Trampoline Injuries: Who Is Liable?

Though households across America have trampolines in their backyards, these toys are notoriously dangerous and proving the liability when someone is injured is not always simple. Negligent supervision, defective parts, dangerous designs and hazardous property conditions may all play a part in a trampoline accident. If someone is injured on a trampoline, multiple entities may be able to be held […]

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Shedding Some Light on Car Accidents at Night

Driving at night raises the risk of car accidents significantly because of reduced visibility, driver fatigue, and increased drug and alcohol use. Although driving during the nighttime hours typically means less traffic, over 40 percent of all road fatalities occur after the sun goes down. The risk of a traffic accident that causes a fatality is three times higher for […]

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Don’t Let Trailer Sway Put a Hitch in Your Trip

A swaying trailer is a dangerous driving condition that can be caused by weather, traffic conditions, driver negligence or inexperience. Swaying can cause drivers to lose control as the trailer fishtails behind the tow vehicle, resulting in property damage and serious injuries. An Unexpected Hazard Leaving McHenry on a family outing with the RV towed behind can be an exciting […]

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Will a Personal Injury Lawsuit Make David Copperfield’s Money Disappear

World-famous magician David Copperfield could stand to lose a significant chunk of money as a result of a personal injury lawsuit stemming from an incident that occurred in 2013 when an audience member was injured while participating in a trick. Recently, a judge ordered the magician to share the secret to his trick to determine whether or not the injured […]

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$18.7 Million Verdict Raises Awareness About Unsafe Truck and Bus Designs

Truck and bus designs that are unsafe put pedestrians and cyclists at tremendous risk, and a recent verdict of nearly $19 million highlights just how high this risk is. In a recent wrongful death and product liability lawsuit, the family of a deceased cyclist who was killed due to the poor design of a bus was awarded $18.7 million in […]

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A variety of factors contribute to the large number of pedestrian deaths that occur each year in the United States. While distracted drivers, impaired motorists, and risky driving behaviors cause a large number of fatalities, the actions of pedestrians themselves also cause deadly accidents. A review of the risk factors might help people understand why so many pedestrians are getting […]

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Unsafe Parking Garages Leave Many Victims Fighting for Their Lives

As parking garages across the country continue to age, the safety features they contain become compromised. Safety rails and structures that were built decades ago may have suffered structural wear and tear, making them unsafe. A rise in incidents involving vehicles that have fallen from parking garages points to the serious nature of this problem. Many drivers have been left […]

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Fake Cameras, Signs Give Guests a False Sense of Security

Property owners who install fake security cameras to help prevent crimes on the premises may be opening the door to a lawsuit if guests or customers are injured. While many criminals are able to easily identify fake security cameras, they can lead guests, employees, and residents of the property to believe the area is under constant surveillance and thereby safer […]

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A Perfect Storm of Factors Has Created a Death Trap for Pedestrians

A combination of factors including an improved economy, lower gas prices, and increased instances of impaired driving and smartphone use has caused the death toll to rise for pedestrians. An estimated 5,984 pedestrians died in motor vehicle accidents in 2017. A study by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) found that pedestrians account for approximately 16 percent of all motor […]

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Understanding the risks of unsafe tires and knowing what to look for can help motorists ensure that their tires are safe. Worn or defective tires cause approximately 11,000 auto accidents every year, injuring about 6,000 people and taking the lives of 200 more. A study by the National Highway Traffic Administration of 11,500 light-duty trucks, cars, and SUVs found that […]

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