January 2015 Archives

How the legal term res ipsa applies to personal injury cases

People from Illinois might not know that the legal term res ipsa loquitur is Latin for 'the thing speaks for itself." The phrase first originated from a case in which a person became injured after a barrel of flour fell from a warehouse that he was walking next to.

Man sues 2 companies for ice machine door accident

According to a civil complaint that was filed on Jan. 8 in Cook County Circuit Court, a man has filed a lawsuit against two companies for injuries he allegedly sustained. According to the filed documents, the alleged injury incident occurred on Apr. 4, 2013, at a gas station located at 1118 Touhy Avenue in Park Ridge. 

Rise in in-home care for elderly and disabled

As Illinois residents know, more disabled and elderly individuals are receiving home care instead of in a nursing care facility. This nationwide shift is largely a result of state economic pressures and the desire the elderly or disabled individuals to remain at home as opposed to living in an institution, according to sources.

Coping with accident-related PTSD

As a result of the 6 million motor vehicle accidents that occur across Illinois and the rest of the nation on a yearly basis, car accident victims might expect to feel shaken, guilty, angry or worried afterwards. However, they may not expect to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of a crash. Most feelings of stress after an accident begin to fade after a short while, but sometimes, these feelings can escalate and last for long periods of time.

The liability of a landlord for a tenant's injury

When a tenant is injured on a landlord's property in Illinois, the question of liability can sometimes be difficult to answer. Whether or not a landlord can be held liable for the incident, and what form of damages a tenant can potentially recover, will depend upon the individual circumstances of the case.

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