When drowsy driving results in tragedy

December 21, 2020 Legal Team
Drowsy driving is a form of impaired driving that is more common than many people might realize. Fatigue reduces a driver’s ability to react quickly enough when driving, lowers awareness of potential hazards on the road and reduces attention, and the drowsier he is, the greater the fatigue factor.According to the National Safety Council...
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Strict liability and defective products

November 27, 2020 Legal Team
When we purchase a product, we trust that it is safe to use for its intended purpose. If we are injured by a defective product, we should be compensated for our damages. But who can we hold liable?The simple answer to this question: Nearly anyone in the chain of commerce. Under the legal theory...
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What can a person expect when they are arrested for a second DUI?

November 17, 2020 Legal Team
The State of Illinois takes DUIs seriously. If a person has been arrested for a DUI in Springfield or the surrounding area, they should understand that they will be facing serious consequences. The penalties for a second DUI are even more severe.When a driver gets behind the wheel of a car with a blood...
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That text message can wait if you are behind the wheel

November 3, 2020 Legal Team
A lot of attention has been given lately to texting and driving. Laws have been passed in Illinois making texting and driving a moving violation, with enhanced penalties for multiple infractions or if the texting motorist causes another person to suffer “great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement.” Moreover, many public safety initiatives have...
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