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Illinois market sued by woman who fell on premises

A woman from Cook County slipped and fell in a Frankfort market on June 26, 2013, and she is now suing the market for the injuries she sustained in the fall. In the suit, the woman cited the market with negligence. She filed the suit with the Cook County Circuit Court on March 11, 2015.

Slip and fall liability in Illinois

When injuries arise from slip and fall accidents in Illinois, many people initiate legal action as soon as possible. However, of these potential plaintiffs, many lose their case or are told they have no case because of factors inherent in the accident itself. While Illinois, like most states, charges property owners with a certain duty of care to prevent dangerous conditions on their property, that burden of care is balanced by an obligation on the part of others to exercise appropriate caution.

Woman files suit against Illinois nursing home

A Chicago woman has filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against Bronzeville Park Skilled Nursing and Living Center alleging negligence. The complaint states that the plaintiff was transferred to the facility on March 18 after undergoing surgery. A week later, the woman was hit with by a falling intravenous pole as a nurse was attending to her roommate.

Icy parking lot results in personal injury suit

Although Chicago's sidewalk weather fines ranging from $50 to $1000 may not be enforced on a regular basis, one Cook County tenant is taking an ice accident to task. After ice accumulated as a result of a pipe regularly flushing water into the parking lot, she filed a lawsuit against her condo complex owners and homeowners association for negligence.

Study reveals interesting distracted driving habits in teens

When a driver is engaged in something other than focusing on the road, this is known as distracted driving. While some common examples of distracted driving involve texting, eating or talking on a cell phone while behind the wheel, this can include many behaviors one might not expect. Illinois residents might find it surprising that an Oregon State University study found that some teenagers do homework, change clothes and switch shoes while driving.

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