death. While… Read more »

Drowsy Driving Is Impaired Driving. Are You at Risk?

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As a third-shift worker at the Belvidere Assembly Plant, you often burn the candle at both ends—sleeping too little and then heading off to work. By the end of your shift, you are exhausted and can’t wait to get home to Machesney Park. But did you know that when you are drowsy, your judgment and… Read more »

Is a Wrong-Way Driver Heading Your Way? Take Action to Prevent a Fatal Accident

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It is frightening to be driving on I-39 south, near Harrison Avenue in Rockford, and see a vehicle speeding towards you—traveling northbound in your southbound lane.  This is a dangerous situation, often resulting in a fatal head-on collision. Many wrong-way drivers are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Others are elderly drivers or motorists… Read more »

Study Shows a Significant Link Between Drivers Who Use Marijuana and Fatal Car Accidents

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In an effort to understand the link between marijuana use and fatal accidents, researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health recently conducted an analysis of nine epidemiologic studies. The team looked at accident statistics from six states that perform toxicology tests on any driver involved in a fatal crash—California, Hawaii, Illinois, New Hampshire, Rhode Island,… Read more »

What We Can Learn From Natasha Richardson’s Untimely Death

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Actress Natasha Richardson died in March 2009, after she fell and hit her head on a beginner’s ski slope in Quebec, Canada. By all accounts, the accident was minor—the actress refused medical treatment at the scene. What she did not realize was that she was bleeding internally and pressure was building up in her brain…. Read more »