Chicago slip and fall accident lawyer

3 Handy Tips for Fall Prevention at Home

September 22 marked the 10-year anniversary of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are responsible for numerous emergency room visits among aging adults. Slip and fall accidents can result in serious — sometimes even fatal — injuries, such as broken bones and traumatic brain injuries. Slippery floors, wet …

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Chicago slip and fall accident lawyer

Common locations where slip and fall accidents occur

Slip and fall accidents can occur at any time and just about anywhere. In fact, the National Floor Safety Institute estimates that they account for more than a million emergency room visits each year. People can slip and fall in a wide range of locations, from a cracked sidewalk to even inside their own home. …

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Man files slip and fall lawsuit against Joliet YMCA

Man files slip and fall lawsuit against Joliet YMCA

Slip and fall accidents often result in serious injuries and considerable medical expenses for the victim. In some cases, it may be possible to take legal action in order to pursue compensation for pain and suffering, lost earnings and more. In a recent case, a man sued the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Joliet, …

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Illinois man accuses Red Lobster restaurant of unsafe premises

Illinois man accuses Red Lobster restaurant of unsafe premises

A man filed a lawsuit against Red Lobster in Joliet, Illinois after he tripped over a push broom inside the restaurant. He claimed he suffered “severe and permanent injuries” due to the accident. James Pruitt had visited the eatery in May 2016. He allegedly tripped over the broom and fell while following a host who …

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1.6 Million dollars awarded in wrongful death lawsuit against group home

A jury awarded $1.6 million to the family of a woman who died of severe brain damage after falling repeatedly at her group home. The verdict is the highest in a wrongful death action in Stephenson County, Illinois. In 2012, Rebecca Ruiz, the victim’s sister, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Willowglen Academy-Illinois Inc. and …

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New silica dust rules aim to save lungs of construction workers

The Department of Labor issued controversial new rules on March 24 to protect workers from silica dust exposure, one of the oldest known workplace hazards. Silica dust is a common mineral found in construction materials such as stone, brick and concrete. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the fine grains can cause …

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Concert organizers sued for attendee’s fatal fall

A mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against concert organizers in the aftermath of her son’s death from a fall during a concert at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois. Denise Kirchhoff filed the complaint in Cook County Circuit Court on March 10 as the independent administrator of her son Kyle Kirchhoff’s estate. She named …

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Age Restriction in Park Not a Liability Shield

The Chicago Park District must do more to publicize playground age restrictions if it wants them to be the basis of legal immunity, a state appeals panel has ruled. The First District Appellate Court, in an unpublished order decision by Justice Robert E. Gordon, found that signs must be posted at the park and that …

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